Using Text Messaging to Support Learners' Program Completion
Submitted by Michael Cruse on September 12, 2017 - 11:41am
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Nudging to STEM Success, a joint initiative by Jobs for the Future and Persistence Plus, leverages behavioral science and mobile technology to increase community college completion, particularly for STEM students. Starting this fall, tens of thousands of students will receive evidence-based behavioral nudges over text message to help them navigate the complexities of college, succeed in STEM studies and move toward college graduation.
Check out the video on Nudging to STEM Success for examples of what this looks like for learners. Many adult educators already use texts to keep in contact with their classes. Is this behavioral approach only for post-secondary learners? If not, how are you using text to support behavioral approaches to learning outside of the classroom? Does this video give you ideas for what may be possible more informally with your students?
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