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Important Reminders About the New Online Learning Orientation (OLO)

What is OLO? Beginning with the 2019 Fall semester, students taking an online class at NMC for the first time and students who have not completed an online course at NMC with a 2.0 grade or better will be required to complete an Online Learning Orientation (OLO) course. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Moodle badge… Continue Reading Important Reminders About the New Online Learning Orientation (OLO)

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Born Digital – Part One

Born somewhere between 1979 and 2002, the majority of NMC’s current students fall in the generational stereotype of “Digital Native”: never knowing life without computers, video games, cell phones (smartphones), and cloud computing. Assumptions abound about how this generation relates to technology, uses technology, and adopts it for personal or educational use. There is also… Continue Reading Born Digital – Part One


Student Adoption and Use of Technology

Traditional age students entering higher education institutions today are the last group of college bound students that are part of the Digital Native and/or Millennial generation. They view technology as an important part of their everyday lives for communication, social relationships, and doing business within their communities. They expect higher education institutions they attend to… Continue Reading Student Adoption and Use of Technology