"Very good points, and in general I agree.
Here at Brescia we identified a 'test use case' for QR: When students pile off the bus from main campus, they all have smartphone in hand, so we created a simple 'Daily Brescia' web…"
"To be honest, I have yet to see a QR Code which has enhanced my life, as a user. It's easier to find bad examples of QR codes than good ones. (A railway station in Bristol replaced all the timetables on platforms with QR Codes, so you could…"
"With the usual caveats about not constituting legal advice, etc., I feel confident about using QR codes here in Canada without any particular concern over legal issues. With regards to this specific lawsuit you could always link to the full URL, and…"
Came across an interesting story on the BBC today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23898080"Patent trolls take out generalised patents, often on widely available technology, and then demand money from companies who use or offer it. Shops and restaurants have been targeted for displaying QR codes and online store-locators...." After which I tried to find out what the QR Code issue was. Which led me to this blog post:…See More
Thanks for your response! It's very useful to have somoe links to look at and an insight into the different experiences and perspectives at the universities you mention.
I've heard of elgg before, and…"
"At our small affiliate university, we focus on using external social media sites for student conversations, based on the 'be where people already are' approach. Facebook Groups are our key conversational spaces, and are very active.
Hello I work on the content provision and editorial area for a student portal at a university in the UK - Glamlife. Our portal has a lively and active classifieds board, and a presence on Facebook and Twitter (where we feed out stories, and respond to students if they comment / have queries), but that is pretty much the extent of our social provisions. Some modules in Blackboard will have their own, module-specific discussion boards, but our impression is that these are not necessarily highly…See More
Hello I am one of the admins of our student portal's Facebook public profile (https://www.facebook.com/uniglamlife) and our Twitter account (https://twitter.com/glamlife). A while ago, I set things up so our Facebook updates syndicate out to our Twitter account. I believe I set this up in Facebook, but for the life of me, I cannot find where that setting is at the moment. Not sure whether that's due…See More
This may, or may not be a long shot, I returned to higher ed web management in January. One of the joys I have inherited is refining the UX for our student services portal. While I am a long time php abuser, I have less experience with .net based applications...are there people out there who are dealing with same? Does anyone want to trade experiences/answer occasional questions?Thanks,Ken PooleyWebmaster Southern Maine Community Collegehttp://www.SmccME.eduSee More
The Marketing Communications group in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is looking for an enthusiastic, talented full-time User Experience Consultant (Project Position) to join our team.Your roleWe need someone who is driven–dare we say obsessed–to understand and define the challenges our users face and the types of experiences that will be most user-friendly and effective for them. Help us understand, translate, and communicate users’…See More
Web Specialist / Designer at Syracuse UniversityApply at: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/53226The role of a web specialist is to facilitate the use of web-based technologies to support divisional goals and enhance communications.Responsibilities Include:Focus web communications throughout the Division to provide a consistency of design, brand and message.Provide guidance and leadership to the Division in all areas of web…See More
"Thanks very much for the update, Dan. I had a look at your RFP a while ago and wondered how your search went. I hope to be able to contacted you off-list at some point for a few specifics as we're looking to do something similar.
Hi All,When you search for Union College in Google (https://www.google.com/#q=union+college) you get a little synopsis of the college in the right hand bar. The logo they are pulling is actually the college seal from a third party site. Does anyone have any tips on how to influence Google to pull a specific logo from our site (preferably of our choosing).-David See More
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