background preloader

Student engagement

Facebook Twitter

Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact. To be effective, collective impact must consider who is engaged, how they work together, and how progress happens. (Illustration by Mitch Blunt) Since the initial publication of “Collective Impact” in Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2011), collective impact has gained tremendous momentum as a disciplined, cross-sector approach to solving social and environmental problems on a large scale. The idea of collective impact is not new—many collaborations pre-date the original article and embody the five conditions of collective impact1—but the original article created a framework and language that have resonated deeply with practitioners who were frustrated with existing approaches to change.

Since 2011, hundreds of new collaborations have begun implementing the principles of collective impact in a variety of domains around the globe, from the United States and Canada to Australia, Israel, and South Korea. Collective impact ideas have also started to influence public policy. Notes. Alumni Global Network. CIEE Alumni Global Network members are part of a diverse and dynamic community of over 350,000 people representing nearly every field of industry and country on earth.

By joining the CIEE Alumni Global Network you’ll be part of something even greater: a positive force for change on a global scale. Through the CIEE Alumni Global Network you’ll: We’re thrilled to have you as a member of this diverse and dynamic global community. Best regards, Dan Olds, Director of Alumni Relations (CIEE Nanjing ’95) Sarah Robbins, Senior Coordinator for Alumni Programs & Data.

Who We Are - UTS Business Society. The UTS Business Society is a dynamic student-run organisation that strives to enhance the university experience for our members through educational, vocational and social development programs and events. With the full support of the UTS Business School and the UTS Union, we aim to ‘enrich the social life and career aspirations of UTS Business students’ by providing extensive opportunities for professional and personal development within the Society, the university and through access to corporate sponsors such as Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, PKF and the ICAA.

We are dedicated to challenging our members to build the ‘soft skills’ including communication and problem solving that contemporary employers value so highly. Whilst academic study is very important, it is often these intangible experiences and characteristics that separate ‘good’ from ‘great’ candidates. What We Do In 2014, we continue to serve the needs of Business students by: 2014 Team. Investor in Customers. Taking a Chunk Out of the Cost of College: Introducing LinkedIn’s College Scholarship. We hear from students and recent graduates on a daily basis who are struggling in their decision about where to go to school and what to study. Over the course of the last three years, LinkedIn has been working hard to bring students new tools to help them through this decision making process.

But an even bigger pain point seems to be figuring out just how they are going to pay for it all. To help with this problem, we are proud to introduce LinkedIn’s very first scholarship. We are giving away $100,000 in scholarships, with five grand prizes of $10,000. Entering to win a LinkedIn scholarship is as easy as creating a Decision Board on LinkedIn. Here are a few simple tips to get you started: We know how overwhelming it can be to decide where to go to school, what to study, and how to pay for your education. Kaplan’s Gamification System Shows 155% More Student Engagement. Kaplan and Badgeville Gamify the Classroom Kaplan University teamed up with gamification platform Badgeville to test whether gaming techniques and mechanics would have an effect on the motivation levels of students in higher education.

According to a Techonomy article written by David DeHaven and Susan Ferebee the initial pilot program was used in online classrooms of the College of Business and Technology. The university chose to use badges and level advancement as a visual reward. Badging and leveling up are common gamification strategies used to represent an accomplishment or a goal reached. ”Students rewarded by badges are spending up to 155 percent more time actively engaged within the classroom than their counterparts in the non-gamified classroom.

Creating an environment that consistently encourages students to further their participation is a struggle in almost every classroom, but the success of Kaplan’s experiment with gamification proves it can be done. Kaplan University | Badgeville, The #1 Gamification Platform for Customer Loyalty and Employee Productivity. Teetor. Big Think Mentor. PACE - Macquarie University. PACE is a program unique to Macquarie that takes students out of the lecture theatre and places them in the heart of their chosen careers. Through PACE, students have the opportunity to contribute before they graduate thereby producing well-rounded men and women who can effectively apply their ideas in the real world.

PACE doesn't just produces better graduates; it produces better people. The professional and community engagement experiences that PACE can offer locally, regional and internationally include: integrating work with learning, such as through internships community service and development practical experience both on and off campus field trips To find out more about the benefits of Macquarie University's PACE program for students, staff and partners click on the links below: Discover what PACE has to offer for Macquarie students. Find resources and support to include Macquarie University's exciting and practical PACE Units in your classes. Dialogue with digital natives | This Week At Macquarie University.

More than 3000 students participated in the recent student communications survey, providing invaluable information about the channels that are currently considered most effective, their preferred channels, and what they want to see done better or differently. “Following the success of the recent staff communications survey and the improvements that resulted from those findings, we wanted to support recommendations for improvements in student communication methods and channels with some solid quantitative data,” said Internal Communications Manager David Sams. “It was really interesting to see how closely the findings aligned not only with the feedback from some small, qualitative focus groups we did late last year, but with three years of student communications surveys I’d previously conducted at another institution.” View the complete info graphic and read the winning comments. Find out more about effective communication at Macquarie.

Read our social media guidelines. Resources and best practice, Student Enrichment, La Trobe University. Information sharing resources First Year Experience Ballantyne C, 2000, Are they glad they came? First-year students' views of their university experience. Paper presented at Teaching and Learning Forum, Murdoch University, 2000. First Year Experience and Transition Listserv: National Resource Centre for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition. First Year in Higher Education- Past Conference Papers Gabb R., Milne L., Cao Z., 2006, Understanding attrition and improving transition: A review of recent literature, Postcompulsory Education Centre.

GIHI, (2005), Enhancing student engagement in the first year: 10 strategies for success Griffith Institute for Higher Learning, Griffith University. Harrison N, 2006, The impact of negative experiences, dissatisfaction and attachment on first year undergraduate withdrawal. Krause K-L. Retention and Attrition Resources: National Academic Advising Association. Student Learning and Teaching Meyers, N.M & Nulty, D. Smith, C.

Global Leader in Loyalty Management | Aimia Institute. Global Leader in Loyalty Management | Aimia Institute. UTS: Shopfront - Home. Educational Incentive, Student Rewards, Student Incentives | Loyalty Gator. The College Student: A New Kind of Loyal Customer | TIBCO Engage Blog. Student Loyalty Programs | TIBCO Engage Blog. Last week, we looked at ways that college students can benefit from a number of excellent loyalty programs as they make their way back to hallowed university halls for the start of the school year. Furthermore, we highlighted why college students are an ideal demographic for brand marketers. This week, we’re turning our back-to-school thinking around, on the universities themselves. While there’s plenty to be learned at these fine institutions, we believe that colleges could take a lesson from loyalty programs when it comes to engaging their students.

The thing is, higher education has been making attempts to better connect with their students over Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets. But according to a recent article from Inside Higher Ed, schools aren’t making progress when it comes to measuring success. What’s more, they don’t seem sure of what they’re looking for. We think that we have some answers for them. Go Mobile Get Spirited Ask for Feedback You Might Like: Value Propositions That Work - Anthony K. Tjan. By Anthony K. Tjan | 8:15 AM September 14, 2009 In my last post, I highlighted the fact that most people can’t explain what their company does — its value proposition. The best way to start getting employees and management aligned is to understand the benefit the company is trying to deliver to its customers.

Consider that there are only four types of consumer benefits that matter and by extension only four categories of value propositions that work. 1. Best quality. Richard Branson once said that being the best at something is a pretty good business model, and I agree. 2. 4. Does your company’s value proposition fit in one or more of the categories above? Welcome to Forbes. How Plan works with companies — What you can do. Plan works with companies in a variety of ways and values the great importance of developing partnerships that are mutually beneficial. Our partners show great commitment to integrating responsible business practice into their core business strategy. Long-term strategic partnerships Sustainable strategic partnerships with Plan can take many different forms. The main aim of all the relationships is to pursue a set of agreed goals or to jointly meet a critical social need.

Plan seeks to agree long-term strategic partnerships with companies in order to bring together joint strategic resources such as products, communications channels, project funding, capital equipment, knowledge, expertise, or intellectual property and usually a combination of many of these, so that together we can positively impact the lives of children. We aim for our strategic partnerships to be unique collaborations, where benefits to each partner from the alliance will be greater than those from individual efforts. Australia boasts high employees engagement levels | Leadership | Business Review Australia. Written by Josh Armstrong According to Gallup's 2013 State of the Global Workplace report released today (9 October 2013), Australia and New Zealand boast some of the highest engagement levels among workers in the world – but we can do better. Much better.

With a ratio of 1.5 engaged employees to every 1 disengaged employee, Australasian workplaces are ever-so-slightly behind the United States and Canada (1.6-to-1). However winning the race isn't enough. Despite being among the best regions in the world for engagement, only 24 percent of all workers are engaged in their jobs in Australia. 16 percent of employees are actively disengaged and an overwhelming 60 percent of workers in Australia are not engaged. Comparing Australia's number of 1.5:1 with top companies like Google, who achieve a ratio of 9.57:1, and the ideal engagement ratio of 8:1, we're really falling behind. Tradies and Farmers More Engaged Than Office Workers Engaged companies perform better Australian businesses need to engage. Myfuture:Tools and resources.

Building Resilience in Primary Students | Charles Darwin University. Chief Investigator: Dr Ania Lian This 2-year project focuses on the development of resilience in primary school children. Resilience is defined as students’ capacity to resource the power of broader community intelligence and, in the process, to develop a sense of belonging to that community. Resilience is identified as a critically important asset for children in the 21st Century where the rate of change in all aspects of life, largely driven by the exponential growth of technology, is greater than ever before. To this end, the project engages with primary teachers in conceptualising, planning and implementing pedagogic strategies which foreground dialogue as a process of building individual and community capacity.

Three research questions will serve as the basis of the study. What pedagogic challenges does a dialogic approach to learning help address in relation to the building of resilience in primary school students? Duration: October 2013 - September 2015 Partners: TBA. How to build up your resilience. Make connections Take time to build good relationships with others - at work, at home and beyond - which helps increase emotional strength See crises for what they are Challenges rather than insumountable problems. You can't change what's happened, but you can control how you respond to it Accept change Surrender yourself to the fact that change is part of life and that previous goals may no longer be attainable as a result of adverse factors beyond your control Take action Do something to achieve goals Be decisive Don't avoid facing adversity, but confront problems head on and take decisive action to improve the situation and ensure it doesn't happen again Better yourself Be active in finding ways to improve yourself and find reasons to have a strong sense of self-worth Develop an ego Take the time to find reasons why you are important and focus energy on developing confidence Keep things in perspective Be hopeful Take care of yourself Source: IRIS consulting.

Life Map: Tool to Examine Your Life. To get the most of your life, it is important to see how your life is doing. While you can do it at the micro level by looking at your single day or week, it is even more important to see it at the macro level. As I’ve written in Vision – The First Step of Life Optimization, all of us should have a vision, a life purpose, that will guide our whole life and provide measurement of our productivity. The macro level view will allow us to see how our life is doing to meet that vision. Have we done good enough? Or years just pass by without anything significant? To answer these questions myself, I create “life map” which shows how my life is doing at years level. So here’s what I do: I write down several recent years in my life and simply divide each year into two parts, semester 1 and 2 (you can use any other kind of division if you like).

Here is an example: 2005 Semester 1 Passing Microsoft Certified Professional exam. It’s simple, right? Graphic Life Map. Focus Areas | Achieving the Dream. Who We Are | Achieving the Dream. Team Time #3: Engaging the Campus Community to Improve Student Equity, Success, and Completion | Achieving the Dream. The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. One extraordinary place - Why Sheffield? - Prospective undergraduates. Study with us. How to Succeed at: Writing Applications — The University of Sheffield. Cx-metrics-kpi-dictionary-1966465.pdf. Viewcontent. Keep Your Alumni Engaged: Create a VC Fund for Them! | Josh Cline. Leaders and ambassadors. The City's ambassadors. E-Portfolio Implementations Toolkit / Case study RMIT Home Page.

E-Portfolio Implementations Toolkit / The e-portfolio implementation toolkit. E-Portfolios - An overview. Rel_2011098.pdf. 10 Ways to Promote Student Engagement. The Student Engagement Policy. Leadership development. Mentoring programs. Get a mentor. Mentoring programs. Mentoring programs. Endorsements - Global Social Entrepreneur Network. Living Planet index: Australia ranked 13 by WWF for ecological footprint | Environment. Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) | Higher Education | Australian Council for Educational Research.

Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) | Higher Education | Australian Council for Educational Research. Creating a Customer Experience Culture - Squiz Connect 2014. News | Squiz Acquires InsightfulCRM. Identifying the journeys that matter…to the customer. Best of both worlds: Customer experience for more revenues and lower costs. The Secret To Effective Loyalty Programs. How to Create a Customer Engagement Center Strategy. Practice. SuggStratStuEng.pdf. AUSSE_EG_Developing.pdf.