Archive | May

Introducing The Governors Challenge

We would like to extend an invitation to any and all interested to participate in our DMSC Governors Challenge Virtual Institute Summer 2010 by 1. submitting media from your students and faculty representing your institutions and/or by 2. registering to judge the media during our Institute using our semantic assessment model.

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Online Lead Generation: It’s Not Just for For-Profits Anymore

Back in the glory days of higher education, all colleges had to do to recruit students was to build some ornate stone towers and a reputation for academic excellence and students would flock their doors. But unfortunately, that is no longer the case. There are now roughly 6000 post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and last [...]

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A “How To” On Foursquare

A “How To” On Foursquare

A few weeks ago I wrote an article for higher education marketers introducing them to Foursquare.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Foursquare, it is a location-based social network that also doubles as a game.  By becoming a mayor and gaining badges there are certain addicting elements to the whole experience.  It is definitely [...]

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Facebook Privacy and Admissions Counselors: Know Your Settings

Facebook Privacy and Admissions Counselors: Know Your Settings

At this point, you’re probably aware of the frenzy over Facebook’s complicated privacy settings. Major news outlets are covering it, a Quit Facebook Day campaign started, and new Facebook apps are emerging that promise to secure your privacy again.

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A Quick Follow-up for Delaware the Musical

A Quick Follow-up for Delaware the Musical

Four months of planning, choreography, writing orchestra parts, recording orchestra parts, incorporating ideas from prospective students, choir rehearsals, coordinating spaces and hundreds of students, meeting with alumni and faculty for inspiration, filming, editing, mixing, a HUGE on-campus release party, and 37,000+ hits later, Delaware: the MUSICAL is pecking its way through the depths of the [...]

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Best of the Mobile Higher Ed Web

Best of the Mobile Higher Ed Web

One by one, colleges and universities are taking the next step in web development and moving towards addressing mobile needs. The mobile based web has already begun its move to create another technological generation. In this way, the Internet (as a proper noun), has truly become a force of nature. Its ubiquitous nature is an [...]

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Teaching Privacy: Friends Don’t Let Friends Post to Facebook

Teaching Privacy: Friends Don’t Let Friends Post to Facebook

I’ve been wanting to do a post about some of the privacy training I’ve been doing for faculty and staff since the last time Facebook updated its privacy policy.  It’s hard to keep track of when, where, and how many times Facebook has changed its privacy policy.  But this is not a post about quitting [...]

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5 Tips for Running a Productive Social Media Meeting

5 Tips for Running a Productive Social Media Meeting

Summer is almost upon the higher education world. You know what that means for enrollment and marketing offices - planning committees, mailing calendar adjustments, strategy meetings, year-end recaps.

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Facebook Communities: Now What?

Facebook Communities: Now What?

We’ve all had time to gripe, think and gasp at the new Facebook Community Pages. Michael did an excellent job of getting us all up to speed with these latest evil doings in his previous post, Facebook Hates Your Brand. If you’re like me, you see it  - at the very least - as a [...]

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How Victor Valley College is Using OmniUpdate’s OU Campus

How Victor Valley College is Using OmniUpdate’s OU Campus

When we started using OU Campus in October of 2006, we signed up for the 25-user license package, and opted for the SaaS (software-as-a-service) model or ‘hosted‘ plan, where OmniUpdate handles the hosting and delivery of the service to us, and all CMS users access the system solely through a web browser . At that [...]

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