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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: online


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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In order to find out the participants' perceptions of online collaboration, the students were asked 14 questions about online collaboration.
It can be concluded from the results that majority of the students found online collaboration effective in this course, even though a considerable portion of students also preferred individual work.
Most faculty find the intrinsic rewards of online education outweigh the extrinsic rewards; however, faculty must function in a culture that respects their time, efforts, and intellectual output.
The Foundation's three online instructor-led CPE classes use a program developed by Blackboard.
5 percent are concerned about the information they provide online being shared in unauthorized ways, and 71.
The state agency isn't trying to scare people away from investing online, said Stewart, but ``people need to know what they're getting into.
One is that online courses may involve students who register late and may find online courses are the only courses available, thus the student may be less motivated.
Another disadvantage of online CPE is the lack of personal interaction with other participants and with an instructor.
Online assignments included lecture content with corresponding weekly quizzes, paragraph response lab assignments, and a mandatory discussion board in which students needed to summarize assigned readings.
including portal/site linkages, online affinity programs and marketing campaigns;
eMarketer's Canada B2C E-Commerce report analyzes the forces that are -- finally -- opening up the Canadian online retail market.