Thursday, January 28, 2010

GOMC: Student Guide now available

Google has just posted the Students Guide for the Google Online Marketing Challenge. The GOMC is a major part of MKT 595 (taught in the Spring Quarter), and is a fantastic learning opportunity. In 2009, 2187 student teams from 57 countries competed in the Google Online Marketing Challenge. The global winner was from Deakin University, Australia. The team of Andrew Kidd, Richard Blakely, Kevin Fung, Clinton Hinze, Katalin Kish and Howard Lien was taught by Chia Yao Lee and Bardo Fraunholz, and worked with a local indoor play centre, www.littletigrrs.com.au. The 2009 Americas winner came from James Madison University, and was taught by Theresa Flaherty. The team of Rachel Bruton, Meredith Rauh and Brandon Sockwell, worked with a local tour operator, www.mobiletours.org. In 2008, over 1600 student teams competed in the GOMC. The global winner was from University of Western Australia and was taught Dr. Fang Liu. The team of Aaron Balm, Lauren Bobridge, Amy Smith, Victor Tsen and Arina Usikov worked with a local rock-climbing centre, www.thehangout.com.au. The 2008 Americas winner came from Pennsylvania State University and was taught by Jim Jansen. The team of Caroline Furey, Joe Lewis, Matthew Maisel, Daehee Park and Tonya Podkuiko worked with a local tourism and information site, www.happyvalley.com. DePaul has competed in the GOMC every year, with several teams in each MKT 595 class: The MKT595 2009 ranking was:
  • 2731472472: Good Campaign
  • 8491639672: Fair Campaign
  • 9725648323: Good Campaign
  • 9831632978: Good Campaign
The MKT 595 2008 ranking was:
  • 1931930990: Campaign Ineligible
  • 5442838437: Americas Semi-Finalist
  • 5915469286: Americas Semi-Finalist
  • 7359031935: Good Campaign
  • 7916983884: Fair Campaign

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blackboard Down: February 6 - 7

Information Services will be conducting necessary maintenance work in the main data center which will require downtime beginning the evening of Saturday, February 6th at 10 p.m. and ending the morning of Sunday, February 7th at 8 a.m. During this time frame most major technology systems within the University will not be available including the following:
  • Campus Connection
  • All systems requiring your Campus Connection credentials
  • DePaul e-mail systems
  • Library Systems
  • Blackboard
  • All DePaul websites
  • Network file and print services
  • Access to Wireless network on all campuses
  • PeopleSoft

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Problems with Entourage (where is my e-mail?)

Encountering a wacky problem with Microsoft Entourage this week.... I don't see any new e-mail in my inbox. Anything that arrived after Tuesday 19th January is hidden from me. The weird thing is that I can access these recent messages through webmail (or by logging on to a Windows PC and using Outlook). Have applied Microsoft and Apple updates, cleared directories, checked settings, etc. All to no avail. Hoping to find a solution soon. Having to use webmail is particularly irksome.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Technology Tuesday: Lecture Capture and Podcasting with Podcast Producer 2

The next Technology Tuesday will cover Lecture Capture and Podcasting with Podcast Producer 2: Podcasting is quickly gaining acceptance in higher education as a way to deliver new and supplemental academic content, research results and marketing/sports content. Podcasting is also being included with and playing a key role in many institution's pandemic planning. In this presentation we will cover the basics of how institutions are using podcasting today, as well as demonstrate some of the options available for content creation and delivery from any type of computer and smart podia. Mac OS X Server includes a service for automating the capture, encode and delivery process - Podcast Producer 2. With Podcast Producer you create workflows to automate the entire process making this solution very cost effective and easy on the support staff. Keith Mountin is the Higher Education System Engineer for Apple in Wisconsin. He lives in Juneau, WI. He has been with Apple, Inc. for 15 years. He has extensive experience working with educational institutions in the midwest. As the Education Systems Engineer for the upper midwest, he is responsible for developing and implementing technical solutions for Universities. Keith is a Certified Apple System Administrator and a Certified Apple Trainer.
  • Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
  • Location: DPC 7406 (7th floor of the DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Blvd. Chicago)
Please RSVP here

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MKT 595: Syllabus

I have posted a temporary version of the syllabus for the Spring 2010 (March 29 - June 7). I will be making some minor changes over the week and will post version 6.2 shortly. Registration is available through Campus Connection. More information about the course can be found on the MKT 595 webpage.

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