• Dr. Tammé Shinshuri
      July 22, 2016 at 9:33 AM #6077

      Assignment

      Complete two (2) of the following discussion questions as you engage and participate in the community with others. Share your perspective and experiences in the eCourse forum. Be certain to read and comment on other student posts, and ask clarifying questions.

      • Which part of the enrollment process do you find most interesting? Why? (250 words)
      • What do you feel is missing from the educational process? What additional steps or elements would you add? Why? (250 words)
      • What do you feel is missing from the facilitation process? What additional steps or elements would you add? Why? (250 words)
    • KimAlyse Popkave, M.Ed.
      July 22, 2016 at 9:33 AM #6264

       

      Which part of the enrollment process do you find most interesting? Why? (250 words)

      For me, the most interesting part of the enrollment process is a combination of factors. First, we have open enrollment every quarter, to allow individuals seeking higher education to start their journey with us when they are ready. Once individuals apply for enrollment, we guide them lovingly through a process that sets them up for success. We stand by our tagline: “Success is the only option”.

      We provide enrollees with every possible opportunity to succeed in higher education. Upon enrolling, students are required to take Readiness Assessments in English Language Arts and Math, in order to determine whether or not they are ready for the academic rigor of college-level courses. If they are not ready, they are not turned away. Rather, they go through college readiness eCourses in English Language Arts and / or Math (depending upon their scores on the assessments), or, if they have not graduated from high school, but have been out of school for some time, they take high school equivalency eCourses. For those individuals who score above a three (3) on the ACE Index (indicates some childhood trauma), they will take the PACE Leadership Overview to determine whether they would benefit by taking the PACE Leadership program, in which they would receive the clinical services necessary to heal the trauma.

      Another success factor, once enrollees are determined to be “college ready”, is our student orientation. Here students take two (2) eCourses: Exemplary Student Academics and Exemplary Leadership Success. These 2-week student orientation eCourses are designed to give students the tools that will allow them to be academically successful at the college level.

      Which part of the enrollment process is most interesting to me? Evidently, the entire process of setting students up for success is of great interest.

       

       

       

    • KimAlyse Popkave, M.Ed.
      July 22, 2016 at 9:33 AM #6265

       

      What do you feel is missing from the facilitation process? What additional steps or elements would you add? Why? (250 words)

       

      While the facilitation process, as it currently stands, is very thorough, perhaps we should include in this process facilitator training. Yes, we have our Faculty Orientation program of OLC Portal Frontend and Facilitating Flexible eCourses, to certify faculty to facilitate on our platform. This should be included as part of the process when introducing the facilitation process to prospective faculty, as it will allow them to see, in advance, exactly what is expected of our faculty. I also firmly believe that we should include in the facilitation process continuing education for faculty – have this as a requirement for ongoing employment.

       

      The reason for ongoing professional development is to allow faculty to gain further professional knowledge and skills. Options for continuing education on a monthly basis include attending virtual OTA faculty master mind sessions, presenting facilitated sessions on topics of interest to our community, researching and publishing articles on best practices in education or in topics related to one’s area of expertise, attending conferences, presenting at conferences, etc. When faculty members continue their education, they keep their passion for education alive, and they set a great example for our students.

       

    • Dr. Monique Benjamin
      July 22, 2016 at 9:33 AM #7441

      Enrollment Process

      Of the Enrollment Process, I find the E-Module to be the most interesting phase. During this phase, students are introduced to many concepts and ideas before being introduced to the core concepts of the E-Course. The E-Module is composed of many elements that make sure students are prepared, from forum discussions, to in-depth lessons geared towards developing a deeper understanding for the E-Course material. This phase of the enrollment process is very important to developing and understanding for the E-course material so that students may develop a deeper appreciation for the course and materials offered, to ensure that everyone is engaged in their own learning process.

      • KimAlyse Popkave, M.Ed.
        July 22, 2016 at 9:33 AM #7457

         

        Hello, Monique.

         

        You state that you find the eModule to be the most interesting part of our Enrollment Process.

         

        When we talk about the process a student experiences as he or she applies for acceptance to study at OTA, we talk about the process of setting potential students up for success. While it is certainly true that the two-part structure of our eCourses (eModule plus eClass) has been designed for optimum student success, the eModule itself is not part of the enrollment process. Please review our education plan, as pictured here:

         

        Then, re-think your interest in this Enrollment Process.

        Thanks.

        KimAlyse

         

         

         

         

         

        Then, re-think your interest in this Enrollment Process.

         

        Thanks.

         

        KimAlyse

         

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