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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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Book Review: Problem Solving 101 – A Simple Book For Smart People

21. July 2010

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Anyone that has read this blog for any time knows that I consider myself a problem solver first and a web/tech guy second.  A few weeks ago I presented a problem solving presentation deck and even further back I’ve talked about how to optimize your email habits, RSS reading time and establishing oneself as an [...]

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Another Use for Powerpoint – Problem Solving Deck

8. July 2010

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I’ve always said that I don’t really consider myself a technology or a web person.  Instead I think of myself as more of a problem solver through technology.  If you remember a while back I wrote a blog post on Email Management Best Practices.  I very much know the challenges and problems with letting an [...]

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5 Tips for Running a Productive Social Media Meeting

13. May 2010

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5 Tips for Running a Productive Social Media Meeting

Summer is almost upon the higher education world. You know what that means for enrollment and marketing offices - planning committees, mailing calendar adjustments, strategy meetings, year-end recaps.

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QA on Higher Education Web sites. How to do it and what to look for.

24. March 2010

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QA on Higher Education Web sites. How to do it and what to look for.

Running a web office I see a lot of sites, quality assurance is part of every minute of my day. Everything I see goes through the same quality checks otherwise we don’t launch it. Tools and people will come and go, quality on the other hand is the one thing in a web office that [...]

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Presentation Notes from Google Wave in Higher Education

18. March 2010

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Presentation Notes from Google Wave in Higher Education

This week I talked to a group at the 2010 HELIX conference, sponsored by MOREnet. MOREnet is one of the high level networking authorities that provides connectivity services for educational entities in Missouri. My presentation discussed Google Wave’s place in the current and future plans of higher education. Below, you can find an outline of [...]

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IMHO 7 Reasons Why Higher Ed Is the Toughest Gig in All the Web

27. January 2010

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IMHO 7 Reasons Why Higher Ed Is the Toughest Gig in All the Web

I was on Twitter last week when Mark Greenfield put out the following call:

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Data Collection #FAIL

8. January 2010

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Data Collection #FAIL

Over the years and in various roles: technical, training, leadership. I’ve served on a number of implementation teams and used a number of data-collection applications: time-tracking, project-management, Web analytics, surveys, other statistics packages. What I have learned from these experiences is that there are three common ways to fail:

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Student Workers in Higher Ed Web Offices Research Results

6. October 2009

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Student Workers in Higher Ed Web Offices Research Results

I hope that everyone is having or has had a great time at HighEdWeb 2009 this year! If you couldn’t make it, hopefully we’ll see you next year. For those who missed it or would like to refer back to it, I wanted to make the information related to my session on student workers in [...]

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Image Library: Moving from Extensis Portfolio to Google’s Picasa

1. June 2009

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Image Library: Moving from Extensis Portfolio to Google’s Picasa

We’ve been using Extensis Portfolio Server and clients for five years between two departments, Public Affairs and Design & Printing Services, to attempt to organize our digital image library of nearly 50,000 images. We’re also starting to store videos on this same server. We have a mixed environment of PC and Mac platforms. The PCs [...]

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