October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details


#MCS11 Marketing, Content, and Social Strategy Track

102 A & B, Frontier Airlines Center


Take a quick look around the web and it becomes obvious - users really do create the best content. The articles of wikipedia, the videos of youtube and the LOLcats of the cheezburger network- all examples of platforms based entirely on user generated content. Now think about your students, faculty and staff. Given the opportunity, what kinds of stories might they tell? What amazing images and videos would they share?

In this 45 minute session, I will show you how to create your own platform to collect and maintain user generated content. It might be easier than you think. Over the past few years, I have created several systems, both inside and out of the realm of higher education. Using these examples, we can explore the highlights and pitfalls of collecting user generated content.


Gabriel Nagmay
Web Designer, Portland Community College

Serving 100,000+ students a year, Portland Community College is the largest institution of higher learning in the state of Oregon. As the lead web designer for the college, Nagmay works with a small, but very dedicated team who is charged with providing web services for the entire PCC community. @nagmay