Appreciative Advising & Technology: Innovative Ways To Enhance Outreach & Communication. Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D. Clinical Professor, U. of SC firstname.lastname@example.org 217-766-4212 (cell). Rob Freidhoff Director of Advising, University of Michigan College of Engineering email@example.com.
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Appreciative Advising & Technology: Innovative Ways To Enhance Outreach & Communication
Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D.
Clinical Professor, U. of SC
Director of Advising, University of Michigan College of Engineering
What technology do you most hope to start using in the near future?
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O’Banion, T. (1994). An academic advising model. NACADA Journal, 14(2), 10–16. (Original work published 1972)
“Appreciative Advising is the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials.”
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
- Albert Einstein
Need equipment/software to produce/edit videos
May take longer to produce
Requires follow-up to engage in conversation
Potentially need to monitor & moderate discussions
Typically held at a specific time
Presenters may be the only people visible (depending on the software)
Lacks a visual component
May not be effective for visual learners
Not able to interact in live time
Questions may go unanswered
Both parties have to be online at same time
Lack of visual clues
Lack of engagement between parties
Both parties must be available at the same time
Can’t “show” things
Can’t see non-verbal body language
Lack of tone/feeling can lead to confusion or resentment
Not a good way to deliver bad news
Requires people to visit the site or subscribe to the feed
“Most of us will not find answers to the causes of cancer, or solve the problems of homelessness, or defuse international conflicts, but we feel that through our advising, we may be able to make a small but pivotal contribution to our students’ ultimate work…It seems to me that our students represent an unequivocal reply to Margaret Mead, when she famously said:
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Rob Freidhoff, M.Ed.
Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D.