"For me, the biggest factor would be who is initiating the friend request. I think it makes a big difference if a student initiates the request vs. a staff/faculty member initiating the request.
If a student initiates it, it would seem less…"
"Thanks Ryan. What you say make a great deal of sense.
Generally I am very bullish about using social media. It the specific befriending component of Facebook that gives me pause for reflection. I guess like you suggested that would fall under…"
"I am not sure there is a solution. We are toying around with throwing up something in WordPress, but I can't help but wonder if these publication -- even the online versions -- are on the evolutionary path to extinction."
"Speaking as staff I communicate to my group of students through facebook quite often. I run the Web office at my school and utilize a fairly large pool of student labor. Students have exceptionally busy schedules that change very often I have found…"
Probably discussed here before, but we are just starting to draft some social media policies.Does anyone have any thoughts about faculty/staff "friending" students on Facebook? My gut tells me this may not be the best idea. But perhaps I am being a little too cautious. Have any institutions specifically prohibited it?Thanks all. See More
"Thank you all! I appreciate your insights regarding OmniUpdate and will share them here at the college.
Sounds like there are no small share of OmniUpdate enthusiasts out there.
Thanks again and stay tuned. Decision day rapidly approaches."
"Ken, actually just got through looking at both CMS. I demoed Cascade Server and then Omni Update all in the same day. I do not think that you could go wrong with either of the systems. I loved both of them. Both are excellent CMS. But after the day,…"
"I am not an OmniUpdate client, but I have had a chance to talk with their people many times, and have always been very impressed with them and their product. They made it into our top two when we were looking at CMS platforms for our redesign.…"
"Ken, taking a look at your existing administrative overhead necessary for running a system is a very wise thing to do (good to do in just about any situation, really), and can present you with many ideas to implement that could make your life…"
"We're in the process of implementing a CMS. A selection committee went through a number of vendors over the last two years. I joined the process in time to try out Cascade. The selection committee was comprised of a bunch of techies and we had…"
"I can echo all the comments from the others...we've been using OmniUpdate here at Ohio Wesleyan for about nearly three years and it has been a smooth process throughout that time.
It is a very turnkey system...the only involvement with any of…"
I have very little "back-end" knowledge. I'm one person who oversees our 120 content providers and 1100+ page site. When I do have a problem, the customer support I've received is the best I've received from any vendor…"
We use OmniUpdate here at ESU. It will be 3 years in June 2010. We were up and running within 3 months. Training was easy and over the phone. The OU Campus supports XML if you want to continue using it. We use ColdFusion here with out any…"
So way back in "the day" (eight or so years ago), our employee/student email inboxes were routinely deluged with 40+ individual email messages per day due to the "campus-wide" email lists being open for anyone here to send messages to.Enough people eventually decried the situation, so we came up with an email/website "publication" that was basically akin to a "daily digest email" of what were originally individual messages.This was highly successful and took a large part of the burden off of…See More
Just a suggestion regarding a sustainable future for UWEBD (software platform). When I was at OmniUpdate we migrated from Ning to SocialEngine. SE has a Ning 2 import tool: http://get.socialengine.com/ning/ The process was pretty smooth for…"
"Our presenters at the 2017 OmniUpdate User Training Conference are eager to share their wisdom! See a special announcement about our esteemed keynote speaker, and find out what our presenters are most excited to share in their sessions in our latest…"
The Higher Education Web Professionals Association is very pleased to announce that we are now accepting presentation proposals for the HighEdWeb 2017 Annual Conference, scheduled for October 8-11 in Hartford, CT.HighEdWeb 2017 is the conference BY and FOR higher education Web professionals who want to explore the unique web issues facing colleges and universities. Our profession is always growing, and we are looking for a wide variety of presenters and…See More