Honor thy administrative professional

Posted by Higher Ed Marketing 04-23-2014 9:01 am


Today is Administrative Professionals Day in the United States. (Note to bosses: here are some last-minute gift ideas.) Even though this is not a national holiday, and some folks think it’s just another contrivance of the greeting card and florist c...



Handling Transition at the Top

Posted by HigherEd Live 04-22-2014 4:11 pm


If you stay in this business for any length of time, you’re bound to go through a presidential transition. Host Michael Kiser speaks with Dan Lundquist, education consultant and vice president for external relations at The Sage Colleges, about how t...



Web Design Freebies to Save Money for Your Easter Basket

Posted by .eduGuru 04-22-2014 10:48 am
Its time to dress your project into spring colors and decorate for Easter. Get a bunch of cool web design freebies.



Meet #hewebNE conference keynote: Jason Pamental on text vs. visuals, issues & #highered websites

Posted by College Web Editor 04-22-2014 7:40 am
Helping you learn and grow in your higher ed career – no matter how you do it. That’s Higher Ed Experts’ motto! That’s why I spent my time chasing the latest trends, doing research, developing online programs (conferences & co...



5 easy ways to optimize your website images

Posted by HighEdWebTech 04-21-2014 1:07 pm


One easy thing that I notice sites don't optimize are their images. I often see large images that are uploaded into a CMS or other page and just sized down, not scaled, mind you, just resized small. The post 5 easy ways to optimize your website images ap...



Monitoring Social Media To Prevent A Crisis

Posted by CKSyme.com 04-21-2014 7:36 am


Last week I started a series on how to include social media in your crisis communications plans. Part one of the series outlines the five necessary elements every crisis communications plan should include (link) . This week we’ll tackle the first of...



A Crowd Funding Experiment

Posted by Mike McCready - Social Media and Marketing 04-20-2014 4:40 pm


Crowd funding through tools like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have revolutionized fundraising for non-profit and commercial endeavors. In the last three years the amount of funds raised through crowd funding sites has tripled to over $5 billion worldwide.  Q...



Getting Started with Big Data

Posted by HigherEd Live 04-18-2014 9:10 am


For decades, Advancement shops have served their institutions well by extracting maximum value from a very limited set of data. We have worked effectively with data points related to the student experiences of alumni — class year, degree type, area ...



Part 2: A New Approach To Digital Fundraising

Posted by HigherEd Live 04-17-2014 2:25 pm


In my last post, I discussed how we crowdsourced short video entries from University of Virginia students showcasing an individual display of talent. From these submissions, we selected 12 finalists for a Digital Talent Show competition that functioned as...



Project Success or Mess It Could Depend on the Information Architecture

Posted by mStoner blog 04-17-2014 8:06 am


The primary benefits of a well-constructed information architecture are generally understood. A good information architecture creates clear paths for website visitors, makes a site easier to navigate, and enhances the user experience. But this blog...