Online Learning for All: Tips for Success for Online Students
Olena Zhadko, Director, Office of Online Education, Lehman College
Joan Draper, Online Enrollment Specialist, Office of Online Education, Lehman College
Abirami Rajeev, Educational Technologist, Office of Online Education, Lehman College
This session will provide an overview of tips for success for online students, whether taking an online course or enrolling in a fully online program. Due to the recent pivot to remote learning, all learners had to quickly transition into online learning environments, but were often unprepared for the move. Furthermore, the City University of New York has set a strategic goal to expand online education and intends to increase the number of online offerings across the system. Thus, to ensure student success, colleges will need to create ample opportunities to prepare students for online learning. Building on the excellent model, originally developed by Hostos Community College, “Are You Ready?” (for Online Learning) one-hour self-paced orientation, this session will offer a concise presentation for faculty, IT, and other academic administrators who support online students to adopt for their needs at their college. This session will prepare those who support online learners to better understand online student needs and guide students about how to better prepare for online learning. This session will address the following topics: things to know before you register, time-management, learning environment, technology competency beyond Blackboard, and will provide practical tips for online learners.