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SXSWedu 2015

Online But Not Alone: Linking Students From Afar

Long distance relationships can be difficult. And trying to engage with students that are scattered across the country (and globe!) is no easy task. But with today’s social media and tech innovation, connecting students, instructors and staff has never been easier. This demonstration hosted by an instructor and graduate will demonstrate many of Penn Foster’s award-winning technologies that have helped increase student engagement, which in turn has improved graduation rates for the online school.

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  1. Demonstrate technologies available to help distance learners succeed.
  2. Analyze ways in which technology can help build relationships with and improve learning outcomes for students.
  3. Meet a successful graduate who has used these technologies and who will share her experiences with each program.



Jessica Forman, Associate Vice President, Havas PR

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  • Tags: technology
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Playground Talk
  • Track: Social & Mobile Learning
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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