Signal Vine Blog: Text Me Back

Catch Up with GEAR UP

Posted by Stephanie Sickler Sweetland on April 10, 2017
GEAR UP’s been a buzzword in education news recently. Need a quick recap on potential budget cuts and the approaching 2017 application deadline? See what GEAR UP programs are up to these days and learn how to win points on your grant application.
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Topics: Texting, GEARUP

5 Things Beginners Should Know About Texting Students

Posted by Katie Flood on April 4, 2017

If you're new to texting students, you may not know where to begin. Katie, a Customer Success Associate at Signal Vine, shares her top five things you need to know when you first get started texting. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Texting, Students

Get the Updated Acronym & Emoji Guide

Posted by Paige Altieri on March 24, 2017

The Essential Guide to Acronyms and Emojis is back and better than ever! See the best of the new iOS 10.2 emojis to use with your students. Enjoy! 

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Topics: Text Acronyms, Texting, Emojis

How to Solve The Biggest Problems with Student Engagement

Posted by Haley Trost on March 15, 2017
I recently got back from the NASPA Annual Conference for Student Affairs Administrators,  where a hot topic and buzzword was engagement. How do we engage students? Why do they become disengaged? What does the word engagement even really mean? With these questions buzzing around in my head, I turned to the National Survey of Student Engagement for some answers.
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Topics: Engagement, Texting, Students

What We Learned at Oracle Alliance

Posted by Peter Murray on March 8, 2017

Our team returned this week from an exciting Oracle Alliance conference in Las Vegas. More than 3,800 Higher Education User Group (HEUG) members attended to share ideas and best practices for using Oracle applications in higher education institutions. Read all about the conference in today's blog post.

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Topics: Texting, Conference

Why do Low-Income Students Depend on Smartphones?

Posted by Elizabeth Pierce on February 15, 2017
To be successful in today’s society, you have to be connected. We take internet connection for granted when we’re surrounded by our phones, computers, and tablets, but the truth is that internet access isn’t readily available to everyone.
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Topics: Texting, low-income, smartphones

Health Education by Text Message: Results from Peer Health Exchange

Posted by Elizabeth Pierce on February 6, 2017
By now, you know that text messaging is a powerful way to reach students. Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is one of the latest organizations to experience the increased engagement of a text messaging program. PHE is a nonprofit organization committed to providing quality health education to students at high-need schools.  Lisa Flynn and Anthony Sawyer from  Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed the results of PHE's text messaging program, which you can  see here.
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Topics: Research, Texting

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

5 Common Misconceptions About Texting Your Students

Posted by Alex Marmitt on January 25, 2017

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.

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Topics: Texting, Students

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