Archive for the ‘Blogs & Wikis’ Category

The UBC Admin Blog: blogging by higher ed executives done right

March 10th, 2010 Karine Joly 1 Comment

I stumbled on the UBC Admin Blog thanks to Martine Lafleur who shared its link on Twitter. Yesterday, I took the time to explore this recently launched group blog aimed at enabling further dialogue between senior administration and students at the University of British Columbia. While president blogs have been around for some time (President […]

Vote for the Collegewebeditor.com best higher ed blog and the best school’s blog eduStyle awards

May 1st, 2009 Karine Joly 3 Comments

You’ve probably heard about the eduStyle awards. There has been a lot of buzz around these awards organized by eduStyle. Well, now is the time for you to vote and choose the people’s choice awards in different categories including the two in partnership with this blog and yours truly. So, without further ado, here are […]

10 higher ed blogs you could nominate now for the eduStyle/Collegewebeditor Best Higher Ed Blog Award

April 14th, 2009 Karine Joly 2 Comments

You might have heard that tomorrow (April 15, 2009) is the last day to nominate blogs for the eduStyle annual awards. This year again, I’m supporting the blog category of the awards. As I explained in a previous post, anybody can nominate blogs in the student and institutional categories by just following the instructions on […]

Announcing the 20 finalists of the Edu Blogger Scholarship Contest and the Collegewebeditor.com/eduStyle best blogs awards

March 31st, 2009 Karine Joly 3 Comments

I had 2 announcements related to higher ed blogging awards, so I thought it made sense to bundle both in a single post. First, I’d like to announce the 20 finalists of the Edu Blogger Scholarship Contest “popularity” phase that ended yesterday: al-jamiat.com blogs.oc.edu christine.smcbloggers.com dontwasteyourtime.co.uk eironae.com elearningpundit.com heidicool.com highedwebtech.com highered.prblogs.org higheredmarketing.blogspot.com isupportuoregon.org karlynmorissette.karlyn.me killjill.wordpress.com […]

American University has just launched its newly redesigned website

March 31st, 2009 Karine Joly 1 Comment

I got the tip about AU web redesign launch yesterday in an email from Maralee Csellar, Acting Director for Media Relations at American University. As explained in the top news story available on the homepage, New Site Launches, Will Change AU Communications, the whole redesign process started in the summer of 2006 took more than […]

Digital magazines: future, advantages, challenges and best practices

March 23rd, 2009 Karine Joly 3 Comments

About 2 months ago, I was interviewed for a CASE Currents’ article about digital magazines for alums. The article written by Douglas Vaira, Living a Digital Age, has been published in the March issue (but is only accessible to CASE members), so I thought some of you might be interested in my answers to Vaira’s […]

How to promote your institutional blogs written by students, staff and faculty members while getting a chance to win up to $1,500

March 9th, 2009 Karine Joly No Comments

Isn’t this headline quite a teaser? I stand by it though as this is also a good way to look at the Edu Blogger Scholarship Contest. As I’ve explained on this blog a few weeks ago, I’m managing this contest targeted to edu bloggers. It’s open to the “usual suspects” of the higher ed blogosphere […]

Try MyCollegeBlogger free for 4 months and without any custom set-up fee

February 5th, 2009 Karine Joly 1 Comment

This is the third installment of my new series dedicated to vendor deals and other bargains to help you survive and thrive with tighter budgets. After a very interesting offer to send up to 10,000 email per month for free for institutions with non-profit status and a discount on a conference fee for the next […]

Wesleyan’s “Securing The Future” website, a new type of crisis communication website?

December 3rd, 2008 Karine Joly 9 Comments

I’m currently working on my next column for University Business to be published in February 2009. This article will present 10 very practical tips to do more (or as well) with less (budget, people, time, etc), which explains why my main focus lately has been on the economic downturn and its consequences for higher education. […]

AMA Symposium: Blogging Boot Camp Workshop Slides and Links

November 16th, 2008 Karine Joly 2 Comments

Here are the slides and links for this workshop I gave on November 16, 2008 at the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education Workshop Slides Blogging Boot Camp Workshop View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: higher ed) Workshop Links All the links Blogs examples Interesting articles UPDATE: after my workshop, I […]

AMA Symposium: Twittering, Live Blogging and Interviewing

November 15th, 2008 Karine Joly 1 Comment

Just a quick post as I’m packing this morning for the AMA Symposium for Higher Education. Karlyn Morissette and I will be live blogging/twittering as much as we can from the conference. We haven’t agreed on a hastag for Twitter yet, so feel free to follow me and I’ll make sure I let you know […]

Blogs aren’t dead… even in this Twitter age

November 11th, 2008 Karine Joly 14 Comments

For the past few days I’ve been busy wrapping up my presentation for the marathon 4-hour workshop I’ll give this Sunday at the AMA Symposium for Higher Education. And, I can report that blogs aren’t dead or “so 2004″ as Paul Boutin would love his readers to believe after scanning his Wired article published on […]

Anything you always wanted to know about blogging but were afraid to ask?

October 27th, 2008 Karine Joly 14 Comments

I’m currently wrapping up putting together my slides and handouts for the following 4-hour workshop I’ll give at the AMA Symposium for Higher Education on November 16, 2008: Blogging Boot Camp: How to Start and Develop a Successful Blog Since I would have never been asked to present this workshop without this blog, I thought […]

OSU’s new homepage includes a tag cloud for most popular links

August 21st, 2008 Karine Joly 13 Comments

That’s a pretty innovative way to deal with the put-me-on-the-homepage syndrome all higher ed web designers have to face when it’s time to redesign a university/college website. No fighting to find out which links to put there? Just go with what the web users want! Beautiful, don’t you think so? The new redesign is available […]

5+1 tips to help aspiring university presidents bloggers

August 14th, 2008 Karine Joly 5 Comments

I’m officially back from my trip to Europe. I flew back yesterday and can confirm that it can take less time to come back from France than from Atlantic City (haven’t attended the eduweb conference in AC last month or heard about the journey back home for attendees? Check out this blog post to understand). […]

Blogging the Olympics: The Gold goes to UCLA

August 5th, 2008 Karine Joly 1 Comment

I know, I know, the Olympics haven’t even officially started yet, so my post title is somehow misleading. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself ;-) However, UCLA does stand a good chance of winning the gold medal in blogging. After 5 days spent offline on a very windy beach (I’m not playing the diva here, the […]