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Mar 26th, 2014
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
West Prefunction Area
Eastern Time
Orientations are an essential part of preparing any student to be successful in a new academic program. A thorough orientation designed to meet the unique needs of online students is critical to ensuring the success of new online learners. This session will provide information gathered through a recent study on online student orientations, including students' perceptions of orientation components and delivery method, and will offer suggestions for implementing or improving an online student orientation.

OBJECTIVES: Understand the importance of a well-designed orientation in preparing students to be successful online learners * Evaluate the value of various components of a student orientation on students' feelings of preparedness for online learning * Discover students' attitudes toward online orientation courses and how they are delivered * Brainstorm ideas for improving orientation initiatives for online learners at your institution



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