Archive for 2007

UAD9 (best of): Designing Compelling User Experiences (in Higher Education)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Beck Tench, Duke University OK, I needed to see what beat me for the best of ;) Actually, I am very happy not to be presenting this morning. Last night was a very late night. “Really, really dense information and really, really diverse audiences.” She suggest that you can solve that by creating role based […]

APS11: Are you buzzword compliant?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Changing Web 2.0 from Passing fad to Development Methodology Kyle Bowen, Manager of Information, Purdue University Looking at buzzwords of yesterday: Webmaster, Information Communication Highway “The buzzwords of today are the litmus test for tomorrow.” But, are there any lessons that we can learn. Create many small releases: under promise and over deliver. Web applications […]

The Web and Crisis Communication

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Michael Dame from Virginia Tech It turns out that today is the 6-month anniversary of the tragedy where 32 were lost and dozens of others were injured. The presentation was one of the most inspiring talks that I have ever been to. Michael is a great speakers and did simply amazing work during the aftermath […]

My baggage just arrived.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

It showed up before lunch and the front desk at the hotel notified me. I never heard from the airline. Everything is fine, but I have no idea where it has been.

TPR10: Implementing the Google Search Appliance

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Carmine Granucci, Yale University Yale purchased their search appliance about 2 years ago. Because of the load (500,000 pages), they decided to go with the appliance vs. the mini. Price: $20,000 for 1,000,000 pages + extra for 24/7 support. The administration pages look exactly the same as our google mini box. Collections and front ends […]

SAC9: Second Life, First Opportunities

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Martha Gabriel, University of Brazil Unfortunately, Martha is currently stuck in Brazil and could be here in person. Fortunately, the staff here was very creative. They networked up an audio connection and she is currently giving her presentation inside of second life.  How appropriate! For a little while, our avatar (whose point of view is […]

UAD8: Web Analytics: Shadows on the wall

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

David Anderson, University of Buffalo He starts with a little back history and then jumps into showing an example of Webalizer. But his internet connection was not working. Current the program he uses is Mach 5 FastStats – it took them about 4hours to churn over a year of data. Plus it has some cool […]

APS7: Haptic perception in a web-based enviroment

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Understanding Hydraulics Using Haptics Michele Adams, Armstrong Atlantic State University Haptics: Working with the sence of touch. Haptic devices allow the user to interface with a virtual environments like they were really there. You can feel the virtual items. Devices include pens, gloves, etc… Applications: Medical remote surgery virtual simulation training telemonitoring Entertainment online gaming […]

TPR6: Adding Interactive Content to Your Website Using jQuery

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Jaclyn Whitehorn and Gina Tinny, The University of Alabama Actually, only Jaclyn today. What is it? A JavaScript library. Really good at quickly accessing and modifying any part of your page. Todays buzzword is unobtrusive! She just threw down the fact that most of those cool Web2.0 effects are not really AJAX. It only becomes […]

TPR5: Adding Google Maps to Your College Website

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Paul Dempsey, Dickinson College He asks the crowd, “Who has good maps/directions to your campus”. No one in the audience raises a hand… Google maps was launched in Feb. 2005. API released in June 2005. The “terms of use” mean that the service is available to both non-profit and commercial sites. However, they do reserve […]