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Engaging & Communicating with Students Online – Advising 2.0

To be an effective Academic Advisor and Student Affair professional, it is important to engage with your students. Social media and web 2.0 are just a couple of ways to start to share, collaborate and connect with learners. Online communication with our college & university students is one of the first few ways they learn about our resources and services. What does YOUR digital identity (office, department or personal) say about YOU?

Here are a the slides & resources from today’s Innovative Educators webinar – Advising 2.0: Engaging & Communicating with Students Online. I was fortunate to be able to present with @oakvich from the UNLV Academic Success Center, who has some excellent expertise in social media & student success initiatives.

This is the first of 3 webinars for IE’s Advising Technology series. If you are interested in this, stay tuned for more resources for the following upcoming sessions:

Collaboration, Higher Education, nacada, NACADA Tech, Social Media

Presentations from #Region3Tech Seminar

Here are a couple of the sessions I presented via Skype during yesterday’s workshops at the NACADA Region 3 Technology seminar:

Tech Readings & Resources


Educause Quarterly

Educause Review

The Chronicle & Wired Campus

Inside Higher Ed

Twitter Friends & Lists:

Google FastFlip (News)

International Society for Technology in Education

The American Society for Training & Development

Other Resources:

nacada, NACADA Tech, Social Media

Hello NACADA Region 3 Tech Seminar!

I am looking forward to joining in (virtually) to the NACADA Region 3 Technology Seminar is this weekend at the University of Kentucky campus.

Karen Thurmond will be facilitating this hands on, interactive technology seminar that focuses on introducing web-based technologies to the field of academic advising. Participants will learn how to use these tools and begin brainstorming ideas and how to implement these online resources into academic advising practices. A few advising online tools include:

  • wikis
  • social bookmarking
  • social networking
  • online collaboration tools

Here is the action packed seminar schedule. I look forward to seeing a few of you tomorrow morning. 🙂

Saturday, May 15, 2010 (Eastern Time)

8:30 AM Meet in the hotel lobby if you need a ride to UK.

Hotel address is:  Marriott Griffin Gate, 1800 Newton Park, Lexington, KY

Campus site is: Gatton School of Business & Economics, room B&E 105

If you have a car, please help those who need transportation.

Continental Breakfast at the UK Campus (Coffee, Danish, Water)

9:30 AM. –10:45 AM What is it? Introduction-Karen
10:45 AM –11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM.–12:00 PM Wikis-Laura
12:00 AM –1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM.– 2:00 PM Social Bookmarks-Laura
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Online Advising Videos – YouTube
2:45 PM –3:00 PM Break (Soft Drinks, Cookies, Water)
3:00 PM.–5:00 PM Brainstorming, Practice, and Planning Session:
5:00 PM Return to hotel
6:30 PM Optional Dinner with the group Location TBA

Sunday, May 16

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast (Coffee, Danish/Muffin, Juice, and Sliced Fruit)

Networking, Discussion of Action Plans

at the Marriott (location TBA)

9:30 AM Travel to the UK Campus

If you have a car, please help those who need transportation.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Communication Plans-Steve
11:30 AM – 12 Noon Final Discussion
12  Noon Seminar concludes; return to the hotel

Hotel address is: Marriott Griffin Gate, 1800 Newton Park, Lexington, KY