Author Archive for Kevin Erdman

Kevin Erdman is one of our contributors here at Higher Ed Hero. He combines a unique background of working within the Higher Education during his college career and working to improve professional development in Higher Ed in his career. As an author, he blends research and personal insight to bring useful information to readers.

The Role of the Research Library in the Age of the MOOC

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are having an undeniable impact on higher education. The advent of online learning has allowed some professors, colleges, etc. to make courses, previously only available to enrolled, tuition-paying students, available to the general public…

3 Keys to Internal Communication When a Student Goes Missing

No campus official wants to find themselves in a situation involving a missing student, but the reality is that you can’t predict everything. There are a number of factors to consider when such a situation arises – ensuring HEOA and…

5 Easy Methods to Increase Senior Gift Engagement

September 19, 2013 The senior gift is perhaps the most important part of a student philanthropy program. It is your last chance to get students to give while they are students and providing an enriching senior gift experience can be…

Could Crowdfunding be the Future of Higher Education Fundraising?

September 12, 2013 Internet technologies have become increasingly important in most universities’ marketing and communications plans. Social media has become a major player in the way today’s institutions of higher learning find not only students, but donors, volunteers, community partners…

Alumni Engagement on Social Media – Share Your School Story

September 6, 2013 Storytelling has always been a powerful method of transmitting culture and values while keeping your audience engaged. It’s no different in social media, where stories can keep your alumni involved in the ongoing traditions of their alma…