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3 Ways Colleges Are Reimagining Virtual Student Services

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3 Ways Colleges Are Reimagining Virtual Student Services As U.S. colleges and universities explore their options for reopening in fall 2020, more than 65% are now planning for in-person instruction.…

The Necessity of Virtual Admissions

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The Necessity of Virtual Admissions In 2019, when prospective students applied for admission, no one had ever heard of COVID-19. Campus tours, overnight visits, and onsite orientations were a normal…

What Is Academic Advising Software?

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What Is Academic Advising Software? Academic advising software enables colleges and universities to facilitate and track interactions between students and their academic advisors or college counselors. Typical features include tools…

What’s the Best Video Conferencing for Higher Ed?

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What’s the Best Video Conferencing for Higher Ed? As COVID-19 forces classes and student services online, many colleges and universities have turned to Zoom for virtual meetings. Used widely by…

Online Counseling: Serving Students With Disabilities

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Online Counseling: Serving Students With Disabilities By Dennis O Cambara M.A., DSPS/RISE Counselor/Instructor at the Chabot College Disabled Student Resource Center (DSRC) Last month, the Online Counseling Network invited me…

Campus Preparedness and Coronavirus

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Campus Preparedness and Coronavirus Colleges and universities worldwide are responding to COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus). Most campus preparedness plans include a strategy for moving classes and services to…

Connecting Students With Campus Services

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Connecting Students With Campus Services Cory Stokes has a big title for good reason. As Digital Learning Officer and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Utah, he…

A Brief History of Education Technology Companies in Utah

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A Brief History of Education Technology Companies in Utah If you’ve ever wondered why so many education technology companies got their start in Utah, the simple answer is proximity. Not…

Students Services for the Digital Age

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Student Services for the Digital Age Which type of educational technology comes to mind when you hear the words “teaching and learning”? Like most faculty and staff, you probably think…

Are Online Learning, Virtual Learning, E-Learning, Distance Learning, and Blended Learning the Same?

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Are Online Learning, Virtual Learning, E-Learning, Distance Learning, and Blended Learning the Same? Learning online is a vast landscape. If asked, most of us would describe learning online in one…

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Four More Instructional Strategies for Successful Virtual Lessons

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Four More Instructional Strategies for Successful Virtual Lessons In Part 1, we talked about four effective instructional strategies and ways to implement them in virtual settings. In this post, we’ll…

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Instructional Strategies for Successful Virtual Lessons | ConexED

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Instructional Strategies for Successful Virtual Lessons Last week, I presented some best practices for facilitating a successful virtual meeting: checking your technology, creating a professional background, having resources available, using…

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Five Tips for Promoting Faculty Wellness in Higher Ed

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Five Tips For Promoting Faculty Wellness In Higher Ed I heard once that being a college professor is, objectively, the least stressful job available. Looking through multiple lists from career…

Four Tips for Participating in a Virtual Meeting | ConexED

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Four Tips for Participating in a Virtual Meeting Last week, I presented some best practices for facilitating a successful virtual meeting: checking your technology, creating a professional background, having resources…

Five Tips for Hosting Effective Virtual Student Meetings

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Five Tips for Hosting Effective Virtual Student Meetings Virtual meetings provide a great opportunity to meet with students and diversify the circumstances in which to connect. Meeting in person is…

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Five Reasons Why FERPA is Important | ConexED Blog

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Five Reasons Why FERPA is Important The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, passed in 1974, is the guiding legislation for what educational bodies can and cannot do…

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Six Ways to Know You’re Following FERPA | ConexED

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Six Ways to Know You’re Following FERPA FERPA is a privacy law that protects student information and stipulates that education institutions must protect the confidentiality of student records. It also…

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Fostering Long-Term Motivation Part 1: Academic Advisors, Early Enthusiasm, and Goal-Setting

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Fostering Long-Term Motivation Part 1: Academic Advisors, Early Enthusiasm, and Goal-Setting This blog is a series on postsecondary students’ long-term motivation during their degree programs and how student service departments…

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Summer Loving | The Connection Between Student Onboarding and Support Services

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Summer Loving | The Connection Between Student Onboarding and Support Services I am in the midst of training for my new role as a course instructor in a higher education…

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Part 4: Language Learner Students |

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Part 4: Language Learner Students Defining and Adapting to Changing Student Demographics This blog is the fourth in a four-part series about the current demographics of students in postsecondary settings…

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Part 3: Accommodating and Adapting to Low-Income Students

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Part 3: Low-Income Students This blog is the third in a four-part series about the current demographics of students in postsecondary settings and how to address their specific needs with…

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Part 2: Defining and Adapting to Changing Student Demographics

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Defining and Adapting to Changing Student Demographics This blog is the second in a four-part series about the current demographics of students in postsecondary settings and how to address their…

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Part 1: Student Demographics: Nontraditional Students are the New Normal

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Part 1: Yesterday’s Nontraditional Students Are The New Normal This blog is the first in a four-part series about the current demographics of students in postsecondary settings and how to…

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Holding Ourselves Accountable: The Value of Standards in Higher Education

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Holding Ourselves Accountable: The Value of Standards in Higher Education Last year, I attended a five-day professional development session in Los Angeles with the Standards Institute to learn best practices…