Archive | January

Using ShareThis to Mobilize Conversations

Using ShareThis to Mobilize Conversations

One of the defining characteristics of Web 2.0 (and man, do I ever hate that phrase) is the new way in which conversations are taking place across the world wide webbleness.  It’s not just a case of giving people the chance to make simple comments on a blog now - these days a blog might [...]

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HootSuite: Twitter Tool with actual Business Value

HootSuite: Twitter Tool with actual Business Value

There has been so much discussion about Twitter over the last six months and it seems like for the last year in Higher Education we have been searching for an actual business value from the service.  Heck we have talked about it a good many times on this blog and some of those posts that [...]

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Presenting .eduGuru 2.0!

Presenting .eduGuru 2.0!

As you may (or may not, for you RSS readers who should take a moment to drop by) have noticed, .eduGuru has undergone something of a little facelift.  2009 is bringing about a whole lot of new stuff for us, and we look forward to sharing new articles, tools, and opportunities with all of you.  [...]

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Your Social Network: “Everyone’s a Hero in Their Own Way”

Your Social Network: “Everyone’s a Hero in Their Own Way”

I really hate mixing singular and plural pronouns in my title, but if you catch my allusion, well, it was worth it. If you don’t, crawl out from under your rock, take some time out of work-related things, and watch some Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (on iTunes or Hulu or wherever). Last week when I [...]

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What Makes Your Institution Unique?

What Makes Your Institution Unique?

Honestly sit back for a second and ask yourself this one simple question.  What makes your school different and unique? What do you offer that is so special that makes your institution stand out from your peers and benchmark competition?  Why is a student going to pay tens of thousand dollars to get an education [...]

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What’s an Appropriate Response Time to Inquirers?

What’s an Appropriate Response Time to Inquirers?

About ten years ago when e-mail became mainstream at colleges/universities, departments were skittish about having a separate dedicated e-mail account as a way for their customers to contact them. They worried about work load creep, and customers expecting a quick turn around time for responses. Most of these folks still preferred to be tied up [...]

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Ridiculously Backward Rules for Limiting Your Social Network

Ridiculously Backward Rules for Limiting Your Social Network

One of my resolutions is to expand my social network. It’s actually a goal I continued from last year.  Sometimes I project my own values onto others, so forgive me if I assume this should be a goal for everyone in higher education.  Why wouldn’t you want to connect with more people?  Why wouldn’t you [...]

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Recapping 2008 and the 2009 Game Plan

Recapping 2008 and the 2009 Game Plan

It’s taken me a little longer than I would have liked to get around to it, but I very much believe in looking back to review the past year and setting goals going forward.  You do the same for your website and professional growth right?  If not or even if you do hopefully you can [...]

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Web Development Tools. What’s in your web toolbelt?

Web Development Tools. What’s in your web toolbelt?

Regardless the programming language the ultimate goal is to spit out as clean, standard and accessible code as possible. I come from a programming background and love all the hard core optimization and am always looking for the best framework. But it doesn’t mean anything if what the browser and user see is sub optimal.

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Register for “Recruiting on a budget 101: Master plan to win the social media jackpot with prospective students”

Register for “Recruiting on a budget 101: Master plan to win the social media jackpot with prospective students”

Saving Big: Winning strategies to get better results even with a crunched budget: February 4 & 5, 2009

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