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HTML 5

It's been a while since there has been a session at IWMW on HTML. But HTML 5 does appear to be significantly different to previous generations of HTML. It also appears to provide new challenges, will a lack of support for older versions of browsers, for example. So should institutions be making use of HTML 5 and, if so, how should they ensure that users with legacy browsers can still access resources and services?

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Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web

How is the Mobile Web shaping up to deliver critical information, teaching and learning information?

 

What are the differences in deployment for Mobile Web content compared to Mobile native apps?

 

Do Iphone and Android Apps offer significantly more than HTML 5?

 

What are the privacy, data retention, freedom of information and support considerations for externally provided App services?

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Integrating Social Media within Institutional Websites

'Follow us on Twitter'...'Join our Facebook group'... While the use of social media tools is seen as another medium to communicate to our audience, many institutions are still in the dark as to how best to use these tools to support recruitment, build brand and reputation, and facilitate better internal communications. There are pockets of good practice out there, but also dismal failures due to the lack of understanding ...more »

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Geo-location for fun and profit

From identifying where you are on campus to providing country-specific pages for potential international students, gps technology is becoming more and more relevant to institutions. This could be a whistlestop tour of the things that are possible at low cost with an added stopoff at gps-assisted augmented reality.

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A Little Project Management Can Save a Lot of Fan Cleaning

... or (Agile) Project Management for the Web What is project management, how can it help you? - common misapprehensions about project management. - nightmare situations when dev work goes pear shaped. - how project management can save your sorry ass. - the 'light' project management approach. - is agile a better model for the fast paced work of the web? - are agile and traditional project management complimentary or ...more »

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Getting Awesome Results From Data Visualisation

Data vis. is one of the hottest trends in online and offline marketing at the moment. As a tactic, it lends itself to further / higher education institutions who generate or store large datasets naturally. With the launch of data.gov.uk, it’s also a rare marketing sphere in which the public sector appears to be setting the agenda. This talk will focus on: • Why data vis. is so popular • How you can use data vis. as ...more »

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WCAG 2.0

Many Universities accepted WCAG 1.0 as route to an accessibility standard that enabled them to meet SENDA or DDA compliance. Is WCAG 2.0 similarly accepted? Are institutions updating to the 2.0 guidelines or sticking with 1.0? Or is accessibility unobtainable in current environment of flash, video, mobile access, user-supplied content, etc?

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Linked Data & The Semantic Web. What Are They and Should I Care?

Saviour of the Web or just Groundhog Day? Today's hip technology, destined to be a passing fad, or the real Second Coming of the Web? Linked Data is "the Web done right" according to its founder Tim Berners-Lee, so it's gotta be worth a look, right? There's now commitment from the UK and US governments, and some significant activities including BBC Music Beta and Thomson Reuters. This workshop would highlight the up to ...more »

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Linked Data: Time For Institutional Use?

Although the Semantic Web failed to live up to its initial hype, we are now seeing renewed interest in the potential of Linked Data. But what exactly is Linked Data? What can it be used for? What relevance does it have for those involved in managing institutional Web services? And what can lessons can we learn from previous enthusiasms for the Semantic Web?

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Blogging Workshop

I've been thinking a workshop to share ideas about blogging as an individual, as a web team and running an institutional blogs platform would be useful. Some initial ideas: * What platform - e.g. WordPress MU * How to motivate the team * What to write about * Building a community of HE blogs I'm sure there's other topics that would be interesting and I'm not sure if I'm the right person to run the session but it could ...more »

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It's all gone horribly wrong: what now?

We've been working on a new method of communication with our community when disaster strikes and all else fails.

 

The primary objectives are to:

 

- remove comms from our network

- remove hosting from Greater London

 

The solution is to make use of a blend of social networks and to encourage reciprocal hosting arrangements between institutions.

 

Is your institution thinking about this? Shouldn't you have a plan?

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Web as part of an integrated Marketing and Comms strategy

Websites, and online activities, as part of an integrated marketing and communications plan/strategy. How does the web fit into everything else that our institutions do? Is it still seen as the role of the Web Team or a channel that everyone has to consider and plan into their annual activities. Probably still the former . . .

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