Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Students Have a Student Survey for You About Vol State Communication

Vol State students, we in the Honors Leadership Development class want to hear your opinions about the technology our school has implemented over the past few years. Specifically the MyVolstate app, the kiosks (“wall-screens” on the Gallatin campus), and social media.
Did you know that Vol State has an app? In this app, you can see discussion posts, assignments, grades, class announcements, upcoming events, and campus maps - all from your phone or tablet. There are also links to Vol State’s social media. The app has many useful  functions that make exploring both your online classes and your on-campus classes easier.
Perhaps you have seen the kiosks on the walls of many of Vol State’s buildings on the main campus in Gallatin. Have you ever taken the time to interact with them? The kiosks are a new addition to Vol State that have the potential to be of great benefit to students and visitors. Because we are not sure how many students are currently interacting with these kiosks, we want to hear what you would like to see changed or improved with them to increase their usefulness. At this point, the kiosks will show you the map of the floor that the kiosk is located on, as well as room numbers and offices of faculty on that floor. You can also see an exterior map of the entire campus along with upcoming events.  There are other functions too, but not many. We want to know what you think about these features, as well as what else you would like to see added or changed with these kiosks.
Finally, Vol State has accounts on many social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and this blog. Were you previously aware of this? Do you and your friends follow on any of these sites? What would you like to see that would make these outlets more appealing? Be sure to connect with the school through this social media in order to get important updates about events both on and off campus.
Again, we want to know what you think of these three aspects of Vol State’s technology and how you use them. We also want to know your ideas on how to improve the school’s technology, especially the kiosks. The attached survey is short and will take just a few minutes to complete. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

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