6137 McKeldin (Special Events Room)
Feelings of belonging – students’ perceptions of affiliation and identification with college communities – are important for student persistence in higher education. Sense of belonging may be particularly important for students of underrepresented groups, such as students who are low income, first generation college students, or from minoritized groups. While technology can be used as a tool to facilitate sense of community in the classroom, specific technologies may alienate students who cannot afford or do not have familiarity with them. This workshop explores how to best use technology to enhance belonging among students from underrepresented groups, using current literature and original research findings.