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Fostering a Sense of Community Between Online Learners

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional Design & Molly Johannessen, PhD, Director of Education and Teaching at University of Medicine and Health Sciences | November 5, 2020

While investing in the lives of your learners may sound obvious, it is much easier to have organic, informal conversations in an in-person classroom than online. When designing your class sessions or instructional modules, you must make time for this informal, social learning to take place.

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Addressing the Needs of Struggling Students: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Solutions

by Kristin Murner, MBA, MSEd, Director, Instructional Design | October 14, 2020

While we have made a lot of progress in day-to-day teaching during the age of Covid-19, the need for inclusion and support has only grown.

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The Full Experience: Blending Tools and Strategies to Create a Great Outcome for Everyone in Your Online Course

by Chris Ryan, Executive Director, Product Strategy, Kaplan Admissions Group | August 13, 2020

If you’ve followed our webinars or read previous posts of ours, you know that we’re big believers in clear, action-oriented learning objectives and course outcomes.

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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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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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Reaching the Disengaged: Addressing the Needs of Struggling Students

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

During this unprecedented time, students who struggle most in the traditional classroom have likely also struggled with the switch to online learning.

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Squirrel! Tips for Keeping Distracted Students Engaged in the Online Classroom

by Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel, PhD, Kaplan Teacher Manager: In-Person Tutoring, Graduate & Law School Admissions Consulting | April 16, 2020

Through my many years as a student, and over 10 years now as an educator in formal and informal in-person and online education, I have found strategies that help keep distracted students (like me) engaged in online classrooms.

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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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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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