HigherEd BlogCon begins

HigherEd BlogCon 2006 opens today. The project seeks to engage the higher education community in a conversation on the use of blogs, wikis, RSS, audio and video podcasts, social networks, and other digital tools in a range of areas in academe. Modelled after Global PR Blog Week 2.0, HigherEd BlogCon 2006 is being held online April 3 to April 28.

Participants from more than 30 institutions will publish articles, podcasts, and screencasts sharing their findings and experiences using these new technologies and inviting your participation through comments and questions.

All presentations are made available on the website at no charge (with the exception of the live, web/audio CASE Online Speaker Series events). Here's the schedule, in a nutshell:

April 3-7, 2006: Teaching

  • Blogs as personal learning environments
  • Curriculum development using a wiki
  • Legal issues in podcasting

April 10-14, 2006: Library and Information Resources

  • Blogging and podcasting in libraries
  • Web 2.0/Library 2.0
  • Building an online research toolkit

April 17-21, 2006: Admissions, Alumni Relations, and Communications & Marketing

  • Podcasts as a marketing tool
  • Alumni E-Networks
  • Blogging and podcasting for student recruitment
  • April 20 CASE Speaker Event: Online Annual Giving Strategies (paid registration required)

April 24-28, 2006: Websites & Web Development

  • Legal education podcasting project
  • Taking control of HTML and CSS
  • Agile web apps
  • April 27 CASE Speaker Event: Podcasting News & Events (paid registration required)

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