Red Rover Training At NMSU [IMAGE]

Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz

Last week I spent two days at New Mexico State University training their student leaders and staff on the launch of Red Rover as their new campus directory. Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz (pictured below) from the Student Success office hosted me. Beyond making me feel extremely welcomed by suggesting the best guacamole and salsa in town (Andele), Holly’s championing of Red Rover ahead of time has made for an already successful launch. Here’s to a great year working together! Hostess extraordinaire, Holly! Airplane breakfast of champions 1st round of student leaders – left side of room. 1st round of student leaders…

What Will You Say No To? Defining Company Values

In a recent post, 37signals showcased what it means for a company to know where it stands. Their example was the NYC bike maker Francesco Bertelli. Bertelli is a great example of a company that knows where it stands. The best way to know where you stand is to figure out what you won’t do. […]

Guiding Principles – Part 2

The following is the second part of our assumptions, pulled from our “Guiding Principles” Wikipage. Here is Part 1** Assumptions Part 2: These are broad based and not as set as principles. It’s useful to list assumptions, just to be clear on the thought behind the system. Some of these are more controversial than others. […]

Utilizing Red Rover Tag Clouds for Marketing

Red Rover uses tags throughout its interface to help match people and groups together on campus. Tags are simple keywords that describe a person or group. Institution tag clouds, like the one seen here, are a collection of all the individual and group tags for an institution. The institution tag cloud becomes a poster for […]

7 Steps to Awesome: The Tech of a Leadership Conference

I promised the good student affairs folk of the Penn State system that I would write up a draft outline of a tech plan for a state wide student leadership event. I delayed a bit, so that we could finish up this new sachat platform – I think it’s an important example of the goal. […]

The Value of Integrating Social Media into Education

Social Media

Dean Long, of LAUS, only needs two minutes to perfectly explain how every educator should be thinking about social media. VIDEO FILE NO LONGER AVAILABLE And if your life is too busy for a two-minute interlude, here are the highlights: Use SM (Social Media) to cultivate a community around the activities already being done on […]

Webinar – Leveraging Social Media for Student Engagement

Leveraging Social Media for Student Engagement

This Wednesday, Dec 16th, from 3:00-4:15pm EST, we’re partnering with The Student Affairs Blog to host our third webinar in an ongoing effort to provide value to the community on relevant topics. WEBINAR OVERVIEWTitle: Leveraging Social Media for Student Engagement Date: Wednesday, Dec 16th 2009 Time: 3-4:15pm EST Abstract: Most research concludes that at least […]

The Anyone, Anything, Anytime, Anywhere Education

The Anyone, Anything, Anytime, Anywhere Education

Whether educational institutions like it or not, education is changing and walled gardens are evaporating. New ideas in education are emerging…or, probably better to say, old ideas are finally able to be technologically implemented. Whichever the case, the change is no longer bound by old ideas like nationality, income, time, or location. ANYONE: The One […]

Stop Making Parents the Punchline and Include Them in the EdTech Conversation

Stop Making Parents the Punchline and Include Them in the EdTech Conversation

Digitally ignorant parents find themselves once again the punchline of a new website dutifully called The site was created by a daughter after her dad joined Facebook and his social networking activity quickly became obnoxious to her. With a swift gain in popularity, joins others in exploiting (right or wrong) parents’ naivete as […]