Week 9 Resources

  1. http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home
    1. Skype is the most widely used video chatting system among college students and possibly among people worldwide. It is free and accessible on all types of computers. This is something that advisers could use to set up appointments with advisees, especially those who do not live in the area. The NETS standard that this addresses is 2. Design and develop digital age learning and experiences and assessments and 5. Engage in professional growth and leadership. Having video advising sessions would show the department taking initiative in further developing student services.
  2. http://prezi.com/k_ih-mkb3bhx/video-chat-academic-advising-project/
    1. This is an interesting and informative presentation on using video chat within academic advising. Using Prezi, the material is laid out through a counselors’ perspective and addresses areas such as goals and objectives, designated popular, methods, and ethical parameters. The NETS standard that this coincides with is 4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. This presentation teaches safe, legal, and ethical uses of technology for advising purposes as well as prepares advisors on how to handle certain issues and meet students’ diverse needs.
  3. http://dus.psu.edu/mentor/2011/12/skype-students/
    1. Another article from The Mentor, this one focuses specifically on using Skype to meet with students. It gives scenarios of students that would especially benefit from having online advising through video chat since it seems to be the closest thing to face-to-face interaction between student and adviser. Again, the NETS standard that seem to go along with this article and its ideas best are 4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. Any information promoting growth and change with using technology is an example to other departments and future advisors.
  4. http://www.oakton.edu/studentservices/advisingcounseling/advising/skype.php
    1. Oakton Community College in Illinois is one school that is a front runner in video chatting appointments within academic advising. This is their advising page that explains their trademarked term Skype-Vising. It is available for students who are only taking online courses and are in good academic standing. This follows the NETS standard 5. Engage in professional growth and leadership. This college is exhibiting leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion and contributing to the effectiveness of the educational profession.
  5. http://www.onlinecollege.org/2012/03/06/academic-advising-and-the-online-learner/
    1. Titled: Academic Advising and the Online learner, this is an article mentions why it is necessary and would be beneficial for advising to incorporate virtual advising meetings in the area of services for students. It mentions how technology is the gateway to getting online learners connected to faculty members which is a huge factor in retention rates for students. The NETS standard that this article addresses is 1. Facilitate and Inspire learning and creativity. It encourages one to think about this process and to be creative and innovative in the approach to advising students digitally.
  6. http://blog.grantham.edu/blog/bid/113832/7-Ways-to-Get-the-Most-out-of-Your-Student-Advisor
    1. This article is unique in the sense that it is geared towards students rather than advisers. Even though it is important for advisers to understand the needs of the students, it is also important for students to be educated on how they can most effectively utilize the use of their advisers. Student advisers are very valuable, especially when students understand how to make the most out of their availability. The NETS standard this addresses is 1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity. The seven steps in this article educates students and allows them tools to engage in real world issues.
  7. http://www.slideshare.net/LauraPasquini/collaborative-partnerships-the-benefits-of-merging-presentation#btnNext
    1. Here is another presentation done by the University of Toronto about getting different departments to work together and the benefits of merging different groups on campus. Within the presentation there is a section on counseling/advising and all the many aspects that are connected to it such as seminars/workshops, appointments, issues, learning assessments, etc.  The NETS standard that this presentation addresses most is 2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments by providing students and professionals with an outline of a way to better meet their needs and address the issues.
  8. http://uca.edu/athleticadvising/
    1. This is an example of Central Arkansas’s website detailing what athletic academic advising entails including their mission statement and what they do. They are also one of the schools that offers Skype appointments between the advisers and their student athletes. This addresses the NETS standard 3. Model digital age work and learning. They are one of the schools that offer video chatting with advisers in order to meet student’s needs and be there for them as much as possible.
  9. http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Publications/familyGuide.htm
    1. This is a little bit different of a resource as it is one that must be purchased but seems to be something that could be very valuable to advisers. It comes from the credited National Academy Advising Association (NACADA) website and is a book titled A Family Guide to Academic Advising.  It addresses issues such as first-generation college students, career counseling, and roadblocks that might arise. The NETS standard this book addresses is 5. Engage in professional growth and leadership.
  10. http://www.facebook.com/videocalling

A popular social networking site, Facebook now includes video calling as a feature that can be used to communicate between friends. Since many schools are starting to incorporate social networking sites into their teaching and advising, this is just one more feature that could help make communication between faculty and students more immediate and personal. The NETS standard this addresses is 2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.



Week 7 Resources

  1. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/05/09/ncaa-academic-rules-frustrate-advisers-athletes#.T6qjUtaC-ak.twitter
    1. This resource is useful because the blogger talks specifically about issues when advising student athletes. She talks about things to look for and what problems you might encounter. It is a good blog to read before you get into the midst of things so you know the underlying problems you might have to deal with. The NETS standard that this addresses is #1 facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity. Ultimately being an advisor is doing what is best for the student and leading them in the right direction. You need to be ready for anything they might need and support them as well.
  2. http://dus.psu.edu/mentor/
    1. This is an online journal filled with scholarly articles related to academic advising. There is also a forum available for current advisors to share their thoughts on current topics and issues. This is a great site for current advisors from all over the country to stay connected and on top of what is going on in this realm of the education system. The NETS standard that this addresses is #5 engaging in professional growth and leadership. Advisors are able to participate in global learning communities to explore different applications to similar problems they maybe having. Not only are they able to look up scholarly information, they are able to collaborate with other professionals as well.
  3. https://www.facebook.com/groups/12976695105/
    1. This facebook page is part of NACADA’s attempt to help academic advisors “understand the impact that technologies such as web, e-mail, degree audits, online registration, and student information systems have on academic advising as well as using technology effectively in their work and appreciate the appropriate uses of technology in higher education. The NETS standard that this engages with is #3 modeling digital age work and learning. Advisors are using technology and social networking in order to better prepare for their career and learn as much as possible from others in the same position.
  4. http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2011/10/31/7-Ways-to-Streamline-Student-Services.aspx?Page=3
    1. This is an article focused on the broader application of student services and addresses ways that universities can streamline their student services. It mentions using technology to streamline areas such as parking, student refunds, and student ID cards. All different ways of using technology to better a university in other ways besides in the classroom.  By using these ideas to streamline your university and the services it provides the students you would be complying with the NETS standard  #3 model digital age work and learning. You are demonstrating the use of technology systems, as well as modeling effective use of current and emerging digital tools to help better facilitate accessibility and use.
  5. http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/academics/resources/eligibility
    1. The National Collegiate Athletic Association sets the standards and rules for student athletes in division I, II, III. This is useful for advisors specifically working in services for student athletes having to coincide with NCAA rules for compliance and eligibility. This is something very helpful since this is something unique to students who participate in athletics. Along with school rules, they must follow these as well. This goes along with the NETS standard #4 promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. By being on top of the rules and regulations that your student athletes will have to abide by, you are showing initiative and responsibility in promoting ethical and legal behavior in the workplace.


    1. This is a simply layout of 15 tips on advising student athletes. It is organized and to the point and is helpful because it is put together by actual athletic advisors themselves from general student body advisors and athletes as well.  It covers possible encounters one might have such as minority groups, first generation students attending college, and staying within the NCAA guidelines. The NETS standard that applies to this list is #3 model digital age work and learning. Collaborating with peer advisors and colleagues about tips and tricks to advising student athletes is an important part of learning and staying current with rules and what seems to work and not work.
  1. http://www.oit.edu/faculty-staff/academic-advising-handbook/how-to-be-a-good-academic-advisor
    1. Oregon Tech has a section of their website listing advice on how to be a good advisor. Although some of the things are very basic, I feel that this would be a good list to overview before each school year or right before a new advisor started their job. It covers areas from schooling to relationships and gives you a sense of just about everything you could possibly encounter. This site addresses NETS standard #5 engage in professional growth and leadership. Refreshing ones knowledge and renewal of the profession shows growth and leadership to the community.
  2. http://nacada.ksu.edu/Clearinghouse/AdvisingIssues/Become-Advisor.htm
    1. This article from the NACADA (The National Academic Advising Association) goes over a long, long list about what to expect as well as how to remain organized and on top of the game when advising many students for many different majors and needs. The NETS standard this addresses is again #5 engaging in professional growth and leadership. It’s important to stay on top of current changes and issues within the NCAA and university as well as know the ins and outs of the university like the back of your hand.
  3. http://new.dixie.edu/advisement/File/Advising%20the%20Student-Athlete.pdf
    1. This is a very short and to the point presentation on advising NCAA accredited student athletes. It goes over certain things one might encounter and how the university rules might differ from NCAA rules for student athletes who must comply with both in order to be eligible to compete. Although it is specific to a university on semesters instead of quarters, the information is relevant to schools such as Western Oregon. I think this is especially beneficial to advisors who have no been student athletes themselves or gone through the all the rules and regulations set by the NCAA. The NETS standard this applies to is #5 engage in professional growth and leadership. This is a place for advisors just beginning their career to get a sense of what to expect and what requirements student athletes have that the general student body does not. Anytime one is obtaining more and more knowledge about their career or area of study, they are growing professionally and showing initiative.

      10. http://www.academic360.com/adminis/listings.cfm?DiscID=58

  1. This is a website showcasing different organizations and associations specifically for academic advising. It Includes organizations such as AACRAO (American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers) and NACA (National Association for College Admissions Counseling).  It coincides with NETS standard # 5 engage in professional growth and leadership. It offers making links to journals, organizations and information that allows one to enhance their skills while working in student services.

Social Networking in the Classroom Resource List

  1. Blog: For Social Media in the Classroom to Work, Instructors Need Best Practices
    1. http://readwrite.com/2012/05/02/for-social-media-in-the-classroom-to-work-instructors-need-best-practices
    2. This blog is from a professor who teaches college journalism and writing classes. He gives insight and direction to what did and did not work when we implemented different social media uses into his classroom. This is a personable review and something one might benefit from reading when they are just starting to think about how to incorporate social media into their classrooms. He emphasizes the one should only use these ideas in their classroom if they are 100% comfortable with technology and such. This fits into the NETS standard Model Digital Age Work and Learning: teachers exhibit knowledge, skills and work processes representative on an innovative profession in a global and digital society. Social media can be effective if professors are confident in using technology.
  2. Social Media in Higher Education: A literature review and research directions
    1. http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=hfdavis
    2. This review is done by researchers at the University of Arizona and Claremont Graduate College. Although it is pretty extensive and lengthy, it is beneficial because not only does it provide research and results from different studies, it also provides guidance and directions one might use when implementing social networking into their classroom. This coincides with the NETS standard Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments because it provides ways those professors can incorporate contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes identified in the NETS-S. This is a very straightforward way for educators to look over a wide overview of research done on the topic and take what they want from it in terms of using it in their own classroom.
  3. Blog: 7 Reasons to Leverage Social Networking Tools in the Classroom
    1. http://www.emergingedtech.com/2011/06/7-reasons-to-leverage-social-networking-tools-in-the-classroom/
    2. This is another blog from a teacher sharing what seemed to work and not working when using social networking within the classroom and as homework. She has a different view than most and gives seven (pretty unique) ways in which social networking can be beneficial such as engagement, social learning, use time outside of class better so you can use class time better, provides opportunities for writing and writing assessment, encourages dialogue and reach more students, helps students get ahead of the professional curve and builds connections. I think her blog is interesting and helpful because she gives links to more resources and covers a large array of grade levels. The NETS standard this resource addresses is Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership. It allows for teachers to improve their practice and possible be seen as leaders in implementing new practices into their classroom.
  4. 100 Ways to Teach with Twitter
    1. http://www.emergingedtech.com/2010/02/100-ways-to-teach-with-twitter/
    2. This is a great assortment and compilation of ways to use twitter in the classroom. It has articles and ideas ranging from “25 ways to teach with twitter” to “50 ways to use twitter in the college classroom”. This fits perfectly with my theme for the week of social networking and Undergraduate students because   it has not only has a section specifically for college students, but it shows how to use one of the most popular social networking sites (twitter) in your classroom to benefit and enhance student learning. The NETS standard this resource affiliates with most is Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments because teachers are able to use these ideas as stepping stones in developing their own use and practice of using social media in the classroom.
  5. Most Popular Websites on the Internet
    1. http://mostpopularwebsites.net/1-50/
    2. This is just a place that lists the top 50 most popular websites on the internet. This is useful to adding social networking to the classroom because with this list teachers/professors can take a look at what is popular and the websites that their students are most likely looking at. When implementing something that is popular and most students already know about, you have less confusion and time spent introducing the site and showing how to navigate it. The NETS standard this addressing is Technology Operations and Concepts because using these sites will help students have a sound understanding of technology and social media and how it works.
  6. 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest
    1. http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/16-ways-educators-use-pinterest-infographic
    2. Pinterest in and of itself is a social Networking site full of pictures and ideas ranging anywhere from home decor ideas to current events. An increasingly number of teachers have started to use Pinterest to share ideas with colleagues and teachers across the country. This site is a way to show teachers how they can use Pinterest and social networking to help with ideas for their own classroom and even let students use Pinterest for ideas as well. This is an example of the NETS standard Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility. If teachers use these social networking sites themselves and encourage students to explore them as well they and promoting the use of technology to their students and fellow teachers as well.
  7. How to Transform Your Classroom Using Web 2.0 Tools
    1. http://blog.simplek12.com/social-media/how-to-transform-your-classroom-using-web-2-0-tools/
    2. This site shows different educational tools that can make learning more exciting for students and ways to “boost” your lesson plans. This is aimed at teachers with younger classrooms. If you do not have elementary or middle school students this is still beneficial because it lists sites that not many are aware of in the education world. Instead of popular sites like Twitter and Facebook it focuses on sites like Skype and Glogster. The NETS standard this is most associated with is Designing and Developing Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments. With most of the sites listed here, teachers are able to upgrade their current way of teacher by adding technology to their lesson plans.
  8. Resetting Education: Social networks for the classroom
    1. http://vator.tv/news/2012-07-30-resetting-education-social-networks-for-the-classroom
    2. This article talks about how social networking sites such as Blackboard and Moodle have been used in college courses for years but goes more in depth for how to implement these in grades k-12 for all the teachers out there wanting to use this type of learning environment.  A huge focus of this article is encouraging teachers to embrace the internet instead of hiding from it, even with younger ages. This fits perfectly with the NETS standard of Promoting and Modeling Digital Citizenship and Responsible because it mentions how sheltering children from the internet may not be the most beneficial way but instead to embrace it and teach children how to use it safely and correctly.
  9. YouTube for Schools
    1. http://www.youtube.com/schools
    2. This part of YouTube is specifically for grades k-12 and provides schools with access to thousands of free educational videos. While teachers can access all videos, students are only able to access certain videos their school as selected with makes the social networking site safe for even the youngest students. Teachers can use these videos in the classroom and students can use these for projects as well. The NETS standard this shows is Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity. Teachers are able to use their knowledge of the social networking site for educational use as well as encourage students to use a site that they probably have already encountered many times.
  10. How higher Education Use Social Media
    1. http://mashable.com/2012/02/03/higher-education-social-media/
    2. This site gives a visual outline of how colleges have implemented social networking in their courses, what sites are most commonly used, and which platforms seemed to work best along with certain challenges that lay ahead. With the theme of the week being social networking in college courses, this is a perfect start for professors wanting to take this next step. The NETS standard this addresses is Modeling Digital Age Work and Learning. By deciding to add social networking to the classroom, one is modeling for others how to use the benefits of technology in coursework.