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SPLASH Uses Online Authoring Tool to Connect and Educate
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Jacqueline KarlssonStudent organizations can establish a more cohesive and collaborative network by building connections with technology. Jacqueline Karlsson, an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) student in the School and Community Psychology Program, is doing just that. She contacted the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center to see if there was a way to create a website for the School Psychology Leadership Association of Seton Hall (SPLASH). SPLASH is a student run organization whose mission aims to foster growth, professionalism and provide support through outreach, volunteer and professional development opportunities for school psychology graduate students. As the Student Leader liaison for SPLASH and the National Association of School Psychologists, Jacqueline wanted to create a way to link student members and strengthen connections.

An Instructional Designer met with Jacqueline to discuss the needs of her organization and brainstorm ideas for the structure of the site. Collaboratively, the website was created to maintain connections with members, remain informed about current issues and professional development opportunities, to blog news and events and provide links to relevant professional organizations. For example, some main sections on the website include:

  • Mission Statement
  • About SPLASH
  • Program Information and Student Handbook
  • Calendar of Events
  • Newsletters
  • Alumni Section
  • Announcements and News
  • Member Accomplishments
  • Related Professional Organization Links and Resources
  • National Conference Tips

SPLASH 2011The SPLASH site was created with WordPress, an open-source publishing platform supported by the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center (TLTC). Jacqueline was trained how to update information, insert images, create links and expand the site by TLTC staff. To advertise the website, Jacqueline sent an e-mail to M.A. and Ed.S students in the program and posted an entry to the Facebook Page of the Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy at Seton Hall. To maintain the website, SPLASH nominated members for a Technology Committee to gather information, blog and contribute other relevant internet based resources.

The TLTC offers a series of free, student technology workshops, co-sponsored by Student Development (LEAD) as part of their SwitchedOn programming to help student organizations market themselves using print and social media. Included is a workshop on developing a WordPress website. To request a site for your club or organization, click here »

“The TLTC helped our organization and student community to take the next step in strengthening connections with 24/7 access to pertinent program information and relevant resources to the field of school psychology and alike.”
Jacqueline Karlsson

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Heidi Trotta
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