"I wholeheartedly agree. If an institution is faced with competitive international recruitment, highly tailored content for those audiences would obviously be a requirement. I am not advocating for relying on software to…"
"Gotta agree with Matt here. If content-in-another-language is one of your goals (and, that's a smart goal to have; take it from a Spanish/English speaker!), have someone do it well. Don't rely on software.
The last thing you want to do is…"
"Of course fully translated content is optimal, but If a tool like Google Translate is to be used I would use a workflow that alerts the user that translation will be rudimentary and should only be used to get the "jist" of the…"
"Do you intend to integrate your house DB with the system, so you can import users from various constituency lists such as alumni or students or parents too? These then further broken down into micro targeted groups, such as "all sophomore…"
"That's the response I was looking for....we got same indications when we worked on that agency product and I need to convince the powers that be that the time and effort and money spent is worth it....but there are "web experts"…"
"If you really care about cultural context and getting everything accurate I think the Google translate doesn't cut it. I will acknowledge that some people do use it but I wouldn't say it does a great…"
We recently got an inquiry about cost and effort to make alternate language versions of our site available. I worked in the "real world" at an agency and led a project team on one of these projects so I know some things about dealing with two language content. Yet I am wondering if any schools have done this specifically and if you have relied upon either CMS related methods, alt site options, or just Google Translation type tools. The state of the art has changed a bit since I did the dual…See More
"Excellent analysis. Contribute is medieval. Yet any system requires some level of user knowledge and I agree that rather than expanding a pool of editors because a system allows for it, you should be rethinking who really needs to touch…"
Quick survey...how many schools are operating their .edu web site WITHOUT some type of web application service (such as PHP, ASP, JSP or other)? If you are operating with an application service, what one and give a concrete example of how in a sentence or two. Scott B. See More
"we are beginning an implementation of AtTask. While I would have liked to implement Microsoft Project for our team, this is a division wide implementation across platforms and AT is a cloud/SAS solution.
It has all the bells and…"
"Brett...sent a note of congrats into your web developers email on the page and got this response:
Hi gang…nice mobile site and apps. Can you perhaps comment on the web developers ning site about: n Number of personnel on the…"
"Here’s an outline of everything you need to know about OCR compliance, including what it is, what your college or university can do to stay compliant, and resources for OCR compliance. #accessibility http://bit.ly/2rcPDgG"
"Join us for our next webcast with April Buscher from Montana State University Billings to learn how blind readers and people with hearing impairment view and read your website and how you can make it accessible to them. http://bit.ly/2zhdcIt"
"High schoolers spend more time on their digital devices than they do sleeping, doing homework, or participating in extracurricular activities. So how do you make your message stand out to them? #eexpect http://bit.ly/2MOIIWC"
"Want to increase digital engagement with high school juniors and seniors? Join our next webcast with Stephanie Geyer from Ruffalo Noel Levitz as she shares new data from the 2019 E-Expectations Trend Report on email, paid media, and social media…"
"It is always important to make a good first impression! Join Aaron Blau from Converge Consulting as he covers ways to make your web content attractive to your target audience and create an authentic brand message. http://bit.ly/2zhdcIt"
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