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How to Create a Community of Online Learning

Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published in March 2015 and updated in April 2021. While online learning isn’t new, there has been a considerable uptick in interest surrounding how to effectively create and foster an effective online learning community. Meaningful interactions with learners, and between them, needs to be facilitated in order to […]

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How does ProctorFree work with learning management systems?

As information sharing evolved, learning management systems (LMS) emerged as a key complement to in-person education and training courses in the 20th century. In recent years, LMS systems have facilitated the wave of online learning we have come to rely on. Today, these systems are at the core of nearly every higher education or professional […]

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MIT Online Education Policy Initiative

This month the Online Education Policy Initiative at MIT released a study done on how to further education in all aspects, with a focus on online education. The study has four focus zones: interdisciplinary collaboration, online educational technologies, learning engineers, and institutional/organizational change. The overarching message of the study is that while all fields are […]

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LMS Buying Trends in Higher Education

Eduventures released a comprehensive report on Learning Management Systems this month, covering 20 LMS platforms. Approximately 900 institutions have been migrating or consolidating systems in the past 5 years, but most importantly, schools that were replacing an old LMS chose to switch to Blackboard products over 90% of the time. In the realm of entirely […]

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Cheaters and the Business World

Recent studies in Higher Education have estimated that up to 80% of college students have cheated in some way or another during their college careers. It is an alarming trend at colleges both in the U.S. as well as throughout the rest of the world and has not shown any signs of slowing down. Each […]

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College Cheating Culture

College students know all too well the blanket of fear that covers the class as the teacher reads “zero tolerance policy for cheating” from the syllabus. Whether it is writing a paper, taking a formula based math exam, or conducting a science oriented lab, cheating comes in all shapes and sizes. The question is; is […]

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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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Are You Fit for Online Testing? Take the Quiz!

My goodness are there lots of variables to consider before taking online classes! Primarily, am I a good fit for online testing? To help you answer this, we made a fun little quiz. It’s only 5 questions and it’s not graded. Good Luck! [qzzr quiz=”106207″ width=”100%” height=”auto” redirect=”true” offset=”0″]

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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 […]