Higher Ed Live has added another way for you to catch up on all the shows you’ve missed. In addition to the archived video that we produce for each show on our website, we now offer audio-only podcasts. These podcasts are lightweight in size and ideal for downloading to smartphones or tablets. There are several [...]
Doug Gapinski talks with Kyle Bowen, Director of Informatics at Purdue University, where he leads a development group focused on creating innovative applications within teaching, learning, and research. Kyle recently led development of Passport, a competency-based learning system that demonstrates academic achievement through customizable badges. Kyle is also the Co-founder and chief technology officer at Skyepack, an ed [...]
Fran Zablocki, Strategist at mStoner, hosts a recap discussion of the 2013 SUNYCUAD conference with Tim Nekritz, Director of Web Communications at SUNY Oswego and Jennifer Connally, Customer Marketing Leader at readMedia.
Join Jason Slater (@jasonwslater), Tim Nekritz (@timnekritz) and Jay Steele (@jaysteele) as they explore what it takes to plan, build, and nurture successful student blogging programs in higher education.
Join Ron Bronson (@ronbronson), webmaster at Eastern Wyoming College and one half of the dynamic Higher Ed Solo duo, and his guests as they come up with big ideas on how to start and continue blogging, make the most out of conferences, and share great professional development resources. This show had a great bunch of [...]
Join Joel Goodman (@joelgoodman), head of Bravery Transmedia, as he discusses the ever-important topic of work hacks and getting stuff done with a great panel of guests: Ron Bronson (@ronbronson), webmaster at Eastern Wyoming College and one half of Higher Ed Solo, a great resource for higher ed “armies of one”.
After six years of traveling nationally as a college admissions counselor, I have come to greatly appreciate the technology at my fingertips. I have also come to learn that no matter how many times I have done the same trip, recruitment travel will inevitably become a blur.
Going to conferences is one of my favorite parts about working in Higher Ed. There’s nothing better when groups of people come to share knowledge and push their professions and the pursuit of education forward. This past month I was fortunate to attend Noel-Levitz NCSRM in Denver and EduWeb in Dallas. Although we were able [...]
Attendees of the this year’s eduWeb Conference share their takeaways from different presentations.
Guest post by Eric Olsen Web Content Manger, Lewis University Yesterday, I drove thru McDonalds and picked up an ice cream cone for $0.54. An unbeatable deal. And surely, a loss leader for the company. Meaning that if McDonalds only sold ice cream cones, they wouldn’t stay in business very long. But most adults aren’t [...]
No one denies the growing influence of Facebook. With well over 500 million users, the website’s advertisements are also growing in reach across the internet—in fact, they comprise fully one-third of all ads that web users check out. Yet few marketers in higher education have yet to capitalize on this new trend for the benefit [...]
Read any newspaper these days, and one walks away with an overriding foreboding that the future is full of uncertainty. A big part of this has to do with a major demographic shift involving the roughly 78 million Americans known as the Baby Boom Generation: as they age, a whopping forty percent of this bloc [...]
Guest post by Eric Olsen Web Content Manger, Lewis University Did you know that many analytic tools such as Google Analytics can automate weekly or monthly reports, and e-mail them directly to your higher-ups? Isn’t that cool? Please don’t ever use this feature.
Most of the acceptance letters have gone out from colleges and universities to expectant students around the country, and the Class of 2015 is taking shape everywhere. It’s a big time for admissions offices to make new students feel welcome and involved in their new life on campus, and many questions exist as to how [...]
Interactive campus calendars are a great way for colleges and universities to engage current and prospective students by elevating and promoting upcoming social events on campus. At present, however, they remain largely underutilized by many institutions of higher ed.
Tumblr, a blogging and social network service that allows users to upload audio and video files, pictures and text quickly, has enjoyed incredible growth in usage over the last few months. Its numbers are staggering. With 1.5 billion page views per month, 2 million posts per day and 15,000 new users signing up daily, Tumblr [...]
Guest post by Eric Olsen Web Content Manger, Lewis University Less is more. Great designers understand this. And yet, it can be hard for even the greatest of Web designers to stay strong under the often intense pressure that comes from the various political arms of higher education.
Laura Pasquini shared her knowledge on Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and using them to eliminate the “silo” mentality in higher education. Laura is a multidisciplinary student affairs and academic affairs professional.
Working in higher education is, at the moment, no easy task. With school budgets shrinking, the staffs at colleges and universities reflect in many ways the economy as a whole: more is being asked of fewer workers. Media coverage of campus news mirrors this change. Fewer journalists in the mainstream media are covering campus happenings, [...]
We all know social media isn’t a megaphone, but once your Twitter follower numbers reach the thousands how do you actually connect and engage with your audience on a meaningful level? Enter Formulists, a list creation and management tool that allows users to generate customized Twitter lists that continuously self-update.
If you only knew what was going on inside the heads of your prospective students, it would be a LOT easier to increase application and acceptance rates. Mallory Wood, the assistant director of marketing and former admissions officer at Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT, has discovered one way to reveal what lies in the [...]
It’s a common scenario—you’re a teacher or a school administrator, and your students have more computer knowhow than you do. Innovations in the classroom could help make their learning experience more meaningful, but the learning curve for you to lead them is steep. And you don’t have the time or the natural inclination to become [...]
Ten years ago, MIT began offering its own courses on the Internet through its OpenCourseWare, but not many other major universities have yet followed suit. They face two major hurdles: getting higher-up university officials to buy into the concept, and finding the right software to put course content online without much difficulty. Gagan Biyani, cofounder [...]
Smartphones are proliferating on campus like coneys, and students are increasingly broadcasting personal information from them. Among the sensitive tidbits that are beginning to be shared widely is location, thanks to Global Positioning System technology (GPS) now common in smartphones. While the technology raises concerns over student safety and privacy, it has also enabled a [...]