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Outsourcing IT in Higher Ed: A Necessary Evil?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:25:40 +0000

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology News that the University of California San Francisco plans to outsource many of its technology functions to an India-based service provider appears to have sparked a blaze of concern that soon the entire UC system could adopt the same contract. While offshoring opponents predict that the plan could set off a [...]



Keeping Your Kitchen in Order

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:05:46 +0000

I know you don’t want to admit it, but we all know that you love Kitchen Nightmares as much as I do. I actually enjoy cooking shows of all sorts and like applying their lessons to my somewhat limited selection of Kansas delicacies, which are generally limited to cuts of select beef in different shapes. [...] .eduGuru, November 22, 2012.



Web Analytics, Anyone?

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:05:44 +0000

As Abbott & Costello demonstrate in this classic video, if you don’t ask the right question, you can end up going around in circles without ever answering the pertinent questions. As anyone who has worked with web analytics knows, there is a dizzying amount of information available to measure user behavior on your web site. [...] .eduGuru, November 22, 2012.



What Social Online Experience Do Students Expect from Your School?

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:37 +0000

Technology has enabled students and colleges to accomplish a lot online. Gone are the days of waiting in line to register for classes or even sitting in a classroom! More colleges are moving courses, orientations and administrative tasks online. Sounds great and efficient, right? Yes, but if you've read our new eBook, you know that [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



It Doesn't Matter What YOU Think

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:37 +0000

I once got in an extremely heated debate with several people who were passionately opposed to one idea: Flash mobs. They argued their point for a good half hour, raising their voices, climbing up on chairs, accusing me of catering to the lowest common denominator. You would have thought I kicked a puppy. What they [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



Why MOOCS Should Be In Your Marketing Plan

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:36 +0000

As reported on the Daily Texan, student debt hit $914 billion during this year’s second quarter. Unemployment stood at 8.3 percent during the summer season. With increasing student debt numbers and the struggling job market, a college education seems to be an exponential monetary burden that weighs little in the competitive, idle job market. As [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



Build your social strategy in Social Media Marketing Boot Camp. Get $50 off with code GURU50

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:36 +0000

Sometimes we come across offers that we think would be really interesting/valuable to the community that we want to pass along. The following is a guest post from Mediabistro promoting their Social Media Marketing Boot Camp where .eduGuru readers can also get a $50 discount if you choose to sign up. How are you building [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



84% of Schools Report Traditional Marketing Methods Alone Are Not Enough

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:35 +0000

To anyone who has been reading this blog for any amount of time the headline here isn't anything new. We might have felt this way for years, but a new report by CUnet finally gives us the data we have been looking for to support our gut feeling. This report has some very revealing numbers, [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



OPENBLOCKPresentationCLOSEBLOCK Understanding Your Marketing Funnel

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:35 +0000

Last week I spoke on a panel at the University Aviation Association annual conference. As part of this panel each presenter was asked to put together a short presentation on a subject. I focused mine on Understanding Marketing Funnels. Our regular readers have seen me write on this subject a lot because one of the [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



OPENBLOCKPresentationCLOSEBLOCK Inbound School Marketing: Is Your Website Helping the Bottom Line?

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:34 +0000

I had a couple of people ask about the slides from my presentation at HighEdWeb ’12 yesterday so I’m happy to get these up here. The guys at Converge Consulting were awesome enough to livestream the presentation and you can view it here. (Sorry the first few minutes were cut off) Presentation Description: The rules [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



Retain Students with Social Media and... Viral Emails?

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:33 +0000

Are you looking for ways to start recruiting students for your school through social media? Attracting applicants to your college through emails and social media is bound to become an important part of your strategy if you expect to grow your enrollment in the coming years. Students are taking a more active part in the [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



How to Stay Secure: Tips and Tricks for Password Security

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:33 +0000

There are times when the prestissimo advancing tech world seems to be a scared little kitten against the flagella of hackers, crackers and the like, with their unforgiving onslaught penetrating every sphere within the realm. In such turbulent conditions, what are the measures, if any, that a user may take in order to stay safe? [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



A Special Thanks From Three the HEWEB Way

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:33 +0000

Well, it’s that time folks. HighEdWeb 2012 is now upon us, and thanks to the generous donations of many of you, we were able to help send three lucky folks there who would not have been able to go otherwise. We wanted to take a moment and publicly thank everyone that made this possible. If [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



Online Lead Generation For Distance Education Universities

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:32 +0000

In marketing, lead generation is the online interest and inquiries of a service or product made by prospective customers. For universities and online colleges, lead generation is potential students’ interest or inquiry in obtaining an education. The goal of lead generation for a business is to create sales leads and revenue, and educational institutions can [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



Survey Results: What Are the Most Useful Features of Your Website?

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05:31 +0000

The famous XKCD "University Website" comic has made the rounds of higher education web professionals for quite some time, even spurring this amusing .eduGuru post suggesting schools redesign their websites based on the calendar. We thought we'd revisit the comic in the light of a recent survey we conducted. Hundreds of students from Cornell University, [...] .eduGuru, November 8, 2012.



General Astronomy 101 Discussion Board_Off topic discusions_Some cool ideas?

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:31:39 +0000

<p>how about a solar panel?</p> D2L Discussion, September 25, 2012.



General Astronomy 101 Discussion Board_Astronomy 101 _New post

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:31:39 +0000

<p>this is a new post</p> D2L Discussion, September 25, 2012.



Solar Energy_Solar Energy_My Input

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:31:39 +0000

<p>I think it is a great insight!</p> D2L Discussion, September 25, 2012.



Discuss grades_Grade Discussion_New grade item out of 10

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:31:39 +0000

<p>New grade item</p> D2L Discussion, September 25, 2012.



Forum 3_Forum 3 Topic 1_Hello

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:31:39 +0000

<p>Hello there?</p> D2L Discussion, September 25, 2012.



Here is an item

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:16:01 +0000

This is the description of the item D2L Test, September 14, 2012.