"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…"
"Implementing a content governance plan, complete with workflows and approvals, is essential when building a digital strategy for your site. Register for our upcoming webcast with Stamats to learn best practices for content governance. "
"Change is inevitable, and you want to make sure your content is still consistent after you reorganize your site. Check out the importance of using dependency tags in OU Campus to make sure both your site visitors and search engines can still find…"
"Planning a dream kitchen is like redesigning a website. It's easy to change the colors, but if the content doesn't provide what users need, your site visitors will not find value. So where do you start?"
"Your website’s voice helps drive your brand and deliver consistency across your site. In our latest blog post, Jim Heiney from Lock Haven University shows how to keep that consistency using OU Campus."
Just a brief note to inform all University developers that we have just published a new ranking of the top 200 Universities in Facebook based on the number of likes (fans count) each Facebook page has. Visit http://www.4icu.org/top-universities-facebook/For the US listing of all Universities in Facebook and their fans count popularity please visit…See More
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…"