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    • Jennifer Boisvert, MSRhonda Esposito, MS, RNSt. Rose Educational Technology ConferenceMay 17, 2013 Albany, NYDesigning an Effective Online Orientation forAdult Learners
    • Overview of Nursing Program• SUNY Empire State College• Began in Fall 2008, fully online RN to BSN program• Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate NursingEducation (CCNE) in 2010• Currently 860 students• Age Range: 20-70• Gender: Male 11.3%, Female 88.7%
    • Project Overview• Student Preparation– Designed for newly enrolled students– Introduce nursing students to online learning and available supportfrom faculty, staff, librarians, etc.– Provide students with information on the program’s policies andprocedures, mission, values, outcomes, resources, andorganizational structure.• School of Nursing– Transitioned from CDL to School of Nursing– Development of the program’s first RN to BSN online studentorientation
    • Project Stakeholders• Who’s Involved• Dean– Selection, Design, and Approval of Content, Dean’s Welcome• Support Staff– Gathering Content• Intern– Design, Layout, and Gathering of Content, Collaborative Meetings• Instructional Designer– Design and Layout of Content• Clinical Coordinator– Gathering Clinical Forms Information• Faculty– Gathering Content, Providing FeedbackImage courtesy of Photos.com
    • Design Layout• Content– Order– Brief and Concise• Visually Appealing– Images– Font Size and Color
    • Design Layout cont’d• Accessibility– Implementing accessible technological tools– Providing transcripts and closed captioning for audio components– Background and font colors– Alternative text for imagesAlt text: image of the words true and false withcheckboxes and a checkmark in the box next to false
    • Design Layout cont’d• Student Engagement/Ease of Navigation– Novice vs. Expert– Engaging learning activities– Overview to introduce students to the orientation– Detailed directionsImage courtesy of Photos.com
    • Content Selection
    • Orientation Activities• Word Clouds– Visual representation of text– Free– Wordle(http://www.wordle.net)
    • Orientation Activities cont’d• Avatars– Create animated movies using textand avatars– Free– Xtranormal(http://www.xtranormal.com)Xtranormal example
    • Orientation Activities cont’d• Flipbook– Interactive flipbookdisplaying a PDFdocument– Free– Flipsnack(http://www.flipsnack.com)Flipbook example
    • Orientation Activities cont’d• Slideshare– Digitally share presentations,images, and/or documents– Free– Slideshare(http://www.slideshare.net)
    • Challenges• Information all over place• What should and should not beincluded?• Moving to a new LMS in Fall2013• Location of faculty and schedulesto get informationImages courtesy of Photos.com
    • QuestionsImage courtesy of Microsoft Clipart
    • Contact InformationSUNY Empire State CollegeNursing Program113 West Ave. | Saratoga Springs, NY 12866Jennifer Boisvert: jennifer.boisvert@esc.eduRhonda Esposito: espositor@nehealth.com