My student presentation title is “Online Student Orientation for Military Students”. The presentation will feature an online mini-course environment as a university-level class with multiple modules that will feature interactive modules to fully engage users in terms of information sharing, hands on exercises, and formative assessments.
The course’s main focus will primarily be on online military students, who are currently deployed overseas, and who would like to start their online degree program at an accredited university while serving the country. This will be an invaluable resource for the military students that will effectively prepare them to be effective online learners and collaborators with other students and faculty members in terms of learner preparedness to master future online degree courses.
This online military student orientation will help prospective military/non-military learners to become successful students in distance education as well as reach their academic goals by guiding them throughout orientation modules inside the interactive web-based format. They will learn:
How online learning works and how to enroll in and access distance education courses
What academic strategies can help you succeed as an online student
What educational technologies to utilize for effective online collaboration and engagement with your peers and faculty members
Why self-motivation, time management, and personal discipline are required components of successful online learners
How you can embrace the nuances of the university environment and use available tools and resources to have successful college career at our institution
Eduard Merc, Univeristy of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA