Communicating with first year students ; so many channels but is anyone listening? A practice report
Lodge, Jason M. (2010) Communicating with first year students ; so many channels but is anyone listening? A practice report. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 1(1), pp. 100-105.
Communicating with first year students has become a far more complex prospect in the digital age. There is a lot of competition for limited attentional resources from media sources in almost endless channels. Getting important messages to students when there is so much competing information is a difficult prospect for academic and professional divisions of the university alike. Students’ preferences for these communication channels are not well understood and are constantly changing with the introduction of new technology. A first year group was surveyed about their use and preference for various sources of information. Students were generally positive about the use of social networking and other new online media but strongly preferred more established channels for official academic and administrative information. A discussion of the findings and recommendations follows.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||higher education, first year, communication channels|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Jason Lodge|
|Copyright Statement:||© Copyright of practice reports is retained by the author/s. As an open access journal, practice reports are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.|
|Deposited On:||13 Aug 2010 11:02|
|Last Modified:||13 Aug 2010 11:02|
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