Video Introducing “Digitized Student Development Theory”

What do our college student development theories look like when we give them a digital update? How might social media be changing the ways students develop and understand themselves? What are the implications for college student educator practice? The following was originally presented at the 2015 NASPA Convention as a part of the SAspeaks series.  This video gives you a preview into the preliminary results of my doctoral research…

Available on Amazon Today! What Happens On Campus Stays On YouTube

Today is the day!  The “What Happens On Campus Stays on YouTube,” the book to which I am a contributing author, is available for shipping!  A great work geared towards college students that helps them understand their digital identity and the potentials and pitfalls of interacting online. You can order yours on Amazon now! Want a peek inside the book by Erik Qualman?  Take a look here:

Beyond the Grade: Digital Badges to Certify Learning

Grades are not the only way of assessing student work. There are a number of colleges and universities that have experimented with alternative approaches to the traditional letter grade. One such college, Reed College in Oregon, provides students with more detailed feedback and assessment in addition to grades. As stated in their Guidebook, “Students’ work is closely observed and frequently evaluated by instructors; the student and adviser then discuss these evaluations in individual conferences” (Reed College, n.d., para 2). Grades are de-emphasized. More qualitative, active feedback and discussion is promoted. As the… Read More

Social, Digital and Tech Program Picks for the #NASPA15 Convention

And now for part two of the yearly tradition, a run down of all the technology-related program sessions at the upcoming NASPA conference.  I will be presenting/co-presenting a few (and by few, I mean six… lol).  Check them out below. In case you missed the round-up from ACPA, it is here. See you in New Orleans! Monday, March 23 8:30am – 9:20am Blogging Bravely: Thoughts, Tips and Advice from the Blogosphere 213 – Convention Center Perceived Benefits of Participation in the “Class of” Facebook Pages Grand Salon – (21) – Hilton 10:00am… Read More

#ACPA15 Presentation: What Grad School Didn’t Teach You About Your Digital Life

Josie Ahlquist and I are proud to be collaborating on an exciting session for the upcoming 2015 International Convention of ACPA-College Student Educators International.  This session is intended for all levels of professionals who want to learn about how to develop a positive digital presence online and leverage digital and social tools for professional development.  This practical session provides a how-to-guide for beginners and will also offer up some new ideas for more experienced professionals.  Come join us and/or follow the twitter back channel #SAidentity! Friday, March 6, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom… Read More