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New Release – Schedule a Demo!

ProctorFree has just released our latest version of software, which comes with a large number of changes. This new deployment brings a host of changes, both in improved functionality and smoother looks. •New Interface: We offer a more user-friendly appearance of our platform making navigation even easier for both students and instructors. •Cloud Integration: Arguably […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why OLC 15 Made Me Feel Like a Celebrity

Disclaimer – this is a tongue-in-cheek post. OLC is a very legitimate and serious conference for e-learning. We’re just having a little fun here. Another OLC has come and gone. Another wonderful year at the Swan and Dolphin Resort on the Disney World property outside of Orlando. And of course, another year of making us feel […]

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Can Social Media Be a Learning Tool?

Written by Nicholas Alesantrino Considering the most repeated phrase by teachers and most annoying phrase to students is “put your phones away,” I would have to say social media could be used as productive learning tool in and out of a classroom. The students only have so many people they can text. What do you think […]

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Takeaways from an Edsurge Podcast

We love Edsurge! (Check out ProctorFree’s Edsurge product page). Edsurge has a new podcast feature that I was excited to check out. While the podcasts I listened to were all great; the project based learning podcast on strategies for promoting student collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking was a real winner. A team of two educators, […]

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Personalization, Customization, and the Whole Sch-bang!

We are living in a world of personalization. It’s everywhere. Pay attention next time you are surfing on the internet, and you will find that almost everything is customized to your interests. For example, your Facebook news feed is your personalized newspaper with data from friends, Google Ads are personalized based on your search data, and in […]

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5 Things I Learned at the AppState FreeLearning Conference

Last Friday I took a scenic drive up to Boone for the Appalachian State FreeLearning Conference. Spoiler alert: if you can get to this conference, go! For a whole bunch of reasons this conference needs to be on your 2016 calendar including the awesome team that organized it, the wide regional representation (Duke folks, Elon faculty, […]

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The Significance of Self-Awareness

Self awareness, cheating, and online classes. How are these things related? Well, for starters, they all work off of each other. This study on anonymity finds that self awareness is a resource for preventing cheating in online classes. How? The feeling of anonymity in online classes is something we have touched base before (here and here). […]

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To direct or to indirect, that is the question.

How direct can you be with your online students, especially from a virtual space? What is the best way to get your students to stay focused in your online classes? Is there a correct strategy for online students to learn course material? Epository instruction, aka a direct teaching strategy, is a style of instruction that may […]

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Can you teach online?

Want to become an online instructor?   This qualitative research study from online faculty members produced insight on online faculty burnout and strategies to identify the teaching strategies, attributes, and job satisfaction of online faculty. In a nutshell, the research identified traits those looking to teach online or transition into online teaching. What attributes do […]

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Creating a Community of Learning

There are many advantages to students who are involved in learning communities. Studies show that students maintain greater academic achievement, greater involvement in classes, more motivation, greater intellectual development and increased retention. Overall, these students are often more engaged and satisfied with their college experience and are more likely to remain in school. How is […]