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Staying Connected

_3 tips to keep students engaged during holiday break

25 November 2014 5:57 pm by Margaret Amisano Learn how to easily stay connected with your students and keep them focused on course material through social media, group work, and on-demand material.

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Empty Office Hours?

_how to get students to actually show up to office hours

2 December 2014 7:04 pm by Margaret Amisano Why do students avoid them? They're more likely to show with these 4 simple tips.

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What is Success in Online Learning?

_a live panel discussion hosted by newrow_

24 December 2014 12:00 pm by Margaret Amisano newrow_ and Wesleyan University asked, "What is Success in Online Learning?" at the 2014 OLC International Conference.

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Making Group Work Actually Work

_5 tips to make group work actually work in an online classroom

26 February 2015 9:00 am by Margaret Amisano Students learn better together. Make it as if they're sitting in the same room together.

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Mobile Cameras + Online Learning

_what's the hype with mobile cameras?

4 March 2015 7:00 pm by Margaret Amisano Why you need to take advantage for online learning.

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newrow_ Launches Student-Led Study Rooms

_a new way to facilitate collaborative learning online

11 March 2015 9:00 am by Margaret Amisano Students learn better together. With the new study rooms and breakout room features from newrow_, students are able to collaborate outside the classroom face-to-face.

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#DigitallyDistracted

_students need a personal connection to stay engaged

13 March 2015 11:28 am by Margaret Amisano newrow_ surveyed 200 students about the challenges they face in an online class -- and what they really need to stay focused.

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The Video Classroom + Student Engagement

_how the video classroom architecture affects student engagement

16 March 2015 7:26 pm by Oyku Dikmen The set-up of a video classroom can be drastically different than a physical classroom. Learn 3 ways this affects student engagement.

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Will Students Remember You?

_how to build meaningful relationships with your online students

18 March 2015 5:00 pm by Kevin Bonilla Making personal connections in an online classroom can be challenging. Here are 4 tips from newrow_.

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Misusing Content

_why it's important to diversify online course content

26 March 2015 1:53 pm by Kevin Bonilla Course content is often misused by online professors who fail to maximize its true potential. Until it's implemented in an effective manner, students remain impartial to it.

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Student Perspective: Why Online Learning Rocks

_6 reasons students love learning online

24 March 2015 2:14 pm by Oyku Dikmen Take a step into the students' perspective of why online learning is both enjoyable and beneficial to future careers.

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Making Online Education Legitimate

_ensure the creditability of online education with these 3 checkpoints

27 March 2015 5:33 pm by Nico Piacentini Online education is everywhere for just about anything. Use these tips to make sure that you are getting the credit you deserve from these courses.

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Old Values New Education

_reasons to consider the value of online learning

1 April 2015 12:55 pm by Nico Piacentini More than ever students are considering the options available to them in education. The bad reputation of online education is being washed away by waves of serious improvements and advantages.

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Competency Based Learning

_online learning could help redefine competency

8 April 2015 5:53 pm by Oyku Dikmen Many would agree that online learning confronts the traditional rules of regular classrooms. Making education matter to students and to public should also go through a transformation regarding the way that the system works.

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Increasing Creativity

_how to encourage creativity in your online course

10 April 2015 2:27 pm by Kevin Bonilla Creativity is driven by independent and experiential thought. Students should be encouraged to think “outside the box,” develop ideas, and ask questions that fuel new conversations.

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Different Types Of Learners

_3 types of learners you will encounter in your online course, and how to teach them

13 April 2015 3:16 pm by Kevin Bonilla Here are some brief tips on how to identify and teach the 3 main types of learners you will encounter in your online course.

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Connect and Concentrate

_helpful tips to keep students concentrated in an online class

14 April 2015 12:43 pm by Oyku Dikmen Making a personal connection with students can help keep online students concentrated in the course.

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The Future of Ed-Tech

_predicting future trends in education technology

16 April 2015 3:03 pm by Kevin Bonilla Education technology is constantly evolving, as the needs of our educators and students continue to change. Keeping an eye on possible trends that may occur over the next couple of years is important to ensure that your institution remain ahead of the curve.

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The Best In Modern Education

_making education engaging, accessible, and free: TED-Ed + EdX

17 April 2015 2:26 pm by Nico Piacentini TED-Ed and EdX are leading the way for advancements in education. These nonprofits are shining examples of providing easier access to quality education.

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Change For The Better

_how online courses can help impoverished students around the world

20 April 2015 12:55 pm by Kevin Bonilla Online courses have created opportunities for disadvantaged students around the world. The ability to connect with high-level educators through a smartphone or tablet has enabled these students to earn a degree, without taking on the financial burden of a college tuition. Here are a couple of more ways in which online education can help impoverished students:

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Where We Are Going: Study Abroad

_why online education will change studying abroad

27 April 2015 9:00 am by Nico Piacentini Today the opportunity to study abroad is seen more as vacation than educational. In many cases the far to expensive program lacks true educational value with nothing more to offer a future career than a simple and poor resume builder.

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Tech Tools for Online Instruction

_helpful tools to make online instruction effective

30 April 2015 1:28 pm by Nico Piacentini For students and educators alike the online classroom is becoming reality. Today's students are ready, but are their teachers? These tools will help any educator with their online classes despite any lack of experience.

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Video Pro Tips

_how to ace looking good in online meetings

4 May 2015 12:06 pm by Oyku Dikmen As our world gets more global, we become more connected through every means of technology available. Therefore, video calls and conferences are gradually becoming a part of our daily lives.

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Advantages To Blended Learning

_using blended learning to engage your students

1 May 2015 4:03 pm by Kevin Bonilla Here are some tips on how you can use blended learning to engage your students from Stanford University president John Hennessy.

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Social Media Projects

_3 fun social media projects that get your students engaged

6 May 2015 3:24 pm by Kevin Bonilla Social media is most likely one of the largest components of your average students everyday life, so why not take advantage of this as an online professor? There are countless social media project ideas that can help get your remote students involved, and stimulate conversation. Here are 3 great ideas to help get you started:

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Progression of EdTech

_how edTech has evolved to this point, and where it is headed in the future

7 May 2015 11:32 am by Kevin Bonilla As education continues to transition into the digital world, we take a look at the history of educational technology and how it has evolved in recent years. From the days of the overhead projector, to the introduction of tablets and mobile devices, technology has been consistently modified in order to fit the needs of educators and students.

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The Ideal Nonacademic Skills

_3 essential nonacademic skills

8 June 2015 3:01 pm by Kevin Bonilla Nonacademic skills will be critical to the success of your college students following graduation. In order to be able to hone these skills, we must first be able to identify the most practical skills that will translate directly into the workforce. Keep in mind that different jobs do tend to require different skill-sets. However, we believe that we have narrowed it down to 3 universal skills that should make for a well-rounded employee, regardless of the field they are entering.

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Too Many Distractions

_3 reasons your online students are disengaged

10 June 2015 12:02 am by Kevin Bonilla We often spend the vast majority of our time devising strategies and developing ideas that could better engage our online students. However, not enough time is dedicated to analyzing the countless distractions that pry our student’s minds away from coursework. Here are 3 reasons your students might be disengaged:

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Successful Mobile Learning

_what drives the effectiveness of mobile learning?

23 June 2015 9:37 pm by Kevin Bonilla Mobile #EdTech is a global asset that will soon become the forefront of education in institutions, and communities around the world. However, the success of mobile learning programs varies depending on the implementation, objectives, and strategies employed by the users:

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#EdTech In The Classroom

_3 reasons students need technology in the classroom

26 June 2015 11:26 am by Kevin Bonilla It may come as no surprise, but technology is inching its way into just about every crevice of day-to-day life, and the modern classroom is no exception. The immersion of technology in educational settings has changed teaching methods, how students learn, and the way instructors and students communicate.

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Student Perspective

_5 ways to keep your students engaged (from a student’s perspective)

28 June 2016 2:35 pm by Kevin Bonilla To all the professors experiencing glazed over looks and phone screens in laps, there is hope! Today, distractions lurk around every corner and can seriously impact learning. Whether it is a smartphone loaded with social media apps or a laptop “intended for class notes,” the list of distractions seems endless. There are however, a few simple ways to keep your students engaged.

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The Power To Empower

_what professors can do to empower their students

13 July 2015 1:17 am by Kevin Bonilla While teachers may not always receive the recognition they deserve, it is important that we understand their value, and the vital role they play for our society as a whole. When an instructor successfully connects with a student, inspires them, and guides them, the student stands a better chance of reaching his or her full potential.

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The newrow_ Of Education

_6 exciting new updates in the newrow_

16 July 2015 2:51 pm by Kevin Bonilla The newrow_ platform is continuously evolving to fit the needs of our professors and students. Optimizing the user experience by adding to, and modifying the features of our platform has been a top priority of ours as of late. The updated newrow_ is a reflection of our recent efforts to create a more simplified, yet effective interface.

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Key Differences

_the difference between engaged and disengaged learners

28 June 2016 3:14 pm by Kevin Bonilla Being able to recognize and react to the telltale signs of a disengaged learner, is vital to the success of an online course. We have compiled a short list of tendencies to keep an eye out for, when tracking student engagement.

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Blended Benefits

_3 ways blended learning can benefit student learning

28 June 2016 2:24 pm by Kevin Bonilla A singular approach to the learning model is no longer sufficient in the modern classroom. In recent times, blended learning has taken center stage, as educators have modified their approach to teaching to catch up with the technologically infused needs of current students. Here are three ways in which blended learning can be beneficial if implemented into your classroom:

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