Community College STEM Students Getting ‘Nudged’ Toward Success
Catherine Morris, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Are text-based “nudges” the answer to helping students succeed in school? Up to a point, many experts say.
While they are not a silver bullet that will transform student retention and completion, “behavioral nudges” have been shown to be effective to the point that they are now a part of the education mainstream. Schools use text messages to remind students to sign up for classes, touch base with their academic advisors, and even keep them moving along in the STEM fields.