The Student Connection

...a student-run newsletter

Issue 54, October 17, 2013

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Welcome, Mahara!

By Betty Hurley-Dasgupta, mentor and coordinator, mathematics and technology studies, Center for Distance Learning

Mahara, by its characteristics, promotes a learning-centered environment—sometimes called personal learning environments (PLEs), because the learner creates a learning space around his or her own needs. Students already have a unique PLE, composed at least by the mentor and other tutors/instructors they work with. It also includes any resources students use as they learn, which include books and library resources as well as notes. ... MORE

Collaborative Event to Celebrate Native American Awareness and Culture; Call for Art and Artifacts

By Katherine Scacchetti, area of study support and textbook liaison, Center for Distance Learning

The Center for Distance Learning in conjunction with the Office of Affirmative Action, the Collegewide Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Office of Collegewide Student Services present Honoring and Discovering Our Cultures: Native American Awareness on Nov. 6. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Center for Distance Learning, 113 West Ave., Saratoga Springs. ... MORE

Registration Just Got Easier!

By Mary Edinburgh, college registrar, Office of the Registrar

The registration process for students has been streamlined from seven to two steps. The Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Integrated Technologies worked together to create the new process. ... MORE

Other News

MALS Student Jason Torreano's South African Organization Helping Youth; Empire State College Students to Study/Work There, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Annual Notification of Students Rights Under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), By Mary Edinburgh, college registrar, Office of the Registrar

Inside Higher Ed: Troubling Stats on Adult Literacy, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Did You Know...

You can keep up with what's happening at the Ninth Annual Student Academic Conference on Twitter and Facebook by searching #StAC13.
Student/Alumni Profile
Meet Alan Rachins, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange
Article Contributors

Helen Edelman

Mary Edinburgh

Katherine Scacchetti