Daily Archives: July 6, 2014

Seven Traits of a Highly Effective Online Course Orientation Module

According to a body of student development research, a prime benefit of on-ground Orientation is that it positively influences students’ sense of belonging. In the case of online learners, transferring that same experience to online programs stands to offset the isolation often experienced by distance learners. Isolation is known to be a contributing factor in distance learner attrition. Wolzniak et al. (2012) found that students in an online orientation program exhibited a strong “need for […]