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Monday, July 30, 2012

UB Web Seminar Series: Freed from the Digital Divide

University Business Web Seminars

Freed from the Digital Divide
Tuesday, July 26, 2012 at 2pm, ET
Higher education is firmly wedged between two worlds: the theories and foundations behind the teaching and education business is the same, but the methods of delivery and relevance continue to change. Whether your goal is to inspire students to choose your school, or build clout by publishing your university's research, or invoke a response from alumni donors, how you reach and inspire your audience is shifting to the digital realm. Among some it is causing a severe digital divide between the education industry and its audience. However, universities and colleges can keep up with the trend while also keeping an eye on tightening budgets with strategic digital publishing.
In this web seminar, we will explore methods of engaging new audiences and achieving goals for growth. We will seek to answer questions such as:
  • How does the design of a digital magazine compare to the design of your typical website?
  • How does a digital brochure or magazine fit in with your overall online presence?
  • Does a digital version promote growth?
Who will benefit:
Presidents, publication directors, advancement and alumni relations officers, admissions directors. Anyone may attend.
Continuing Education Certification:
All attendees of this live web seminar will receive confirmation of their participation, which may be used for purposes of CEU certification where applicable.
Sponsored by Nxtbook Media

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University Business
produces web seminars on topics of special interest to higher education leaders. Moderated by UB's Web Seminar Editor, JD Solomon, each web seminar features presentations by higher education leaders and industry experts. These online events are underwritten by our sponsors so that you may view them for free.
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Rachel Coker -
Director of Research Advancement, SUNY-Binghamton.

Sherri Miles -
Higher Education and Publishing Consultant.



 2012 - November 6-9 - Denver, Colorado, and Online

EDUCAUSE 2012 | Face-to-Face Highlights

Join us in Denver, November 6–9, for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, the premier gathering for higher education IT professionals.
Participate face-to-face to: 
  • Gain new perspectives. Select from more than 300 sessions covering multiple diverse topics and formats by international experts and peers.
  • Network with peers. This year there are more opportunities to connect with over 4,000 higher education IT colleagues from around the world.
  • Experience the Exhibit Hall. Explore 260+ innovative corporate solution providers, participate in special-topic information alleys, and contribute to the learning theater dialogue.

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Presidential Election
The 2012 U.S. presidential election will be held during EDUCAUSE 2012. Don't forget to
request an absentee ballot.
General Session Speakers
Noted professionals Clay Shirky, Christine Flanagan, Elliott Masie, and Edward Ayers are
general session speakers.
Online Conference
With 63 webcasts and over 25 exclusive sessions, this year's online program is the largest ever. Participate in the comfort of your own office, or book a room on campus and invite a team to participate in this year's event. 
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EduDemic: 25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education

25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education
Posted: 28 Jul 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Some teachers embrace technology and social media. Others lurk. Many ignore. So what does the average teacher do if they're somewhere in the middle?


Inside Higher Ed: A Measured Change & 'A Role for All of Us'

As institutions struggle to “do more with less,” business officers' annual meeting focuses increasingly on evaluation of which programs -- including academic departments -- are making and costing money and reallocating from one to the other.

'A Role for All of Us'

Chair of new federal effort to promote black educational attainment says that focus on data and accountability could yield much-needed results.


eSchool News Technology News for Today's K-20 Educator July/August 2012

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Vol. 15, No. 7
Technology News for Today's K-20 Educator
July/August 2012

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The White House Blog: President Obama Creates Initiative to Improve Educational Outcomes for African Americans

July 26, 2012

On Wednesday, during his remarks at the National Urban League conference in New Orleans, President Obama announced an Executive Order to improve outcomes and advance educational opportunities for African Americans. On Thursday, he signed that Executive Order surrounded by some of the key leaders who have been at forefront of promoting those priorities.

The President has made it a top priority to provide a complete and competitive education for all Americans – from cradle to career. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, created by this Executive Order, will work across Federal agencies and with partners and communities nationwide to produce a more effective continuum of education programs for African American students. The initiative aims to ensure that all African American students receive an education that fully prepares them for high school graduation, college completion, and productive careers.
In the nearly 60 years since the Brown v.Board of Education decision put America on a path toward equal educational opportunity, America’s educational system has undergone a remarkable transformation. Many African American children who attended substandard, segregated schools in the 1950s have grown up to see their children attend integrated and effective elementary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Nonetheless, substantial obstacles to equal educational opportunity still remain in America’s school systems. Disproportionately, students of color, including African Americans, lag in equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes. And they experience school discipline and referrals to special education at higher rates than their peers.
Improving the educational outcomes of African Americans will provide substantial benefits for our country, like increasing college completion rates, employment rates, and the number of African American teachers. So, through this Executive Order, President Obama is taking an important step to promote a more promising future for all Americans.