Archive for the ‘work’ Category

HEWeb #WSC4: Open source accessibility tool survey

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Blake Bertuccelli-Booth – and Kevin Andrews – Georgetown UniversityMonday, October 9, 2023, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM EDT Accessibility scanning and remediation is no longer a resource-intensive problem. With the latest open source web accessibility tools, it’s easier than ever to test and improve the accessibility of web properties. As someone who has been […]

Breaking up with vendors Breaking up with vendors

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Monday, October 9, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM EDT  Slides: Breaking up with vendors [PDF] Description We live in a modern world where vendors can provide your college with cloud-based, enterprise-level solutions. Why then, would anyone decide to build a new “application and registration” system from scratch? Initially, this was not a project my […]

HEWeb #SMS3: Artificial intelligence, organic insights: AI generated art as a social listening tool

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Andrew Cassel – Middlebury CollegeMonday, October 9, 2023, 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM EDT  For thirty days in November 2022, we asked audiences to submit prompts which would then be generated into images using AI tools. Community members submitted prompts in the form of a phrase they would use to describe the school to friends […]

HEWeb #OCS1: Listening to students and applying their feedback

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Angela Cavaliere – Montgomery County Community CollegeMonday, October 9, 2023, 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM EDT  Montgomery County Community College relies heavily on student and user input when ensuring that the college’s technology is usable and that processes are set up in a way that makes sense for our users. We developed the concept of […]

Share this on Mastodon

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

We have started to get requests to add a “Share on Mastodon” link next to the ones for Twitter, Facebook, etc. This is a great sign, but every example I found was overly complicated and utilized modal windows and 3rd party JavaScript libraries. These options are very customizable, but maybe you want something a bit […]

High Ed Web 2020 (Day 2)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

The Higher Education Web Professionals association, puts on one of the most insightful conferences around. This year, the 2020 conference is completely online. Check out my notes from the first day. Keynote Presenter Dr. Gabe Willis, Dean of Students at Southeastern Louisiana University Gutenpocalypse Never: How to Build Accessible Sites in WordPress Using Gutenberg Kevin Fodness – […]

High Ed Web 2020 (Day 1)

Monday, October 19th, 2020

The Higher Education Web Professionals association, puts on one of the most insightful conferences around. This year, the 2020 conference is completely online. Here are a few of my notes from the first day: Lightning Talks Mise-En-Place: How the Technique of Top Chefs Can Improve Your Workflow Jon-Stephen Stansel – Digital Media Specialist – University […]

COM5: Building trust in a time of uncertainty: a video series and social strategy that could

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Red stapler winner! Presented by Lisa Lightbourn and Krista Boniface  To get an authentic story across, nothing happens without relationships and trust. In times of high pressure, skepticism, and little time, it can be difficult to get to the heart, truth, and “why” of what moves a person. In this presentation, we’ll show how you can […]

AUD11: Shine the light, cast out the demons: reforging faculty directories into a mighty tool of power

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Presented by Justin Arndt  Universities are large and sprawling conglomerations, at any size. They are old, dusty, wheezing tomes; and they are a brand new, unpredictable fire of ideas. Before the golden age of the CMS, most of these odd contradictions made their way onto the web domain: Winding overgrown navigation schemes, a diverse biosphere of […]

SNT5:Getting giphy with it: creating branded gifs for your school that students will actually use

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Presented by Jon-Stephen Stansel   GIFs are the lingua franca of Twitter. They can express complex ideas and emotions that can’t fit into a Tweet, create humor and levity, or add a personal touch to a reply. In higher education, we use them constantly to congratulate students when they’ve just been accepted, share the excitement of […]