A multi-modal approach to emergency alerts

By Laura Devaney
August 11th, 2015

A free workshop on emergency alerts will be presented at the EduComm Expo this fall.

emergency-alertEduComm Expo (ECE) will feature a free half-hour on-floor workshop entitled, “Emergency Alerts: A Multi-modal Approach to Reaching the Entire Campus,” at its educational conference taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

The Wed., Sept. 30 workshop, to be presented by Amanda Grabowski, Business Systems Analyst, University of Michigan, from 2:30-3:00p.m., will discuss the variety of ways in which to broadcast emergency alert notifications to effectively reach the entire university community, specifically:

• How to assess audience needs and set goals for wayfinding directories and off-screen takeaways, as well as where touchscreens should reside.
• What assets are required to get started with a wayfinding design and how to map out wayfinding paths and network considerations for hosting and maintenance.
• A review of project phases including needs assessment, asset validation, location and mapping, creative design/build, implementation, testing and maintenance.

Keith Lewie, Digital Signage Systems Engineer, Ohio State, who serves on the ECE Advisory Board, said, “It is important to me to stay up to date with the ever-changing industry of technology. At EduComm Expo I will have the opportunity for classroom training and instruction, open forums to discuss challenges and share solutions with fellow colleagues of higher education and I will be able to demo and experience those latest and specific technologies in my field.”

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Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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