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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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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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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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How To Keep Energy Up In The Office!

_4 ways to boost energy levels in the office

3 August 2015 12:10 pm by Kevin Bonilla As 3 o’clock rolls around, the glazed-over looks begin to take over, and energy levels drop. While this time of day may seem all too familiar, free coffee is not the only way to battle the mid-afternoon slump. There are many non-caffeinated solutions that can cure the low-energy plague, and influence employee performances for the better. Here are 5 tips to keep your employees fully charged!

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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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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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Improving Time Management

_4 ways to improve time management across your organization

7 July 2015 8:11 pm by Kevin Bonilla With day-to-day operations moving at such a quick pace, it often feels like the clock becomes our enemy as time always seems to run out on us. Here are a few brief tips to ensure your employees optimize the full 24 hours in a day, so that your organization doesn’t struggle to meet deadlines:

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Using #SocialTech

_3 ways #socialtech can enhance corporate culture

29 June 2015 12:27 pm by Kevin Bonilla Social engagement initiatives often get lost in the sequence of day-to-day operations and long-term objectives. However, social technologies and platforms can actually help a business grow internally, and they can also improve recruiting efforts.

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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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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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Live Streaming in Education

_the other ways live streaming can be used by educational institutions

18 June 2015 2:38 pm by Kevin Bonilla Why limit the potential of live streaming to strictly distance learning? Educational institutions should attempt utilize live streaming for as many school events as possible, because live streaming is another mechanism that can help grow an audience, and keep stakeholders engaged.

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Setting Goals For Employee Engagement

_3 important goals for employee engagement

16 June 2015 11:38 am by Kevin Bonilla Employee engagement should be tracked and analyzed because it is a massive component of any and all businesses. There are several key objectives each company should look to reach with regards to motivation, commitment, and interest.

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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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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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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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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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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 In The Workplace

_how to take advantage of social media in the workplace

28 April 2015 12:19 am by Kevin Bonilla In the older days a conversation amongst co-workers would take place around the water cooler. Today, these conversations take place online and at anytime. Social media can either become a major distraction or a corporate asset depending on how it is introduced to your employees.

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Mobile Live Streaming

_how mobile live streaming will alter the media and entertainment landscape

24 April 2015 2:06 pm by Kevin Bonilla The emergence of mobile live streaming is evidence that the entire media and entertainment industry will be completely mobilized within the next 5 years.

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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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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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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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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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The Small Business Guide To Online Training

_how small businesses can take advantage of online training

7 April 2015 2:28 pm by Kevin Bonilla Online training has opened the door for small businesses to train their employees in an efficient and cost effective manner. Here are some quick tips on how to take advantage of online training.

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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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Ineffective Training

_3 major signs of an ineffective training program

31 March 2015 4:40 pm by Kevin Bonilla Identifying all of the possible issues plaguing a corporate training program can be difficult. To help you out, we have decided to share some major flaws to look out for when conducting your evaluation.

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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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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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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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Training Millenials

_4 reasons experiential training is key for millenials

12 March 2015 2:56 pm by Kevin Bonilla This generation of learners has different expectations and demands when it comes to professional development.

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