"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
Amherst College is considering switching the search engine we use on our website (Drupal) from Google Search Appliance (GSA) to Google Custom Search Engine (CSE). We are considering using Google Tag Manager (GTM) for A/B testing of GSA and CSE. We are configured to seamlessly switch between the two search options.Does anyone have ideas, resources, or a checklist you've used for testing the site search and gauging relevancy?If not GTM for A/B testing, any recommendation on what else to use?All…See More
The Communications Department in the UW-Madison Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is looking for a full-time User Experience Analyst to join our team. The opportunityWe’re redefining the experience of higher education at UW-Madison, from improving the course enrollment process to designing tools that support advising to overhauling the MyUW portal. We need someone who is driven to understand the challenges our users face, to help untangle thorny process and technical ecosystems, and…See More