Archive | March

Organizing a Higher-Ed Online Media Stream

Organizing a Higher-Ed Online Media Stream

The following is a guest post by Zac Vineyard.  Zac is the Web Programmer for Northwest Nazarene University, where he manages their web server, content management system (Typo3), content editor training, and a variety of other web projects. He is very interested in the organization of large web sites and believes in low-cost, easy web [...]

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Negative Facebook Comments: @#$% Me

I knew smooth sailing couldn’t last forever. Someday, that dreaded negative comment would rear its ugly head on  our university Facebook page. I just didn’t know it would be so harassing, misplaced and something that would give me an instant panic attack.

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

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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Borders Email FAIL (and how colleges can avoid the same mistake)

Borders, Borders, Borders. :::sigh::: You know that normally I’m a fan of your email. I always talk about you understanding creating value for the user during my Five Commandments of Email Marketing presentation. But yesterday, you let me down. I woke up bright and early to get an email from you with the following subject line: [...]

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What Colleges Can Learn from Nike

What Colleges Can Learn from Nike

There aren’t many brands I’m completely loyal to, but Nike would definitely be one of them. Almost every sports related thing I own is Nike. I could spend hundreds of dollars on clothes, shoes and stuff I don’t even need online or at a store and still want to go back for more next week.

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Class of 2014 Web Communities: What Would a Chaperone Do?

Class of 2014 Web Communities: What Would a Chaperone Do?

If you’re in Admissions, you’re probably either running or paying attention to Class of 2014 web communities, whether on Facebook, Ning, or a private community run by your college/university. A big question that tends to come up from administrators is, “How involved should I be in the group?” Well, just think of yourself as a [...]

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Presentation Notes from Google Wave in Higher Education

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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[Results] Higher Ed CMS Usage

[Results] Higher Ed CMS Usage

At the end of February, .eduGuru set out to begin another round of research on a trend in higher ed web development. This time, we took a look at the CMSs being used from school to school. Which CMS to use for a university is a question that lingers in forums and on mailing lists [...]

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Digital Tattoos? Who Gives a Shit?

Digital Tattoos? Who Gives a Shit?

I cursed on the Internet.  My professional career is over.  Let this be a lesson to all those little snots on social media that “everything you say and do on the Interwebs can be used against you in the nebulous future”.

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Introducing New Guru’s @jesskry & @mikepetroff!

Introducing New Guru’s @jesskry & @mikepetroff!

It’s that time again and I’m happy to announce that we have two new writers joining the guru team!  Many of you probably know these two individuals from the contributions to the higher ed web industry.  They have both been guest bloggers here in the past, and they each add a unique area of expertise [...]

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