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Creating and Implementing an Online Orientation from the Ground Up
Assistant Dean for New Student Programs
Assistant Director of Orientation and the Transfer Experience
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Jessica Hale, Ed.D
Professional Services Faculty
Washtenaw Community College
The mission of the National Orientation Directors Association is to provide education, leadership and professional development in the fields of college student orientation, transition and retention
Community, Diversity, Integrity, Learning, Scholarship, Service.
NODA Home Office
University of Minnesota
1313 Fifth Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Toll free: 866-521-NODA or 612-627-0150
Engage in discussion of the key components of online orientation creation.
Interact with orientation professionals who have experience with successful online orientation programs.
Create a plan for implementing your own online orientation.
Introduction and Background
Online Orientation : A web-based orientation program that occurs synchronously or asynchronously
Current Online Orientation Practices
Take Home Point:
Overview of the Planning Process
Goal Setting at Duke
Set Goals: Learning Outcomes
What are your desired learning outcomes?
Identify Key Players and Collaborations
Key Players and Collaborations at WCC
Who might fall into the “other” group of key collaborators?
Resources at UMN-TC
What is your budget for online orientation?
Explore the Technology
Technology Exploration at WCC
What type of platform would you like to use?
Develop a Process and Timeline
Process and Timeline at Duke
What is your timeframe from conception to implementation?
Create an Assessment Plan
Assessment Plan at WCC
How will you define success?
Maintain and Revise
Maintenance and Revision at UMN-TC
What challenges do you foresee in maintaining your online orientation?
Tips for Success
Learning Outcomes Revisited
Engaged in discussion of the key components of online orientation creation.
Interacted with orientation professionals who have experience with successful online orientation programs.
Created a plan for implementing your own online orientation.
Educational Research, 45(1), 89–125.