…many of us recognize that echnology is one of the greatest untapped resources for student development and learning.
and dialogue. Students are drawn into the project and fully
invested in considering questions, such as “What are the key
components of happiness?” and “What am I most passionate about?” Then face-to-face dinner discussions and lectures
are introduced. Students engage with the topic in a variety of
ways, maximizing opportunities for true development.
As administrators in higher education, many of us recognize
that technology is one of the greatest untapped resources for
student development and learning. We know that its use is
important, but the disconnect between how we use technology
in our daily lives and how our students interact with technol-
ogy often seems too vast to surmount. Once we begin to view
social media and other interactive online platforms as acces-
sible and affordable, we will be able to truly meet students in
their own arena. LE
Brittney Roetzel is a Residential College director at Washington
University in St. Louis.
Matt Fulmer is a residential community director at Washington University
in St. Louis.