Orientation experiences support students’ transition to the first year of college, which is essential for student success. This applies equally to online learning.
Jill is the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Innovations and Senior Academic Technology Officer at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo, California. Jill has worked in education for over 25 years and is passionate about improving learning opportunities for all learners. She began as a middle school special education teacher, which led to a doctorate in Special Education, Disabilities and Risk Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Following this, Jill moved to CI, first as Coordinator of the Special Education Program now as Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Innovations. In this role, she has the opportunity to work with faculty and campus leaders to examine how technology and innovation can improve the outcomes of students.
Immersive reality has the power to bring hypothetical learning experiences to life in the classroom.
After making the decision to dive into virtual reality with a focus on student learning outcomes, CSU Channel Islands faculty have seen very promising results.