Technology and Higher Education: A Winning Partnership. Ohio University Erin Genide David Derstine Leslie Jo Shelton Katie Knoll. Top 5 “Hot Topics” in Technology. Blogs Institutional Spam Instant Communication Virtual Worlds (Second Life) Online Learning Laptops iPod U
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Leslie Jo Shelton
There is no one way to contact students either through email, instant messaging, virtual communities, blogs, online learning, text messaging, “snail mail,” or even through fliers and posters around campus . It is important to realize that different students and staff are at different levels of understanding of technology. This does not mean that advancements ought to be ignored, nor does it mean that the newest technologies are the best. Rather, we ought to be up to date in our understanding of what the trends are, but still use the “tried and true” methods that have worked in the past.
Overall, it is essential to keep current on literature while including both assessment and evaluation of current practices to ensure effective communication with students given their potential relationship with advanced technology.