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Technology and Engagement : Making Technology Work for First Generation College Students / Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon, Mandy Savitz-Romer, Ana M. Martínez Alemán.

Author/Creator:
Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T., author., Author,
Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (208 p.) : 2 black and white illustration
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with family and friends from home, as well as engage more with social and academic programs at their university. This 'ecology of transition' was important in keeping the students focused on why they were in college, and helped them become more integrated into the university setting. By showing the gains in campus capital these first-generation college students obtained through social media, the authors offer concrete suggestions for how other universities and college-retention programs can utilize the findings to increase their own retention of first-generation college students.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction
1. Engagement and Campus Capital
2. Being First-Gen on Campus
3. Web 2.0 Technologies on Campus / Gismondi, Adam / Gin, Kevin / Knight, Sarah / Lewis, Jonathan / Radimer, Scott
4. Transition and Campus Engagement / Gin, Kevin / Radimer, Scott
5. Bridges to Campus Capital in the Classroom / Lewis, Jonathan / Knight, Sarah
6. Propositions for Change / Gin, Kevin
Acknowledgments
Appendix: Research Methods
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Dez 2019)
Contributor:
Martínez Alemán, Ana M., author., Author,
Savitz-Romer, Mandy, author., Author,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780813594231
OCLC:
1001968499
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9780813594231 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.