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

October 4, 2010 - 3:15pm
This post is dedicated to my mom and every woman who has had to fight to be recognized as an expert with technology.
September 29, 2010 - 6:45am
Thus far, blogging for Inside Higher Ed has been an amazing experience. After 23 posts, I wanted to check-in with folks and give a bit more insight into my blogging process.
September 28, 2010 - 6:15am
I have 3 days left at Oregon State University (OSU). I've been an academic advisor for more than 3 years and have accumulated a tremendous amount of knowledge about OSU's academic processes. Life as an academic advisor consists of a never-ending stream of academic regulations, registration functions, course planning, substitutions, petitions, overrides, mentoring, teaching, and questions. When I started at OSU in 2007, I knew very little about what it meant to be an academic advisor.
September 23, 2010 - 8:30pm
I usually have several different post ideas floating around in my brain at any given time. I try to select a topic that I think will generate a post that interests both me and my readers. I had planned on writing about something other than course catalogs again (I mean, it's not like they are that glamorous) and I apologize for writing about them so soon. However, there was one comment that got my attention. Greg, who I would assume has never read anything that I've ever written before, left a comment that I feel needs to be addressed.
September 23, 2010 - 4:45am
Most web-based course catalogs that I have surfed through seem like they were designed using an original Commodore 64. As an academic advisor, I often have the "pleasure" of browsing course catalogs from schools all over the United States. I have yet to find a course catalog that has an intuitive interface. My experience as an advisor should theoretically provide me with some advantage when I'm perusing a school's course catalog as I search for course information. However, I can say without any hesitation that most online course catalogs need to be rebuilt and redesigned.
September 17, 2010 - 4:15am
September 12, 2010 - 5:30pm
I received an email last week with "Get Ready for EDUCAUSE 2010" in the subject. Like a lot of the emails that I receive, I wasn't able to get to it until this weekend. The 2010 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is a month away so the email wasn't a priority. I finally got around to reading through the message and I must say, my excitement for this conference has increased.
September 10, 2010 - 4:15am
It was announced today that Harrisburg University of Science and Technology would be conducting a "social media blackout" next week. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and AOL Instant Messenger are going to be blocked for access by the campus network. My first thought: how did LinkedIn escape the blockade? And, do students even use AIM anymore? My next reaction was to look into sending a semi trailer packed with MiFi devices to Pennsylvania.
September 8, 2010 - 11:45pm
September 7, 2010 - 4:15am
I'm currently a two calendar person. For my academic advising position at OSU, I utilize Outlook as my primary calendar. Advising appointments are placed on my calendar throughout the day. During peak advising, it's not unusual for my calendar to have 12 advising appointments on it for every day of the work week. Outlook tells me where I am supposed to be at every hour of the work day.

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