Sessions at HighEdWeb 2011 on Sunday 23rd October

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  • A Nuts-and-Bolts Introduction to Client-side Interactivity with jQuery and AJAX

    by Jason Woodward

    Today's website consumers demand a tremendous amount of flexibility, resposiveness and interactivity from the sites they visit. People have become used to Web applications like Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter that make heavy use of Web browser client-side programming in JavaScript and interaction with Web services using the AJAX programming model. This workshop will teach you the basics of Web browser client-side programming using Web standards. We'll take a quick tour of HTTP, DOM, Javascript, XML and JSON, then jump in with hands-on exercises using the jQuery Javascript library, building up an interactive website utilizing AJAX Web services. For those who attended in 2009 you should expect to see an increased number of exercises this year. This year's will closely resemble 2010's successful model, with different exercises. You should come prepared with a laptop, your favorite text editor, and the latest version of the Firefox Web browser. Before the conference we'll also provide a list of Firefox extensions you'll need to install. A familiarity with JavaScript, DOM, XHTML, CSS and some client-side programming is necessary for this session.

    At 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 23rd October

    In Hill Country CD, Hyatt Regency Austin

  • Developing and Maintaining Web Content: An Idea Generating Workshop

    by Doug Tschopp

    This popular HighEdWeb workshop is a great way to start off the conference! Using some of the cornerstone topics in communications and public relations, this workshop examines the development of good Web content. The second half of the workshop looks at research techniques available for developing and assessing websites.

    At 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 23rd October

    In Hill Country AB, Hyatt Regency Austin

  • Introduction to PHP 5

    by C. Daniel Chase

    We will cover basic PHP use with a focus on the power of dynamic pages in comparison to static HTML, including a short history of PHP, statement syntax, basic program logic statements and data types, simple PHP pages, and HTML forms. This workshop is for those people with no experience with PHP or those who are just getting started and would like to fill in their knowledge and ask questions as needed. Designers and those that don't normally work with PHP code, but have to work "around" it and would like to feel more comfortable will benefit also. While we can't cover everything in PHP in the short amount of time we have, this will be a good start with a focus on the most basic and useful parts of the language.

    At 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 23rd October

    In Big Bend, Hyatt Regency Austin

  • Online Video Workshop

    by Brad Mitchell

    Video should be an essential part of your digital marketing toolkit; not only is it the fastest growing mobile application, it is also the fastest growing medium in the history of the world. So what are you waiting for? In this workshop we’ll go over everything you need to know about creating high-quality videos in a short amount of time and with little cost. We’ll cover gear and setup costs and get hands-on with some basic video equipment and editing software; discuss how to properly conduct interviews to ensure you get authentic answers and quotes for your videos; create a plan for building a great team of student videographers and outline best practices for utilizing free tools like YouTube, Vimeo and iTunes U to host and spread your videos via social media outlets and your institutional websites.

    At 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 23rd October

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  • Online Video Workshop

    by Brad Mitchell

    Video should be an essential part of your digital marketing toolkit; not only is it the fastest growing mobile application, it is also the fastest growing medium in the history of the world. So what are you waiting for? In this workshop we’ll go over everything you need to know about creating high-quality videos in a short amount of time and with little cost. We’ll cover gear and setup costs and get hands-on with some basic video equipment and editing software; discuss how to properly conduct interviews to ensure you get authentic answers and quotes for your videos; create a plan for building a great team of student videographers and outline best practices for utilizing free tools like YouTube, Vimeo and iTunes U to host and spread your videos via social media outlets and your institutional websites.

    At 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 23rd October

  • The WordPress University

    by Stephanie Leary

    Is Wordpress the right CMS for your department, or even your whole institution? How do you sell your colleagues on WordPress? What kinds of sites can you build with WordPress? We will demonstrate how WordPress's theme system is uniquely suited for campus-wide branding initiatives, and how you can create a single theme that allows your users to customize their own sites to the extent you allow. We'll do a quick walkthrough of installation process and the administration screens, including some issues specific to campus networks.

    At 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 23rd October

  • Web Manager's Leadership Academy

    by Doug Ruschman

    This opportunity is open to attendees who are the highest ranking Web professional at their institution. Participation will be limited in size to allow for small group interactions and analysis. What are the challenges that you're facing at your institution? How are you managing the ever-increasing expectations of the Web at your college? What are the ways that you are advocating for additional resources (staff, dollars, time) at your university? Some of higher education's most knowledgeable Web professionals will share their experiences, reveal their techniques for strategic planning, and provide some ideas for moving your institution forward. You'll also have the occasion to meet others with similar roles and create connections that will benefit you and your efforts well beyond the conclusion of HighEdWeb 2011.Individual course content includes:Aligning goals with institutional mission: What are others doing?The War Room: Guiding Management Principles by Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, and Sun TzuShowcasing your department's knowledge and skills to the rest of the institutionThe future of Web at an institution

    At 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 23rd October