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HigherEd BlogCon

transforming academic communities with new tools of the social web

Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:05:43 +0000


Welcome to HigherEd BlogCon

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 21:00:26 +0000

Welcome to the HigherEd BlogCon. During April 2006, participants from around the world posted more than 40 articles, screencasts, videos, and mp3’s on new media in academia. Join us via Skypecast each Friday where we discuss, debate, remix, and raise new issues. Here’s an easy way to access the presentations and conversations posted here [...]

HigherEd BlogCon sponsored Skypecast

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 19:56:54 +0000

Here’s the mp3 of the May 26, 2006 Skypecast series entitled Conversation Strategies in Higher Education, a free-ranging open-mic call, this time exploring the need for social media in the world of non-profits. Participants included Bob Robertson-Boyd, Elaine Nelson, Kevin Guidry, Dimitri Glazkov, Karine Joly, Paul Baker, David Phillips, Dan Karleen and others [...]

HigherEd BlogCon Next Steps

Mon, 01 May 2006 15:33:53 +0000

HigherEd BlogCon 2006 has ended. Our thanks again to our section chairs and presenters for an enlightening look at major issues and opportunities posed to higher education by the rapid move to “social computing.” In the end, we posted 41 screencasts, podcasts and papers by 51 presenters. More than 12,000 visitors attended the month-long event on [...]

Websites & Web Development

Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:04:04 +0000

Over the past three weeks, we’ve had an opportunity to take a look at how new web technologies are impacting libraries, teaching and marketing in higher education. It’s been very imformative, and I hope that you’ve taken away as many good ideas and brainstorms as I have. For this week of HigherEd BlogCon, we’ll take a [...]

The Fast Track to Agile Web Apps: Best Practices for Higher Ed Web Development on Rails

Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:03:19 +0000

Jason Garber Eastern Mennonite University Universities are dynamic places where supporting technology must keep pace with vigorous academic and student life. This presentation is a practical look at what it takes to build, deploy, and support web applications in record time using the best tools available today for source control, collaborative development, testing and deployment. Primarily I [...]

Know Enough to be Dangerous: Tools for Taking Control of HTML and CSS

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 11:53:42 +0000

Steve Lawson Colorado College Blogs have been hyped as “push-button publishing;” indeed, it is fairly simple for an educator, librarian, administrator or the like to set up his or her own blog with almost no knowledge of HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. But for those who do so, this lack of knowledge can quickly become limiting and frustrating [...]

Using Web Traffic with a Kaizen Methodology

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 06:05:00 +0000

Tiffany Vincent Academic Web Services Get the .mp3 of the presentation Spreadsheet mentioned in the .mp3 - Six sigma - Kaizen - TPM - Lean - TQM All are various ways to improve the way an industry works. I first learned of Six Sigma from a friend who worked [...]

Student To-Do List RSS Feed

Tue, 25 Apr 2006 06:00:53 +0000

Matthew Winkel The College of New Jersey | Milliseconds: A Blog for Web Usability Professionals Overview Higher education portals can offer targeted collections of links for students, faculty & staff, parents, visitors, and alumni. Most users start their portal experience with a time sensitive task to accomplish. An obvious important task in higher education is registering for courses. [...]

The Legal Education Podcasting Project

Mon, 24 Apr 2006 06:01:10 +0000

John Mayer Executive Director Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction/CALI Website: Blog: Elmer Masters Director of Internet Development Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction/CALI Website: Blog: In the Spring of 2006, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) launched the Legal Education Podcasting Project where over 50 law faculty signed up to either (1) record their classes for their students or (2) create weekly [...]

Special: Links to More Applications of New Media in Higher Education

Fri, 21 Apr 2006 12:02:11 +0000

Many thanks to those of you who have written to tell us about your new media resources or applications. Today we are highlighting a few of these on this page. Feel free to share more applications by leaving a comment below. Communications and Alumni Advanced Organizational Communication is a team blog by Walter Carl’s class at Northeastern [...]

Admissions, Alumni Relations, and Communications & Marketing

Fri, 21 Apr 2006 05:40:36 +0000

April 17-21, 2006 Is any area of higher education being transformed more rapidly and more dramatically by new media than advancement? As professional communicators, we used to “deliver our message to key audiences.” Now we “interact with communities.” We used to be confident that we were the masters of our respective institution’s brand. Now we’re not nearly [...]

How Can I Learn More About New Media?

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 05:32:38 +0000

Dan Karleen Thomson Peterson’s Syndication for Higher Ed Developments in new media seem to be occurring more and more rapidly. Whether you refer to the web as “teeming” (as Bob Robertson-Boyd and Dimitri Glazkov say) or “come as you are” (Dave Winer), it can certainly be challenging to keep up. It’s increasingly important to be familiar with sites [...]

Interview with Karine Joly

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 05:18:36 +0000

Karine Joly’s blog is, a leading resource on higher education marketing in the age of new media. I recently asked her to share her thoughts on some ways to stay informed about new media. -Dan Karleen DK: What are some of the ways you stay informed about the latest developments in new media? Which tools or [...]

Interview with Paul Baker

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 05:14:52 +0000

Paul Baker is the blogger at EducationPR. I recently asked him to share a few thoughts about his experience in migrating from Blogger to WordPress and re-launching a newly branded blog with a fresh focus on tools and resources for those in education public relations and communications. -Dan Karleen DK: What prompted your decision to try a [...]

Interview with Erin Caldwell

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 05:12:57 +0000

Erin Caldwell is managing editor of Forward, a new resource for those in public relations seeking to learn more about new media. I recently asked her to share a few words about this new site. -Dan Karleen DK: How did Forward get its start? Well, there were two separate thoughts that lead to the big idea of Forward. [...]