The Digital Campus

The Digital Campus


“Comment Allez-Vous?” A Study on Student Habits and Trends

comment-allez-vous?Each year at the University of Lausanne, the Career Center partners with the Student Association (FAE) for a research project looking at new students.
From November to December of 2015, 1,162 new students responded to the study. For the Digital Campus, we were most interested in the students’ use of social media, email and tools. The following infographic provides insight worth highlighting:

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The Most Powerful Colleges in Social Media [Infographic]

Purdue University FacebookHave you ever wondered which universities have the most likes on Facebook or the biggest follower base on Twitter? Edudemic put together a neat infographic that shows the most popular US universities on social media.

 

 

 

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Why Universities Need to Be Run Like Startups

Golden Age of Universities is OverIt’s a well documented fact that higher education is being disrupted by new technologies, new players, and changing economic and social context.

Consider the following:

  • Student debt is at an all time high in the U.S. and that ⅔ of students leave with debt.
  • Massive Open Online Courses (Moocs) are changing the face of higher education
  • Moocs are more cost-effective than the traditional college model
  • Moocs will likely become increasingly accepted as legitimate course credit in the coming years

If universities’ value isn’t in delivering content, what is the advantage of the traditional classroom model? Continue Reading →


Digital Communication in Higher Education [Infographic]

A survey by the US marketing agency Verge Pipe Media asked 25,000 students, parents-of-students, and alumni at a US University “is social media important to you?” and “how would you like the University to communicate with you?”. The results are compiled in a infographic. Continue Reading →


Swiss Universities on Social Media [infographic]

Swiss higher ed infgraphicIt’s time Swiss higher education got it’s own infographic! We created one with some of the data that we compiled about the use of use of social media by Swiss higher education institutions for the second quarter in 2013.

The Federal institutes ETH and EPFL are still dominating on Twitter while on Facebook the picture looks slightly different with HSG and EHL close on EPFL’s heels.

All program participants can now login to their dedicated landing page and download their official presence reports.

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15 Amazing Facebook Stats

Originally published on Dashburst
Facebook stats 2013Facebook truly is an amazing site with record shattering numbers taking place each day. Did you know the average Facebook user spends 20 minutes on the network per visit? There are currently over 1.15 billion active Facebook users who spend about 8.3 hours per month on the site. Facebook’s recent acquisition, Instagram, also has over 150 million users. Continue Reading →


Create the Perfect Post

Screen Shot 2013-08-29 at 10.55.29 AMI am sure you all have words of wisdom when it comes to which posts do the best on your social media channels. Unsurprisingly, for me the most engaging posts are beautiful pictures on Facebook or tagging others in tweets and Facebook posts.

PR Daily has recently published an info graphic full of tips on how to create posts that your fans and followers will love. Continue Reading →