Creative Ways to Use Interactive Maps from 2016 CampusBird Schools

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There are many creative ways to use interactive maps to highlight unique aspects of a campus and student life. Below are seven schools that came on board with CampusBird in 2016, and the creative ways they use their interactive map to highlight campus.

More and more universities across America and around the globe are finding creative ways to use interactive maps in order to reach their audiences. An interactive map is a strong marketing tool to attract prospective students, and as a resource and information hub for current students, alumni, parents, and staff. Below are seven schools that came on board with CampusBird in 2016, and some fun and creative ways they’re using interactive maps to highlight features on campus.

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Online Campus Experiences – Five Trends for 2017

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Online campus experiences are more important than ever. The following post offers five trends the CampusBird team expects to see in 2017. 

2016 saw its fair share of innovation from colleges looking to offer helpful resources for prospective, current, and former students. One of the reasons universities are developing online campus experiences is to attract new students. Another reason is to enrich the experiences of current students, parents and faculty. And last, schools want to provide a valuable resource for parents and alumni. Here are five things to look out for in 2017. Read more »

How College Admissions Pros Can Succeed in a Mobile-First World

From CampusBird Blog

Admissions departments know first-hand how the digital landscape has completely revolutionized the college application process. Students want more information in less time, and while this can seem hectic, the mobile-first trend allows the admissions department to present its school in the best light. That is…if they take the time to optimize their site and other online assets. Here are a few tips to help keep your admissions department ahead of the mobile curve. Read more »

Create an Amazing Online Experience for Your Boarding School

From CampusBird Blog

Students who attend boarding schools are immersed in a different learning environment than their peers in public schools or private day schools. Although boarding school experiences vary, students typically spend more time away from home and on their campus in order excel in academics and prepare for college life. This means it is crucial for students – both prospective and current – to have an online experience that allows them to easily explore and navigate the campus.

Check out the following two examples of boarding schools effectively using interactive maps and virtual tours to create a powerful and influential online campus experience. Read more »

How Higher Education Professionals Can Get Started with Virtual Reality

From CampusBird Blog

By: Zack Mertz

The following post offers insight about how higher education professionals can get started with virtual reality, and includes costs, how-to’s and other important information you need to know.  

There’s a lot of excitement about virtual reality. And there should be. It’s exciting, in its infancy, and reports say VR will be a $38 billion dollar industry by 2026.

But there also seems to be a lot of confusion about virtual reality.

What does virtual reality mean? Do universities and colleges even need virtual reality? And if so, how can they affordably integrate virtual reality affordably? How can they make sure that an investment in VR pays off?

Our team talks about this often, because many of our existing and prospective clients are interested in or already pursuing some type of virtual reality. They understand how powerful virtual reality can be in providing an experience that’s both memorable and influential. They know that it can be a deciding factor in a student’s decision to schedule a visit and ultimately submit their application.

In this post we set out to answer the following question: what are three options and costs to integrate virtual reality into higher education websites? Read more »