Hi all,Diversity has long been an interest of mine, and as a university web developer, ensuring that our web site supports the University's diversity initiatives is a priority for me.Diversity is also a buzzword on most campuses, I think, and administrators, deans, department heads, faculty, and students are all interested in ensuring that diversity is a consideration in most of the decisions we make.Here are some of the things I'm grappling with, and I wonder if anyone else is grappling with…See More
We're currently talking to Localist -- had them here to do some presentations, and we're very likely to go with them.
I did the due diligence and spoke with people from Johns Hopkins, Cornell, and Goucher, all of…"
"That's pretty interesting stuff. I wonder, though, how we can apply it to our own academic mobile presences. We're debating right now the usefulness of a map in our mobile app for current students. I'm sure it would have some…"
"We have "official" titles and "working" titles, too, so I'm "Senior Information Technologist" on official documents, but my business card says "Manager of Web Communications". I do soup to nuts, from hand…"
"Something else to consider if you use Facebook as a vehicle of communication is the blog import tool inside Facebook. Using the import tool you can automagically have every blog post show up inside your Facebook account. Users can even like and…"
"I grabbed these from somewhere some time ago to distribute to those that requested blogging tips... I am by no means taking credit for them!
1. Know Your Audience. Having an image of your target reader helps you craft your approach and limits…"
"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…"