Archive for 2006

Slide Show Interface Slide Show Interface

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

The web team started getting requests to post pages of images. Maintaining photo galleries Flikr style seemed a bit odd for an education site. How usefully would a separate page of random images be for a prospective Mathematics student? However, I do understand that there are times where a single, static image is not enough. […]

The end of the web as we know it and I feel fine

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Mark A.Greenfield – U of Buffalo This was a great one to end on. Mark, a very professional speaker, had put together a great presentation. He covered the changes from mosaic to google earth to the mobile browser. Then he began to look beyond. One interesting argument covered was that the web page, once thought […]

Fair use on the web

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Scott Lenger -Duke Law Anything created after 1989 has automagic copyright applied to it. The fair use laws were enacted to protect the publics right to still use limited pieces of material without going to jail. Scott spoke about DRM and the creative commons, but for the most part he tried to explain the fair […]

The Science Museum

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Missed breakfast. Last night, after podcasting, were a series of poster presentations and special interest group meetings. Again, I had a good chance to speak with the conference organizers. As the SIGs wore down, the buses had arrived to take us to the planned outing. The HighEdWebDev people had booked the local science museum for […]

Web-based Pod Casting for Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Daniel Harvey, Eastern Illinois University This one’s for Monica: Easter IU not only supports podcasting for their instructors, but they have created an online CMS that allows instructors to to maintain their own feeds. It was scripted in PHP – allows for mp3s and most mp4 codacs. When I talked to him after the session, […]

Vectors on the Web

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Don Albrecht – U of Rochester Medical Center Polling was so good, that I decided to stick around for the next propeller hat presentation on SGV. Scaler vector graphics, in my opinion are the next step in web presentation. This W3C backed open-source implementation of Flash is created through XLM and play well with both […]

Polling and Feedback

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Daniel Frommelt – U of Wisconsin, Platteville Snuck over to the TPR track to hear about polling and feedback from a techie’s perspective. Dan was a very blunt, but impressive speaker and held the crowds attention the entire time. Even though he thought that polling was a waste of time, he found good was to […]

Interactive PDFs

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Cal Anderson – Truckee Meadows CC Finally, someone else from a CC. He being by running over the basics of PDFs (static vs. dynamic vs. interactive), but quickly ramps it up. Looks like the view version of acrobat pro includes an extra app called “Designer”. It makes creating PDF forms much more exact. Pixel locations, […]

WordPress :)

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Just had the chance to speak with Doug Tschopp, the organizing committee chair for the conference.He was great to talk to and offered up a lot of information about the HighEdWebDev. Really good guy. Got a card and I plan to pick his brain a bit more later. … Stephanie Leary – Texas A&M Another […]

Back Door Redesign

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Sorry about the delay in updates. I have been very, very busy. Between networking, listening, note taking and blogging, well … I swear it had nothing to do with the heavy drinking last night :) … Ann Vandor – UW Business School The tag line of the presentation was: “Survival through slow change” and honestly […]