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#heweb10 - Managing Projects in Web Development

21. October 2010

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Daniel Frommelt (@Frommelt), University World Wide Web Coordinator from the University of Wisconsin, gave a sobering statistic in his presentation of Web Development Projects: people only retain 50% of what people say only an hour after a meeting. Two weeks later, they only remember 25%.

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#heweb10 - Content Strategy: Key to Effective Web Content

21. October 2010

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Rick Allen (@epublishmedia) began his session with the statement: “The moment you add content to a website, you become a publisher. Shouldn’t you act like one?”

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#heweb10 - “Hella Drop Shadow”: Presenting and Teaching in the Era of the Backchannel

11. October 2010

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Robin Smail (@robin2go), Patti Fantaske, and Lori Packer (@LoriPA) moderated an audience participation session discussing the ever-growing importance of the backchannel - conversation between audience members - in conferences and in the classroom. As the backchannel has moved into to Twitter and online, it has broken geophysical and time constraints - it spreads across the [...]

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Higher Ed and the Real-Time Web

15. September 2010

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On Sept. 14, I spoke at the 140 Characters Conference (#140conf) in Boston, an event that aims to “provide attendees with knowledge, perspectives and insights to the next wave of effects Twitter and the real-time internet will have on business.” What follows is an adaptation of the talk I delivered, “Higher Ed in the Now: Building [...]

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[Results] Web Services Department Structure Survey

13. September 2010

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[Results] Web Services Department Structure Survey

This post was written by Matt Herzberger. Matt is the Director of Web Communications at Florida International University and co-founder of http://BlogHighEd.org/

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How Luther College is using Reason

12. July 2010

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How Luther College is using Reason

For the past decade Dreamweaver and Contribute were the primary web workhorses at Luther College. In 2005 EZ Publish, an open-source content management system (CMS), was chosen to process admissions applications. The following year EZ Publish was decommissioned, and the entire admissions site and home page were moved into a commercial CMS, which failed to [...]

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Introducing The Governors Challenge

26. May 2010

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We would like to extend an invitation to any and all interested to participate in our DMSC Governors Challenge Virtual Institute Summer 2010 by 1. submitting media from your students and faculty representing your institutions and/or by 2. registering to judge the media during our Institute using our semantic assessment model.

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Online Lead Generation: It’s Not Just for For-Profits Anymore

25. May 2010

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Back in the glory days of higher education, all colleges had to do to recruit students was to build some ornate stone towers and a reputation for academic excellence and students would flock their doors. But unfortunately, that is no longer the case. There are now roughly 6000 post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and last [...]

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How Victor Valley College is Using OmniUpdate’s OU Campus

10. May 2010

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How Victor Valley College is Using OmniUpdate’s OU Campus

When we started using OU Campus in October of 2006, we signed up for the 25-user license package, and opted for the SaaS (software-as-a-service) model or ‘hosted‘ plan, where OmniUpdate handles the hosting and delivery of the service to us, and all CMS users access the system solely through a web browser . At that [...]

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How Edinboro University is Using dotCMS

5. May 2010

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How Edinboro University is Using dotCMS

At Edinboro University we use a content management system called dotCMS.  dotCMS is an Enterprise-level, open source CMS and is based on Java.  dotCMS also integrates with many well-known open source technologies such as:

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