Teaching & Learning Track
Orientation Modules for Online Education: Guiding Learners to Success in Online Courses
This session will present the student orientation programs that were developed and refined for online learning at The Richard Stockton College of NJ and Rowan University. Best practices used at both colleges will be presented in the session including demonstrations of interactive tutorials and examples from the online orientation modules.
Presenter: Michael Ciocco, Dennis Fotia
Michael D. Ciocco, Director of Online Services, College of Graduate & Continuing Education, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. Michael Ciocco graduated in 2002 from Rowan University with his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. As CGCE Director of Online Services at Rowan University, Michael oversees Rowan's Online Learning initiative including online course development and technology management. Dennis Fotia is a graduate of both Rowan University and The Richard Stockton of NJ, with a B.A. in Communications and M.A. in Instructional Technology, he has worked in public education for the last 17 years serving K-12, Community College, and Four Year college sectors. He provides administrative support and faculty development for distance education courses to both Stockton schools and faculty/students. He delivers pedagogical professional development for faculty wishing to teach online courses and is the On-Campus Coordinator for the IDEA Online, the college's online student response to instruction assessment instrument.