Archive for September, 2010

Location! Location! Location! Location-Based Social Networking

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Location-based social media tool Foursquare has been getting a lot of press lately, including an exciting announcement last week that a McDonald’s campaign using Foursquare increased foot traffic by 33%! More about that later.
First, what is location-based networking?
According to their website, Foursquare is a mobile application that makes cities easier to use and more interesting [...]

Monitors: How many is enough?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

A few of us here at Seward have recently been discussing the possibility of adding more monitors to our computer setups. Currently, we are all working with two monitors. When working with multiple documents - or especially spreadsheets - at the same time, it seems much more efficient to be able to see them all [...]

So You’ve Heard about Web Content Strategy. Now What?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Over the past two years, a “new” discipline has emerged in the web development world—web content strategy. I say “new” because many of us web professionals have been doing content strategy for years, we just didn’t have a name for it.
Here is how a couple of content strategy gurus define it:

“Content strategy is a repeatable system [...]

Our Favorite Tools Right Now

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Seward Inc. staff describes some of their favorite tools they’re using right now.

Learner-Centered Instruction in 25 Words or Less

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

I was recently looking for a concise definition of learner-centered instruction. But when I did a Google search, I was surprised at the lack of results. Oh, I got plenty of hits (181,000) but I couldn’t find much in the way of a 25-words-or-less type of definition. Most of what popped up were lists of [...]