Archive | May

Responding to Offending Blog Posts: The Mirror up to Nature

Responding to Offending Blog Posts: The Mirror up to Nature

Before you get offended by someone’s blogging, you need to ask yourself three things: 1. Is this post even about me/us?

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Time to get serious about email

“Direct mail has begun spiraling into what we believe is a precipitous decline from which it will never fully recover”

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Don’t Forget to Vote for the eduStyle Awards!

Don’t Forget to Vote for the eduStyle Awards!

Voting for the second annual eduStyle awards closes in just a couple of days, and we wanted to give you a reminder to drop by and vote!  Not only that, be sure to drop a checkmark down for .eduGuru for the best higher ed blog.  Just in case you need some more convincing though, I [...]

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Content is More Important than Design

Content is More Important than Design

Now I know that some web designers out there can’t wait to get to the comment section to “rip me a new one,” but please humor me and read through my reasoning here.  I hope you will see this is a well thought out and valid argument worth your time.  Then after reading you are [...]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Today, I have a short thought that should apply to just about any of us in higher ed. It’s about listening.

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Café New Paltz: A Yielding Success

A summary of Cafe New Paltz, an online Ning community for students accepted into the State University of New York at New Paltz for fall 2009 .

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Do you have naked HTML out there?

Do you have naked HTML out there?

A large majority (I hope) of university sites are using a content management system to control the thousands of pages which make up a single university web presence. I am willing to guess that multiple people are editing the content on those pages and they are using some sort of WYSIWYG editor.

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Understanding SEO: Off-Page

Understanding SEO: Off-Page

Last week we looked at On-Page SEO so hopefully this week you are ready to understand the basics on the other side of the equation.  Once again I’m not going to get into all the advanced functionality because I think if you can understand 80% of what you need to know, and quite frankly that [...]

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College Ads on the Boston Subway

College Ads on the Boston Subway

So I was riding on the subway the other day and just so happened to have my Nikon D90 with me and was noticing all the ads for colleges.  For those of you that didn’t know, Boston is the quintessential college town.  Everyone knows about Harvard, MIT and Boston College but their are A LOT [...]

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3 Social Media Assumptions Not to Make

3 Social Media Assumptions Not to Make

Reflecting on Rachel’s 25th birthday post last week, I’m going to feel old with this opening anecdote, but here goes…

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