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Orientation  for  Online Students
As part of an ITTL grant project, Christine Damrose-Mahlmann, Mary Hanlin, and Nancy Jolemore took on the task of searchin...
If you don’t know where you’re going . . .
. . . you probably will get there.    - Robert Fripp
At TCC, we tell prospective students that  “From here,” they can “go anywhere.”
But if where you’re going is hard to find . . .
and confusing to navigate,
you may get lost in cyberspace
What we’ve got here
is a failure to communicate
What we need here
is an online orientation
Where should we begin?
BEST PRACTICES I Organizations that consult  for higher education institutions
The Sloan Consortium
Center for Transforming  Student Services
BEST PRACTICES II How Educational Institutions Can Create An Online Orientation
Guidelines for Creating  Student Services Online
Preparing for Distance Learning: Designing An Online Student Orientation Course
BEST PRACTICES III Model college and university orientations online
 
 
 
SOLUTIONS
A good online orientation for distance learning students should do the following things: <ul><li>Include a readiness surve...
PRODUCTS
READI
READI assessments measure:   <ul><li>Reading comprehension  </li></ul><ul><li>Technical competency  </li></ul><ul><li>Indi...
Atomic Learning Tutorials
Atomic Learning provides: <ul><li>Web-based software training  </li></ul><ul><li>More than 110 applications  </li></ul><ul...
Comevo
Comevo's Orientation module <ul><li>Delivers a customized orientation about school resources, policies and procedures  </l...
The Training Place
The Training Place <ul><li>helps clients design an online orientation course for students new to online learning.  </li></...
RECOMMENDATIONS <ul><li>Put a link to Distance Learning on TCC’s front page </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Distance Learning p...
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  1. 1. Orientation for Online Students
  2. 2. As part of an ITTL grant project, Christine Damrose-Mahlmann, Mary Hanlin, and Nancy Jolemore took on the task of searching for orientation tutorials that incorporate skills basic to Internet navigation, library research, course management use, and other computing skills. This presentation shows the results of our research of best practices, technology, and services for a successful orientation for online students.
  3. 3. If you don’t know where you’re going . . .
  4. 4. . . . you probably will get there. - Robert Fripp
  5. 5. At TCC, we tell prospective students that “From here,” they can “go anywhere.”
  6. 6. But if where you’re going is hard to find . . .
  7. 7. and confusing to navigate,
  8. 8. you may get lost in cyberspace
  9. 9. What we’ve got here
  10. 10. is a failure to communicate
  11. 11. What we need here
  12. 12. is an online orientation
  13. 13. Where should we begin?
  14. 14. BEST PRACTICES I Organizations that consult for higher education institutions
  15. 15. The Sloan Consortium
  16. 16. Center for Transforming Student Services
  17. 17. BEST PRACTICES II How Educational Institutions Can Create An Online Orientation
  18. 18. Guidelines for Creating Student Services Online
  19. 19. Preparing for Distance Learning: Designing An Online Student Orientation Course
  20. 20. BEST PRACTICES III Model college and university orientations online
  21. 24. SOLUTIONS
  22. 25. A good online orientation for distance learning students should do the following things: <ul><li>Include a readiness survey </li></ul><ul><li>Include profiles of successful distance students </li></ul><ul><li>Include learning style inventories and self-assessment pre-tests </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tutorials for computer and Internet technology </li></ul><ul><li>Show students how to access portal, SIS, email, and Bb course. </li></ul><ul><li>Show students where to get technical help and support. </li></ul><ul><li>Help students become familiar with online library services. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information about college and campus support services </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access to financial aid, tutoring, testing, advising and more. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information about the college’s policies and procedures. </li></ul>
  23. 26. PRODUCTS
  24. 27. READI
  25. 28. READI assessments measure: <ul><li>Reading comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Technical competency </li></ul><ul><li>Individual attributes </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Typing speed and accuracy </li></ul>
  26. 29. Atomic Learning Tutorials
  27. 30. Atomic Learning provides: <ul><li>Web-based software training </li></ul><ul><li>More than 110 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Short, easy-to-understand tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime/anywhere training </li></ul>
  28. 31. Comevo
  29. 32. Comevo's Orientation module <ul><li>Delivers a customized orientation about school resources, policies and procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators can customize, configure, and administer the content of the orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators can add, edit and delete content, manage users, upload and insert images or PDF documents. </li></ul>
  30. 33. The Training Place
  31. 34. The Training Place <ul><li>helps clients design an online orientation course for students new to online learning. </li></ul><ul><li>makes recommendations about the appropriate design, development and implementation of a comprehensive orientation for online learning. </li></ul>
  32. 35. RECOMMENDATIONS <ul><li>Put a link to Distance Learning on TCC’s front page </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Distance Learning page more introductory </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Distance Learning page more expressive (talk to students about what to expect from an online course) </li></ul><ul><li>Include profiles of successful distance students </li></ul><ul><li>Include a readiness survey, with learning style inventories and self-assessment pre-tests </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tutorials for computer and Internet technology </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline the site (get rid of redundant pages, cut down on excessive linking, and simplify each page) </li></ul>
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