"Thanks for your replies, sorry for the lack of mine.
OrgSync is something we explored (one of it's creators graduated from UR, actually), however our contact at SA seems to be somewhat reluctant about going this route for a variety of…"
Currently, student orgs can host simple (no programming languages) web sites on the school servers. Access is controlled through the campus entity that manages resources for the student groups in cooperation with our webadmins. This basically…"
"Jane I'm in the same boat you were. Based on a combination of budget issues and a push from various sources we've decided to implement student organization web sites as part of a WPMU/BP initiative that will integrate these sites with our…"
"I am at Daytona State College and we have a college portal which has a 'Campus Groups' option. We stopped the practice of everyone having their own separate hosting etc as what happens, especially with student clubs, is that the student…"
"We are using OrgSync. It's designed around helping student organizations manage their own content, while providing permission and membership-based access to the online student organization. Students are able to build a "co-curricular"…"
Here at UR, I was recently involved in a discussion regarding how our various clubs are organized on the web and how to improve it. At the moment, it's a little bit of a mess - some clubs have purchased their own domain and web space, others use the University-provided SAMP web space and others have no website at all. On top of that, all clubs must provide some information on the University Student Life's website.I have begun to search for possible solutions to this problem, but haven't yet…See More
"We've experimented with various things and the following are my anecdotal observations:
- the campaigns leveraging networks already in use, as opposed to building your own, are more successful (we've done both)
During my time at Butler University I implemented http://go.butler.edu/cs. It's an area of integrated bloggers, forums and photos. Within 9 months of launch this area of the site was driving 40% of the Butler Admission's website…"
"Unfortunately, this is a limitation of Ning. We have no data on member usage. I've requested it to the Ning peeps (all the way up to the CEO), so here's hoping it comes in the not too distant future."
I guess it depends on your definition of success. Amherst has ~20k active alumni, of which ~8000 have logged in to www.amherst.edu at least once in the last year, and we average 3-500 alumni logins/week. This is almost 3 years into a plan…"
You may want to check out what Elon U. has done over the last 2 years, see specific link to their E2 site, you can hover over the four audiences to get a sense of the level of participation. My son graduated 2 years ago as this site launched;…"
"Thank you both for your replies.
Rachel - your articles were exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.
I'm curious as to how retention is on either of your sites. To me, getting a couple hundred members to sign up is simply the first…"
Last year we worked with a vendor to create a social network for our newly accepted students to try to get them more engaged before they came to campus. It was very successful in accomplishing that goal.
I'm happy to answer any…"
"Hi Nate. Welcome to uwebd! :)
Have you read my posts on http://doteduguru.com about our Ning community, Café New Paltz?
Article #1, article #2, article #3
It may be more niche than you're looking for, but thought I'd pass it…"
So this will be my first post in uwebd and I just wanted to say that it looks like a pretty good community and I'll probably be pointing my colleagues here sometime soon.Anyway, on to my vaguely-worded question. I was wondering if anyone could give me an example of universities (or institution, or whatever..) where a social networking solution has been successfully adopted. By this, I don't mean the university has a facebook page with 5,000 fans. I mean the university opened it's own social…See More
Pretty typical web developer stuff - constantly making and modifying websites for various UR departments. At the moment a primary focus has been upgrading our entire web architecture, as well as our web presence.
Number of students at your institution
4.5k Under, 4k grad
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