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Simplify Your Compliance Process by Going Paperless

Charlotte Shupert, Product Manager, Compliance Solutions for Evisions, wrote a blog post on simplifying the Compliance process.   Charlotte discusses that keeping in compliance with ever-changing guidelines requires mountains of paperwork and can lead to a slow review and approval process — if you’re not prepared.  Adopting an electronic system will free employees from hours of paperwork shuffling and do the documentation, so the  team can get on to the important thing — research.
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Time to retire from online learning?

Forgive me for being personal in this post (well, it is a blog), but I also have a few important things to say professionally. The context I was 75 yesterday and as I’ve tried to do each birthday for the last 25 years, I spent the day skiing at Whistler. (A wonderful day: sunshine and […]
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Why successful consortia for online learning are so difficult

Fishman, R. (2013) State U Online Washington DC: The New America Foundation Fishman, R. (2014) Seeking Your Input on Online Consortia and Online Community Colleges WCET Frontiers It would seem obvious that there would be great advantage in building consortia for online courses, so that courses could be shared between institutions, thus saving institutions the cost […]
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A new MOOC on how to do blended learning

Kelly, R. (2014) EDUCAUSE and UCF launching blended learning MOOC Campus Technology, 3 April EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida are offering a free MOOC called ‘BlendKit2014 – Becoming a Blended Learning Designer‘, which will run initially from April 21 to May 27. It is aimed primarily at faculty and instructional designers, will come away […]
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No Permission

For some of you at selective institutions, you have a little more than 2 weeks to fill your class for this Fall. For most of you that admit more than you deny, May 1 isn’t what it used to be, but more importantly, you have more applications and more admits to try to persuade to enroll in the Fall. In either case, you have to use your time wisely with time and resources not necessarily on your side.
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Change is coming

The first Recruitment Minute hit email inboxes in November 2002. Back then it was known as the “Email Minute,” because that’s how it was delivered and that’s what it was all about — email marketing. TargetX was a pioneer in email marketing.
But electronic communication grew and evolved, and so did TargetX. We focused on higher education as our niche and developed additional products and services to help colleges bu...

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Getting serious about retention

Acceptance letters have been sent. YouTube videos posted as eager applicants open their letters. Deposits mailed in. It’s another full cycle completed in the college admissions process.
As we enter July, the incoming Class of 2013 is now preparing for the next step in their college journey while heading to Bed, Bath and Beyond or Target to stock up on all the college essentials. Colleges across the country are holding their orientations so...

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Who's your customer

First, thank you for the lack of hate mail from last week’s Recruitment Minute, “What’s your business?” Maybe what I’m talking about here is beginning to resonate with the higher education industry (or perhaps everyone is just on vacation). But let’s not count our Mai Tais too soon. Today I’m talking about the other word that, when uttered on campuses, in my experience, renders even more disdain … ...

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What's your business?

First, let me congratulate you on getting past that subject line and deciding to read on. For many of your colleagues, the word “business” might as well be a four-letter word.
Here at the annual UB Tech Conference in Orlando, we’re having that discussion specifically about cloud computing and its benefits for getting a college or university to focus on their business. I like to say, “do what you do best and outsource the ...

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Put graphics in your info

Admit it, you can’t ignore a nice infographic, can you? One of those colorful, vertical, visual representations of a topic as complex as nuclear fission, that you’re now able to easily comprehend thanks to an emphasis of images over text.
Here’s an example that explains how social media lost its way (I didn’t even realize it had until I stumbled upon this).
Internet marketer James Hutto knows that we can’t tune ou...