Tips for Online Learning
Much time and thought goes into trying to delivery an online course designed for students success. Besides course design, what else can contribute to a successful online learning experience? Leeward CC provides our students with a online learner orientation originally developed by the University of Hawai’i Information and Technology Services and modified with permission for our Leeward students.
Sharing Tips & Best Practices
This resources is sent out to all distance education students via a broadcast email prior to the start of the semester. However, instructors may also consider sharing this resource with their online students as a prior to the start of the semester or as a week 1 activity. After students register themselves (http://go.hawaii.edu/3V7) the Laulima site provides them tips and best practices for learning online and is divided into 5 sections.
- Basics of Online Learning
- Communication & Engagement
- Self-Management Strategies
- Support & Resources
At the culmination of the orientation students may request a personalized certificate of completion which they can share with their instructors as proof of completing the orientation. The following is a brief overview of the Leeward Online Learning Orientation highlighting its benefits and potential application in a course setting for instructors to consider.
Thoughts, questions, or feedback, please comment below. – Mahalo
thank you. it seems like I cannot embed this link within my laulima “lesson” page. it says it only accepts urls that begin with “https”
The link is meant to be share with students as a hyperlink and not as an embed. It leads the student to sign up for the Online Learning Orientation (which is a Laulima Course).
This is great! Mahalo for setting this up. Nice touch adding a cert of completion. As incentive, I’m offering extra credit points after proof of completion.
This was an original project by UH ITS. Jordan Lewton then collaborated with UH ITS to modify and facilitate a version for our Leeward audience. Mahalo to them. =)
How can I get the link to provide this orientation as a first week assignment for my students on Laulima?
This is the link which you can provide to students to register for the Leeward Online Learner Orientation (Laulima Site) http://go.hawaii.edu/3V7