Leveraging Technology to Increase Enrollment, Capacity, and Revenues

Are you watching all the for-profit universities' stocks soar as their online programs grow by double-digit percentages?
Have you been reading about private equity firms buying failed private colleges and 'preserving the mission,' but developing online programs? Do you wonder how the University of Phoenix grew to more than 400,000 students? Do you believe that you could develop online programs, market them nationally, capture a small share of those online students, and add millions to your bottom line?
In today's economy-such thoughts are understandable. Colleges need more students and cash and lucrative online programs to grow. Why not go for it? Forget it! You are far too late, and likely much too small, to think big now. But, you do have opportunities, just probably not big ones. You also have imperatives. Big may be out, but online is in. | 0 Comments

Sorry, Google: I'm just not buzzed about Buzz

In case you missed the announcement yesterday, Buzz is Google's latest attempt to drop a 16-ton weight on the heads of Facebook and Twitter [3], primarily by combining elements of both. Using Gmail as a starting point, it lets you follow and unfollow, share your deep insights about what you had for lunch, post pix, videos, links, etc. You can connect it to Picasa, Flicker, Google Chat, Google Reader, and even Twitter (though only in one direction -- your Tweets show up on Buzz, but your "Buzzes" don't show up on Twitter). | 0 Comments


Furloughed From San Diego State U., CIO Flies Relief Missions to Haiti

The San Diego State University chief information officer has been flying people and supplies back and forth to Haiti since last week. Now, as he talks to a reporter by phone from Florida before stepping into “the bird” for yet another | 0 Comments


Social media use on the rise, but fewer young people are blogging

The use of social-networking web sites among young Americans continues to climb, with nearly three-fourths of American teens now using these sites. But fewer teens and young adults are blogging now than four years ago, and the number of those who use Twitter is still very low. | 0 Comments

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