June 1, 2012 6:36 am


CEO and Co-Founder of nuCloud and Founder of .eduGuru, Kyle James, joins Admissions Live for a comprehensive show about implementing a virtual campus tour into a college admissions recruitment strategy. From the basic dos and don’ts of creating a virtual tour to calculating return on investment, Kyle shares his expertise and over a dozen examples.

Taken from the live broadcast, May 29, 2012.

Topics discussed during the LIVE broadcast include:

  • Impact of Campus Tours on Recruitment
  • Geographic Reach
  • Web Expectations
  • Impact on Campus Visits
  • Types of Virtual Tours
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • ROI
    … and much more

Have questions? Contact Kyle on twitter @kylejames.


Virtual Tour from Bucknell matches your personality and is a Webby award winner  http://community.bucknell.edu/

Interesting HTML5 approach to a virtual tour by Philips Academy

CASE award winning virtual tour from Western Kentucky University by nuCloud

Example of a floor plan map at Bowen Law from nuCloud

Home built and maintained virtual tour from University of Montana

Location-based media and Google Streetview powered campus tour from RIT

This virtual tour from Gonzaga is Kyle James approved

Beautiful renderings from UNC – Charlotte in their virtual tour

This award winner from Agnes Scott has a lot going on.  Is it too much?

This UCLA interactive map is overwhelming and confusing

Web-based 3D virtual campus tour case study video of the USAFA online recruitment tool

Non-Higher Ed example: The Architect’s Virtual Capitol. Webby award winner

Non-#Higher Ed example: Salemtown Retirement Community


E-Expectations Reports from NoelLevitz

Ways to cut the cost of college visits
http://fxn.ws/GJigUA from FOX Business
http://usat.ly/LcqepM from USA TODAY

5 Ways A Virtual Tour Must Tie Into Your Recruitment Process from nuCloud

[Data] A Physical Campus Tour Is the Most Influential Recruitment Activity from nuCloud

Schools Report 30% Increase In Campus Visits Thanks To Virtual Tours


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