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Technology and Engagement is based on a four-year study of how first generation college students use social media, aimed at improving their transition to and engagement with their university. Through web technology, including social media sites, students were better able to maintain close ties with family and friends from home, as well as engage more with social and academic programs at their university. This ‘ecology of transition’ was important in keeping the students focused on why they were in college, and helped them become more integrated into the university setting. By showing the gains in campus capital these first-generation college students obtained through social media, the authors offer concrete suggestions for how other universities and college-retention programs can utilize the findings to increase their own retention of first-generation college students.  

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 1. Engagement and Campus Capital
  2. pp. 23-47
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  1. 2. Being First-Gen on Campus
  2. pp. 48-65
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  1. 3. Web 2.0 Technologies on Campus
  2. with contributions by Adam Gismondi, Kevin Gin, Sarah Knight, Jonathan Lewis, & Scott Radimer
  3. pp. 66-95
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  1. 4. Transition and Campus Engagement
  2. with contributions by Kevin Gin & Scott Radimer
  3. pp. 96-117
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  1. 5. Bridges to Campus Capital in the Classroom
  2. with contributions by Jonathan Lewis & Sarah Knight
  3. pp. 118-140
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  1. 6. Propositions for Change
  2. with contributions by Kevin Gin
  3. pp. 141-162
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 163-164
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. References
  2. pp. 171-190
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-196
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 197-198
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813594231
Print ISBN
9780813594200
MARC Record
OCLC
1001968499
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-28
Language
English
Open Access
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