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Review: MobileEducator iPhone Application and CMS

Review: MobileEducator iPhone Application and CMS

Last week I was contacted by @lisakribs about a new piece of software her company is developing called MobileEducator, designed for colleges and universities to enable low cost entry into the mobile arena.  The software looked fairly neat, and I thought it might be something that plenty of our readers might see value in, so [...]

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Your Faculty: Do you hide or praise them?

Your Faculty: Do you hide or praise them?

Something that gets overlooked quite a bit in the web process is the content you don’t control, your faculty. Faculty are an intricate part of every university and essential to any graduate student, especially Ph.D. looking for a program. Promoting your faculty can be almost as important as promoting your programs.

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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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OmniUpdate Users Conference Next Week

Next week I’ll be heading to the OmniUpdate User Conference to give a presentation on a project we implemented on our campus a couple of years ago called the “My First Year” tab. The official presentation title is, “Using OU Campus in a Luminis Portal.” The “My First Year” project was mentioned in a Campus Technology article [...]

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Evolving in a Recession: Opportunity in Open Source

Raise your hand if you see your budget on the chopping block for next year.  The current topic de jour has been how so many school’s are being asked to do more with less.  Budget crises from state to state have everyone scrambling to find ways to cut corners, and trim fat.  Some people are [...]

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Improving Your Student Portal: Free 30 Min. Webinar this Wednesday!

I’m presenting a free Webinar this Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET in conjunction with the folks at OmniUpdate to talk about a project we’ve been doing for first year students for the last two years in our portal, Luminis. We recently started using OmniUpdate within Luminis, which has made the content management aspect of this [...]

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Is Hosted Search Really Ready for Prime Time?

In my years that I’ve now spent in higher education, one universal truth I have found is that nothing quite moves a project along like when someone much more important and much less web savvy than you deems an issue worth addressing.  Such was the case only a couple months after I had started at [...]

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Links of the Week Feb 1st, 2008

Here’s the weekly wrap-up of worthly tech news and a few extra tidbits. Lots of great news and articles this week! By far the biggest news of the week just happened this morning with Microsoft agreeing to buy Yahoo (links below). I’ve been telling people for the last month now that Yahoo was the perfect [...]

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