I will be leaving Edge Hill in the New Year to take up the position of University Web Manager at the University of Bath and as a result a vacancy has arisen for a new Head of Web Services at Edge Hill. Full details can be found on our website however I wanted to take … Continue reading Vacancy: Head of Web Services
We're very open about our web developments and always welcome feedback, particularly from our users, but we are naturally disappointed when we hear we're not giving people what we want. We arrived at the office this morning to the following comment on my blog post 'Where to stop?!' from an anonymous user: Zzzzzzz. Less buzzwords, … Continue reading Less buzzwords, more content
I had an interesting discussion with Brian Kelly (from UKOLN) earlier and he alerted me to an article in The Independent from last week entitled "Networking sites: Professors - keep out". As I will be speaking at the forthcoming "Exploiting The Potential Of Blogs And Social Networks" event next month I was interested to see … Continue reading Fear of Facebook?!
I'm currently working on some project plans for our website. We have undertaken a project, along with Corporate Marketing, to bring together all of our communications under the same umbrella (same design, theme etc). In theory the concept is great, we'll be working with some great creatives and it gives us an opportunity to really … Continue reading Where to stop?!
We are currently looking for a Web Applications Developer to join our team. Full details about the post can be found on our website but I just wanted to add a few words about Web Services and where we are going. Why join us? At Edge Hill we've taken an innovative approach to Web Communications … Continue reading Work with us…
In July I delivered a presentation at the IWMW in York entitled "Let the students do the talking..." and yesterday I travelled to Edinburgh to deliver a varient of this at the annual CASE Conference. I was slightly anxious about telling Marketing and PR people to put everything in the hands of the students but … Continue reading Case Conference Presentation
Earlier this year we launched a website to allow our applicants to talk to each other and our current students. The idea behind it was to create a virtual community of applicants and to allow real students to answer questions about life at Edge Hill. The site is public but only applicants and/or students can … Continue reading Honesty is the best policy…
Last nights Panaroma on the BBC posed the question "should child 'fight videos' on the net be policed?". The programme highlighted a growing trend for young people posting videos featuring violence and bullying on the site. Much of the content was horrific and disturbing and it is right we are asking questions about if this … Continue reading Controversy over YouTube videos
Everywhere I turn people seem to be talking about Facebook (I know I'm very guilty of it). From a University perspective it's creating a lot of debate - How much should we encourage it's use? Should we be plugging into it? Can we reprimand our students if we find information we don't like on it? … Continue reading The Facebook debate goes on…
Mike and I have just returned from the Institutional Web Management Workshop in York during which he picked up second prize in an Innovation Competition! Congratulations Mike! The Innovation Competition is a new feature of the workshop and I personally thought it was excellent. It gave us all a chance to see what 'cool' ideas … Continue reading Edge Hill innovators!