Reorienting Orientation: Utilizing Online Platforms to Transform Orientation for Today’s Student
Preparing students to go abroad is a regular rite of passage for study abroad offices, but our content and delivery must align with the way today’s students consume information. In this session we’ll look at the ways study abroad offices engage increasingly diverse Gen Z, smartphone-savvy, hashtag-happy students. In addition, we’ll discuss innovative uses of online learning platforms that can help study abroad offices better adapt to an evolving higher education landscape and allow students to self-pace their information exploration. This session challenges the way we think about pre-departure orientation, uses a design thinking approach to identify student needs, and provides a framework to “upload” your orientation into the #digitalage.
Miko McFarland, University of Kentucky
Molly McMahon, University of Kentucky