Student Journey Mapping

The student journey in higher education is the most high engagement purchase of a lifetime. It is the most defining purchase and nearly the most expensive. With that said, there are many personas within the student journey to evaluate and many activities throughout it. In this presentation, I’ve brought together the “how” to create these[…]

The Future of Marketing in Education

On Marketing and the impacts to Education The future of digital marketing is a space where personalized experiences exist within a multi-device landscape in real time. <- That is a lot of buzz words. Let me break this down. Personalized experiences shouldn’t just be about predicting where we want people to click. We want to[…]

The Future of Education

Barriers have long existed in education; proximity, access to resources, logistics, financial and social. Many of these barriers have been removed by forward-thinking institutions and individuals (that’s another conversation, but Sal Khan embodies it).  The truth is “the student” changes with time and so should the institutions; the key is the pace of that change.[…]

IT vs Marketing

This presentation was delivered at the Post Secondary Education Web Conference June 25th 2013 by JP Rains and Martin Laferriere (Chief Web Officer, Laurentian University). Here’s the description:  Ever hang up the phone saying “what is Marketing thinking?” or leave a meeting saying “IT just doesn’t get this”. This presentation, put on jointly by IT[…]

Security and Social Media

Just yesterday, Rains Media delivered this presentation along with @MatthewMelnyk to the Ontario Association of College & University Security Administrators (OACUSA). Check it out if you are at all interested in Campus Security, Emergency Communications and social media investigative tools. -JP Security and social media View more presentations from Jean-Paul Rains

Creating a Sense of Community

In any large organization, social media usually involves many moving parts – even more so in HigherEd, where many silos exist throughout the organization. Enabling the various content managers throughout the organizations to be cohesive and further to that, create a sense of community (online) can be challenging. Here are some strategies from around the[…]

Meditations in an Emergency

The recent emergencies in Canadian Universities and Colleges have received a lot of attention within their local spheres. In the last two weeks, the University of Western Ontario, Georgian College and now more recently York University and Acadia University, have all been shut down to due unforeseen emergencies. In the cases of Western, Georgian and[…]

Millennials in the Workplace

Here’s a look at the newest presentation that was created by Rains Media in conjunction with Matthew Melnyk of Brock University.It was first delivered to the management of student focused services of Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. The presentation is an introduction to the Millennial (Generation-Y) generation entering the work force and the changes in technology that have[…]