Browsing Category : Student Engagement

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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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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Dear Freshman Self

I am ashamed to admit that I have previously shied away from exercising my right to vote, citing my lack of political knowledge as an excuse- however invalid. We all benefit from a bit of hindsight perspective, so I’ve written a letter to my Freshman self, highlighting three key questions that post-secondary students may want to consider as they strive…

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Lighthouse Mission

Missions Matter.

When I was completing my MBA, one of the most common questions put forward by professors and business leaders was: “What is the mission of X company/business?” Innocuous as the question was, the most widely provided – and accepted – answers were always the same: “To maximize shareholder value.” “To make money.” “To increase sales + revenues.” I decided that…

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