Notes From a Digital Immigrant: Travels Abroad in Cyberspace

Notes From a Digital Immigrant: Travels Abroad in Cyberspace

I admit it. I am not a digital native. I was born in the 1950s and completed my graduate studies in 1980. Because I teach at UCF, I encounter a new group of college freshmen every fall semester—digital natives—who are constant reminders of my immigrant status. So I now find myself washed up on the […]

DirectConnect to UCF to Award 50,000th Degree

Victor Rodriguez is no stranger to overcoming adversity. For several years while growing up, Rodriguez and his family moved around a lot, bouncing from home to home. But thanks to a few teachers, he excelled in middle school, even taking an international trip to Morocco that opened his eyes. In high school, after moving to […]

2 UCF Students Win App-building Ideathon 2019, Advance to National Competition

Two UCF students will move on to the Modo Labs’ national Ideathon 2019 competition after winning first place at the university level of the contest for their prototype-app involving mental health. The students were presented $1,000 and will have a chance to compete for $10,000 on the national stage against teams from eight other schools […]

UCF Students Start Clinic to Care For Orlando’s Homeless

“I’ve had it for a while – I don’t know what it is. It itches pretty bad sometimes. It might be eczema – my sons all have that.” Charles tugs at the collar of his faded T-shirt and points to a large white rash on his neck. The 45 year old sleeps on a park […]