From Virtual Reality Games to Online Education: Lessons in Strategy, Design and Engagement 

Take a moment to think of a childhood experience that you never would have guessed at the time, but has become so relevant to the work you do today. I’ll go first.  It’s 2002. Preteen Brieanna sits at her parents’ desk on a rainy day during summer break, playing a game on their Dell desktop computer.  She is so immersed in the virtual reality of … Continue reading From Virtual Reality Games to Online Education: Lessons in Strategy, Design and Engagement 

Reflecting on Wellness: Navigating the End of the Academic Year – Reminders from a Seasoned Student Affairs Professional Alumna

As the semester draws to a close and graduation day for so many looms on the horizon, it’s natural for students to feel a mix of emotions—excitement, nostalgia, uncertainty, and perhaps even a hint of anxiety about what lies ahead. As a student affairs professional, you are likely in the midst of wrapping up final projects and preparing for the next academic year, perhaps feeling similar sentiments as the … Continue reading Reflecting on Wellness: Navigating the End of the Academic Year – Reminders from a Seasoned Student Affairs Professional Alumna

The Summer of Self-Care: Harmonizing Mental Wellness for Higher Ed Professionals and Student Leaders 

Ah, summertime—the season of outdoor concerts, where music helps us escape into sounds, stories, and serenity. It’s one of my favorite times of year, filled with moments to cherish, unwind, and dance like nobody’s watching. Whether it’s a local Jersey Shore band at my favorite bar, a summer camping festival, or a community concert series at the park, music has a way of making me … Continue reading The Summer of Self-Care: Harmonizing Mental Wellness for Higher Ed Professionals and Student Leaders 

ADA Compliance in Online Learning

When creating an online e-learning course, it is essential that the content is designed for all learners, regardless of their abilities. Creating an accessible course isn’t just something you must do to meet standards, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508. When you enhance the accessibility of your content, everyone benefits.  ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance refers to the legal … Continue reading ADA Compliance in Online Learning

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Peer-to-Peer Education

Whether we work on a college campus or for a fraternity or sorority member organization, as higher education professionals we are often tasked with implementing educational experiences  in the pursuit of helping our members and students be better – better friends, citizens, students, leaders, and future professionals. When we think of facilitator-led programming, one might assume that professionals need to serve in the role of … Continue reading Peer-to-Peer Education

Considerations When Investing in a Learning Management System (LMS)

Learning Management Systems (LMS) have come a long way in the last decade and are helping facilitate the growing trend of online education.  The pandemic catapulted the popularity of online education due to its convenience, affordability, and near limitless topics that an individual can study. An LMS acts as the vehicle to host and engage with content that is created by an instructional designer. However, … Continue reading Considerations When Investing in a Learning Management System (LMS)

Breaking the Resolution Rut: How Starting Small Can Help You Succeed

January 1st, 2023: A blank slate and new opportunity lies around the corner. Maybe you slept in, dealing with the consequences of a late night spent with friends ringing in the new year and just wanted to binge watch Survivor and Big Brother all day. “Tomorrow” is what you whisper to yourself, as you remember all the promises you made to yourself during the last … Continue reading Breaking the Resolution Rut: How Starting Small Can Help You Succeed