Sadly the below link isn’t an animated battle royale between two blogging platforms.
It is however, a useful comparison between the two popular blogging platforms; WordPress and Tumblr:
BlogInstall | WordPress vs Tumblr – which blogging platform to choose ?
As much as I love the instantaneous, media-friendliness of Tumblr, there doesn’t seem to be a way of installing it on your own domain (unlike WordPress) – thus losing out on much SEO goodness.
So, for now at least, a self-hosted WordPress seems like the best option for those with the access, ability and know-how to publish an academic or course blog.
Useful preview of LinkedIn’s new company pages design features:
A Detailed Anatomy of the New LinkedIn Company Page Design.
Having a fantastic social media prescience for your university or college is pointless if it’s directing users to a headache-inducing mess of a website with poor content.
On my web travels, I encountered some useful web usability research from the US on how students use and navigate university websites:
7 elements of high-quality college websites | Teagarden-tech.
Somewhat strangely, the survey doesn’t seem to ask how important relevance, production quality or accuracy of written/audio/video content is to users. But still, worth a quick read!
Some useful points in Times Higher Ed on the increasing importance of social media – over 3rd party agents, in international student recruitment:
Times Higher Education – Hashtag recruitment and the social network’s global reach.