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4 Virtual tools and programs to remotely engage students

As a result of the pandemic, many schools and universities transitioned students to remote learning. Unlike...

5 Unconventional teaching methods to try out in 2023

Sometimes we need to make some changes in our classroom spaces and the instructional strategies and tools we use. There are so many ways to create more authentic and meaningful learning opportunities ...

Helping new students thrive through online learning

In the past decade, remote learning environments have become increasingly popular. They've lent beneficial and productive assistance to thousands of students that would have otherwise faced challenges...

Can competency-based learning reverse the trend of below-grade-level work?

What do assignments tell students about teacher expectations? More than we think. As a former senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas, one of my goals was to challenge my computer science...

Raising awareness about edtech accessibility on National Special Education Day 2022

Around 15 % of the world’s population has some form of disability, and there are almost 7 million students with disabilities in the US alone. Providing equal education to these students is essential t...

How does online learning support non-traditional students?

Learning management systems (LMS) have many purposes and uses, but the main one should be to support all students on their learning journey. However, often the thought that goes into the LMS is around...

6 Most effective reteaching strategies for the post-pandemic classroom

Over the last two years, there have been a lot of discussions regarding the impact of school closures and transitioning learning environments. This is especially true for learning loss in the aftermat...

How to save time and make the most out of the LMS gradebook

It’s a well-known fact that teachers love to teach, but that doesn’t mean they like everything about their job. I’m speaking for myself and maybe you can resonate with my dislike for grading. Don’t ge...

Why representation matters: Creating inclusive learning experiences

As educators prepare their classrooms each day to create the best experiences for students, they pay close attention to every little detail to make sure their classroom feels inviting and welcoming. H...

How to use the LMS for a smooth student onboarding process

First impressions matter. The first encounter, the student onboarding process, between the student and college, sets the tone for the future relationship. When it goes wrong, it can contribute to stud...

What does Web3 in Education mean for the future of teaching and learning?

Over the past year, we have been learning a lot of new terms when it comes to technology. Some examples are blockchain, cryptocurrency, the metaverse, and NFTs to name a few. These come in addition to...

5 Interesting ways to teach soft skills to online students

Students don’t go to school just to learn long division and the purpose of mitochondria —they also learn vital soft skills that serve them well as adults for the rest of their lives. However, teaching...

10 Amazing ideas for celebrating World Teachers' Day 2022

Adopted after the 1966 International Labor Organization and UNESCO's Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, World Teachers' Day 2022 is celebrated on the 5th of October and emphasizes teach...

Success Story: Securing Academic Integrity with NEO LMS and Turnitin

The axiom “less is more” is confirmed daily in our Information Age. In education, the abundance of novel tools, opportunities, and concepts runs the risk of overburdening already stretched teachers an...

What Are Hyflex Classes? The Evolution of Higher Education

The concept of hyflex classes gained popularity as pandemic lockdowns started to ease. More people wanted to go out in public, while others felt it was too soon. Like many other organizations, schools...

What’s the point of NFT in education and why should teachers care?

Most everyone has likely heard about NFTs but may not necessarily know what they are or how they can be used, especially in education. The creation and use of NFTs or (non-fungible tokens) are popular...

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