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)
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
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.
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:
- faculty roster,
- library info,
- Campus Card balances,
Go Live date expected for Fall 2012.
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
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.
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.