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Ronald Agrella
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Ronald Agrella joined Aaron Rester's group
Jun 9, 2010
Ronald Agrella joined Karlyn Morissette's group
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eMarketing in Higher Education

A place to discuss marketing tactics for admissions or development on the web in higher education, whether it be features on your website, blogs, boards, chat, email marketing, social networks, etc...
Jun 9, 2010
Ronald Agrella joined Anne Petersen's group
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Usability

A group for those interested in usability principles, practices, and testing.
Apr 9, 2010
Ronald Agrella left a comment for Karine Joly
"Karine, great calendar. I saw this conference that you may want to note. It's not specific to higher ed but it has some amazing Web 2.0 lectures. http://www.web2expo.com/"
Apr 9, 2010
Ronald Agrella replied to Jake McGowan's discussion SEO Best Practices for University Magazine in the group SEO
"Jake: A couple other tips that were adopted by major publications: 1) First, Karine is right about funny and creative headlines: Avoid them if you can. If it is an article by an author and you can't change the headline on the page itself,…"
Apr 9, 2010
Ronald Agrella left a comment for Georgiana Cohen
"Hi Georgiana, I work out of the President's Office in Shrewsbury but I'm a UMass Amherst alum. The Amherst Campus does some nice Web work there."
Apr 8, 2010
Ronald Agrella left a comment for Sara Brennen
"Thank you Sara - Nice to be here. I'm doing some research now on possible video platform vendors - and it's great to have you all as a resource."
Apr 8, 2010
Sara Brennen left a comment for Ronald Agrella
"Hi Ron: Hello from University Park, PA! Welcome to the multimedia group! Best, Sara"
Apr 8, 2010
Georgiana Cohen left a comment for Ronald Agrella
"I was there from 2001-2004, and then I left to come to Tufts. Are you at UMass-Boston or Amherst?"
Apr 8, 2010
Georgiana Cohen left a comment for Ronald Agrella
"Hi Ron, Welcome to higher ed! Our time at B.com didn't overlap but I hope to meet you at a #highered event around town someday. --Georgy"
Apr 8, 2010
Ronald Agrella joined Sveta's group
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CMS

Content Management System
Apr 8, 2010
Ronald Agrella joined Sara Brennen's group
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Multimedia

for anyone who creates graphics, audio, or video for the Web
Apr 8, 2010
Ronald Agrella joined Arlen Johnson's group
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Calendars

Discuss event calendars and calendaring - identify products, solutions, and needs
Apr 8, 2010
Ronald Agrella joined Shelley Wetzel's group
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eduWeb Conference

annual conference for higher education professionals who are involved in any step of the strategy, design or development of an institution's/department's website
Apr 8, 2010
Ronald Agrella joined Jayne Fox's group
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SEO

A group for those interested in Search Engine Optimization techniques.
Apr 8, 2010
Ronald Agrella is now a member of University Web Developers
Apr 8, 2010

Profile Information

Employer?
University of Massachusetts President's Office
Website:
http://www.massachusetts.edu
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Content Management, Social Media/Networking, Multimedia
What CMS are you using?
Proprietary
What department or office are you in?
External Communications
Primary Job Responsibility
As director of Web communications, I oversee the growth and development of the University of Massachusetts System Web site. I joined the office recently, and spent most of my career working at major newspaper and media web operations, including most recently The Boston Globe's Boston.com.
Number of students at your institution
65,000

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At 2:15pm on April 8, 2010, Sara Brennen said…
Hi Ron:

Hello from University Park, PA! Welcome to the multimedia group!

Best,
Sara
At 1:23pm on April 8, 2010, Georgiana Cohen said…
I was there from 2001-2004, and then I left to come to Tufts.

Are you at UMass-Boston or Amherst?
At 1:14pm on April 8, 2010, Georgiana Cohen said…
Hi Ron,

Welcome to higher ed! Our time at B.com didn't overlap but I hope to meet you at a #highered event around town someday.

--Georgy
 
 
 

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Dan Bashaw replied to Beth Hastings's discussion Columbia College site redesigned - take a look!
"Nice and clean redesign, and I can see you are also paying a lot of attention to content strategy.  Thanks for sharing the links!"
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Web Services Specialist, Towson University Libraries

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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
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Erin Leavitt commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
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Beth Hastings posted a discussion

Columbia College site redesigned - take a look!

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