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A portion of a map that highlight countries in which students are taking online courses at UNE Online

How many students take courses at UNE Online?

As more students enroll in online programs than ever before, UNE Online’s student population and alumni network are growing by ...
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Three people helping each other understand what is on a laptop screen thanks to digital text accessibility

Digital Text Accessibility Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash In today’s multimedia digital communication landscape, text continues to dominate.* Digital text accessibility doesn’t have ...
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A stack of books such as those that the library can offer as resources

Treasures & Tips at the UNE Library

How well do you know the UNE Library, and the many resources available there? Recently, I visited the UNE Library ...
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A person's hand is rested on a Dell computer next to a Mac computer

Making Text Look Normal in Blackboard

Have you ever pasted text into Blackboard and found that it just doesn’t look right? It might be that the ...
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Resource Articles

Articles We've Been Reading - 3/23/18

Every now and then, we like to draw attention to the links to the articles that we instructional designers have read ...
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Case Studies

A Case for Case Studies

The surest way to effective education process is active learning. Case studies are one of the pathways to active learning ...
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Articles We've Been Reading - 9/7/17

Articles We've Been Reading - 9/7/17

Every now and then, we like to draw attention to the links to the articles that we instructional designers have read ...
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Resource Articles

The Future of Coding Boot Camps

What should we make of the proliferation of Coding Boot Camps? Do they threaten to disrupt higher education? Does the ...
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Resource Articles

Articles We've Been Reading - 7/20/17

Every once in awhile we like to curate some of the resources and articles that have interested us these last ...
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Resource Articles

Articles We've Been Reading

With the longer weekend approaching, we thought we’d curate a few of the resources that have interested us these last ...
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Distracted Mind

Revisiting the Distracted Mind

As both an online student and an instructional designer, I find myself thinking about attention spans often. Last year, I ...
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Education Levels Across America

How to Read a Map of Education Levels Across America

One of the guiding aspirations of online education is to reach across geographical (and cultural) boundaries. I love my field ...
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Information Literacy

A Framework for Information Literacy

I recently wrote about how information fluency is hoped to bolster our ability to recognize and defuse the phenomena known as ...
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UNE Online Graduate Courses available globally

Domain of One's Own

A short post today, because we are doing some work on the site and I only have a small window ...
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Webinar Series

WEBINAR - Providing Effective Student Feedback

One of the keys to engaging online learners and facilitating critical thinking is providing students with timely, meaningful, and actionable ...
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Student Privacy

Looking at Student Privacy in 2017

For more reasons than I can count, the 2016 presidential election has amplified our country’s ongoing debate on web privacy ...
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Massive Open Online Courses

A Second Wind for MOOCs?

Massive Open Online Courses have had a bumpy history. Their promise, when the idea was gaining full momentum a few years ...
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Writing Great Assignment Instructions

Writing Great Assignment Instructions: Tips for Success

The development of creative, authentic assignments that align with course objectives is always an exciting process. However, guiding students with clearly ...
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Blackboard

Blackboard Releases Results from Usage Study

Blackboard Learn. North America. Spring 2016. 927 Institutions 70,000 Courses. 3,374,462 unique learners. The most recent Blackboard usage study casts a ...
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Resource Articles

Report from ACTEM

Today, the Instructional Design team is at ACTEM. Several of us are presenting, in fact. So, for our Vision post this week, ...
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Term Start

As Term Start Approaches

I found myself mildly freaking out about what to write this week for the blog post. We are nearing term ...
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Feedback Rubrics

How Students View the Feedback Provided in Rubrics

This is for instructors and students alike. For those of you who are instructing, this could come in handy as ...
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Hard Drive Backups

Where the hard drive ends: Why you need to back up your computer

I’d wager that most people reading this blog have some important documents and files stored on their computers and phones ...
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Essential Questions

Why do it: Essential Questions for Learning

We have been talking on and off about essential questions with Chris. Just the other day, because I am facilitating ...
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