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ERIC Number: EJ824829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0164-7970
Technology Use in Campus Crisis
Mastrodicasa, Jeanna
New Directions for Student Services, n124 p37-53 Win 2008
In this article, the author focuses on technology use related to campus crisis and shows the impact that newer technologies have on making the world seem much smaller and united. When crises occur, such as at Virginia Tech shootings or Hurricane Katrina, students across the United States and even the world reach out to one another through new technology media to share and show support. Professionals who are using the new media for communication are linked in and can gain better insight into student culture and experience. Although information can be shared much more quickly than in a traditional method such as regular mail or the media, the challenge of being able to notify the campus instantaneously still exists. Here, the author examines how technology has been used in crisis situations and how it can best be used in the future. Some recommendations for colleges and universities to utilize technology to communicate with their campus community are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Virginia