Online, Offline, and Out of Line. The interplay of emerging technologies, higher education, and student development at Vermont State University A Presentation to the University Deans’ Council by: Jessica Belue, Director of Student Life Jonathan Bove, Chief Information Officer
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The interplay of emerging technologies, higher education, and student development at Vermont State University
A Presentation to the University Deans’ Council by:
Jessica Belue, Director of Student Life
Jonathan Bove, Chief Information Officer
Erin K. Miller, Director of Judicial Affairs
Gabriel Reif, Director of Admissions
[A submission for the 2007 StudentAffairs.com Online Case Study Competition from the University of Vermont]
Sending short messages to a [cellular phone], pager, PDA or other handheld device. Text messaging implies sending short messages generally no more than a couple of hundred characters in length.
(P.C. Magazine’s pcmag.com, http://www.pcmag.com/)
As our campus stores more and more personal information electronically, our data becomes a higher profile target for hacking, phishing (fake e-mailing), and information thieves
You may not think you’re a target, but that most likely makes you more of one
Michael Bugeja adds a fourth component, an “interpersonal divide” that “concerns the social gap that develops when individuals misperceive reality because of media overconsumption and misinterpret others because of technology overuse.”
(2005, p. 6)
There is a more ominous consequence of these new education opportunities. [They present] a new set of barriers for the traditionally underrepresented in higher education because computers are less likely to be in the schools and homes of low-income families (2000, p. 11).
Lack of computer and technology training
Geography and access to the internetPotential Barriers to Access
These barriers not only impact student success in traditional learning environments but also limit the access of these groups to the online classroom and its associated virtual communities.
(Van Dusen, 2000, Novak & Hoffman, 1998 )