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Developing and Implementing a Mandatory Online Student Orientation

Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Volume 17, Number 1, ISSN 1939-5256


A rural Community College evaluated their procedures for preparing students for online courses and determined they were not meeting the needs of the students. Through the use of the ADDIE Model of Instructional Design, a mandatory online orientation for first time online/hybrid students was developed and implemented. Results from the implementation indicate that after completing the orientation, students feel they are better prepared for their online courses. This result is backed up by an increase in online student retention.


. (2013). Developing and Implementing a Mandatory Online Student Orientation. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 17(1), 43-45. Retrieved May 17, 2022 from .

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