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HEH 37: Milking Nuts
Where does almond milk come from? We have a (maybe too in-depth) conversation to try to figure it out. We also chat about a bunch of other randomness including google tracking, home assistants (Google Home and Echo), and Dan’s upcoming Magic the Gathering event. A discussion on Almond (and various other) milks Dave got a... Read more »
HEH 36: Apps on Apps on Apps
We took an episode to talk about our tools a little while back. This time we take some time to talk about our favorite apps for our mobile devices (outside of the normal preinstalled ones). What are your favorite iOS or Android apps? What are you favorite smartphone apps? Kindle For (pleasure) reading Kindle Book... Read more »
HEH 35: Don’t Wear Earmuffs Over AirPods
Ken tells us all about his trip to WordCamp Minneapolis. We dig into cloud hosting (mainly for CMS), and get a bit into using Docker. Ken has Apple AirPods (and likes them) Wordcamp Minneapolis (~200 people) Keynote was about technology industry and mental health The community behind WP is very involved Rest API PODS (for... Read more »
HEH 34: He Touched my Fanny!
It’s a random conversation this time, folks. We chat Zime (it’s back!), Dan getting stopped by the TSA, some future conferences, new podcasts we enjoy and Dave’s classes starting this fall. ZIMA IS BACK, BABY! The US asking for passwords to your phone at the border. TSA always asks to touch Dan’s belly. Dan accidently... Read more »
HEH 33: Let’s All Take a Moment to Floss
Russian hacking (they’re after Daniel), Admissions Apps, Google Search Appliance, Analytics, Icon Libraries, and more… brought to you today by the letter H (as in HEH, as in High Ed Hangout). Enjoy! Daniel gets hacked (likely Russians) and keeps dropping out of the podcast. He changed all his passwords. They will be listed in the... Read more »
HEH 32: Back to the Boob: The Quilt Situation
Scott had a son, and is adjusting to life as a new parent (and the time he took off work). The GVSU guys jump back into accessibility training with a new consultant…. and then somehow the conversation transitions to quilts. Scott had a son, and talks about paternity leave and FMLA and paternity/maternity leave at... Read more »
HEH 30: Happy One Year Anniversary!!
It starts with the weather, moves on to politics, and then to religion (or at least a TV show slightly about religion) before the conversation moves on to discussions about college applications and how to improve their usability. It’s storming in Iowa and Daniel lives in tornado alley. (small talk about the weather) Presidential Politics... Read more »
HEH 28: We’re doin’ it live!!!! (3 of us anyway)
Daniel is in Iowa City visiting Ken and Scott, so they are podcasting from the same location at the University of Iowa Libraries. Dan and Dave join remotely to discuss personal sites and hosting on campus and focus groups and how the kids use the internets these days. Ken, Daniel and Scott are in the... Read more »
HEH 26: Daniel’s Wallet got Poop on it!
How do we handle user tracking and privacy policies for our university? What do we do for retargeting and advertising? What do we all use personally to keep our internet usage private? He got a new one https://www.crabbygear.com/ Privacy policies on our sites User tracking is somewhat new in higher edu, but commercial sites have... Read more »
HEH 23: Don’t Let Your Dog Eat Poo
Tonight the topics center around outside vendors and products for various tasks at our universities. We cover digital marketing, scholarship searches, chat and events calendars. We also touch on strategic planning. What outside vendors do you use? GVSU: Siteimprove GVSU: google and FB ads consultant provide a report for digital advertising UALR: digital marketing buyer... Read more »
HEH 20: 4 + Joe: The Podcast Podcast
This episode is the podcast podcast (how meta!). The gang shares their favorite podcasts that span the gamut on topics. Tune in, and you might just find something new to listen to. Our Favorite Podcasts Serial Season was waaaaay better than season 2 Reply All Random topics about the internet Startup Podcast The startup of... Read more »
HEH 16: Ken Got Hitched!
Ken goes to an island and gets married. GVSU looks at taking over web representation of grad programs, We talk about staff training opportunities and communities that our individual universities provide. Leroyyyy Jenkins! GVSU, after looking at analytics has taken over grad programs centrally because there is very little (or poor) data available. Does the... Read more »
HEH 15: HighEdWeb Memphis
We delve a bit deeper into Daniel’s trip to the HighEdWeb conference in Memphis. He shares the take-aways, and we chat about how all of us can implement some of the things talked about (centralized web support across campus – pay vs. no-pay). Daniel sums up HighEdWeb in Memphis http://wso2.com/ WordPress API being developed (very... Read more »
HEH 8: FIEEEEEEENNNNNEN!!!
We add our comments to an article criticizing university websites, and then add even more comments to a response from Michael Fienen to the original article. Original Article: University websites: The so-so, the bad, and the egregious Michael Fienen Response: Dear Higher Ed Administrators Urban Dictionary: ParaText