"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…"
"We have started the move to make all our sites HTTPS. With our InCommon membership (paid by our State Chancellor's Ofice), we get free certificates, so there is no ongoing costs.
In 2014, Google said they give some SEO bumps to HTTPS sites.…"
"Yep, I got the same messages. Some of our sites use SSL and we've been talking about migrating all the rest our sites for a while now. I suspect we will be doing it rather than just talking about it sooner rather than later now. :\"
I recently got a notice from Google that in October 2017 Chrome V62 with show the warning "NOT SECURE" on all our web pages we have a input field for search. Since on most of our pages there is nothing that would require secure information I've never felt the need for HTTPS. Our class registration pages are secure but not the general information pages. The warning is going to scare people though. Are others upgrading their websites?See More
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"Hi Samuel – WordPress will be a good choice for this kind of project. Can you let us know more about what features you are thinking of adding? It seems to me that a combination of a WordPress site and tightly integrated social media channels…"
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