Friday Five: #psuweb12, the Slideshare edition

If Twitter is my go-to learning network (see previous post), then Slideshare is my research library. What I love about both platforms is that they make so much great information accessible, so easily. Slideshare gives me quick and easy access to conference presentations by many of the great higher ed, marketing, PR and leadership experts I follow there. And when I can’t experience a conference presentation in person, I have Slideshare as a tool for viewing some great slide decks, at my convenience. It’s the next best thing to being there.

Earlier this week, a lot of higher ed web marketing folks gathered for #psuweb12, the annual web conference held at Penn State. Many of the presenters used Slideshare to kindly share their slide decks with the online world. Here are five that I found worth clicking through.

1. Producing a Mobile Online Presence: Timeline: Yesterday, by Nick Denardis

Terrific overview of where mobile is heading, and why you should get on board. Plus, imperial stormtroopers.

2. We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Web Communication Before, During and After a Crisis, by Tonya Oaks Smith

Doot-doot. Doot-doot. Doot-doot. Doot-doot. What potential crises lurk beneath the surface?

3. These Kids Today: Usability Testing With Current and Prospective Students, by Lori Packer

Tips for quick testing of your website.

4. Game On: How Games Are Changing Life, the Web and Everything, by Colleen Brennan-Barry

We are all gamers. (Words With Friends, anyone?)

5. Editorial Style: Your Guide to Clear Communication on the Web, by Rick Allen

Words matter. Even on the web.


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.

9 thoughts on “Friday Five: #psuweb12, the Slideshare edition”

  1. Thanks for sharing the slideshares. Have you used Lanyrd for tracking/following conferences? It’s my go-to place for conference coverage; I like it better than Slideshare since photos, notes, slideshares, sketchnotes, etc. can be easily added.

  2. When I returned from Midwest UX, I spent the afternoon compiling the sessions, slideshows, notes, etc. that had been published online to the conference Lanyrd page. Had about 30 items in the conference coverage. With other people’s help, now there are more than 60 coverage posts. Love social aspect of Lanyrd, allows you to remember who spoke and who attended. And to see who’s going/speaking at upcoming conferences.

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