Category Archives: Plenaries

The Opening of IWMW 2011

Brian Kelly and Marieke Guy have opened the 15th International Web Management Workshop at the University of Reading. We were welcomed to the University of Reading by the Director of External Affairs, Shaun Horan, who provided a context to the landscape for universities … Continue reading

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Video Streaming at IWMW 2011

This year we are trying something a little different and will be using Adobe Connect to stream the plenary talks. One of the key reasons for us using Connect, rather than another live streaming service, is that we feel it … Continue reading

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Embedding Web 2.0

I’ll be talking at IWMW 2011 about institutional attitudes to “Web 2.0″, i.e. social media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc. As I’ve written before (about the iPad), the key question is: Are you progressive, or regressive? At Loughborough we are … Continue reading

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Still Searching

Voice search for the desktop, Google Instant Pages, faster searching, image searching, personalised searches…searching on the Web has refused to sit still. This year IWMW has two plenary talks exploring institutional Web sites and their relationship with search engines. In … Continue reading

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Putting the Usefulness back into Social Networking

The term Web 2.0 almost seems dated. We have been using social networking services for many years now; as individuals and on behalf of our institutions. But are we doing it right? Are we truly making the most out of … Continue reading

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Numbers Matter!

It’s been an interesting year for Higher Education. Last year we were very much in the dark regarding where we stood financially. This year things are a lot clearer. The comprehensive spending review outlined cuts of 40% in teaching budgets … Continue reading

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