Trends and Issues in Higher Ed


March 1, 2013

Keep students on track with “electronic nudges”

Midsection of students and their smartphones

Tracey Haynie, Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Tacoma, is putting students’ mobile devices to work for a good cause. To help her online pre-calculus and introductory statistics classes stay on track and motivated, she piloted a tool called Persistence Plus, which gives students electronic ‘nudges’ via their mobile device — about due…

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