The Journal of Technology in Student Affairs Summer 2009 Edition
Welcome to our summer issue of eclectic collection of scholarly and practical writings on technological issues impacting student affairs and higher education. As always, your comments are welcome, and thank to Jim Lampley for taking the time to respond to a piece in our Winter issue.
Gary D. Malaney
Letter To The Editor:
New Campus Security Measures: A False Sense of Security? - submitted by James H. Lampley, Ed.D. of East Tennessee State University.
Terrell Strayhorn analyzes students' use of Facebook and MySpace relative to several demographic variables, including sex and race/ethnicity in Sex Differences in Use of Facebook and MySpace among First-Year College Students.
In Technology and Resident Assistant Training: Utilizing (Likely) Already Available Software to Improve R.A. Training and Cut Costs, Brandon Barile-Swain discusses how on-line R.A. training can be used as a cost-saving measure.
Jennifer Boyle, Rebecca Taylor, Buster Neece, Shawn Smith describe the workings of an on-line management system used by over 800 student organizations at Texas A&M in A Paperless Revolution: The Innovative Use of Technology for Student Organization Management.
In From a Distance: An Advising Team Model, Shelly Dixon and Linzi Kemp show how on-line advising works in distance learning.
Kevin Guidry cautions campuses on their use of required student participation in technology because many students still lack computer ownership and usage skills in The Digital Divide and the Participation Gap: Challenges to Innovation.
In Tweet, Tweet, Tweet: Student Affairs is on Twitter, Eric Stoller explains the use of the relatively new social networking phenomenon Twitter.