Archive | April

Inspiring Design for Higher Ed

Inspiring Design for Higher Ed

I ran into an interesting problem the past weekend.  While planning a new site, I realized that I was just totally tapped for good ideas for a new site design that would pop and be happy and dynamic.  By nature, I am no designer, and I readily admit that.  I am, however, good at taking [...]

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Web Leadership’s Role in Higher Ed

Web Leadership’s Role in Higher Ed

Last week, I was fortunate enough to graduate in the second annual Pittsburg State University Leadership Class.  This is a program modeled after other similar programs around the state and nation, programs which are designed to groom and cultivate forward minded people into folks capable of stepping up and contributing to the growth and development [...]

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How NOT To Pitch A Blogger

How NOT To Pitch A Blogger

A little while back we received the following email to the .eduGuru Staff that came through the Contact Us form.  People use the form to contact us about all sort of things from guest blogging (if you are interested and have a solid and relevant to our audience post we are always interested), to sales [...]

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Talkback: Trusting Your Users

Talkback: Trusting Your Users

First off, a special thanks to HighEdWeb and Cornell for having the .eduGuru team present virtually at their conference yesterday. It was a good time and a great experience getting to do something a little new and fancy with sharing our experiences with other people.  I certainly hope that we can expand on that technique [...]

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Bonus Social Media Story: Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine!

Bonus Social Media Story: Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine!

If you were not part of #hewebcornell (HighEdWeb Regional Conference at Cornell), you may have missed some good conversations around social media, including the .eduGuru crew’s own social media stories.  But you didn’t have to miss it.  The power of social media is that people from anywhere could have been following along.

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Join the whole .eduGuru crew live, Thursday 4/23 at 3:15 p.m. EDT

Join the whole .eduGuru crew live, Thursday 4/23 at 3:15 p.m. EDT

On April 23-24, 2009, Cornell University will be hosting the HighEdWeb Regional Conference. The .eduGuru Crew is scheduled for a session at 3:15 p.m. EDT on the 23rd called “Social Media Storytelling with the .eduGurus.” Only one of us will be there in person, but the rest of the crew will be joining the session [...]

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Captioning your YouTube videos with CaptionTube

Captioning your YouTube videos with CaptionTube

I’m an accessibility advocate and one thing thats been bothering me for a while was the lack of an easy way to caption videos uploaded to YouTube. They clearly explain they support closed captioning:

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A Friendly Reminder: Social Media Is Social

A Friendly Reminder: Social Media Is Social

I have made that point before and I’ll make it here again. If you are out there trying to build your social network, don’t engage in behaviors that have the opposite effect.  But we all know examples from the worst horror stories of downright nastiness to irksome comments that at best make a poor first [...]

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Nominate .eduGuru today!

Today is the last day to submit nominations for the eduStyle awards. If you find value in what Kyle, Rachel, Nick, Michael, Nikki and I offer you on here, I know we would all appreciate it if you took a minute to nominate us.  Just click on the banner below: 

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If People Can’t Find It, Does It Matter?

If People Can’t Find It, Does It Matter?

Last year I hit up the Higher Education Conference circuit asking the question “If nobody is visiting your site does it matter?” in my web analytics presentations.  This year I’m really digging into Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and as I am thinking about the SEO Best Practices presentation that I’ll be giving at eduWeb this [...]

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