Be Human: Driving Student Success, Access & Authentic Connections

Thursday, August 1

Session 3 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Location: Albertson Hall 104

To achieve success and improve student persistence, students should have access to help when they need it, and the opportunity to form deeper more meaningful relationships with their peers and instructors. Seamlessly integrated synchronous communication saves time, gives students a sense of belonging, and creates a social learning environment to enhance their academic experience.

Presented by
Porter Rappleye, Pronto, porter@trypronto.com

Presenter Bio(s)
Porter has a passion for education and has been working in Ed Tech for the past 6 years. He received his Bachelors in Marketing from Weber State University and a Masters degree in Business from Westminster College. Porter overseas the sales efforts for the western United states for Pronto and strongly believes in the power of connectedness and its impact on student success.

Session Type: Sponsored Presentation | Learner Engagement | Presentation (50 min.)

Keywords: Apps and tools, Blended/hybrid course, Certificate and degree programs, Classroom practices, Continuing education, Emerging technologies, Flipped classrooms, Instructional Technology, Learning objects and repositories, Media in online classes, Online student support

Intended Audiences: Role: Teacher/faculty, Role: Tech support, Role: Librarian, Role: Administrator | K- 12, Higher Education, Private Sector / Commerce, Public Sector / Government, Other | Novice, Intermediate

Targeted Learning: Attendees will learn about the importance of synchronous communication, specifically to drive deeper more meaningful relationships between students, peers, and their instructors, in order to increase engagement, improve retention, and drive better student outcomes.