Archive | February

What the Doctor Ordered: Training, Technology and Leadership

What the Doctor Ordered: Training, Technology and Leadership

I’m not a doctor, but I like to play one in my current role as a Technology Training Coordinator.  I like present to our faculty and staff over MediaSite in costume as “Doctor Nikki”.  But no matter what role I’ve had: whether “Dr. Nikki” the trainer, Nikki the IT, or Nikki the leader, I realize [...]

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Is Your University Using Twitter to Its Fullest Potential?

Last summer I did research for my independent study project in graduate school that resulted in “The Use of Social Media in Higher Education for Marketing and Communication: A Guide for Professionals in Higher Education.” The research was largely done in June and July 2008. During this time, very few universities were actively using Twitter.

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Pictures from the first HighEd Tweetup

Pictures from the first HighEd Tweetup

Last night was the first of hopefully many Higher Education Tweetups.  I believe last night we pledged to start doing these things quarterly?  Not the largest crowd, but definitely an awesome active crowd of attendees.  We talked a little bit about the challenges that face Higher Education Web, but mostly we just hung out like [...]

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Large Sites and Information Architecture

Large Sites and Information Architecture

I apologize in advance, because this is going to be more of an article of philosophy, than a technical how-to.  A while back I wrote a piece on the subject of breadcrumbs.  In it, I made a comment about how breadcrumbs are a tool that helps expose the information architecture (IA) of a site to [...]

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“Repent! Collaborator,” Said the Higher Ed Beancounterman

“Repent! Collaborator,” Said the Higher Ed Beancounterman

“Even in the cubicles of the hierarchy, where fear was generated, seldom suffered, he was called the Ticktockman. But no one called him that to his mask. You don’t call a man a hated name, not when that man is capable of revoking the minutes, the hours, the days and nights, the years or your [...]

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sex…Sex…SEX! Now I Have Your Attention.

sex…Sex…SEX!  Now I Have Your Attention.

A while back I did a book review of the book Neuromarketing, a great book about how our brains process information, and how marketers can use that knowledge to hone their strategy and their message.  Last week, I was turned on (no pun intended) to a book that brought these concepts to the web.  Neuro [...]

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Accessible Twitter

Accessible Twitter

I wanted to bring attention to one of my passions, accessibility, and a project which aligns right to it.

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The Art of Assessing Your Data

The Art of Assessing Your Data

When it comes to numbers, there are three types of people: People who react without any supporting data whatsoever.

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Upcoming HighEd Tweetup in Boston

Upcoming HighEd Tweetup in Boston

If you haven’t been following the Twitter conversation on #HEtweetup, I’m finally getting in gear to do a gathering of higher education Web people in the Boston and surrounding area.  For this southern boy, being in New England is different enough, but honestly the only people I know around here either work at HubSpot or [...]

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Café New Paltz - One month update

Café New Paltz – One month update

This update is part 3 in a series about Café New Paltz, an exclusive online community using Ning for our fall 2009 accepted students at the State University of New York at New Paltz. See: article 1 | article 2

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