Covering Move-In: A Discussion

It's that time of the year again, when the sounds of rolling suitcases, idling car engines, greetings and goodbyes resonate across campus. That's right, for many of us, it's move-in time. In addition to returning students, we've got freshmen and transfer students arriving on campus, wide-eyed and wondering what the next few years will bring. Move-in presents a rich opportunity to create powerful content. There are many stories to be told -- … [Read more...]

Content Rocks at HighEdWeb Arkansas

Last week, higher ed web professionals from the South, the Midwest and points beyond gathered in Little Rock, Arkansas, for the third annual HighEdWeb Arkansas regional conference. And the event, well, rocked. In particular, there were several sessions covering topics where content plays a vital role. We sat down with some of these speakers and asked them to share highlights from their talks. Community Engagement FTW Robin Smail, … [Read more...]

Guidelines for Smart Content Curation

On May 8, I delivered a Meet Content webinar about effective content curation for higher ed. This post captures many of the insights I shared in that session. I love this “Dilbert” cartoon where the “digital media curation” professional at a meeting says, in response to someone asking what he does, “Ha ha! I look down on you for not understanding my trendy jargon!” But in the end, even he can’t explain his work. Curation is hip, which … [Read more...]

Content Takeaways from SXSW 2012

I recently returned from the annual SXSW Interactive festival, which brought 25,000 nerds of various stripes to Austin, Texas, for a week of learning and networking (and breakfast tacos). There were several highlights, but two things pleased me in particular: the strength of the panels on content-related topics and the significant number of higher education professionals in attendance. The great thing about SXSW is that, if you’re interested … [Read more...]

Some New Ways to Meet Content

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been a year since we launched Meet Content. In that time, we’ve covered a wide array of topics — everything from inline links to infographics — and have had many enlightening and inspiring conversations with you about how we can keep making content better. To that end, we’d like to share a few new offerings from Meet Content that we hope will extend that conversation even further. A Newsletter Your … [Read more...]