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Combining Brainwave Entrainment, Mind Programming Techniques and Tracking Technologies to Help Individualize and Optimize the Soft Skills Development of University Students PROCEEDINGS

, Student and Academic Support: Tracking Unit, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, South Africa

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

A needs analysis, based on feedback of more than 22000 first-year students, indicated that they will benefit greatly from soft skills development. Numerous international studies have proved scientifically that both academic and non-academic factors, including soft skills, influence academic performance. Various interventions were subsequently created to address these factors and to integrate within the individualized development plans of students. In the past only institutional experts and a library of multimedia interventions were included. Recently combinations of brainwave entrainment sessions and mind programming techniques were added to help optimize the soft skills development of these students. Downloadable mp3 solutions that were developed include StudyWell4Life, AffirmWell4Life, SuggestWell4Life, VisualizeWell4Life and HypnotiseWell4Life. Each personal development plan integrates tracking mechanisms that record the utilization and effectiveness of each intervention.

Citation

Du Plessis, A. (2010). Combining Brainwave Entrainment, Mind Programming Techniques and Tracking Technologies to Help Individualize and Optimize the Soft Skills Development of University Students. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 62-67). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 24, 2017 from .