Showing posts with label StudentEngagement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label StudentEngagement. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Student Affairs and Technology Series (1/4) - Social Media Technology in Student Affairs Departments in Texas (Presented at the TACUSPA Conference)


Last month, I was fortunate to attend the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators in Austin, TX. I learned a WEALTH of new information about student affairs and higher education. I strive to stay abreast of new developments and research in the student affairs field.

This week, I will focus on STUDENT AFFAIRS and TECHNOLOGY (one of my favorite topics). I am thankful to have been selected to present a session on student affairs and technology at the conference! A week prior to the conference, I dispersed an informal survey on Facebook to the TACUSPA membership on Facebook to gather responses focused on HOW different higher education institutions integrate technology in their courses and WHICH technologies they integrate in their departments!

Here is the presentation:

Processing Question: What was the most interesting aspect of the presentation?


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Friday, September 10, 2010

OpenStudy - An Online Study Group for College Students


I realize any of you teach courses online and these courses consist of students from around the world! It would be GREAT if they could all meet at one location and "study" together, wouldn't it?

Well, now they can! Here is a website that will enable students to "study" together online.

Check it out! Let me know what you think? Do you already use this in your classroom?

Millennial Professor/Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

USA Today - Collegiate Case Studies (A Great Resource for College Faculty)

Higher Education Faculty,

If you are EVER looking for good case studies to help you emphasize key concepts in class, you might find a good one at USA Today!

The case studies are divided into three categories: business case studies, Hubble case studies, topical case studies, and student life/FYE case studies.

Each of these case studies are available in html and PDF format (for an easy download).

Here are some of the case studies:

Social Media's Effect on Marketing - Link

Curbing Campus Violence - Link

Media Literacy - Link

USA TODAY Collegiate Case Studies | USA TODAY College - A student focused web portal

Millennial Professor - Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Social Media in the Educational Environment (A Great Video!)


I hope you are having a great summer! I am preparing for the fall semester and I plan to incorporate a wealth of social media in my upcoming courses. For the past few semesters, I incorporated Twitter and a small amount of Facebook. However, this semester, I plan to use, linked in, and Flickr in my new courses!
Here's a great video focused on social media in education!

Enjoy the video! Have a great week!

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Friday, May 21, 2010

"To Go Green, or to Not Go Green" Week! - Spring 2010


The last week in April, I worked with another professor in our communication department to sponsor the following activity! I just wanted to share the links with you!

J. Edwards

 "To Go Green, or Not to Go Green" Week
Sponsored By: Tarleton State University - Communication Studies Dept.
April 26-30, 2010
(Dr. Edwards & Prof. Horton)

This week, we have THREE activities for you!

ACTIVITY 1 - View the four entries for this year's speech competition -

VOTE! - Top Speakers for "Go to Green, or to NOT Go Green" Week

ACTIVITY 2 - View the 27 post secret cards on this webpage OR in the Dick Smith Library display case.

VOTE! - Which Post Secret Card is the MOST CREATIVE and which post secret card has the MOST IMPACT? (Look at the images here OR take a look at the library display!)

ACTIVITY 3 - Follow our twitter hashtag #2GOGREEN2NOT to participate in our daily discussions (and contests) focused on the green movement.

Today’s Message! - #2GOGREEN2NOT What is your favorite commercial (on television OR Youtube) related to the GO GREEN movement? Post a link! :)


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Edwards ( or Prof. Horton (

Millennial Professor 
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Monday, April 19, 2010

"How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement"

Here is a recent article I discovered about Twitter and how it can be used in the higher education classroom environment. This article, "How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement".

What do you think?

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Friday, January 29, 2010

How to Engage Each of Your Students (Small Classes to Large Classes)

I teach at a mid-sized, public institution in Texas and my class sizes range from 22 students to 36 students in a course section. Today, I discovered a wonderful article pertaining to class size and how to reach all students in a larger (50+) class. The author contributed wonderful ideas that will help any teacher/professor accomplish the goal of  engaging every student in your classroom! Enjoy!

Millennial Professor/Jennifer T. Edwards