The Millennial Student

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The Millennial Student:

The Millennial Student Using Educational Technology in Your TR i O Programs

The Millennial Student:

The Millennial Student Generation Y (Born in the late 70s/early 80s through 2000). 97% own a computer 94% own a cell phone 76% of these students use instant messaging 92% of those reported multi - tasking while IMing To get their news, 40% use television; 34% use the Internet A “Connected” generation (through various technologies) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials)

What About Your TRiO Program and the Millennial Student?:

What About Your TR i O Program and the Millennial Student? What is your program doing to reach this generation of students? What technologies/resources does your program have? What technologies/resources does your institution have that your program can utilize? What are your students using?

The Millennial Student and Communication:

The Millennial Student and Communication Email Considered old fashioned by many Millennials Instant Messaging Windows Live AOL Yahoo Google

The Millennial Student and Communication:

The Millennial Student and Communication Blogging and Discussion Forums Cell Phones/Text Messaging Social Networking Sites Facebook Twitter MySpace (not used as widely now)

E-mail for Old People?:

E-mail for Old People? Pew Internet study found that teenagers preferred new technology, like instant messaging or text messaging, for talking to friends and use of e-mail to communicate with “old people.” Students say they still depend on e-mail to communicate with their professors But many of the students say they would rather send text messages to friends, to reach them wherever they are, than to send e-mail messages that might not be seen until hours later.

Use of Instant Messaging:

Use of Instant Messaging 76% use some form of Instant Messaging (IM). Most prevalent are: Windows Live (330 million active users [AU]) Yahoo (248 million AU) AOL (53 million AU) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_messaging) Facebook, Google, Skype, and many other services also provide IM service in addition to their other services. Largest proportion of IM users (15%) are logged on 24/7. TR i O Programs can utilize an IM platform to allow students to message staff members (during office hours) with questions.

Use of Blogs:

Use of Blogs A Blog (or a web blog) is a user generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogging gives TR i O Programs the opportunity to maintain and update a website with minimal knowledge of web development

Use of Blogs:

Use of Blogs Some great blogging sites may include: Blogger (from Google) http://blogger.com Wordpress http://www.wordpress.com Facebook (by using the notes section) Many blogging services provide an easy to remember “Vanity” URL i.e. ubetsu.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/ubetsu

Wordpress:

Wordpress

Text Messaging:

Text Messaging One question that commonly appears on the TR i O Listserv deals with mass texting participants. Text Messaging services (such as Text Marks) provide low cost or even free mass text messing services.

Text Messaging:

Text Messaging Text Marks – http://www.textmarks.com or http://lite.textmarks.com allows participants to subscribe to a keyword and receive updates as needed. i.e. UB students at East Tennessee State University can send a text message to 41411 with the keyword UBETSU in the message of the text. Any time a new message is sent from UBETSU, all subscribers will receive an alert.

lite.textmarks.com:

lite.textmarks.com

lite.textmarks.com:

lite.textmarks.com

Limits to Textmarks Lite :

Limits to Textmarks Lite Only for non-commercial use ( TR i O programs count as non-profit and educational users) Only one phone number can be associated with the keyword (no multiple numbers to manage account) Can’t have multiple keywords A small advertisement appears at the end of every message sent Must be used every 30 days or it expires Still a great option for most TR i O programs

Social Networking:

Social Networking Internet social networking sites provide online connection to friends, business contacts, and more Virtual community centers for hanging out – like hanging out at the mall or new playground. Examples: Facebook – http://www.facebook.com MySpace – http://www.myspace.com Urban Chat – http://www.urbanchat.com Twitter – http://www.twitter.com

Facebook (facebook.com/ubetsu):

Facebook (facebook.com/ubetsu)

Facebook (Events):

Facebook (Events)

Facebook (Advertising Program):

Facebook (Advertising Program)

When It Comes to Technology…:

When It Comes to Technology… You need a plan! You want to develop a plan for: The Program The Staff The Students You need to know what you are working with! You want to know: What equipment you are working with What skill sets are available for both staff and students

When It Comes to Technology…:

When It Comes to Technology… You must have: Support from staff Support from outside parties Means for staff development Funding A desire to use the technology for your participants

Support of program staff…:

Support of program staff… No planning effort will succeed without the commitment and full support of all staff and management This commitment is needed before starting the implementation of technology within your program

Outside Support:

Outside Support It is important to not only have support from your staff and management, but to also have support from local schools, colleges, IT departments, library system There may be partnership opportunities with alumni involved in technology, local computer science programs on college campus, local computer businesses.

Service-Based Technology:

Service-Based Technology A key factor in the use of any technology is a realization that technology is not an end in itself but a means to an end goal – what is your goal? Technology is a vehicle to offer current and new services

Staff Development:

Staff Development Too often, emphasis is placed on the hardware and software aspects of technology and not on the training of staff to help ensure proper and effective use of technology

Funding and Budgets:

Funding and Budgets Technology plans must address the need for funds to implement the plan Funds must be budgeted annually: Maintain existing technology Update or replace obsolete technology on a regularly scheduled basis Provide necessary staff support Be Creative – Partnerships Work

Available Technology:

Available Technology What do your staff and participants use?

Technologies to Help Retain Students:

Technologies to Help Retain Students Text Messaging Recorders Video Pictures

MP3 Players - iPods:

MP3 Players - iPods iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Computer and launched in 2001. The full-sized model stores media on an internal hard drive, while iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and the iPod Touch use flash memory. Like many digital audio players, iPods can also serve as external data storage devices .

MP3 Players - iPods:

MP3 Players - iPods In addition to playing music, iPods with display screens can display photos, calendars, contact information, text files, videos, and some versions can download apps similar to the iPhone

MP3 Players - iPods:

MP3 Players - iPods iTunes software is used to transfer music and other media to the iPod. iTunes store is a comprehensive library of media (some for free and some for purchase). iTunes U is a distribution system for everything from lectures to language lessons, films to labs, audio books to tours. http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/

Podcast:

Podcast A podcast is a media file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The host or author of the podcast is often called a podcaster. Podcasting is different than downloading or streaming content by the ability for the shows to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feed formats (i.e. using iTunes to subscribe to a podcast)

iTunes U:

iTunes U

iTunes U:

iTunes U

iTunes U:

iTunes U

Web Conferencing:

Web Conferencing Web conferencing is used to hold group meetings or live presentations over the Internet. In a web conference, each participant sits at their own computer, and is connected to other participants via the Internet. The most basic feature of a web conference is screen sharing, whereby conference participants see whatever is on the presenter’s screen. Usually this is accompanied by voice communication, either through a traditional telephone conference, or through VoIP, although sometimes text chat is used in place of voice.

Webinars:

Webinars A webinar is a seminar which is conducted over the World Wide Web. It is a type of web conferencing. In contrast to a Webcast, which is transmission of information in one direction only, a webinar is designed to be interactive between the presenter and audience. A webinar is “live” in the sense that information is conveyed according to an agenda, with a starting and ending time. In most cases, the presenter may speak over a standard telephone line, pointing out information being presented on screen, and the audience can respond over their own telephones, preferably a speakerphone.

Videoconference:

Videoconference A videoconference (also known as a video-teleconference) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. It has also been called visual collaboration and is a type of groupware.

YouTube:

YouTube YouTube (YouTube.com) is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. Programs could consider creating videos on how to apply to college, pitfalls of the FAFSA, etc . and refer students to these videos for assistance when offices are not open.

YouTube.com/edu:

YouTube.com/edu

UStream:

UStream UStream (UStream.tv) allows you to broadcast live video over the web for anyone to view. No special software is needed to either view the video or create a live video feed. Could be used by programs to hold a virtual orientation across multiple locations (for rural based programs)

ustream.tv/channel/education-department:

ustream.tv/channel/education-department

XBox360, Playstation 3, Wii:

XBox360, Playstation 3, Wii Critical Thinking Great Ice Breaker – Attract Young Men Social Situational Role Play Gateway to deeper programming and development of skill sets

CD, DVD, Flashdrives, Memory Cards:

CD, DVD, Flashdrives, Memory Cards Data Storage Picture Storage Video Storage

Software Packages and Plug-ins:

Software Packages and Plug-ins Databases (MS Access) – Student Tracking Blumen Student Access SPSS TrioWare Spreadsheets (MS Excel) – Deal better with numerical data Video/Pictures – need plug-ins to view certain pictures and videos or to use Blackboard.

Online Learning Solutions:

Online Learning Solutions A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a software system designed to facilitate teachers in the management of educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course administration. The system can often track the learners' progress, which can be monitored by both teachers and learners. While often thought of primarily as tools for distance education, they are most often used to supplement the face-to-face classroom. These systems usually run on servers, to serve the course to students as internet pages. Commonly known as Blackboard, Moodle or Canvas in higher ed.

Online Learning Solutions:

Online Learning Solutions Components of these systems usually include templates for content pages, discussion forums, chats, quizzes and exercises such as multiple-choice, true/false and one-word answers. Teachers fill in these templates and then release them for learners to use. New features in these systems include blogs and RSS. Services generally provided include access control, provision of e-learning content, communication tools, and administration of the user groups.

Online Bookstores:

Online Bookstores Services such as Amazon Kindle, Google Books, etc . allow for the users to purchase/download books. Amazon Kindle does not require the actual Kindle - you can download software for your PC, smartphone or tablet to read your purchased books Google Books does not require software downloads, and users can view books directly from their accounts using a web browser.

Online Bookstores:

Online Bookstores The nice thing about using these services is that there are thousands of free books available, including classics such as: The Scarlet Letter A Tale of Two Cities Pride and Prejudice Great Expectations Moby Dick

Google Bookstore:

Google Bookstore

Google Bookstore:

Google Bookstore

Google Bookstore:

Google Bookstore

Online Tutoring:

Online Tutoring Services such as tutor.com (live tutors), studyisland.com (prebuilt lessons) and rosettastone.com (live tutors & lessons) provide tutoring assistance 24/7 in the subjects of Math, English, Science, Foreign Languages, etc. These tutoring services can provide assistance to your participants when transportation and distance are issues that must be overcome These online tutoring services require no additional software other than a web browser and can be controlled by a staff member to regulate use and access All of these services are paid products

Tutor.com:

Tutor.com

Study Island :

Study Island This software has lessons, as well as assessments, to help you know where students need help Can be used by students on their own or as part of your curriculum

Google Docs (docs.google.com) :

Google Docs (docs.google.com) Offers a full cloud based office suite similar to MS Office To get feedback from a students focus on Google Forms Create a survey for students to complete, and post on Facebook and Twitter Every staff member in your entire program can view results live

Google Forms:

Google Forms

Google Forms:

Google Forms

Solutions for Staff:

Solutions for Staff Google Voice (voice.google.com) allows a user to create a local phone number that can ring multiple phone numbers. The advantage to Google Voice is that you do not need to give your personal cell phone number to students. They can call your Google Voice number.

Solutions for Staff:

Solutions for Staff Google voice allows for transcription of voice messages (that will be stored in your account, sent to your email, and even a text message), allows you to record a conversation with a student for follow up/documentation, and even saves text messages that can be printed out at a later date for documentation. http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html

Google Voice:

Google Voice

Solutions for Staff:

Solutions for Staff Dropbox.com allows you to securely store your documents online so you can access them at any computer that has internet access. Software can be downloaded to act as a folder on your PC or Mac. You can also log online to view/add documents. In addition, you can download apps that will allow you to view those documents.

Solutions for Staff:

Solutions for Staff You can share your Dropbox with other registered users or store your files in a public folder (that will create a link you can send to anyone to download the file). Dropbox gives you 2GB of storage for free.

Dropbox.com:

Dropbox.com

Develop Your Strategy:

Develop Your Strategy Which of these technologies will you use to retain students? How will it retain your students? Where will you use it? When will you use it? How will you advertise it?

Get Educated:

Get Educated Learn how to use the technology Attend professional development seminars on this technology Find a mentor

Terminology:

Terminology Learn the lingo – www.netlingo.com Develop a Handbook for Students Find a place online to store it for everyone to access

Learn More As You Go:

Learn More As You Go Analyze Revise Implement

Technology Solution Example:

Technology Solution Example You are hosting an event for your SSS program on Financial Aid… Using technology, how can we: make sure students receive the information to come to the event? get the information to students about what they missed?

Technology Solution Example:

Technology Solution Example Getting them to the event: Have students earlier in the semester sign up for your Text Alert system (i.e. lite.textmarks.com) Create a Facebook event and invite your students to the event Create a survey about issues students are having with the topic on Google Docs, and post it to Facebook for them to complete prior to the event Send Twitter updates about the event Use your program’s Facebook page to notify students about the event (by updating your status)

Technology Solution Example:

Technology Solution Example Right Before/At the event Send out one final text alert/email/Facebook message about the event to give a final reminder Send out live tweets about what is being talked about – creating a buzz about what students are missing Post pictures to your Facebook page about the event Video the event – even consider broadcasting the event via Ustream.tv

Technology Solution Example:

Technology Solution Example After the event Upload a copy of the video to YouTube and post the link to your Facebook page, email it, tweet it out, and send a text alert with the video link Create a discussion on your Facebook page about the event and any follow up questions

TRiO 2.0:

TR i O 2.0 Hands-on with the Technologies to Grow Your TR i O Program

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