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The Results are in: TERMINALFOUR Higher Education Web Survey

In our first annual higher education web survey report, almost 250 individuals and 169 higher education institutions reveal where they focus their online marketing activities, how they measure their online efforts and how they engage with their audiences. Discover the results for yourself by downloading a free report today: http://www.terminalfour.com/survey2014/

Added by Sean Walsh on September 19, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

Have your say in the 2014 Higher Education web survey

Hi All, 

If you work in a web, content, marketing or senior management position in higher education, please take 2 minutes to complete the TERMINALFOUR Higher Education Web Survey – you’ll be entered into a draw to win €/$/£100 Amazon voucher for your troubles.

We’d also appreciate if you would…

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Added by Louise Ryan on May 27, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

Removing Related ads from YouTube video

Since I was asked once again on a Listserv, I thought I'd re-post this.

 

To keep ads from popping up after your video you can add a parameter to your embed code.

Here's a link to give you a clue:  http://illuminea.com/remove-related-videos-from-end-of-embedded-you...

*Basically, you add the parameter: 

?rel=0  

... which means no related…

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Added by Debbie on May 22, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

New ICANN TLDs

Anyone looking at all the new domain extensions (Top Level Domains, TLDs) being offered by ICANN?  .business .marketing .education and a g'zillion others?

What is your university's strategy to deal with this?

-Debbie

Added by Debbie on March 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Powering 160+ domains with a single WordPress install (no plugins, and 1 theme).

http://go.ncsu.edu/wordpress

 

Mike Vysocka

Web Developer & Business Solutions Architect

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC

@thewebvy

Added by Mike Vysocka on June 17, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Job well done Terry!

Sad to hear that the University of Michigan list is closing today. 

Terry Calhoun has done a wonderful job over the many years I've been on the list and it has been an excellent resource for my team.

Thank you Terry and University of Michigan! 

And thank you for a job well done.

Added by Debbie on June 17, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Website redesign

I'm so excited to announce that we just launched our newly redesigned Graduate and Professional Studies website. The site was designed and built by Aaron Gustafson and Easy Designs. http://gps.nichols.edu

CMS is ExpressionEngine. 

Added by Claudia Snell on February 28, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Internet Secure Programming Class in July 23-27

Just wanted to make aware of an internet secure programming class to be offered at TAMU in the GSC July 23-27. Its going to be a good class.

secureprogrammer2_flyer_tamu.pdf

Added by Robert Lewis on June 13, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Mailto rage

So, I hate mailto. I can't tell you how much, because the English vocabulary is inadequate to describe how much hate I hate mailto links.

So, I had a form made. I hate the form. It works just fine, but there's no way to add an attachment.

Have y'all explored any other approaches? Perhaps found a form that does the job well?

Added by Svend Holst on March 29, 2012 at 11:37am — 2 Comments

Education and Mobile Marketing





Why is a mobile marketing strategy good for educational institutions? Because communicating through a single channel alone is often ineffective and

response rates can be alarmingly low. By orchestrating new media… Continue

Added by Jim Roberts on February 16, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Show off what's happening on your site

Last fall Google Analytics added a new feature called Real-Time. These new reports let you see what’s happening on your site, as it happens.

In my department there are several people who tweet, post on Facebook and send out e-newsletters and other marketing materials. The Real-Time reports give them immediate feedback on the effectiveness of their efforts.

It also shows us what’s trending. One morning, referrals and active pages focused on the nursing program. An hour later, as…

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Added by Susanne Starck on January 27, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

This Year Resolve To…

  1. Quit being overwhelmed by Google Analytics data. Learn how from Avinash Kaushik
  2. Take time to ensure proper and accurate measurement is set up to capture traffic as it moves across multiple sites—student portal, Library, athletics, payment… Move Visibility will do a site audit.
  3. Gather customer feedback on a regular basis with tools like…
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Added by Susanne Starck on January 16, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

Minor changes to your portal page will benefit everyone

My previous post was about how students were confused regarding what information was on portal vs. what was on the external web site, and changes we had made to help them figure it out.

Today I came across a great example. Santa Barbara City College,identifies pathways with START HERE! and emphasizes content that is unique to their student portal, under the heading "What's Inside."

And, notice the way they present…

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Added by Susanne Starck on December 21, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments

User testing brings good results

Students at Harper College must use the student portal for all business-related transactions, such as registering, paying tuition and accepting financial aid awards. But most other information—academic programs, college catalog, calendar of events, advising—is on the external site.

Through user testing, we saw that students were confused about which site to go to, to accomplish particular tasks. They would search the external site for information that was only available on…

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Added by Susanne Starck on December 21, 2011 at 7:03am — No Comments

Bedework Calendar - my new favorite software

Bedework is an open-source calendar system, built with an emphasis on higher education. It conforms to current calendaring standards, which means you can share events with iCal, Outlook or Google calendars.

It wil run as a portlet in UPortal, JetSpeed2, BEA and Liferay.

It's used by a wide variety of schools such as Brown, Yale, Julliard, University of Chicago and Illinois State…

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Added by Susanne Starck on November 20, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Photos I took on campus: Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery

In October we had a visit from the Tibetan Lamas of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. While they were here, they created a sand mandala and then dispersed the sand in a local stream. It was an amazing experience for our students, staff and faculty. I love working on a…

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Added by Claudia Snell on November 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tools to calculate the real cost of college

What does it really cost to attend college? To get the answer, subtract aid that doesn't have to be repaid, such as merit and need-based grants, and any tuition discount the school is giving you. Or, use a net price calculator.

The federal government is requiring all colleges (post-secondary institutions which receive federal funding and have first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students including public, private nonprofit and for-profit schools) to have a calculator on their web…

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Added by Susanne Starck on October 20, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Mobile Applications Versus Mobile Web Sites In Education

The future of mobile development is a strong one. The question these days is..."Is it better to build a mobile website or a mobile app"? Will new and developing browser technologies like…

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Added by Jim Roberts on September 2, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Marketing your organization on Linkedin

With 100 millions users on Linkedin, it's time to start paying attention to your Linkedin "Company Profile Page."

Linked is awesome because it’s network aware.When a Linkedin member views a company page they'll see if someone in their network works at that company. And, bonus, they’ll know if someone in their network recommends that company's products or services. That’s the most credible and authentic word-of-mouth advertising available.

Somebody on Linkedin is bound…

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Added by Susanne Starck on June 19, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Web Developer at Illinois Institute of Technology

IIT has a open position for a front end Web Developer. Learn more about the position at http://www.iitri.iit.edu

Added by Janet Jaffke on June 13, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments

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