29 Best Ideas for College or University Websites

December 21, 2006

On his blog, Bob Johnson offers a year-end summary of some of the best ideas of 2006 for institutional websites, including: student videos to explain features like "immersive learning"; student blogs to answer questions; student and faculty storytelling videos; a powerful "can't miss" branding statement on the front page of the site; an annual report designed for the web instead of PDF; "admissions robots" who answer many questions instantaneously; online financial aid estimators; video success stories of alumni; an option to select from student videos by hometown or major; and "hugs from home" from parents. Examples include uManitoba's use of MySpace for its Virtual Learning Commons. Bob Johnson Consulting | uManitoba Virtual Learning Commons