10 Trends For Online Orientation In 2023
It’s 2023! As we transition into a new year, how will our orientation programs continue to evolve and change? What new best practices will shape meaningful, engaging, and community-building online orientations?
Join us for a lively discussion about orientation trends for 2023. Using data collected from hundreds of calls with orientation professionals, a survey to colleges with over 400 responses, and extensive research, we will highlight the 10 trends shaping online orientation programming for the new year.
We will discuss how instructional and universal design is shaping the way we create online content for orientation. With a focus on equity and access, this presentation will demonstrate how online orientation creates community and connection to support enrollment management efforts.
The presenters will share lessons learned, strategies for creating flexible programming, and the importance of engaging current students in developing online orientation. Presenters will cover the 10 trends in detail and show real examples for inspiration. This presentation will demonstrate why online orientation is a valuable resource for student recruitment, success & retention.
- Discuss 10 online orientation trends for 2023
- Show examples of each trend using real-life examples
- Developing flexible orientation programming
- Utilizing online orientation as a place to create connection and community
- Developing equitable and accessible online onboarding content
- Understanding tools like storytelling and instructional design
- Maximizing orientation data
This presentation will include promotional information about Innovative Educators.
- Enrollment Management
- Orientation teams
- Online Learning
- Student Services/Affairs
Ms. Meg Foster is a First-Year Experience Instructor and Academic Coach at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Meg has taught First Year Experience courses both online and in the classroom for nearly fifteen years. Prior to her work with online learning, she coordinated college orientation programming at Reynolds Community College. That work involved developing face-to-face and online orientation resources while also creating an orientation to online learning. Her areas of research include enrollment management, college preparation, online learning, and retention, and she has presented at numerous conferences on issues in higher education, student orientation, and college success. Meg has previously served as an Assistant Dean of Admissions at Salem College and Virginia Wesleyan College. She has an M.A. in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia.
Celeste Guarneri is the Associate Director for Leadership Programs at ArtCenter College of Design. Her main function is to help students to connect with experiences that promote academic success, soft-skill development, and personal wellness. In December 2020, Celeste was awarded with the inaugural Staff Excellence Award at ArtCenter and ArtCenter’s virtual orientation program.
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