The Digital Student Era – Helping or Hurting?

FREE Student Affairs Webinar (Brought to you by your colleagues in Leadership & Community Involvement.)

DATE: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Hughes Trigg, Atriums A & B
RSVP: Please RSVP before April 25, 2011 to Troy Behrens at

Facebook, foursquare, blogs, texting, Twitter…the list goes on and on! How are students managing all of these digital tools? Are they using digital resources effectively to improve their studies and projects? Or is media overtaxing their ability to excel in school?

In this webinar, Jennifer Latino from Campbell University shows how schools can help their students use the many digital options to their benefit–not detriment. Without this structure, the “digital era” can take over a student’s life, leaving them overwhelmed, distracted, and losing ground in their academics and goal-setting.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Helping students find balance between digital effectiveness and real-world experiences
  • Examples of long-term impacts of digital resources on students, both positive and negative
  • How you can teach students to manage these tools effectively

About the presenter:

JLatino.jpg Jennifer Latino has a breadth of experience working in various areas of student learning and support, including student activities, leadership programs, residence life, and many aspects of the first-year experience. As Associate Director for University 101 Programs at the University of South Carolina, Latino assisted in the direction of the nationally recognized first-year seminar. She began work at Campbell University in December 2010 as Director of the First-Year Experience where she is developing the Campbell University Freshman Seminar and providing leadership for a variety of firstyear initiatives.

Jennifer Latino is the co-author of several published works, including “Connections: An Insider’s Guide to College Success” and “Designing Successful Transitions: A Guide for Orienting Students to College.” Latino also served as an author and editor for “Transitions: Building a New Community,” the common textbook used in the first-year seminar at the University of South Carolina.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Latino received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1999 and went on to obtain a Master of Education in higher education from North Carolina State University in 2001. She earned an Ed.D. in higher education from Florida State University in 2007.

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