Commentary

Updates!

So to say ‘it’s been a while’ is a bit of an understatement. Life has evolved considerably since the birth of my second child and in fantastic ways. I’m almost ready for a full year review. But in the meantime a few teaser updates. I was tapped by the Provost last year to lead a […]

Advanced Internet Marketing – first for RIT / Saunders College of Business

As part of a major repositioning of our New Media Marketing and Marketing programs the college launched its first offering of Advanced Internet Marketing this quarter. As some of my former tweets indicate – I am the rather proud instructor of this course having drawn advice in its construction from a collective of dynamic marketing […]

Mobile functionality added!

So increasingly, stats point towards greater numbers of mobile (cell for our American friends) viewers visiting my site. So – the solution? WPtouch plugin that prepares your site for mobile users. The results are pretty good! I like the option of being able to toggle between mobile and full blown site within your phones browser. […]

Updates to NEILHAIR.COM

It’s perhaps overdue but a major renovation to neilhair.com is finally ready for public viewing. Developments in plugins for wordpress and the link have finally given me sufficient warrant to make the change to a 4.0 major upgrade. 3.0 was a welcome enhancement from 2.0 back in the day and I look on 1.0 with […]

Commercializing Virtual Worlds ONLINE First at RIT

This quarter I was lucky enough to lead a virtual expedition to a number of virtual worlds including those of Lego Universe, World of Warcraft, SecondLife, eharmony, Salesforce.com, and one of the Furry communities. As part of a Provost’s Learning and Innovation Grant from 2011 I put together the worlds first course on Commercializing Virtual […]

Education Futures, Facuty showcase at RIT: Innovating the provision of experiential learning in online executive education

RIT’s Saunders College of Business launched it’s online EMBA program about three years ago with the express intention of innovating the provision of online education for executives. Top among those innovations are the use of highly immersive, interactive experiential approaches. Unlike our regular MBA and undergraduate business programs, executives bring with them a set of […]

Forward thinking – tips and tricks from RIT’s nomenklature

I recently had the pleasure of serving on a panel of RIT forward thinkers for the Wallace Center at RIT. Liz Lawley, Enid Cardinal, Ryne Raffaelle and Mike Johansson gathered with the purpose of identifying top practices or tips for forward thinking. Several gems were shared including; 1. Consider your network sacred – it holds […]

Social media dangers for the vanguard

Several high profile stories recently hit the social media airwaves. One – a chap being sued for keeping his twitter followers by a former employer, and another for having ticked the 'career opportunities' box. Crazy times it seems for those of us who believe in the power of a well built, nurtured network of like […]