ERIC Number: ED333925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Interactive Computerized Video Orientation.
In response to California State Assembly Bill (AB) 3, which requires the state's community colleges to implement orientations and other specified matriculation services, Fullerton College (FC) developed two orientation videos in 1989 for native speakers of English and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) students. The videos were used by counselors or instructor advisors to orient students to campus life and resources; educational planning; registration; and placement. In addition, an orientation handbook covering much of the same material was provided for students who attended a general orientation meeting. Since many students were unable to participate in the orientation process, an interactive computerized orientation (ICO) was developed. Covering the same areas as the original video, the ICO is self-paced and self-administered and is available to students at any time before or after they submit an application. Students can begin the ICO with any section and can complete as much as they wish, though only students who complete the entire orientation are given credit for matriculation purposes. As students proceed through the ICO, objective questions are posed for the students to answer. After the ICO was tested on students in August 1990, several revisions were implemented, including the development of group and individual orientations. Beginning in December 1990, an evaluation of students' reactions to the ICO was conducted, revealing that students rated group and individual orientations very favorably and retained comparable amounts of information from both. Statistical tabulations of student evaluation responses are attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fullerton College CA
Note: Paper presented at a conference of the California Association of Counseling and Development (Los Angeles, CA, March 1-3, 1991).