Signal Vine Blog: Text Me Back

Introducing Dual Enrollment’s New Superhero: College in High School Alliance

Posted by Samantha Yi on March 10, 2017
Have you heard of the College in High School Alliance (CHSA)? It's a coalition of schools, school networks, and advocacy groups that advocate for policies supporting high-quality dual enrollment programs. We attended a CHSA panel in Washington, DC last week to learn about promoting college success through dual enrollment programs. Read on to hear about the case studies that were discussed and the benefits of implementing a dual enrollment program at your institution.
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Topics: Higher Education, Dual Enrollment

8 Tools Everyone Who Works in Higher Education Should be Using

Posted by Paige Altieri on February 24, 2017

There are thousands of resources out there for people who work in higher education. We know it can be stressful to sort through and find what works best!

We went ahead and gathered a list of 8 tools that you should be using if you work in higher education. We have found that these tools help most when connecting with students, staff or alumni. Below, you'll also find great resources that will help you stay educated about what's happening in the world of higher ed. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Tools

Download: Blended Messaging Infographic

Posted by Haley Trost on January 27, 2017

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.

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Topics: Higher Education, Texting, Blended Messaging

The 2017 Student Communications Landscape

Posted by Paige Altieri on January 19, 2017
You know that students are no longer using traditional forms of communication (phone calls, voicemail, email)... but what are they using? Take a deep dive into how students are communicating today with  the 2017 Communications Landscape infographic.  
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Topics: Higher Education, Facts, Texting

6 Behavioral Researchers You Should Be Following on Twitter

Posted by Paige Altieri on December 1, 2016
What better way to learn about happenings in the education world than Twitter? It's filled with thousands of expert educators and researchers who are working hard to improve education.  Here are six influential accounts you should follow on Twitter to stay on top of the latest developments in education-focused behavioral research:
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Topics: Higher Education, Twitter, Researchers

Summer Search's Successes with Texting

Posted by Paige Altieri on November 21, 2016

Signal Vine loves hearing from our customers about their incredible successes with texting. Summer Search recently shared their texting story in a blog post on their website. Check it out!

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Topics: Higher Education, Texting, Summer Search

Let's Talk About Text: LOSFA

Posted by Paige Altieri on October 5, 2016
We spoke with Gus Wales, Director of Public Information & Communcations for the The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) and learned how LOSFA is text messaging high school and college students across the state to promote college access. Read the answers below! 
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Topics: College Access, Higher Education, Q&A, Texting

Come See Signal Vine at NCAN & NACAC

Posted by Paige Altieri on September 14, 2016

The Signal Vine team is headed west - the midwest, that is! Conference season is upon us, kicking off with two of our favorite conferences. We can't wait to learn about new developments in the education world and share a couple of exciting texting updates ourselves. 

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Topics: Conferences, Higher Education, Texting

College Foundation of West Virginia's Texting Program

Posted by Paige Altieri on August 3, 2016

We know how effectively text messaging improves student outcomes, and we love to share all of the new research that supports text messaging with you. The latest published research asked: Can text message nudges improve academic outcomes in college? The answer: Yes! 

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Topics: Higher Education, Research, Texting

Why College Dropouts Drop Out

Posted by Paige Altieri on June 3, 2016

It’s that time of the year when recent graduates are celebrating their hard work and planning the next steps in their journey - it's an exciting time for students and families. But what about all the students who didn't graduate on time, or at all? Why are there so many students dropping out before graduation day? 

Only 10 percent of students graduate from San Jose State University in four years. Ten percent. Marcos Pizarro, a professor at SJSU, believes there is more to the problem than a lack of motivation. He interviewed hundreds of students to find out exactly why so few students actually graduate.

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Topics: Student Life, Higher Education, Texting

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