"Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Communications (Web Coordinator), the Web Developer develops and maintains several public information systems and supports system users, and assists in the development and maintenance of ESF’s websites and larger online presence."DescriptionSee More
Hello --Like many schools, SUNY-ESF has (in addition to a 'company page') a Linkedin group profiled as the "... official professional and career networking group for SUNY-ESF alumni, students and faculty." The original plan was to limit membership as described, and that continues to be the policy.I notice, however, that I get non-ESF people requesting membership: corporate HR, headhunters, same-field professionals, etc. So far, I kindly deny them membership, but give them info for job posting…See More
First, still with Ning here, and not SocialEngine.
Several parts to the "hook" answer, though I'm not yet sure that they make a compelling set:
CONTENT -- ...in the broadest sense. ESF everything - feeds, branding, layout,…"
Thanks for the reply.
Can I ask how (if) you will handle accepteds in this network? SocialEngine tells me that subnetworks/networks can't be "merged", but what's your understanding of the isolation-to-engagement range…"
"Same story at SUNY-ESF -- Ning network for accepteds rolled out 1/08 with a plan to 'retire' it, well, now actually, and then to relaunch for the next class. The network had student ambassador and admissions staff members, and it included…"
"I would support using LinkedIn for this group (and have confirmed that I am a member over there). Generally I follow highered topics/people on twitter, but long-range/complicated discussions are impossible on that platform. A combo of…"
"Emergency Alerts for OU Campus allows you to communicate with students, staff, and the community with custom website announcements. When time matters most, make sure your website is the go-to place for info."
"This is the first time I have been here in a long time. Selfishly, I would hope that you would be able to continue the site, but I understand realities. As I re-acquaint myself, I'm seeing a lot of value in what you have tirelessly built.…"
"Hi Mark, in line with many others who have posted, first a big thank you for providing this resource for so many years. I was a keen reader of it and occasional poster a good few years ago. And I loved my Website Hero mug until I dropped it and had…"
"I was a recent addition and did not find too much activity here that I could leverage but LinkedIn does seem to be the logical destination. Perhaps there is interest here and you can crowd source the migration. Migrating the content could…"
"I would be very sorry to see this resource go. I am just a one person shop at my college and feel quite a alone as far as anyone understanding the complexity of what I do. It's a wonderful thing to see people facing the same challenges I face…"
"I wouldn't feel necessary to stick with Ning if the cost isn't a burden. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Slack are all satisfactory options in my opinion. Slack is a great option for more instant communication, and you'll probably find a lot…"
"Thank you Mark, this has been an invaluable resource - particularly for seeing how our cohorts at other institutions approach the problems we all face.
But, as many people have said today, I haven't visited in a while. I think that's…"
"Regardless of where this goes, Mark, thanks for setting it up and running it all these years!
I find it quite useful myself, lurking mostly, but occasionally joining in where it might help us, or I might be able to provide value. I like having this…"
"OK, I give up. I am at Texas A&M, and @tamu.edu is not listed among those allowed to create userids. Can someone either (1) add TAMU.EDU or (2) send me an invitation to uwebd slack? (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I agree that the paid Ning site may have outlived its usefulness in light of other group media apps. Like many have stated, Slack and FaceBook / LinkedIn groups. are good options. Slack may not have as much adoption as FB or LI yet.
"If you decide to leave Ning, please consider as an additional place to have this discussion group at no cost, the GROUPS.IO discussion group network which is free and of a very high quality. It also provides a wiki to those who have discussion…"