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University Of Michigan To Hire Social Media 'Thought Leader' After 1St Director Resigns Due To Inaccurate Resume

A month after its first social media director abruptly resigned amid an inaccurate resume, the University of Michigan is looking to fill the position again.

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Montclair State Overturns Suspension For "Trolling"

Student Says He Hopes Case Sets A Precedent

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“Tartan Epidemic” Campaign Infects UCR Students with Highlander Spirit

Viral marketing campaign uses tweets, videos to promote student involvement

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Seven Trends that Will Shape Digital and Web in Higher Ed in 2013

UB's Internet Technology writer Karine Joly looks back on the last seven years to make seven technology-driven predictions for higher ed in the coming year.

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Civil Liberty Group Defends Montclair State Student Suspended For Facebook, Youtube Comments

Joseph Aziz admits he was "trolling" when he wrote a comment below a YouTube video last fall saying a female classmate’s legs looked like "a pair of bleached hams."

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Social Media At A Crossroads

Social media is often at the forefront of conversations

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Digital and Web in Higher Ed

Seven trends that will shape 2013

Can you believe it? I’ve been writing this column about digital marketing in higher education for seven years.

So much has happened since February 2006. Together we’ve witnessed the first blips of Web 2.0, the development—and demise—of many social networking platforms, and the rising tide of new media that later turned into the social media tsunami. Over the past seven years, we’ve also seen the end of the desktop browser compatibility war, the start of the battle for the mobile and responsive web, and growing interest for digital analytics in higher education.

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Students Polish Images On Web

Colleges offer tools to present positive picture to prospective employers checking online

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Abilene Christian University Mobilizes Learning with Smartphones

ACU commits to mobile, delivers advanced applications supported by an Alcatel-Lucent network infrastructure

Integrating mobile devices in learning is getting to be old hat in Abilene, Texas.

As early as 2008, Abilene Christian University (ACU) was the first university in the United States to provide each incoming student with an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. Each of the nearly 4,800 students on the ACU campus located 180 miles west of Dallas can access course calendars, campus maps, receive homework alerts, security alerts, and answer in-class surveys and quizzes, among other ACUdeveloped web applications.

Broadening the reach of lecture capture with mobile devices

Instructors can hold traditionally live classes online with the help of McGraw-Hill Tegrity

Technology has enabled higher education to extend instruction outside of the traditional classroom. New lecture capture technology such as the McGraw-Hill Tegrity Mobile App allows professors and students to record information on-the-go. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on October 18, 2012, instructors from Laramie County (Wyo.) Community College demonstrated how they use the app to enhance their lab, online, and hybrid classes in the Geosciences department.