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Maintaining Company Culture in a Remote Work Setting

Is your company struggling to maintain culture and positive energy as employees continue to work remotely almost exclusively? Below are some quick reads on ways to maintain a team-first atmosphere in an environment where everyone is separated. 9 Steps for Maintaining Remote Work Culture How to Maintain Company Culture    

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MS Teams 2020

“The number of organizations using Teams increased from 50,000 in 2017 to 500,000 in 2020”  Some interesting insights on the growth and usage of MS Teams:  MS Teams 2020 Growth

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History of the Webinar

Some of the same critiques of traditional webinars raised in this article can also apply to the virtual meeting and classroom space. It’s becoming apparent that the 3 traits highlighted are more important than ever. What are you doing to make your online lessons or virtual meetings more Distinctive, Connective, and Engaging?

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10 Best Practices for Online Learning

Check out these 10 Best Practices for Online Learning courtesy of eCampus News : 1. Prepare links to your materials and share with your students in advance. 2. Utilize a small group feature to get folks talking and engaging during class. 3. Use technology to see and respond to student thinking. 4. Pre-plan complex directions in

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Reimagining the Spring Semester?

We really liked how this Inside Higher Ed article about how Colleges Should Reimagine the Spring Semester  shifts the discussion from managing and coping with the virtual learning model to thriving with it. Outside the box thinking is required now more than ever, and teachers and institutions are looking for solutions to help their students. “We know from

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Happy Hour!

Happy New Year! As employees return from the holidays to their everyday (virtual) work routines, maintaining a positive culture will be key to team productivity and employee satisfaction in the coming months. Does your team need a break? Below are some interesting ideas for team building activities and virtual happy hours for the workplace. My

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