Using Technology to Streamline Onboarding and Improve Readiness

In our work with community college faculty, staff, and students, Innovative Educators has examined the critical question of how colleges can leverage online resources to create effective onboarding and orientation programming that supports learners throughout their educational journeys. Building on our knowledge of andragogical and pedagogical practices, Innovative Educators has built a suite of online tools sharply focused on student success, including Go2Orientation, a dynamic online orientation program, and StudentLingo, its popular series of online videos dedicated to student success. Go2Orientation has been used at numerous institutions to serve a variety of student populations such as veteran, international, online, disabled, dual-enrolled, transfer, and first-generation students. Go2Orientation is an accessible onboarding tool providing opportunities for students to participate in a stand-alone orientation, pre-orientation, supplemental orientation, and/or ongoing online resource. StudentLingo, a library of 50 video-based webinars on a variety of student success topics, builds on the Go2Orientation foundation of success. Each video, between 15 and 20 minutes in length, is designed to engage students in critical success information and provides both a certificate of completion and a reflection activity. StudentLingo gives students the opportunity to learn from national experts on demand at any time day or night.

We are excited to present the following three sessions at the Innovations Conference, and we hope that you will join us to learn more about the tools we’ve designed for your students’ success:

  • Active Learning and Student Services: Utilizing Online Resources for Engagement (March 2: 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Skagit, Level 6)
  • Creating Successful Online Learners Through Comprehensive Orientation and Support (March 2: 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Samish, Level 5)
  • Building An Online Holistic Orientation for Targeted Student Populations (March 2: 4:45 - 5:45 PM, Klickitat, Level 4)

Innovative Educators was founded by community college administrators and values its opportunity to work with community colleges creating high-impact online tools to strengthen student learning, retention, and success. With its dedicated team of higher education professionals, Innovative Educators has worked tirelessly for over fifteen years to connect two-year institutions and their students to support success initiatives. Building on pedagogical and andragogical research, Innovative Educators has developed resources that are centered on delivering messages via high-quality video and animation. This approach creates a dynamic and engaging learning experience. Studies show that viewers retain 95 percent of a message when they watch it in a video compared to 10 percent when reading it in text. Innovative Educators thinks holistically about student preparation and success and designs support resources that move students through the various stages of onboarding and throughout their academic journeys. Attend our presentations and/or stop by booth #403 at Innovations 2020 to meet our team and learn about how your institution can partner with Innovative Educators and its suite of success solutions.

Innovative Educators is a League Platinum Partner and Innovations 2020 sponsor and exhibitor.

Publish Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2020