eStudent Services Posts

eStudent Services

A hurdle we have experienced at eStudent Services (eSS) has been how we can engage students to make them aware of our programs in eight seconds. With just over a half million students enrolled in higher education in Ohio, keeping that student population engaged and informed has been an impossible task, but with some help can be achieved. 

 

Education has been my vocation and passion for most of my life. So as a baby boomer, I can tell you that many of us are not just resting as we get to retirement age. Some of us are still actively engaged in our jobs, some in volunteer work, while still others are busy mentoring the next generation. The point? Lifelong learning is real and doable. 

 

Something as simple as a postcard from one conference can be a networking investment toward your next conference. Here's how one eStudent Services team member was able to network like a champ at a recent conference by using a postcard from a previous one for some critical research into such things as who the keynote speakers were and who other attendees of the upcoming conference could be. 

Most of us have heard of the book “7 habits of Highly Effective People” and the lessons it teaches – that the most successful people are proactive, thoughtful, organized, optimistic, etc. A recent study concerning student success shows additional examples of what makes someone highly effective – or, more specifically, highly effective in the online classroom. A recent study concerning student success shows examples of what makes someone highly effective in the online classroom.

Kelvin Trefz joined the eStudent Services team as executive director in July 2016. Kelvin holds two degrees from Ohio State and has a background in education.

Before joining eStudent Services, Kelvin taught science and math to high school and college students. He also played a role in the creation of Ohio State’s former learning management system, Carmen.

Did you know Ohio has the largest single state collaborative of eTutoring across the continent? That’s because there is a great deal of support for a program that began as a grass roots collaborative effort and has blossomed across the state.

Understanding how a collaborative offers a cost-efficient and effective model for an eTutoring program was the focal point of a presentation eStudent Services delivered at the recent Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning (ACTLA) Conference. The presentation was titled, “Chronicles of Ohio’s eTutoring Collaborative and Steps to Start Your State’s Collective.”  

eStudent Services Recommendations

“Wow! Right here in C'bus city ...”
Recommended by Jamie Abel on May 1, 2014 - 3:15pm
“I found this compilation very broad and interesting….”
Recommended by Pankaj Shah on Apr 27, 2014 - 5:06pm
“1 Million unfilled US computer science jobs over the next decade without changes to US education!”
Recommended by Ian Macconnell on Feb 17, 2014 - 11:17am
Subscribe to eStudent Services Posts