IGNITE Session

From the Very Beginning: Using the LMS to Reach and Engage Incoming Students

General Session IV
Fri. 10:30am-11:15am

Track: Breakout

Students at Monmouth who have declared a major are more likely to continue their education and be retained at the university.  In an effort to encourage incoming students to declare a major prior to summer orientation, Monmouth’s First Year Advising and Instructional Support teamed up to develop an online program for them.  This presentation focuses on the background, implementation and results of this effort.


Deborah Cotler
Director of Instructional Support


Wayne Elliot
LMS Administrator/Instructional Technologist

Danielle Schrama
Monmouth University

Currently the  Director of Instructional Support, Deborah Cotler has been at Monmouth University since 2005.  Prior to that, she worked as an instructional designer at Simmons College in Boston, MA, and as an online training consultant to a number of institutions of higher ed and Fortune 500 companies.  She holds a Master of Education in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University at Albany