Archive for March, 2005

State of admission

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

The National Association for College Admission Counseling has released its latest study on the “State of College Admission.” The report is based on surveys of school counselors and colleges and universities nationwide. Some findings about the web: In 2004, colleges and universities nationwide received an average of 57 percent of their applications online — a […]

Our moment of Zen

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Content late, again? Someone wants a big red button in the middle of the home page design? CSS misbehavin’ in Safari for no earthly reason? The programmers took all the doughnuts before you got to the conference table? Take a break. Relax…from Dr. Andrew Weil.

Urchin caught

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

For those of you who use Urchin to mind your web stats, Google announced today an agreement to acquire the San Diego-based company. More: Urchin news release

Planning ahead

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

The Society for College and University Planning has released its quarterly report on trends in higher education. Probably most significant is the overall bleak financial picture for higher education painted by the report. Beyond that, some technology trends: Spending on information-technology in higher education is likely to decline again this year…. Unlike other technology spending, […]

Judging interactivity

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

Jeffrey Veen talks about his recent stint as a member of a panel judging interative design from the past year. Is was not easy: Most of what I saw was a strange blend of fast-paced television commercials and the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books I liked so much a kid. Everything was designed as over-produced […]