Can Text Message Nudges Improve Academic Outcomes in College?
By: Matthew Lynch/The Tech Advocate
Most college students spend a good portion of their day flipping through social media, responding to emails, and answering text messages on their phones. The time they spend absorbing this information has led many schools to wonder whether simple text message nudges could improve academic outcomes for students. The goal of these campaigns is to give students access to simplified information, short pieces of encouragement, and opportunities to meet with faculty privately.
While the premise of these text message nudges sounds great, does it really work to improve the test scores and academic standings of the students? Some schools have already tried to evaluate the outcomes, so let's take a closer look at their results.