Nudges for Academic Progress
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Edge
Until recently, text nudges have been used mostly in nonacademic realms to avert summer melt among first-year students or to issue reminders for administrative deadlines. Their ability to successfully engage students depends on the content, form, and timing, among other factors.
Now, two new studies add more insight into the science of text nudges and, specifically, their potential to influence student success.