‘Tech Up’ helps nontraditional students with technology concerns

TechUp_logo“Tech Up,” a program designed to help nontraditional students succeed at Marshall  by being technologically up to speed by the time they take their first course, is being offered for the second consecutive year.

Steve Hensley, dean of Student Affairs, said many students, particularly those who have been out of school for a few years, are not as tech-savvy as they would like–or need to–be.

Many people, Hensley said, don’t know the basics simply because they never had to use computers before in their everyday lives. . “So, we start with the very basic levels of how to access Marshall e-mail and the Marshall web page and we go from there. We kind of give students a short course in utilizing technology.”

Information Technology personnel will conduct the “Tech Up” sessions on Aug. 21 and 27 in Drinko Library 138.