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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.

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U of North Alabama 'Deeply Embarrassed' By Ousted Footballer's Racist Obama Tweet During School-Shooting Address

University of North Alabama President William Cale condemned the use of a racial slur tweeted by one of its football players, saying today the school was "deeply embarrassed" by the incident.

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University Of Michigan's 1st Social Media Director Resigns After Resume Inaccuracy Revealed

University of Michigan's social media director resigned Monday after the school became aware she did not graduate from college.

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Alabama A&M students develop 'Bulldog Buzz' app as guide to campus life

Bulldog Buzz includes such practical information as the bus schedule and routes around campus, schedules for Alabama A&M athletic teams as well as events around campus.

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