Browsing Category : Student Engagement

4 Ways Being a Post-Secondary Student is Like Being a New Parent


Beyond excessive caffeine consumption and erratic sleep patterns, being a post-secondary student is similar – in many ways – to being a new parent. Having experienced both simultaneously while completing my Master’s degree, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons between the two. The following are four pieces of advice that apply to both scenarios: You must take challenges in stride…

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What Could a Sobriety Movement in 2017 Mean for Student Engagement?


Whereas the offer of a mocktail or non-alcoholic-anything may have once elicited eye-rolls among most partygoers on a Saturday night, sobriety has recently gained some attention as a possible wellness trend in 2017. While the obvious question associated with this trend is why people are opting to cut down or abstain from drinking altogether, I find myself asking what seems…

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TIME’s 2017 Tech Predictions & Engagement in Higher Ed


Although predictions are not always accurate, tech analyst Tim Bajarin has done his research and forecast technology trends for the last 30 years, so we must give credit where credit is due. What does he believe 2017 has in store for us? And how might these predictions impact engagement in higher education? President Trump’s Impact As Bajarin points out, regardless…

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OOHLALA @ EDUCAUSE 2016


This past month, OOHLALA team members had the opportunity to attend the EDUCAUSE conference in Anaheim, California. EDUCAUSE is the premier event for IT professionals in higher ed and ed-tech specifically. Here are some of the highlights from the conference:   The Importance of Mobile Technology As pressure mounts on communications, student affairs and other departments to increase student involvement and…

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