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come online

1. To become active or begin operating. We've had the building finished for days now, but we're still waiting for the power to come online. Hundreds of new factories are slated to come online over the next year, which will bring a much-needed boost to the economy.
2. To log onto the Internet, usually meaning some social communication service thereof. I'm just waiting for my dad to come online, I haven't spoken to him in weeks!
See also: come, online

go online

1. To become active or begin operating. Hundreds of new factories are slated to go online over the next year, which will bring a much-needed boost to the economy.
2. To log onto and use the Internet. I'm going online to see what movies are showing tonight.
See also: go, online


1. Connected to the internet or a local network, as on a computer, smartphone, video game console, etc. You've been online for far too long today. Put your shoes on and go play outside. Once the new server is online, the website should be able to load about three times faster.
2. Describing any activity done over the Internet. Online dating is the new normal when it comes to meeting people. It's interesting to see how online communication really adds to our lexicon.


1. Go to in line.
2. Fig. connected to a computer or network. As soon as I get online, I can check the balance of your account. I was online for an hour before I found out what I wanted to know.
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population lives in 15 states that have excellent information posted online, and about 95% of the population resides in 40 states with good informational Web sites.
Oregon and Wisconsin provide financial and market-conduct examinations online.
In sum, online teaching does not have to be reduced to posting lecture notes online or streaming videotaped lectures to students staring at a computer screen while trying to take notes, and students do not have to be passive and isolated recipients of information.
Given the absence of many social clues such as age or appearance, online discussion would seem to hold much potential for democratizing the classroom, perhaps promoting gender equity in student participation and gender parity learner outcomes.
Since online education is a new paradigm, many faculty are unprepared for the fundamental differences in the roles required for teaching online.
com, InsuranceNoodle and ReliaQuote, also joined the ranks of direct-to-consumer online venues in the past several years.
Instructor-led online courses, however, provide an electronic-classroom experience.
The Online Reality Check survey, conducted through the eNation service of Market Facts, is the first in a series of studies specifically designed to provide snapshots of consumer opinions on what they believe is working for them online.
Levitt said, ``With some of the online brokerage commercials that are showing up on TV these days - visions of owning your own island or amassing a small fortune overnight - it's easy to see how people can get caught up in the excitement.
To take full advantage of online CPE, CPAs must have modems on desktops at home and at the office--and on laptops if they travel.
How does online student-to-student interaction compare to in-class student-to-student interaction?
providing online marketing support for agents to serve their customers, with services such as e-mail marketing, e-mail response services, live chat and call centers;
Bolliger (2004) identified the contributing factors to online learners' satisfaction as availability and feedback time of the instructor, social interaction and collaboration among peers, and between student and instructor, accessing to technology, support and meaninfulness of the course website.