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CSWE Accreditation for the UNE Online Master of Social Work Program

We are excited to announce that the MSW program has once again earned CSWE accreditation, making this the 30th year the MSW program has been continuously accredited by CSWE! In acknowledgment of the 2020 CSWE re-accreditation of the Graduate Programs in Social Work, we would like to share this blog post that covers the benefits, process, and rigors of the…
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UNE Online integrates interactive branching scenarios and video roleplaying

Two new course formats for today’s social work student.  As a part of our commitment to continuing excellence in online education, the Online Master of Social Work program at the University of New England is happy to announce that we have introduced two new course delivery elements: interactive branching scenarios and live video roleplaying. Social Work is a singularly demanding…
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The MSW Field Experience at UNE Online

Field experience is at the heart of any social work education. The field of social work is one of interaction, and the field experience is where students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in order to tackle challenges they’ll only encounter outside of the classroom.  Field experience enables students to explore different settings, issues, and communities to better identify…

2nd Annual Online Learning Symposium

We invite you to join the University of New England’s 2nd Annual Online Learning Symposium to learn and discuss the variety of ways online education could be an answer to local, regional and national employer’s most pressing challenges. As workforce needs continue to change, online learning programs offer the potential to address major skill and knowledge gaps in our economy.…
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Course Evaluations: Your Chance to Effect Change

Why does your Student Support Specialist email you near the end of each course, asking you to fill out your online course evaluations? Does anyone even look at them? What are course evaluations? Course evaluations are our primary way of getting student feedback within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). They gauge what resonated with students, determine what…
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Authentic Learning and Assessments: Readying Online Students for the Real World

Last week at UNE Online’s first ever Online Learning Symposium         , I had the opportunity to share our goal of creating learning experiences and assessments that are not only rigorous and research-based, but also authentic to real work and real life, so that when our students leave us, they have the tools to use their knowledge…
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Assessing Online Courses is Key to a High-Quality Learning Experience

How do you know that the online courses that you are taking are high-quality and appropriately rigorous? Through Assessment. Recently I spoke with Dr. Richard Parent, UNE Online’s Director of Assessment, about the role of Assessment as an integral part of instruction, and how assessment helps determine whether or not a school or program delivers on the promise of a…
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Non-Matriculated Course Offerings in Education

Non-Matriculated Course Offerings in Education At UNE Online, the majority of our 100% online Graduate Programs in Education courses are available for you to take individually as a non-matriculated student. Are you looking to fulfill a certification or re-certification requirement? Do you have a gap in your portfolio? Do you have Continuing Education credits floating around, and need a course…
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Two CGPS Staff Presented at International Education Conference EDULEARN

Barbara Fortier, Program Manager for the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions, and Olga LaPlante, Instructional Designer for the Masters of Science in Social Work program, collaborated to present at the international conference, EDULEARN17 in Barcelona, Spain, recently. While everyone here was celebrating America’s birthday on July 4th, Barbara and Olga were presenting their research paper entitled “Building a Community One…
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6 Communication Rules for Success in Online Student Groups

“In this course you will have a group project…” I think it is fair to say we’ve all been let down by a working group or by individual team members. No matter the setting, there seems to be an aura of dread when group projects are announced.  Add in the fact that online graduate students work within virtual spaces, and…
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For the Love of Rubrics

In past posts, we have discussed how to create rubrics, why we use rubrics at UNE, and how to use rubrics in Blackboard. This particular post will focus on the different types of rubrics one may encounter and what they look like. There are three main types of rubrics: holistic, analytic, and a love child of the two that we’ll…
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It’s all in How You Ask – Posing Questions to Engage Learners

A few months ago, my teenaged son came home from seeing a movie with a friend. I cheerfully asked, “How was the movie?” He responded, “Good.” I shook my head and sighed. “Let me rephrase,” I said. He rolled his eyes at me. “Tell me about the movie!” He smirked. “I already did. It was good.” I felt thwarted by…
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Post-Master's Certificate

Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) Interactive State Certification Map | Admissions Requirements | UNE Academic Catalog This Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) is a 15-credit certificate designed to help you advance your teaching abilities and cover a range of educational and leadership topics. You may choose any combination of five 3-credit courses to customize your program, or there are several topic areas that you…
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UNE Instructional Design: Demonstrating Excellence in Online Graduate Education

What is Instructional Design? Very broadly, Instructional Design is the process by which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. It’s the job of the Instructional Designer to coordinate learning experiences that are efficient, effective, and appealing. The terms instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, curriculum design, and instructional systems design (ISD), are often used interchangeably. Instructional design also involves…
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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) Customizable CAGS design to fulfill your professional goals Interactive Certification Map | Admissions Requirements | UNE Academic Catalog Certificate Overview The 30-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) allows you to choose any combination of ten courses that are most closely applicable to the area in which you are working or that interests you.…
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Master of Science in Education

Master of Science in Education (MSEd) Interactive State Certification Map | Admissions Requirements | UNE Academic Catalog The online, 30-credit, Master of Science in Education (MSEd) program at UNE is designed to help students broaden their thinking in education through a range of educational and leadership topics that include diversity & inclusion, educational ethics, online learning, and literacy. Educational systems…
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Master of Science in Education – Reading Specialist

Master of Science in Education – Reading Specialist The MSEd-RS is an approved program in the State of Maine Admissions Requirements | UNE Academic Catalog This Master of Science in Education – Reading Specialist program prepares you to become a Reading Specialist or Literacy Coach in a K-12 setting, and this program is approved preparation for Literacy Specialist Certification (092)…