edUI Conference 2010 – Call for Proposals

The official “Call for Proposals” has been issued by edUI. If you’ve got something to share with a group of Web professionals from colleges, universities, libraries and other educational institutions, please consider submitting a proposal. Following is some information about the call for proposals.

We seek dynamic speakers willing to share their knowledge and expertise about Web design, user experience design and development. Preference is given to presentations that offer practical methods and ready-to-use techniques and tools.

  • Have you completed an innovative Web project at your institution that you want to tell others about?
  • Are you enthusiastic about introducing new technologies and techniques to other Web professionals?
  • Do you want to share your ideas about user experience design and development?
  • Are you ready to add something exciting to your CV or resume?

YouTube EDU Launches

The other day, YouTube unveiled its newest creation: YouTube EDU. This new section of YouTube is intended to be a one-stop shop for educational videos; mostly lectures and presentations from college and university professors. The idea is similar to another new venture known as AcademicEarth and honestly reminds me of iTunes University (though the only proprietary software you have to have installed to use YouTube EDU is a Flash player).

The new YouTube EDU apparently offers branded channels upon request for institutions of higher learning. More information about the new venture can be found in the CollegeWebEditor blog.

An Amusing and Disturbingly Accurate Post

I came across a very amusing and disturbingly accurate post the other day on a blog I frequent. The content of the post deals with how to diplomatically deal with the barrage of requests you get for “front page exposure” at an institution of higher learning.

I’m not sure how much of this translates to the corporate world, but this is a common occurrence at many colleges and universities.

Thankfully, I don’t deal with this at my job nearly as much as Drew seems to.