Online Orientation: Focusing on Student Learning

Last updated April 13, 2015

Online Orientation: Focusing on Student Learning

Last updated April 13, 2015

Overview

To accommodate increasing demands for flexibility from students, many institutions offer online orientations. However, not all online orientations are effective retention tools, and they may be inferior to in-person orientations. Is your online orientation interactive, assessment based, and conducive to learning? You can increase the effectiveness of your online orientation programs by implementing research-supported online instructional strategies.

This webcast will help you develop or improve your online orientation with a learner-centered approach to programming for new students. Showcasing sample online orientation activities, our expert instructor will provide tips based on research and practice, so you can develop a more effective and engaging online orientation at your institution.

Who should attend?

You should participate in this webcast if you are currently developing an online orientation program or are looking to improve the learning effectiveness of your existing online orientation.

Agenda

  • Creating a learner-friendly online orientation—research and theory
  • Key components of a quality online orientation
    • Overview of six key components
    • Pre-Orientation, replacement, and hybrid online formats
    • Asynchronous vs. synchronous platforms
  • Engaging the learner: defining educator and student engagement needs
  • Assessing learning: review of asynchronous and synchronous tactics to gather assessment data
  • Institutional examples
    • Web-Based asynchronous
    • CMS asynchronous
    • CMS hybrid
    • Synchronous