Web 2.0 has created new channels for university communities to connect. User-generated content from diverse populations presented an opportunity to extend the voice of the university to all students, faculty and staff. Academics, Marketing, and IT partnered to provide a system of self-managed services. This session will highlight how Loyola utilized third-party and home-grown solutions at the University. Technologies highlighted will include Flash video, iTunesU, Blackboard, blogs, and wikis.
The presentation focused on how Loyola developed and implemented the “Ignation” system whereby students, faculty, and staff could create, upload, and manage rich-media. Media such as Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Videos can be sent to a central repository where users can self-manage their content and get the Loyola brand around their content to help tell an authentic “Loyola Story.”