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WebDev Meeting Minutes for February 8, 2012

We will meet today at 1:30 in SC315.

Here is the agenda:

We will be watching a WebEx from OmniUpdate in SC315 starting at 1PM.  The topic is The Mobile Expectations of College-Bound Students.  You are welcomed to attend at this WebEx as well

Hope to see you later today!


WebEx session: "The Mobile Expectations of College-Bound Students" - for specifics, see www.noellevitz.com/mobile.

Notes from Nick Day:

The mobile expectations webcast from today included a whitepaper with their survey's findings. It covered both mobile access and social media (Facebook, Twitter, et al) usage.

Some notes I took on the webcast are below:

- Slightly more than half of the people that responded had accessed schools' mobile sites. Android was in use slightly more than iOS devices, but they were very close.
- The vast majority (96%) had accessed them via mobile browsers, and not a specific "mobile app".

Of the social media stuff, which is probably more relevant to our marketing folks, it turns out that students highly used Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter (to a much lesser extent).. quel surprise, n'est pas? It covered social media in fair detail, as seen in the whitepaper.

URL updates for School of Communication Sciences and Disorders formerly School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology: http://www.memphis.edu/ausp/ replaced with http://www.memphis.edu/csd/.

URL updates for College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, formerly College of Education: http://www.memphis.edu/coe/ replaced with http://www.memphis.edu/cehhs/.

University mobile application

Incorporating mobile for U of M. Brief overview of work being done at present to incorporate mobile technology for the U of M; portal, web pages, etc. Questions, comments, discussion ongoing. Anyone interested to assist with mobile testing, contact Web Services for information.

Mobile templates

Plans are to incorporate OU Campus web pages to facilitate mobile technology as well. At present, updating mobile app; close to being submitted for approval. Incorporates framework from Data Guard, Sungard HE. Download available and request for testing encouraged. Will include items like:

  • events,
  • grades,
  • schedules,
  • faculty roster,
  • maps,
  • library info,
  • Campus Card balances,
  • etc.

Go Live date expected for Fall 2012. 

Template redesign

Beginning summer 2012, plans to re-design the U of M web pages will begin. Items discussed for improvement include:

  • incorporate a <DIV>-based design preferable to <TABLE>-based design.
  • fewer templates.
  • more flexible design.
  • different look/appearance.

The U of M pages will be first to incorporate the new design. Roll-out expected for January 2013.

Designs discussed and ideas are welcome. 


Replacement for current R25 (Resource 25) calendering system.  Researching items for inclusion discussed; events, lectures, concerts, theatrical, etc. Also, an interest to incorporate EMS into our new CMS system, OU Campus, webpages welcome.

Note: Conference Planning and Operations currently uses EMS.

Lost alumni

Application to be developed for "lost alumni". Numerous colleges have a lost alumni list. Web Services to develop application that will consolidate alumni, central repository and collection of data for lost alumni.

Solicitations please. If you have Web-related item(s) of interest to "show and tell" for future WebDev meetings, please contact Web Services.

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