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Student Affairs and Technology

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

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.
January 13, 2011 - 8:45pm
"The literature and research on the use of technology in student affairs is still very limited." This is the lead sentence in the description from one of the few student affairs technology texts that I know about. This particular issue of a New Directions in Student Services journal published in 2006 has been the go-to technology "book" for a lot of student affairs practitioners.
January 12, 2011 - 8:00pm
In 2010, the 13th most-popular post on my personal blog was "Student Affairs + Jobs + RSS + Email." In the post, I outline how you can use RSS feeds to have job postings delivered to your RSS reader. Several student affairs associations and job posting sites offer RSS feeds for their position announcements.
January 4, 2011 - 7:45pm
I love web stats. If I had a cat, I would name it "Google Analytics."
January 4, 2011 - 4:30am
When your editor asks if you plan on "weighing in on the placenta/Facebook story" it gets your attention. Having read "Facebook, a Placenta and a Lawsuit" on Monday, I re-read the article and the comments from Inside Higher Ed readers. Four students in the nursing program at Johnson County Community College were "dismissed" from the program after they posted a photograph of a placenta on at least one Facebook profile.
December 20, 2010 - 12:45pm
I started writing for Inside Higher Ed this past July.
December 14, 2010 - 6:30pm
I think I may have just outed my dad. You see, my father is a luddite. He is extremely proud of this identity. He uses technology in so much as only when it is an absolute necessity. He has had a cellphone for a couple years. He occasionally listens to CDs using the Discman that I left at home when I went to college. To the best of my knowledge, every email is still printed out. It's not because he can't read them on the computer screen. It seems to be more about maintaining his "ludditeness." My dad does not have an affinity for technology.
December 9, 2010 - 12:00pm
This past July, I wrote a post titled "Technology needs to be more than a 'thread.'" The post generated a fair amount of discussion. I have read everyone’s comments, seen a few tweets, and even received a couple of emails. It would seem that technology in student affairs is an issue that we in the profession need to discuss at length.

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