HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions

Session Details

Blogger + Jott = Crisis Communications

MMP10 Marketing, Management, and Professional Development Track

Plaster Student Union Ballroom East


In today’s world, emergencies can happen because of things like natural disasters (Hurricane Katrina), school shootings (Virginia Tech & NIU), or even terrorist attacks (9/11). Colleges and universities has spent hundreds of hours writing plans and going through exercises to prepare for these types of events, but do those plans include using the website for crisis communication?

This session will show you how easy it is to leverage the power of free Web 2.0 technologies to create an emergency website that can been used even when you have no power or Internet access. Learn how the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, using free Blogger and Jott accounts, has set up the site emergency.uwgb.edu, and how this site fits into the campus crisis communication plan.


Paula Ganyard
University Webmaster, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Paula is the University Webmaster and Coordinator of Web Services at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She has BA in history and anthropology and a Masters of Library Science from the University at Buffalo. Paula has over ten years of Web design experience, which has included teaching a graduate course on information architecture.