MegaUpload’s Demise: Can Higher Ed Still Trust the Cloud?

MegaUpload's Demise: Can Higher Ed Still Trust the Cloud?
Many higher education institutions have come to rely on cloud services for everyday tasks. Personally, I use Dropbox almost daily to exchange files with my cross-campus colleagues; less frequently, I’ve also used Yousendit. However, with the recent demise of Megaupload, and the subsequent self-enforced neutering of FileSonic and uploaded.to ( they quickly limited their file-sharing ...

At Times, I’ve felt like a Footnote. Now, I’m officially One!

At Times, I've felt like a Footnote. Now, I'm officially One!
I’ve been Rickrolled AND I’ve now been footnoted! I am feeling a mixture of pride, amusement and  a tad of resentment [ ]. I am NO footnote! I’m the full text! You can download your own copy of Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010, an insightful followup to the 2009 report, both authored ...

WordPress MU, Muah!!

Wordpress MU, Muah!!
WordPress MU has become an indispensable tool for  building out vanity and other stand alone sites outside of the established .NET/ASP Content Management System (CMS) used for our main site. I have been able to implement   a variety of sites, from simple to complex, thanks, in part, to the availablity of free plug-ins that ...

New G.I. Bill Promises But Can Higher Ed Deliver?

New G.I. Bill Promises But Can Higher Ed Deliver?
What is old is new again: in this case, the “G.I. Bill 2.0″ is really just catching up to what our service people SHOULD have been receiving long ago. “This goes a long way toward making today’s GI Bill a kind of equalizer that the original GI Bill was,” said Suzanne Mettler, a professor of ...

Girls Under Trees

Girls Under Trees
Jared Spool’s excellent keynote address this past week at the 2008 Higher Ed Web Symposium @ UPenn was the perfect mix of humor and invaluable information. First, He really dug at us (Higher Eds) hard when he noted the overuse of the ‘girls under trees’ photocliche on many University homepages. As a female myself, I ...

Drop it Like it’s Drupal!

Drop it Like it's Drupal!
Ok, Drupal is Sexy and it’s Hot! I just spent two days at the Higher Education Web Symposium 2008 hosted by UPenn Medicine. First, the UPenn staff did an amazing job. Kudos to UPenn and in particular Ben Adams, the choreographer of the event! I was lucky enough to meet Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg, a Drupal Evangelist ...

Ning or Drupal?

Originally, I had planned to build out the accepted applicants portal/community site in Ning. Drupal offers way more control and can be hosted internally. More on this later.

Theming in Drupal

Just started theming in Drupal. Everytime I’ve got my hands inside the Drupal engine I get giggly. Drupal is a beauty — I’ve begun building out the community site for a local Philadelphia bike racing team. I will follow that up with a build-out of a community site for accepted applicants at the Law School. ...

The Buzz: Create Your OWN Social Network

The Buzz: Create Your OWN Social Network
I recently joined the University Webmasters Social Network (http://cuwebd.ning.com/) on NING. The flexibility that Ning, and similar (what I call) “SockNet” sites has big and positive implications for smaller Universities in particular. One-stop centralized do-it-yourself solutions like these can be leveraged in a variety of ways to bring University communities closer together: faculty and students ...

“Dot Net”, here I come!

I’m still in disbelief: I was in the office 21 days straight. That is NOT an exaggeration, and I am sometimes prone to exaggerating ( I think that is part of my Latina DNA). Seriously: 21 days in a row, 10 to 11 hour days. I look back and I had no idea I had ...