Cool Tech for Student Success

More evidence that the first week of school is crucial, but also that today’s students are different. There are voluntary game-like apps that really help a student keep on track for school (the way a person might use an app to help with fitness or nutrition).

These apps do some coaching, too. I think they are a lot of fun. These apps would really be the modern equivalent of the “College Hour” as they can push out to students where interested faculty may be at any given hour and help them find us for interesting activities. Students OPT IN to these technologies (so no FERPA violations, but the app-builder has already done that research). The app we are looking at is called perkEDU and it’s really spiffy. There’s no cost to the college.

There are apparently similar apps without an educational emphasis that work…people like games…


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