Sparing students the “firehose of information” by taking orientation online

August 29, 2016

“Blasting participants with a firehose of information” can leave students feeling more overwhelmed than comfortable when entering a postsecondary institution, writes Campus Technology. That is why a US university has created the “New Student Welcome Online Experience,” a suite of videos, text, quizzes, checklists, and rewards designed to help students learn about their new school at their own pace. The article highlights specific features of the new online orientation and chronicles how university leaders were able to convince the institution to revise its established attitudes toward orientation. Earlier this year, members of Academica’s StudentVu panel weighed in on what makes for an effective and fulfilling orientation experience. Campus Technology