Week One: Big data and technology
institutions’ effort to use “Big Data” impact how we in advising
consider the use of data, produced through the use of technology, to
better present our contributions to student success?
Week Two: Advising practice and technology
perspectives gained by considering the Intentional use of Technology
model, how can the model help advisors identify strengths and
limitations of their use of technology in their delivery of advising?
Week Three: Perspectives on the use of technology in advising
the NACADA Concept of Advising, consider two perspectives on the use of
technology in advising ("push-pull" and "flipped advising").
Week Four: Being an advocate for use of technology on your campus
Using perspectives gained in this tutorial, comment on an article
urging ways to improve student success that includes considerations for
advising and technology adoption. Your response will also take into
account critical views on the use of educational technology, as advanced
by Audrey Watters (2016), in her article, "The Best Way to Predict the
Future is to Issue a Press Release."
Participants will complete in-depth readings, post replies to discussion boards, and complete quizzes and other assignments. Participants can work at their own pace within each week. There will be weekly assignments but no set time to be online. Participants will have the entire week to complete that week's content, which could be completed in several days or done during the week as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments, including discussion posts, quizzes, and readings will be required each week.
The eTutorial is 3.5 (3 1/2) weeks in length. Participants should expect to spend between four-eight hours per week completing the reading, posts, and assignments.
This eTutorial is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop an international network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.
Moderators will be assigned to assist those taking the eTutorial by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices, and answering questions.
Each week will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
Upon successful completion (70% or better within the eTutorial) of all 3.5 weeks, the participant will receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing.