Contemporary technologies can be harnessed to meet community-building and emotional health objectives for university students. Cross-functional teams, student advisory committees, and campus partners add value when building a collaborative website designed to serve the campus community. To better engage and meet the needs of site users, websites need continual reevaluation and adaptation in response to the various feedback streams. Edutainment may have an important place in higher education, especially when used judiciously and strategically to increase student engagement.
Article originally published in ‘Educause Quarterly’, V. 32(2009), n. 4, Reprinted with permission.