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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

IHEC Blog now optimized for mobile viewing!

Thanks to Blogger I was able to optimize IHEC Blog for mobile viewing a short time ago.  I hope this helps make IHEC Blog more accessible to those who are frequent readers or just stopping by to check it out.  My consulting site/blog over at is already optimized for mobile viewing, in case you were wondering!

Monday, November 21, 2011

I made this video back in April 2010 and it is becoming more of a reality!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bury Book International Education Library & Archive

Bury Book International Education Library & Archive currently has over 9,000 electronic articles, books, reports, meeting minutes, notes related to international education as well as a significant hard copy collection of related literature.  Additionally, Bury Book International Education Library & Archive has many rare and historical publications for those who seek to review such materials.  Special arrangements for access to Bury Book International Education Library & Archive (which is located in my house) may be made by contacting me at 

International Higher Education Consulting Blog and related internet properties also serve as a clearinghouse for information on international educational exchanges.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

IHEC Blog is a featured blog in The New York Times "Headlines Around the Web" section focusing on international education

For quite some time The New York Times section on International Education (online) has been feeding IHEC Blog posts to their "Headlines Around the Web" section of the page.  I find this section of The New York Times to be one of the most informative news outlets to learn about happenings across the globe related to International Education so this is, of course, an exciting thing for me so I thought I would share.  IHEC Blog is also included in numerous blog rolls across the web and I'm thankful to each and every one who has found enough value in IHEC Blog to include it in their blog roll.

You can access The New York Times section on International Education here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Bibliography of Select Articles & Resources to Help International Educators Establish a New Media Presence

I compiled the following bibliography for my International Higher Education Consulting site and IHEC Blog so I thought I would post these select articles and resources here as well to assist international educators in navigating the social media waters.

“A List of all the Free International Education Resources I Access” from IHEC at

“A social media boom begins in Africa” from United Nations Africa Renewal Online at

“Are you listening?” from IHEC Blog at (listing of international offices/departments with Facebook and Twitter accounts)

“Are your students on Twitter?” from Manitou Heights at

“Brazil’s nuts about social networking and Orkut best watch out, Facebook is on the rise.” from TNW at

“Establishing Trust in the World of Social Media -- Relevance for U.S. Higher Education” from the Marketing EducationUSA blog at

“Facebook Grows In Popularity Around The World” from NPR at (audio clip of segment also available)

NAFSA Collegial Conversation from February 9th entitled “Optimizing Your Use of Social Media, A Live Collegial Conversation with Jeramy Johnson from Academic Programs International - API.  You can access the archived transcript at

“Facebook: Using Pages vs. Groups in international education” from Manitou Heights at

“How can international educational exchange use social media?” from Manitou Heights at

“How Indian Students use Orkut to prepare for studying in the US” from the goSwoop Blog at

“Marketing U.S. Higher Education Abroad in the Social Media Milleu” from the Marketing EducationUSA blog at

“Read API Materials Anywhere! QR Codes and Catalogs” from Academic Programs International Blog at

“Results of the IHEC Blog Poll ~ What is the Top New Media Tool You Use to Keep up to Date on the Field of International Education?” on IHEC at

“Some good practices for Twitter in international education” from Manitou Heights at

“Social Media Strategy for International NGOS & Universities” free archived recording of the recent Webinar at

"Social networks and study abroad--The case of Chinese visiting students in the US" in China Economic Review at

“The Facebooks of China” from Fast Company at

“The most important way that International Education can use Facebook” from Manitou Heights at

“The Use of Social Media in Higher Education for Marketing and Communications: A Guide for Professionals in Higher Education” from the.eduGuru blog at

“Why Can’t Facebook Get More Than 2 Percent of Japan’s Web Users?” at All Facebook at

“You Don’t Have to Use it Yet; Just Be Open to Social Media” from the goSwoop Blog at

“50 Steps to Establishing a Consistent Social Media Practice” from at

A Few Helpful Resources
Directory of Universities and Colleges on Social Media at

ed Social Media at

IHEC Blog’s YouTube channel at (472 subscriptions [links] to international education related channels)

Manitou Heights at

Mashable at

Marketing EducationUSA blog at

Social Media Examiner at

Technology in International Education blog at

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Connection for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (The Connection)

I am very excited to post about a new collaborative tool called The Connection for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (The Connection) for the professional international credential evaluation community.   Following are more specifics about The Connection that I am posting with the permission of Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).

The Connection is a new online community for the professional international credential evaluator.  The Connection will bring together individuals from around the world to collaborate, share information, and access resources regarding admissions decisions, the determination of credential equivalencies, the articulation of professional standards, and the promotion of best practices in the field.

The online community provides a discussion forum, an events calendar, news updates, resources, and other tools and information to help credential evaluators do their jobs. We are alike. We have questions. We have answers. We write publications. We give presentations. We teach. We learn. If you are new to the field, or are a seasoned expert, we all have something to contribute.

The Connection is free! To become a Connection User visit and sign up. It took me less than one minute to join The Connection.  Participation is open to any serious professional in the field, irrespective of institutional affiliation, financial support or geographical location.

Previously posted to IHEC Blog on June 21, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Follow the Twitter conversation about and from the NAFSA 2011 annual conference in Vancouver

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Please help the Farther Foundation earn $2,025 the easy way and help make study abroad possible for low income high school students in the Chicago area!

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Oak Park Apartments (Chicago area) have included the Farther Foundation on a list of their 20 favorite charities. This is great because they are donating $2,025 to the top vote getting charity each month for six months to celebrate their 25th year.

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Many thanks in advance!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

International Higher Education Consulting site has a new look and feel

My International Higher Education Consulting site (not IHEC Blog) has a new look and feel.  You can access this site at  Once my dissertation is complete I will probably work towards a different and more integrated web presence but for the moment my various sites are serving their purpose. 

Thanks for coming along for the ride!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

International Higher Education Consulting and related new media activities will be going into hibernation

As of tonight I am going into hibernation for several weeks as dissertation obligations and family matters such as selling one of two condos and then buying and moving into a new house will consume most of my time (outside of my main priorities of being a father and a husband and working at the University of Chicago).  I will peek my head out from my cave occasionally to see what's happening but I'm quite tired and look forward to a well needed rest.  I look forward to waking from my slumber to forage for interesting and helpful international education related news and opportunities on the internets that I can pass on to others here on IHEC Blog, over on the International Higher Education Consulting website, on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

Hasta Pronto!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Have You Checked Out IHEC Blog’s Facebook Page?

Are you on Facebook?  If so, you might want to check out IHEC Blog‘s Facebook Page ( I frequently post international education (and a little International Higher Education Consulting) related news items.  Simply click on the Facebook badge below so you can join the conversation!

International Higher Education Consulting Blog

Previously posted to International Higher Education Consulting website.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Top 22 IHEC Blog Posts of 2010

2010 was a good year for International Higher Education Consulting Blog.  I will probably post more about IHEC Blog’s metrics in a future post.  For this post I wanted to provide a list of the top 22 IHEC Blog posts for 2010 based on number of page views and they are as follows: