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Staying Flexible: How To Create An Online Learning Program For Gen C

Dan Merritts (newrow_, USA)
Session Information
July 7, 2015 - 3:30pm
Institutional Level: 
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Session Type: 
Vendor Showcase
Plaza Court 8
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Concurrent Session 2

newrow_ will outline how to create an online learning program for the current generation of mobile-first, digital learners by implementing a flex-class program. 

Extended Abstract

“Flex-classes,” a preferred learning style among Millennials and Gen Z, offers “flex-attendance“ options to join classes “in-person” or “online” throughout the duration of a course. Based on a commonality to stay digitally connected and plugged into mobile devices, these two generations expect accessible, technology-forward learning environments that give them the freedom to learn when and where they want.

With numerous institutional and student benefits associated with flex learning, the time is ripe to build online learning options into current programs. newrow_ will outline how to find the right tools and develop the right strategy to implement flex learning options. 

Lead Presenter

Dan Merritts has 15 years of innovative, industry-shaping technology experience in marketing, product management, and operations. He’s helped drive the creation of several multi-billion dollar market categories, including: contextual advertising, cloud computing, textbook rentals, and enterprise mobility management.

Currently Dan heads operations for newrow_ where he’s responsible for product, marketing, services and engineering. newrow_ provides a cloud-based video classroom solution that allows instructors to meet face-to-face with learners from any device, anywhere.