Can I Safely Send Group Text Messages to Students for Free?
Higher education presenter Barry Dahl, Ph.D., offers a quick overview of the use of texting in an academic setting, concerns some have expressed about text messaging, and a step-by-step guide to practicing safe texting, especially for online teaching.
Text messaging may be the world's most powerful communication tool
With more than 200,000 texts sent every second, text messaging may be the world’s most powerful communication tool.
Why not make it work for your students?
After all, your students are probably among those sending hundreds of thousands of text messages every hour.
In this pointed and practical Magna 20-Minute Mentor, higher education presenter Barry Dahl, Ph.D., offers a quick overview of the use of texting in an academic setting, concerns some have expressed about text messaging, and a step-by-step guide to practicing safe texting, especially for online teaching.
Reach your students where they live
Text messaging can be an extraordinarily effective way to reach students, and in this seminar you’ll learn how to use it to:
- Remind students about due dates
- Offer helpful hints about assignments
- Share news items related to course material
- Provide links to helpful resources
- Give students encouragement and inspiration
After Can I Safely Send Group Text Messages to Students for Free? you’ll be able to:
- Determine whether you want to incorporate texting in your e-learning or face-to-face classes
- Select a group texting option that preserves privacy for you and your students
- Create your own free text messaging account and use it to communicate in face-to-face, blended, or online teaching
Don’t let limited budgets, technical inexperience, or privacy concerns hold you back. Dahl shares information about free, easy-to-use services that keep individuals’ phone numbers blocked.
Text messaging is a powerful tool you can use to support students who might be in trouble and also to enrich the educational experience for students ready to make new connections.
Order today, and start finding new ways to connect with your students using technology in the classroom.
Product Code: PM12UA
Barry Dahl, Ph.D., is an independent contractor and consultant with a focus on e-Learning and educational technology. In January, 2012, he founded the College Compact of Online and Blended Learning Administrators (CCOBLA). The mission of CCOBLA is to provide connections for collaboration and community-building among the men and women who serve in administrative positions in higher education with a focus on the issues related to online learning and/or blended learning.
Barry served on the Board of Directors for the Instructional Technology Council from 2007 to 2011. The board concentrates on providing useful services to members schools (over 300) and holding the annual e-Learning conference at different sites around the U.S.
Barry previously served as the Vice President of Technology and Lake Superior Connect e-Campus at Lake Superior College (LSC) in Duluth, MN, where he was the senior administrator in charge of online learning at LSC. As Chief Technology Officer of the college, he had primary responsibility for the Computer Services department, Web and Information Services, and the e-Campus known as Lake Superior Connect.
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