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Online Orientation Redesign Incorporates Web 2.0 Technologies and the Affective Domain
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, Regis University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The Loretto Heights School of Nursing recently revamped the online orientation. The redesign included an interactive tutorial in Adobe Presenter, and a format consistent with other courses in the program. In addition to addressing the tools of the learning management system and how the online classroom works, the orientation also promotes establishing informal communities–the human side of learning. Informal communities are often a natural occurrence in face-to-face (f2f) courses, but can be a greater challenge for online students who are more likely to feel isolated and alone. A “getting to know you” exercise was created using a wiki—students could edit and build on a list of characteristics, or add their own comments. New social media tools such as this wiki provide a fun way to promote the informal networks that can contribute to student satisfaction, persistence, and learning beyond formal assignments.

Citation

Hall, V. (2008). Online Orientation Redesign Incorporates Web 2.0 Technologies and the Affective Domain. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 71-77). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 26, 2019 from .

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