The Top 10 Online Orientation Trends For 2022
As we transition into endemic learning in 2022, how will our orientation programs continue to evolve and change? What will be best practices learned in our pivot to online programming and learning that will help shape holistic and meaningful online orientation programming?
Join us for a lively discussion about orientation trends for 2022. We will discuss using best practices in online learning to create accessible and engaging content. We will connect online orientation to enrollment efforts and share tips for using it to address summer melt. And, we will examine how orientation data can be examined to lay the foundation for retention efforts. The presenter will share lessons learned, strategies for creating flexible programming, and the importance of current students in shaping orientation programming. This presentation will focus on the evolution of online orientation programming and examine the future of online orientation in general.
We will discuss topics such as:
- Creating flexibility in orientation programming
- The importance of orientation data and how it can be used for early retention efforts
- Using orientation to address the phenomenon of summer melt
- Creating opportunities for meaningful engagement
- Using the best practices from online learning in developing content
- Creating content that is multimedia and accessible
- Involving current students in meaningful ways to shape orientation programming
- Enrollment Management
- Online Learning
- Orientation Directors
- Student Services/Affairs
- Anyone who wants to learn more about developing new student orientation
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.
Bio current as of March 2022.
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