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HigherEd BlogCon » advancement

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 [...]

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. [...]

Podcasting Agriculture News

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 05:10:32 +0000

Blair L. Fannin Texas A&M University System Agricultural Communications Get the .mp3 of this presentation Get the .pdf of this presentation Abstract An emerging technology called podcasting has been identified as a new source of Web news distribution. Podcasting derives from the words iPod (Apple Computer’s portable audio player) and broadcasting. Audio content, such as news, is compressed into .MP3 audio [...]

Using Wikis to Facilitate Communication, Collaboration, and Knowledge Sharing Among Admissions and Administrative Personnel

Wed, 19 Apr 2006 05:05:28 +0000

Brendon Connelly George Fox University Sean McKay George Fox University A wiki is a collaborative web-based content management system in which all users can edit the web pages that are part of the site. Wikis provide a flexible and adaptive web-based environment for admissions (and other higher-ed) departments to develop knowledge bases and repositories of group experiences and wisdom [...]

Alumni E-Networks: Using Technology to Engage Alumni and Constituents

Tue, 18 Apr 2006 05:08:48 +0000

Holly Peterson, Director of Alumni Affairs, World Learning Tristan Roberts, Staff Writer for Alumni Communication, World Learning “If I want to find my college or study abroad classmates, what do I do? I don’t call them or write them letters. I log into my email, type their names (not their email addresses – the technology does that [...]

Online Networks: A New Tool for Alumni Relations

Tue, 18 Apr 2006 05:07:28 +0000

How third party social and business networking sites can benefit alumni online communities. Andrew Shaindlin, Executive Director, Caltech Alumni Association and Elizabeth Allen, Communications Coordinator, Caltech Alumni Association In the following essay, the authors present a new challenge for alumni organizations, the public social network; propose a simple definition of “alumni networks” for the purpose of this discussion; describe their own [...]

Social Networking: What Is It and Where Does It Fit in the Alumni World?

Tue, 18 Apr 2006 05:06:52 +0000

Abe Geiger Affinity Engines Katie Seay University of Florida Alumni Association Online Social Networking has changed the world. This is more apparent in Higher Education than anywhere else. Why? Because our prospective, current, and most recent students are the ones driving the change. How did this happen? Bigger, faster, stronger technology has changed the way we communicate, and the [...]

The Teeming Web

Mon, 17 Apr 2006 00:55:55 +0000

Bob Robertson-Boyd Capital University Dimitri Glazkov Estrada Stop fooling yourself. You are not in control. You have an integrated marketing mix, a family of publications, a powerful content management system and a portal for students, faculty and staff. You think you’re in control. But you’re not. Millennials now make up your prospective and current student audiences and the alumni you’re [...]