Student Affairs and Technology

Student Affairs and Technology

News, tips, and practical insights about technology for student affairs practitioners by Eric Stoller.

February 17, 2011 - 9:45pm
When Cindy Kane tweeted that "lurking is learning" on a #SAchat Twitter conversation last year, she didn't know that she had created a mantra for those of us who participate in weekly Twitter-based conversations / chats. Each week, scores of higher education professionals participate in 140 character conversations on a variety of topics. Using Twitter as a platform for knowledge exchange and relationship development, we produce virtual reams of valuable content.
February 7, 2011 - 10:00pm
The #SAtech community is full of a wonderful array of practitioners who work within every functional area of student affairs. I'm compiling a list of folks to interview/feature and cannot wait to share their stories. Student affairs professionals are using technology in new and exciting ways and I am thrilled that folks are letting me bombard them with emails/questions.
February 6, 2011 - 8:00pm
I remember when I first watched a video on Vimeo. The video player was aesthetically pleasing and there were all sorts of wonderful videos to watch. I even purchased a Vimeo Plus account (enhanced features for a minimal fee) and started uploading my own videos to the site. I was, and still am, a fan of Vimeo as a great place to find fascinating web videos.
January 31, 2011 - 10:15pm
My first post about the proposed consolidation between ACPA and NASPA (they are the largest student affairs associations in higher education) was mostly neutral. I will admit that it had a slight pro-consolidation bent to it. However, I tried to present a list of resources that I thought would be helpful for members as they contemplate the proposed consolidation logistics. Am I for consolidation? Yes.
January 30, 2011 - 7:45pm
The student affairs technology sphere or #satech for short, is made up of a variety of SA professionals. Starting today, I'm going to be profiling members of the community. Who are they? Where do they work? What do they do? I think it's important to let folks know that there are quite a few #satech professionals in higher education. My first interview is with one of my favorite #satech community members.
January 23, 2011 - 7:00pm
Did you buy your domain name this year? Did you purchase YourName[dot]com? Did you start a new blog? I have observed a massive upswing in both new web domains and blogs amongst the student affairs professionals that I follow on Twitter. It would seem that buying your name as your web address and starting a blog on said URL is the "in" thing to do in 2011. While a lot of people have been blogging for several years and/or already have a registered domain name, it would seem that a large swath of professionals have recently begun to dip their toes in the student affairs techie pool.
January 18, 2011 - 8:45pm
The secret to being an avid student affairs techie is very simple. Whenever/wherever you notice a new technology solution, thought piece, or tech-based recommendation, always ask a question: Is this relevant to the work that I do in student affairs? I engage in this activity on a regular basis. In fact, most of my post ideas come from outside of the higher education technology sphere.
January 18, 2011 - 4:30am
Last week's post about whether or not we need a technology in student affairs book generated quite a bit of discussion.

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