Colleges and universities do not exist to create websites. Crazy, right? But true. However, our schools’ digital presences have become vital assets that allow our schools to accomplish what they do exist to do: to recruit, retain, and educate our students; to create knowledge through
Hey – want to know a secret from your friends in the Usability, Accessibility & Design track? YOU, my friend, are an experience designer. Really, we’re serious. Think about it for a minute: whether you are a manager, programmer, content person, social media specialist, every
The Higher Education Web Professionals Association has named Sara Clark as operations director for the association. Clark will coordinate the day-to-day operations of the association and its volunteers. Clark has been a long-time supporter of HighEdWeb. She chaired Annual Conference planning efforts in 2008 and
In 2006, the Higher Education Web Professionals Association first incorporated as a non-profit professional society devoted to its mission: we strive to advance web professionals, technologies, and standards in higher education. In the more than 10 years since, the Association has grown and evolved as
Reporting to the President of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association (www.highedweb.org), the Operations Director is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Association and its volunteers. The Operations Director will work with the Board of Directors to facilitate the implementation of a strategic plan, and lay the groundwork for further growth of the Association.
Have you tried the new app, Snapchat yet? Record scratch. Wait a minute. Hold your horses. Lori Packer reminded us that Snapchat is anything BUT new. Released in 2011, this app joined the world the same year as Pinterest, Google+ and Siri. “It’s not as
Twitter chats – or planned conversations linked together through a common hashtag – can be valuable tools for brands and organizations, higher education included. Dave Tyler, of The College at Brockport shared his experiences engaging with his institution’s community this way in his presentation, “Is
Conversations: All. Over. The. Place. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In 2014, Lacy Paschal found her team of 12 at Vanderbilt University buried in email. To defeat this monster, her office implemented a new tool and process. Overwhelmed turned to organized. Scattered turned to streamlined.
Where does accessibility live on your campus? If Rob Carr had it his way, accessibility would touch every end of campus. His presentation gave a high-level overview of this notion—and he touched upon how roles and processes can be tweaked to account for accessibility. Accessibility
Can you explain what you do for a living—and how you contribute to your campus community—succinctly? If folks have a hard time understanding your job or your team’s role, you might be not be getting the credit you deserve. That was the idea behind Explain
Personalization has acquired a bit of reputation as being too intrusive, too fake, and well, a little creepy. But Tuesday at #heweb16 Oho Interactive’s Georgy Cohen and Jim Dalglish argued that there are ways to do personalization that yield great results without crossing the line into
Amy Grace Wells reflects on her time at the University of South Carolina in MCS6, and as the first content strategist, she had to build a lot of new things. Of course, she had to fight all the “stuff” that got thrown at the wall,
Brian Panulla Business Intelligence Developer, PropertyRadar https://2016reg.highedweb.org/psessions/detail/e700e4f3-e440-4815-aa70-a642077415eb How do you make it appealing to your team to move to Git? Most teams are already using some sort of version control — Brian’s group was entrenched in Subversion. But SVN had its pain points. Everyone checks
About 150 people attended HighEdWeb New England on March 18 and those in attendance heard mountains of great ideas from the presenters. We picked just five to share with you, but there’s more plenty more to be found by following #hewebNE on Twitter. From Lisa
This conference is about sharing ideas and experiences with each other. The content is by us and for us. It is about truly helping each other by teaching each other about what we do well and where we could have avoided mistakes.
“As with any HighEdWeb event, what I look forward to the most is being with the people who attend. Every single time I develop and deepen friendships that enrich my professional life, as well as my personal one.”
HighEdWeb is very pleased to announce two outstanding keynote speakers for our HighEdWeb 2015 Annual Conference: Bill Nye and Scott Stratten! Monday Keynote: The Science HighEdWeb Guy, BILL NYE! Our opening keynote speaker has spent nearly a lifetime making science and technology entertaining and accessible.
Did you say Website Death Match? And picking the best college websites based on the NCAA DI college basketball tournament bracket? Well, heck, what’s not to love about this idea? That was the premise of Kelly Anne Pipe’s presentation (#MCS1) at HighEdWeb 14. Pipe, of