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Better Together? When and How to Use Synchronous Sessions for Greatest Impact 

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional Design | July 22, 2020

The great debate of asynchronous vs synchronous will rage on forever. The case could be made for either as the superior modality. But, do we have to choose? Let's dive deep into what each modality does best and how to leverage both to ensure your learners are successful.

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Evidence into Practice: How to Apply Fantastic Instructional Design to Your Online Classroom

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional Design | July 1, 2020

The online classroom can deliver the same learning objectives and the same outcomes, but sometimes requires a bit more creativity in translating (what are normally) in-person activities for your learners to an asynchronous environment where the feedback loop isn’t as organic.

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Engineered for Success: Evidence-based Strategies for Online Learning

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional Design | June 10, 2020

With the arrival of Covid-19 in the Spring of 2020 came the unprecedented closure of nearly every face-to-face learning institution.  For many, this meant the immediate pivot to online learning to provide continuity of education for students at all levels.

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Self-Care for Educators: Battling Burnout Amidst Uncertainty

by Chris Ryan, Executive Director, Product Strategy, Kaplan Admissions Group | June 1, 2020

What are effective ways to recharge ourselves over the next period of time, so that we come back refreshed and revitalized?  How do we reflect effectively without becoming overwhelmed in regrets and other negative feelings? How do we make plans when the ground is still shifting unpredictably?

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Keep It Burning Bright: How to Hold Your Fire and Avoid Burnout

by Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel, PhD, Kaplan Teacher Manager: In-Person Tutoring, Graduate & Law School Admissions Consulting | May 20, 2020

Work-life balance is hard normally, especially when teaching―but with the added pressure and expectations of this COVID-19 semester, moving all your work online, and feeling the need to be virtually available 24/7, achieving that balance has been all the more difficult.

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Finishing Well: Transitioning, Reflecting, and Planning

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional Design | May 19, 2020

 The end of the 2019-2020 school year is upon us.  Surely no one predicted the semester would end in such a distanced, distracted fashion, yet here we are.

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Eight Tips for Managing Cognitive Load in Your Online Teaching

by Chris Ryan, Executive Director, Product Strategy, Kaplan Admissions Group | May 6, 2020

Many factors need to go right for students to be highly engaged. One factor that can be overlooked is cognitive load.  If the cognitive load grows too great, students will check out.

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Measuring Learning in an Online World

by Laura Keehan, Executive Director, Assessment | April 23, 2020

In our (not so) new (anymore) world of online learning, you’ve probably quickly learned that more traditional, classroom-based assessment no longer really applies.

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Online Learning Doesn’t Have to Be “Less Than”

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional Design | April 8, 2020

Though it may not seem like it now, the ultimate win of this remote learning season could be the opportunity to help your students identify what really sparks their interest and joy.

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Tips for Supporting Online Students Outside of Class

by Cat Powell, GRE Instructor and Instructor Manager, Manhattan Prep | April 2, 2020

For me right now, sustaining connections with others feels both vitally important and increasingly difficult. One way that I try to compensate for this is by keeping up connections with students between classes.

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Lights, Camera, Action: How to Command the Virtual Classroom

by Chris Ryan, Executive Director, Product Strategy, Kaplan Admissions Group | March 26, 2020

I’m always a little more nervous just before an online class than a face-to-face one. I’ve taught online since 2005, so it’s not about my experience in the medium that gives me anxiety.

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Virtual Clinical Resources

by Alvin Bisarya, MD, Vice President of Healthcare Innovations | March 24, 2020

At Kaplan, we are proud to work with thousands of medical educators and their students around the world to assist  in the journey to becoming a professional. We know the COVID-19 outbreak is creating a unique set of challenges as you must grapple with what is best for the institution as a whole while also considering the well-being of your students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others.

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How to Get Your Students to Participate in Virtual Classrooms

by Jonathan Schneider, Director of Academics, Manhattan Prep | March 19, 2020

There are a lot of ways to get your students to participate in an online class. The key is to understand what tools they have access to - and to get them comfortable using those tools immediately.

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