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    Technology Session Nafsa Region I Technology Session Nafsa Region I Presentation Transcript

    • Using Technology to Enhance Communication with Students Lake Washington Technical College
    • Introduction
      • Luda Bagriy, LWTC Student and IPO Administrative Support
      • Ed Sargent,
      • Assistant Dean of Learning Resources
      • Peggy Setoguchi, International Student Advisor
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • New Methods Used at LWTC
      • E-publications and Newsletter
      • ‘ My Space’ & ‘Facebook’ Accounts
      • Podcasting Workshops
      • Google Apps
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • New Ideas??
      • Your Turn – What Ideas Do YOU Have?
      • Open Discussion Time
    • 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
    • Questions/Answers