The State of Higher Education Digital Environments

Managing Higher Education's Complex Digital Environments

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Number of Post-Secondary/Higher Education Institutions Worldwide

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Proportion of Population with Internet Access Worldwide 2018

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Individual Institutions Are Complex Digital Ecosystems

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How Did We Create Such Complexity?

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Evolution from Data Repository to Communications Channels

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Digital Content has Overflowed the Internal Structures

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Technological Exuberance Has Been Matched by Content Decentralisation

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Stumbled Into Agile Content Development Without Formal Methodology Approach

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The Sum of All the Foregoing Has Led Us to Where We Are Now

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Need to Understand the Layers to Improve Our Solutions To The Issues

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Development Efforts Focus on The Middle Layer

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The Top Layer Defines the User Experience And Whether It All Appears To Work

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Why Are We Building All These Websites?

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Let’s Put Numbers On the Descriptions

The State of Higher Education Digital Environments

Managing Higher Education's Complex Digital Environments | The Current Situation

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On The Surface That Technology Stack Produces Similar Looking Websites

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And These Websites Try To Say A Lot on Their Homepages

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How big and how complex are higher education digital environments?

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Words, images and lots of PDFs

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On A Number of Measures HEI Websites Stack Up Well Versus Others

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We’ve Incrementally Built Ourselves Complex Digital Ecosystems

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PriceWaterhouseCoopers Risk Profile for UK Universities - 2018

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Typical Website/Digital Environment Risk Identification

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Complexity Elevates Risk

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Financial Risks – Lose Revenue or Incur Unnecessary Costs

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Legal & Regulatory Risks – Exposed To Legal or Other Sanctions

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Security Risks – Universities are Attractive Sites to Attack

The State of Higher Education Digital Environments

Managing Higher Education's Complex Digital Environments | How to Make It Better

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Security Risks – Universities are Attractive Sites to Attack

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We’ve Identified The Issues. What Are The Solutions?

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Four Building Blocks

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Agile Development Techniques

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Agile Development Foundation

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Digital Governance Framework

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Agile Development Foundation and Digital Governance Framework

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Integrated Content Policies

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Agile Development Foundation + Digital Governance Framework + Integrated Content Policies

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Monitor, Measure and Analyse

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Agile Development Foundation + Digital Governance Framework + Integrated Content Policy +
Monitor, Measure and Analyse

If you would like to listen to the original webinar, our colleagues at GatherContent have archived it here: https://gathercontent.com/resources/the-state-of-higher-education-digital-environments

If you prefer to view the material as slides: The State of Higher Education Digital Environments - Webinar April 2019.

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