Middle States Regional Forum 2008

Connecting with Students: New Technologies

Middle States Regional Forum
Atlantic City, NJ

February 14, 2008

Presentation Materials
  • PowerPoint Presentation (14 mb)
Contact Information
  • Mark Greenfield
  • Director of Web Services
  • Mail Drop: 109 Norton Hall
  • Office Location: 454 Porter Hall
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Buffalo, N.Y. 14260
  • Phone: (716)645-2811
  • Fax: (716)645-7761
  • Email: markgr@buffalo.edu


It’s a new dawn. The next generation of the Web is approaching, a Web that is accessed more and more by mobile devices—anytime, anywhere. It will be just as easy to create content as it is to consume it. The Web will be connected through syndication rather than links, and, more and more, the user will be in control. This presentation will focus on the future direction of the Web and the implications for higher education Web professionals. Topics will include the mobile Web, converging technologies, the read/write Web, rich media, Web 2.0, and Everyware. The goal of the session is to have the audience take a step back and think long-term about social and cultural changes, as well as new opportunities for communicating and providing services to constituents. At the end of the session, participants will have a greater knowledge of emerging technology advancements and their implications for connecting with students.

Recommended Books

Web Resources


The End of Print

The World Network

Virtual Reality

The Web as the Platform

Syndication (RSS)

E-mail is Sooo Dead

Rich Media

The Read/Write Web


The Mobile Web


Training (Video Instruction)

Concluding Thoughts

  • From Gutenberg to Gates to Google (… and beyond)