eduWEB 2008

Seems like all the cool kids in higher ed are at the eduWEB Conference, which wraps up today in Atlantic City, N.J.

Lots of bloggage and tweetage is emanating from the conference, much of it good (see links below). But perhaps the most important and underreported story — from this blogger’s perspective, anyway — is the fact that Missouri S&T’s Name Change Conversations blog won the eduStyle Award for best institutional blog. I learned about this award via a direct tweet from Kyle James (nom de tweet: @jameskm03. (Hats off also to the College of William and Mary’s re:web blog, which won the people’s choice award in that same category.)

But enough gratuitous wallowing in my 15 seconds of Internet fame. On to the important eduWEB links.

  1. Karine Joly is posting like crazy, with the help of other eduWEB participants. Check the series of eduWEB in 140 words posts at
  2. Kyle James’ presentation on email marketing.
  3. If 140 words a post is just too much for you (and if that’s the case then you haven’t read this far), then visit Twitter’s #eduweb2008 backchannel for updates, links, comments, critique, etc. in 140 characters or fewer from all the tweeting participants.
  4. Brad Ward posts a nice reading list inspired by the conference. It’s a little heavy on the Seth Godin books (albeit no Purple Cow, oddly), but to each his own.

That’s it for now. Off to a meeting.

Now playing: John Mellencamp – My Sweet Love
via FoxyTunes


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

7 thoughts on “eduWEB 2008”

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. It is interesting to see how new media takes it’s part with education marketing. The biggest problem seems to be that most institutions get to them too late.

  2. Hi there,

    I came across your blog and really enjoy what you have to say. I recently started an Alumni Relations blog at NYU for our Arts and Science Alumni.


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