Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Much has been written and said about the explosion of social media and the impact it and e-learning have on society and our ability to unite and educate groups that have felt excluded and isolated from mainstream society. We discuss e-learning trends in this issue of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine. It is interesting that one aspect of social media provides Ilispanics with special rewards not typical for other demographics.

The fact is that social media give Hispanics a link to their uniente culture and a chance to network with those who share that culture. For many Hispanics who feel that they must be part of the mainstream to succeed, social media can be a refuge that allows them to celebrate their uniqueness. And this presents advocates of higher education with a wonderful opportunity. Since Hispanics might be more inclined to engage in multimedia outreach, e-learning becomes a logical way to increase Hispanic enrollment and degree completion.

Summer is just around the corner - that time of year when colleges and universities face a mass exodus as many faculty and administrators go off campus, recharge and regroup before returning for the fall semester. …

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