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Technology can provide new ways to connect, collaborate and share resources for academic advising. Successful implementation of technology in advising is often the results of a needs assessment and planning process. During the review and planning process, advising units will be able to identify areas for where digital resources are most suitable, accessible, and meaningful for their students.
There are many online tools and resources to support academic advisors; however a critical part of technology implementation is the assessment and planning process. It is important to review the departmental objectives and learning outcomes to ensure it aligns the advising unit's learning strategy to meet departmental needs and training focus (Brandon, 2006). Attendees will learn how to effectively conduct a needs assessment and implement technology into their advising practice.
Participants will brainstorm ideas around program initiation, collaborative partnerships & teams, project planning, and models for implementing technology in advising to meet the needs of their students, staff and faculty at their home institution.