If you haven’t read the Web Communications’s blog, then you might not know that Oregon State University took home an award in the 2011 Communications Awards during the CASE VIII Conference. CASE is the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and is broken into regions in the US. CASE VIII represents the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada and has 130 member institutions, one of which is Oregon State University. The Communications Awards have various categories for awards. The Grand Gold is selected as the best overall entry in the category.
So who received the Best Overall Web Site? Well, as you may have guessed by now, it was OSU. The Grand Gold is a great achievement for all those involved, which took a very collaborative effort with individuals on campus.
For Central Web Services, it does more than just recognize our development effort that went into producing the page with it’s dynamic capabilities, and multi-user control. It does more than recognize how software development MUST be linked to marketing as well as the partnership between the Web Communications group and Central Web Services. For myself, and CWS, it also recognizes the software life cycle put in place for the Home Page to ensure ongoing continuity. People may not judge a book by its cover, but people do judge a University by its website.
Version 1.0.0 of the Homepage was released in May of 2010. We are now at 1.2.4 and moving forward, anticipating a possible 1.3.0 and more definite version 2.0.0 this year.
Congratulations also go out to Extension for its OSU Campus Tree Tour Guide and Reference iPhone app, which was awarded a Silver.