- Oct 2020
Using Technology to Help First-Gen Students
The authors discuss how integrating technology can be beneficial to first-generation students in several ways. Students can use technology to find answers to how to navigate the college system. They can use tools to fill in any gaps from their high school education, use familiar social media tools to apply knowledge, and find answers to questions they are embarrassed to ask. The authors are college professors and this is an opinion piece that references research but does not cite research. I think the piece raised several important points but would appreciate citations to help me explore the topic further. The Inside Higher Ed site is easy to use and I could easily find information about topics I searched. 8/10.