Engaging students in a post-email world

ecampusnews | September 02, 2019

At Texas A&M University, we’ve provided students in our College Station campus with high-quality education since 1876. As the first public higher education institution in Texas with more than 68,000 students and with the country’s second-biggest student roll to look after, our ability to innovate in student support as well as in our classes, laboratories and playing fields, is a pillar of the excellent customer service we provide to our community. Too much email? Each Texas A&M student has a dedicated email address. After years of using email as the primary way to communicate with students, we started to encounter some challenges: many students began to only monitor their personal email address, spending little to no time checking their university email address. It resulted in them not completing important administrative tasks such as signing up for direct deposit, and failing to meet important deadlines and requirements such as submitting a photograph for their identification (ID) cards or to complete financial agreements.

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The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) and the Consortium on School Networking (CoSN) are pleased to present Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know. Accessibility is essential for leveraging technology and providing educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners. School systems need to ensure all information provided to the public, parents, and guardians is accessible. Research shows two key factors in a student’s educational success are the availability of accessible content and materials and parental engagement.

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The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) and the Consortium on School Networking (CoSN) are pleased to present Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know. Accessibility is essential for leveraging technology and providing educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners. School systems need to ensure all information provided to the public, parents, and guardians is accessible. Research shows two key factors in a student’s educational success are the availability of accessible content and materials and parental engagement.

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