Community standards for technology use

Article that inspired this blog post: Should students be allowed to use smartphones in the classroom? One of the trends I noticed throughout my time in college was how some teachers prohibited use of electronic devices, including computers, in the classroom. It was a pretty standard statement on most syllabi. As time went on it and…

What are you doing on that cell phone?

Technology, specifically cell phones, take the blame for a lot of things these days. The assumptions people make regarding mobile device usage can be very irritating. Usually people assume negative intent or behaviors when individuals are on their phone, such as that they are distracted or not paying attention. I love this meme (found on…

Technology in Student Affairs

Graduate programs in college student affairs/higher education need a course that focuses on technology. My graduate program thoroughly covers student development theories, foundations, practical experience, helping skills, campus ecology, interventions, assessment, and more. We have not extensively discussed serving online students or technology skills that student affairs professionals need to be successful now and in…

What is so great about Twitter?

I still meet a lot of people that do not use Twitter or do not understand why I like Twitter so much. Friends or colleagues that take a chance on Twitter either try it and love it or try it and do not understand why others find it so useful. Twitter gets categorized with Facebook,…

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