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Looking Beyond COVID-19: Four Trends Shaping Higher Education

With vaccine administration up and running, higher education has reached a critical turning point in pandemic response. Last spring, several colleges and universities turned to virtual offerings, en masse, to keep faculty and students safe and in compliance with coronavirus mitigation measures. Now, with the next normal on the horizon, educational bodies are being made […]

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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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Adult Nontraditional Students Are On The Rise

Edtech is Fueling the Growth of Nontraditional Students in Higher Ed with Flexibility and Accessibility. Adult, nontraditional students are already a major part of the education landscape, and their growth is not slowing down. As the number of adult students rise, edtech plays an ever-increasing role in helping these nontraditional learners succeed. Adult learning requires […]

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Looking Ahead to the 2016 OLC Innovate Conference

I’ve never been more excited to attend an OLC Conference! This is the 3rd year we’ll be in attendance at an OLC Conference and our 6th OLC Conference overall. It seems like we would be used to everything that happens at the conferences every year but not us! Everything always changes and the Consortium does […]

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Corporations Need to Better Understand Employees’ Insights on Learning

Towards Maturity, a non-profit organization focused on expanding the use of learning technologies at work, recently released a comprehensive report on how workers really feel about online learning in the workplace. These 2,000 workers qualified for the survey because they invested their own time and money in online learning for professional development. After reading the report, […]

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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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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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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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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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Technology’s Advantages and Drawbacks in Today’s Colleges

In my time at Georgia Tech, online learning has been a prevalent force from day one of classes.  In my freshman year I was introduced to MyMathLab, a website by Pearson Higher Education that provided a platform that was my textbook, homework, and practice quizzes all rolled into one.  Over the course of my two […]