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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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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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Projecting The Future Of Education

_how education will evolve over the next 10 years

23 March 2015 7:00 am by Kevin Bonilla Education will undergo some major changes within the next decade or so. In order to avoid becoming obsolete, educators must adapt to the new environment, and master the blended learning approach to education.

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Tracking Student Comprehension

_3 things to pay attention to when measuring online student comprehension

2 April 2015 3:29 pm by Kevin Bonilla For an online class to be successful, it's crucial that the professor keep track of student comprehension. Here are three critical components to watch that will help you understand exactly why students are performing the way they are.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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