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3 Ways to Stimulate Students with Smartphones

The average college student leads an impressive mobile life: some spend up to 5 hours a day looking at their smartphone. Sitting idle in a chair, however, is one of the worst ways to stay engaged, focused and creative. Walking, it turns out, boosts concentration and creativity¹. Use mobile technology to get students out of their seats, and on to better ideas! Here’s how: 1. … Continue reading 3 Ways to Stimulate Students with Smartphones

Four Good Reasons for Making Friends Online

4 Good Reasons for Making Friends Online

Social networking sites, such as Facebook, have significantly changed our means of interaction, and, as a result, how we maintain and make friendships.   For example, last year, 29% of American teenagers reported making over five new friends in online venues1.  This is often through social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.   4 Reasons For Making Friends Online 1.Not Everyone is a Social … Continue reading 4 Good Reasons for Making Friends Online

Let's Talk About Talking About Rape and Sexual Assault

Let’s Talk About Talking About Rape and Sexual Assault

Trigger warning: This post speaks about rape, victim blaming, rape culture and associated themes. Note: The majority of sexual assaults reported are committed by men against women and there are several examples that may be read with a cis-gender connotation. However, we’re using gender neutral terms here because this is an issue that affects every gender. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but this post … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Talking About Rape and Sexual Assault

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First-Year Students Thrive When You Use Tech in Orientation

Although it might seem like orientation is a long ways away, we all know that the best planning begins early, (or has already begun!). A cohort of new students will soon be arriving, eager to discover the campus, make new friends, explore new academic pursuits, and indulge in all that you offer during orientation. However, for these,(predominantly), Generation Z-ers, they’ll want their new postsecondary home … Continue reading First-Year Students Thrive When You Use Tech in Orientation

How to Learn on Your Time with Online Learning Platforms

How to Learn on Your Time with Online Learning Platforms

I have been fortunate to work in student affairs for the past several years. It has been a fun and transformative experience for me. But lately, I’ve been starting to feel as though I’m in a rut. I’m ready for a change, perhaps into a new career field. I’m interested in getting into marketing, but I don’t feel like I have all the necessary skills … Continue reading How to Learn on Your Time with Online Learning Platforms