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HigherEd BlogCon » websites & web development

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 [...]

call for presenters

Wed, 18 Jan 2006 20:20:42 +0000

Welcome to HigherEd BlogCon 2006, an all-online event highlighting innovative uses of blogs, wikis, RSS, audio and video podcasts, and other digital tools in academia. We are looking for informational and inspiring presentations on the use of these Web tools from institutions and individuals. Presentations should be suitable for posting in a blog, with optional links [...]