It was the 4th edition of the conference — and what a great experience (best conference speaker gift ever: BC smoked salmon!)
Stewart Foss’ Keynote on Student Experience Design: Slides & Video
Stewart talked about focusing on student experience design for higher ed websites, reminding everybody that students should be at the core of any web design decisions in universities and colleges.
Think of your content calendars as advent calendars – full of goodies!Todd Sanders from UWGB was the second keynote speaker (unfortunately the Internet Gods didn’t let Robin streamed this talk due to bandwidth issues at the conference venue).
Todd talked about the social web and gave attendees many reasons to play more with social media, to test, but also to reconnect with its human side.
My favorite piece of advice from Todd’s keynote had to do with content calendars.
Our higher ed conversation/content calendars need to be less like our Outlook/Gmail calendars – full of meetings and events.
Instead, Social media calendars in higher education should be more like the Advent calendar we give kids before the holidays – full of suprises.
A short selection of other #psweb presentations
I gave my presentation on the terms of service and other policies from the top social media platforms for the first time at this conference. I’m scheduled to give this one again at eduWeb in July and High Ed Web in Buffalo in October.
However, I haven’t posted my slides yet as they include examples of institutions breaking these TOS — and I don’t want to out anybody by drawing any attention that could result in account suspension for the offenders. I will release later this summer an online resource to share the practical advice.
Some presenters have already made available their slides, so here is what I was able to collect through a quick search (feel free to add a link to your preso in the comments as I’ll be happy to update this post)
When the lights go out: Crisis Communications and Social Media by Tom Cochrane
Establishing a Social Media Program by Mike McCeady
Digital Kids on Branding, Privacy and Technology Bias by Andrew Smyk
IT vs Marketing – Collaboration between technology and marketing by ean-Paul Rains
Web Accessibility Demystified, by Penny Harding
Answering a complicated question with the power of Youtube by Steve Krysak
Digital marketing best practices 2013 in higher ed by Philippe Taza
ResponsiveCSS3Polyfill Bootstrap Grid by Shahab Lashkari
Hot Or Not – Anticipating, Recognizing and Integrating The Next Big Thing In Social Media by Hamza Khan