“Forming” an Online Data Collection Strategy

AIM6 Applications, Integration and Mobile

Location: Steamboat

MONDAY, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

In 2014, Illinois State University took their online forms to the next level by implementing a new form/survey system that supported data workflow. The biggest requirements that had to be addressed were to implement something that worked with our current web technology, was mobile friendly, and empowered users to manage their own forms and data flow. Big questions had to be answered along the way: Who will run it? How do we make it work with our web CMS? How do we train users? What policy will be enforced/created to support its implementation? How will we maintain it in the long run? Find out how Illinois State answered these questions when they implemented Formstack for data collection needs on their campus — and why having a plan matters.

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Adam Julian
Web Developer, Illinois State University

Adam Julian has been with Illinois State University for 7 years, the last 4 as a web developer. Julian graduated from Illinois State University in 2007 with a degree in Telecommunications Management, and received his Internet Application Development in 2014. Julian currently works in the Web & Interactive Communications office as a front-end web developer. He primarily develops using PHP, Javascript, and jQuery, but also knows ASP.net. He resides in Normal, Illinois with his wife Sarah, and daughter Nora. He enjoys golfing and home renovation in his spare time.