Online orientation to promote student success.

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Craig, H.
Riquelme, X.
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2013
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en
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Online study skills , Distance education
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The Open Polytechnic Learning Centre promotes student success by offering several online study skills workshops. These workshops are made up of a series of modules, designed using Moodle (a learning management system), which contain activities that students work through at their own pace. These online activities are supported by a Learning Adviser who can answer queries directly via an online forum. The latest development has been a full online orientation which has modules covering what it means to study online and how to access key student support services. It is aimed at first-time students in a distance/online environment and is a stepping stone to other online workshops such as those focused on specific study skills or exam techniques. This summary provides a brief overview of the online orientation, its aims, contents and approach, and ends with feedback from students and ideas for future development.
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Craig, H., & Riquelme, X. (2013). Online orientation to promote student success. In M. Hobbs & K. Dofs (Eds.) ILAC selections - autonomy in a networked world: Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of the Independent Learning Association (pp. 59-61). Wellington, New Zealand: Independent Learning Association.
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