Communicating Through the Entire Student Lifecycle with Apps

Jordan McArthur, Higher Ed Live, Mar 21, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It has always been difficult to communicate with an entire audience because of changing technology. "We’ve seen schools tackle this in many ways over the past decade – from listserves to public digital announcement boards – but they all seem to fall out of fashion as soon as we can perfect them. Part of the problem is that we’re losing digital communication channels faster than we can adopt new ones." But this time it will be different, right? "When a campus app houses so many different individual guides, institutions are also finding value in cross-pollination between departments.... Our hope is that by using one centralized resource to push a lot this important information, we can expose students to a lot of the options..." Yeah. This time it will be different.

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