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1 Dr. Matt Varga Jonna Greer University of West Georgia Assistant Professor of CounselorEducation and College Student AffairsJonna GreerUniversity of West Georgia& Agnes Scott CollegeGraduate Assistant
2 Why Technology?Astin (1984) – an institution’s policies contribute to student development.Levine and Dean (2012) – technology is a developing area inside and outside of the classroomEllison, Steinfield and Lampe (2007) – students are more connected to campus and informed of campus activitiesTinto (1993) – Increased engagement and connection contributes to student success.
3 Presentation Outcomes Develop knowledge of the needs of multiple generations of students and the role of technology within the generations.Explore the importance of engaging students through technologyDiscuss the different types of technology available for free and for costGain understanding of best usage for your office and campus
4 Types of Technology Social Media Online learning tools Online Storage SitesPolling softwareOnline formsAssessment and Survey sites
5 Technology for Multiple Generations What does this tell us?Source:
6 Factors to Consider when Implementing Technology AmountUsageBrandingStaffingConnectingHow much technology is too much?How often to utlilize?How is technology better promoting your brand?Staffing – who will be in charge of the new technologyHow are your students connecting, if connecting at all with technology?
7 Research and Supporting Use Social mediaFacebookTwitterLinkedInCurrent GenerationTech-SavyEngagementDemocraticBenefitsSpatial BoundariesTemporal BoundariesEndless InformationFacebook – 1.11 Billion users (1/7th of the world’s population)Twitter – 645 million usersLinkedIn – 259 million usersThis current generation is tech-savy as they have grown up with iPad’s iPhones, and other means that directly connects them to their social world. Currently 95% of undergraduates utilize Facebook in some form. Additionally, this current generation want’s to feel connected to everything, they want to be involved and want to know what is going on. They also want to be heard. All of these things contribute to their need and desire for social media, because it fulfills that desire.The benefits of social media excludes the restrictions placed on classroom engagement and face-to-face interactions; We have access to endless amounts of information and can communicate. For example, students send me articles via facebook, I post articles via facebook; they begin to think about issues we discuss in class and review these articles with a critical eye all while doing somehting else thereby eliminating the temporal limitations of learning.
8 How often do you utilize social media in your profession?
9 Programming and Marketing with Social Media Passive programming – post facts and statisticsPhoto competitionsDirectly invite students to events (must be friends first)Post daily information such as the weather to gain loyaltyPromote your brand and show students what your office is all about
10 Example Social Media Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Vine: Agnes Scott College Center for Student Engagement’s Instagram pageUniversity of West Georgia’s Weekend Programming Instagram pageTwitter:@CSE_ASC @UWG_WeekendsFacebook:Agnes Scott College Center for Student Engagement’s Facebook pageVine:@CSE_ASCHyperlinks are now in the icons at the top and should probably be brought up before.
11 Facebook Page, Person or Group Multiple managers Page analytics for postsOrganization or businessNo direct updates on notificationsMust invite students to events through your personal friendsOnly one loginSome direct updates on notifications – goes through news feedCan invite all of your “friends” to an eventNo page analyticsMultiple managers under personal accountNo analyticsOrganization or businessDirect updates on notificationsCreate events and share filesMust join group to have full access
15 Twitter Hashtags: #NASPA2014 Questions to consider: Use for “What to do?” at your campus.Organize tweetsTweet topicsQuestions to consider:How many hashtags are too much?What hash tags are my students using?
17 Online Applications and Forms Google Drive FormsWufooAdvantages: Clean interface, themes, online payment, export to pdf or excelFee required for full serviceCan also be used for assessmentCan only share with purchase of multiple usersAdvantages: Easy to share with other google users, automatically into excelNo Fee requiredCan also be used for assessmentCan also be used for storage and shared via gmail
20 Surveys and Assessment Tools Survey GizmoGoogle FormsSurvey MonkeySurveys can be duplicatedReports can be downloadedShare via and social mediaCosts for more advanced themes and analyticsCan share forms with other users via GmailDownloads into live excel formatData analysis sheet cuts off some responsesEasy to use and pre-created templatesShare via and social mediaUse one shared loginNo analyticsCan be downloaded in multiple formatsShare via and social mediaCosts for upgrades such as theme and analytics