The announcement that the Gates Foundation Invests in Facebook App for College Studentsprompted our organization to look at what we're already doing on Facebook.
We do get more conversations on Facebook (particularly during events like last week’s blizzard!), but we only have about 2,300 people in our Facebook community. Impressive for for our Facebook efforts, but much smaller than our total student… Continue
Added by Susanne Starck on February 12, 2011 at 6:30pm —
Universities and colleges need solutions to cost-effectively build and manage web sites. Learn from two University web experts how they used DotNetNuke to build cost effective, secure, and flexible sites. Do you need to build sites that enable students, teachers, administrators and alumni to communicate and collaborate? Do you face tight budget constraints and lack of staff? These experts will provide practical advice that will help you to deliver powerful web sites for… Continue
Added by Richard Dumas on February 4, 2011 at 6:30pm —
Recently, a colleague of mine made me aware of this great white paper on schools and their social media strategy. It was very interesting and I thought I would share an excerpt with you.
"Two years ago, many administrators in higher education scoffed when they heard words like “tweet” and “poke.” Walk… Continue
Added by Jim Roberts on February 2, 2011 at 1:50pm —
A little about me: I'm a middle-aged white-hat hacker who's been on "the net" since 1981 (on Arpanet, USEnet, Bitnet, CSNET, and USENET). I'm fascinated by the history of "the net" and "the web" for many years, and am passionate about the use of these technologies in education, both formal (university/vocational) and informal (DIY and self-education on a wide range of topics).
I'm a believer in interdisciplinary approaches to the web, as demonstrated by my having taught for 3.5 years… Continue
Added by Charlie Lindahl on January 26, 2011 at 1:14am —
Unfortunately, Pima Community College will always be associated with mass shooter Jared Lee Loughner. While the horrific incident didn't take place on their campus, it does remind us that any public space can be violated and that every organization needs an emergency action plan.
An Emergency Action Plan isn't just a nice-to-have. It's required by OSHA standards… Continue
Added by Susanne Starck on January 16, 2011 at 7:00pm —
An organization that practices accountability will be able to measure the success of their students and use that information to improve. Being accountable means tracking the money and efforts spent, then using statistical measurements to determine outcomes and finally, making those outcomes public.
Good resources for learning more about accountability systems:
- NAICU, the National Association of Independent Colleges and…
Added by Susanne Starck on January 12, 2011 at 6:00pm —
Google Analytics comes with two very useful tools that aren’t enabled by default: Site Search and Event Tracking. When used, these tools can help give more meaningful statistics about users on your site.
Site Search uses internal search data to track and analyze what… Continue
Added by Mike Takahashi on November 2, 2010 at 7:22pm —
There’s been a lot of buzz recently about Microsoft’s Bing search engine. A year ago Microsoft and Yahoo signed a deal that would make Bing power Yahoo’s searches. With the integration now complete, Bing and Yahoo… Continue
Added by Mike Takahashi on October 12, 2010 at 2:00pm —
At UCLA Happenings (UCLA's Campus Events Calendar), we are constantly trying to improve our site and keep our users engaged. A while back we integrated comments for every event via Facebook’s social plugins.
Facebook also makes it very easy to integrate these plugins with little work. In most cases, only a few lines of HTML code need to be added and you’re ready to go. We’ve seen… Continue
Added by Mike Takahashi on October 1, 2010 at 12:00pm —
It was 1 year ago when… Continue
Added by Ilya Stechkin on September 27, 2010 at 5:52am —
So I am working on building a twitter page similar to what NC State, Vanderbilt, and Boston University have and I noticed that today that Boston and Vanderbilt has lost their timeline area as well as I have on the one that I am working with it. It seems that NCSU is the only one that is still up and running. If anyone from Vanderbilt or Boston has any input on this let me know. I'm not sure what is going on unless something has become outdated in the source code that we all use.
Added by Christopher Butler on August 31, 2010 at 4:19pm —
Added by Mark A. Jarvis on August 31, 2010 at 1:30am —
I have just recently moved into the web side of IT. My previous 10 years have been primarily focused on email systems. Several years ago a project came about that required integrating email account / active directory maintenance into a web interface. I wrote much of then interface using php, a MySQL back-end, and a bunch of late nights. I have been hooked on web dev every since. I love to pickup odd projects and run with them, the more bizarre the better. This has ultimately brought to my… Continue
Added by Mark A. Jarvis on August 27, 2010 at 4:16pm —
We've implemented a Mobile app about a month ago... FSU Mobile is availabe at the iTunes store.
While it is only available for the iPhone, you can also go to m.fsu.edu for other smart phones with browser capabilities and use the app there.
It is a fun project and we hope to update some of the functionality on the www.fsu.edu pages to use the new data repositories.
For more information about Florida State's new… Continue
Added by Debbie on July 19, 2010 at 3:15pm —
Added by Christian Johansen on May 7, 2010 at 4:48am —
I would like folks to know about a fantastic group out of Austin - Knowbility. Knowbility's mission is to ensure barrier-free I.T. - supporting the independence of people with disabilities by promoting the use and improving the availability of accessible information technology.
You can read more about them at their website: www.knowbility.org
They host an accessibility conference each year. This is some of the best training I've seen… Continue
Added by Sarah Gonzales on April 1, 2010 at 11:43am —
Before anybody dreamed up the term “Web-too-point Oh,” when having a fax machine of my own and three buttons on my desk phone made me a state-of-the-science communications executive, I carried myself with such great confidence and a kind of light-footed romantic sense of the world that all problems, great and small, were manageable. I slept every night straight through, certain that the next day’s challenges would be easily conquered.
Yes, my days as an Olympic-class sleeper (able to… Continue
Added by Mark Van Tilburg on February 1, 2010 at 2:51pm —
Hello all UwebD's out there.
I'm a new member here, though I've been utilizing the site for quite some time. I have been working in admissions for a year now, and only responsible for a small portion of our school's website. However, I am thinker and always looking for what is out there and what is great to take to the next level.
I'll invite you to check out www.warnerpacific.edu
to see how dated and un-impressive our website is… Continue
Added by Kraig Etzel on January 29, 2010 at 1:10pm —
Recently Customer Relations and Communication (a department in OIT) was tasked to develop a way for enrolled students to answer a poll question about technology. The parameters of the poll were/are that only enrolled students could submit, that we needed at least 500 votes in 30 days, we couldn't use commercially available (free or otherwise) polling tools, and here is the crazy part we had no incentives to get students to participate (short of me handing them 5 bucks each from my own million… Continue
Added by Chippy on January 27, 2010 at 11:30am —
I'm scheduled to do a presentation with the developer of accessibletwitter.com, Dennis Lembree, at the 25th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. This year for the first time it is in San Diego. Hope to see you all there!
My General Session Workshop is scheduled as follows:
• Session ID: WEB-2014
• Title:… Continue
Added by Joseph Karr O'Connor on January 26, 2010 at 4:25pm —