A commentary in City College News, the student paper of Minneapolis Community and Technical College, says the college needs to assess students’ computer skills before they start taking classes. It argues they need to overcome any technology gap stemming from their age, income or culture if they are to succeed in their studies: … Older Read more

“We’re trying to get to their level. Students are texting. They’re using apps. So we’re adjusting.” — Graduate assistant John Edmonds, who specializes in new media for Minnesota State University – Moorhead’s university college office, on how the university is now texting students important information instead of e-mailing it. Apparently, a number of students weren’t Read more

Ah, so this is what an official “water-bottle-filling station” or “hydration station” looks like. Advocate photo editor Jessica Fleming recently caught it in action at MSU-Moorhead. Note the functionality breakthroughs: The user’s mouth never has to approach the fluid-dispensory component, which makes the station much more accessible than its Water 1.0 counterparts. The interface is clearly Read more