We are pleased to publish our first case study on the usage of Mytonomy PLUS (“PLUS”) in a high school setting. Click here to download the one page PDF. PLUS functionality offers counselors the ability to create a private set of video playlists and assign them to specific student groups.
PLUS’s reporting capabilities permits counselors to track viewership and provide more focused follow-up with students when they meet face-to-face. The reports provide counselors with data to illustrate their service delivery and to help with SMARTER goals.
In the fall of 2013, a cohort of high school juniors and seniors at a high performing public school in Northern Virginia used Mytonomy to watch advice videos selected and assigned to them by their counselor; usage of Mytonomy was recommended but not required. Their peers were not exposed to Mytonomy content and were assigned to other counselors.
From September 1st to December 31st, students at the school who signed up for a Mytonomy account watched a total of 12.46 hours of videos.
For a public school counselor who spends roughly one hour a semester directly interacting with each student (like the one in this study), 27 minutes of watching Mytonomy’s videos corresponds to a 45% increase in the amount of counseling delivered to students.
School counseling does not get “seat time” in most schools, so many students must learn about academic course selection and the college application process on their own time. Mytonomy PLUS provides counselors and districts with the ability to deliver “blended counseling” to students and parents alike. For students with smartphones – an ever growing number - Mytonomy’s free mobile app makes it easy to watch “counseling homework” on the go. And, Mytonomy served as a “School Counseling MOOC” for many parents who need a crash course in college knowledge.
“Mytonomy is a valuable resource that we used while researching colleges for our son, a high school senior. The numerous short videos provided critical insight and helped us navigate the complex admissions process. As a parent, these first-hand experience accounts from students, parents, and counselors provided practical advice and enabled us to finalize our list of colleges. Information from this site included tips and pointers, above and beyond what you’d normally get from a college visit,” said a first generation parent.
To get a free 60 day trial of Mytonomy PLUS for your school, email us at email@example.com. Getting started is easy (video overview) and requires no special hardware or software, as Mytonomy is web-based like Naviance or XAP. A dedicated account manager helps schools create student accounts, and if your school uses Google Apps, then students can log into Mytonomy with their Google credentials.