Topics: Signal Vine
Step 1: Develop a strategy for texting.
Step 2: Train your staff.
Step 3: Collect students' phone numbers.
Step 4: Respond to your students.
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One of Signal Vine's many unique functions is the ability to send scheduled mass messages and have one-on-one conversations all in one conversation thread. There's even a word for this: blended messaging. Learn more about what blended messaging is and how it helps you scale your text messaging program in today's infographic.
For the past decade, email has been the the most common form of communication on most campuses and offices. People are often wary of differing from the “norm.” Texting on college campuses is becoming widely more popular. Still skeptical? See five of the most common misconceptions about texting your students.
A recent op-ed by David L. Kirp published in The New York Times examines how texting programs can nudge students towards better educational choices. Kirp focuses particularly on the use of texting interventions to reduce summer melt and to encourage students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for college.
Writing an engaging introduction text is the easiest way to grab your students' attention - and keep it! Connecting personally with your students early on keeps them engaged beyond the first message for the duration of your texting campaign. Here's how to write a powerful introductory text message.