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Technology Session Nafsa Region I

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  • 1. Using Technology to Enhance Communication with Students Lake Washington Technical College
  • 2. Introduction
    • Luda Bagriy, LWTC Student and IPO Administrative Support
    • Ed Sargent,
    • Assistant Dean of Learning Resources
    • Peggy Setoguchi, International Student Advisor
  • 3. Agenda
    • Discuss Current Ways Offices Communicate with Students/Campus
    • Talk about Why LWTC (International Programs Office) chose to change methods
    • Discuss five new ways LWTC International Programs Office has implemented and/or in final processes of implementing:
      • E-publications/Newsletter
      • ‘ My Space’ & ‘Facebook’ accounts
      • Podcasting
      • Google Apps
    • Positive Outcomes
    • Challenges and Resolutions
    • Future Ideas
    • General Audience Discussion
    • Q/A
  • 4. Why Use Technology?
    • 1. Small number of staff
    • 2. Up-to-date with student communication methods
    • 3. Challenges with room arrangements
    • 4. Student or intern pride and resume building experience
    • 5. Collaborative work with staff/students across campus
    • 6. Information ease
    • 7. Advising Time On-line
    • (Con’t Next Slide)
  • 5. Why Use Technology? (Continued)
    • 8. Time Limitation
    • 9. Repeated questions from students
    • 10. Increase international understanding/awareness around campus
    • 11. Marketing Tools for Prospective Students
  • 6. New Methods Used at LWTC
    • E-publications and Newsletter
    • ‘ My Space’ & ‘Facebook’ Accounts
    • Podcasting Workshops
    • Google Apps
  • 7. Positive Outcome Highlights
    • 1. Feedback is ‘awesome’
    • 2. Students read/respond to information published in newsletters/publications
    • 3. Students understand the set ‘time frame’ now and expect to see that information
    • 4. Student involvement – student stories, new site suggestions for creative things to implement, updates
    • 5. Clear and easy format – no extra software needed or long/repeated e-mails that students don’t read
    • 6. E-mails are specifically used for important matters dealing with that student (they understand when they see the e-mail it’s for something pertaining to them)
    • (#7-12 on Next Slide)
  • 8. Positive Outcome Highlights (Continued)
    • 7. Information has increased student awareness; less repeated questions and traffic flow for general needs
    • 8. Campus awareness
    • 9. Creative and students know we are trying to match their schedules/styles
    • 10. Departments on campus have heard/read our publications/Podcasting and starting to implement in their own areas
    • 11. Team interest; fresh; fun
    • 12. Marketing for prospective students
  • 9. Challenges and ‘Working Resolutions’
    • 1. “My Space” = Student understanding of how to enroll
    • 2. Get everyone to sign agreements prior to signing into ‘My Space’/ ‘Facebook’
    • 3. ‘Down time’ on ‘My Space’ and learning HTML code to start
    • = Simple handouts and orientation sessions about ‘My Space’
    • = Have ‘My Space’ orientations in our general new student orientations and Welcome events to get everyone signed up
    • = Getting help; ‘ Facebook ’ does not require HTML code
  • 10. Works in Progress
    • E-publications specifically with campus awareness and/or marketing focus
    • Virtual Reality Site: Second Life
      • www.secondlife.com
    • Another newsletter publication: Letter Pop
      • www.letterpop.com
  • 11. New Ideas??
    • Your Turn – What Ideas Do YOU Have?
    • Open Discussion Time
  • 12. Access to Information
    • Learn the ‘How to’ and Get a Copy of our Presentation on our Wiki:
    • http://lwtc.pbwiki.com/
    • Go to: Vancouver Conference
  • 13. Questions/Answers

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