Student Affairs and Technology
News, tips, and practical insights about technology for student affairs practitioners by Eric Stoller.
July 21, 2010 - 3:18pm
According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), "It is essential that the Web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities." One of the most overlooked aspects of accessibility on the web is the inclusion of captions within embedded videos. It is fairly common to see embedded videos on student affairs websites.
July 15, 2010 - 9:08pm
I have had administrator (admin) rights on every computer at each institution where I have worked. Admin privileges grant a computer user the ability to install programs and to tweak the settings on their computer. For a student affairs techie, being able to install applications and/or customize a computer is about enhancing productivity and efficiency. When I get into a car, I have to adjust the seat, tilt the steering wheel, and move the mirrors. I am setting up the car to my specific requirements. Being able to do the same with a computer is a similar experience.
July 13, 2010 - 8:56pm
Student Affairs and Technology have been my primary interest areas ever since I found out that student affairs was a profession. Coming into student affairs work from a public relations background has made me slightly unique in the field. A lot of my peers come from residence life or student government. They were RA's or student representatives as undergrads, loved it, and started on the path to student affairs. As a communications, public relations, and marketing professional, I was unaware that someone could actually be a student affairs professional.