New Webinar: Staying Relevant: The Relationship between Student Affairs and Mobile Technology (w/Guidebook)

Student Lifecycle

  I recently had the opportunity to join the higher ed tech company, Guidebook, on a webinar discussing how apps and technology are changing the student experience and student expectations for higher education. Chris Trudell of Guidebook served as the moderator. If you’re interested, it’s free and available online.

Why Timehop is the app everyone should have on their phone right now… [REBLOG]

In honor of my (now aborted) trip to the Crossroads of America, Indiana, this month’s reblog comes from Michael Anthony Goodman.  Reading Michael’s posts is like getting a piece of candy in the middle of the day.  I always get a little excited. Check out this post on the app Timehop.  I’ve been using Timehop for a couple of years now.  It’s a fun little app to check every now and then.

SPOTLIGHT: Use ClickToTweet To Enhance Website Engagement

This week’s tool is simple, but it does one thing very well.  ClickToTweet is a website that allows you to generate links that, when clicked on by a user, present a pre-written tweet.  In other words, if you want to promote something, and want the people tweeting your stuff to include a specific sample message or set of hashtags, this tool will generate links/buttons that will do just that.  Click here for an example. This could be incredibly useful if you want to try to get your word out in a specific way.  Or,… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: University of Houston’s Social Media Strategy

The University of Houston is a leading institution in engaging with their students on social media.  The following text and images come directly from the page they label “Why Follow UH?” which gives a number of great examples of how they’re engaging their students.  Check out their social media pages to learn more about what they’re doing. WHY FOLLOW UH? The University of Houston utilizes social media for many different kinds of messages, including emergency communication, news, events, community spotlights, community feedback, and much more. Here are some examples of how the University… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: The TED-Ed Mini-Course Creator

TED-Ed comes from the creators of TED Talks as a means of turning any YouTube video into an interactive lesson.  Choose a video and build discussion boards, multiple choice and open-ended quizzes, and links to additional resources.  TED-Ed is a simple platform with few but straightforward features.  Because TED-Ed lessons are bite-size pieces of content, they are perfect as individual training modules.  You might consider using them in your student or professional staff training efforts.  A lesson on writing learning outcomes?  A lesson on policies and procedures?  Check out the video below for how you… Read More