Nudging Students to Success

Concurrent Session 7

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

The University of Washington Tacoma, an urban-serving campus, seeking to educated the "new traditionals", has been in the forefront of personalized, timely text messages that remind, nudge, inform, encourage and counsel students who might not otherwise have the safety nets supporting them to persistence and graduation.

Presenters

Colleen serves as UW Tacoma's strategist for emerging technologies. Her work focuses on knowledge systems that bring together data and discovery, in alignment with the campus mission. She teaches critical thinking and applied computing, including the new literacies of visual and social media. Current research focuses on the value of analytics in improving learner decisions and success. Dr. Carmean is the 2002 EDUCAUSE NLII Fellow, a 2004 Frye Fellow, a 2006-2008 Arizona Wakonse Teaching Fellow and a 2012 UW Tacoma Writing Fellow.

Extended Abstract

Everyone needs a reminder, a nudge, a timely bit of information that keeps them on course. The University of Washington Tacoma, an urban-serving campus seeking to educated the "new traditionals" (adult, working, first-generation, Pell-eligible, under-represented minorities) has been in the forefront of personalized, timely text messages that remind, nudge, inform, encourage and counsel students who might not otherwise have the safety nets supporting them to persistence and graduation.