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Copyright Law and Free Images

Copyright Law and Free Images

This post is a mashup of three separate posts by the talented Olga LaPlante, Instructional Designer for UNE Online. We ...
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Elizabeth Benz, Director of Student Support at UNE Online

Student success hints from both sides of the screen

As an online education professional, I have researched, studied, and implemented best practices for online student success for thousands of students ...
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Confessions of a Student Support Specialist

Confessions of a student support specialist - the top 3 issues that online

I recently sat down with Elizabeth Benz, Director of Student Support, recently to discuss what she feels are the top ...
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Staying on Track in a Self-Paced Course

Four Tips for Staying On Track In a Self-Paced Course

Online learning can be an ideal way to pursue higher education while shuffling the many demands of life, work, and ...
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Fireside Chat

Online Learning at UNE - what you need to know

What is UNE Online? UNE Online is the portion of the University of New England that operates out of the ...
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UNE Online Course Guide

How does an online course work at UNE Online?

What does it look like to take an online course? An online course has the same learning objectives as a ...
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City Guide UNE Graduation 2017

UNE Online's 2017 Portland, ME City Guide & Map

So, you’re in Portland for a weekend...YAY!! With so much to offer and not a lot of time, we put ...
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Tips for Online Students

5 Secrets of a Successful Online Student

Getting an advanced degree online requires drive... and plenty of discipline. The majority of UNE Online graduate students have a ...
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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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Letter of Recommendation

Online Admissions: How to write a letter of recommendation

Some, but not all, of our programs require letters of recommendation. What makes a great letter of recommendation? A letter of ...
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Staying Motivated in Online Classes

How to stay motivated in an online class

As human beings, our behaviors and our goals are bridged by many factors, a major one being motivation. In essence, ...
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Writing Effective Emails

A Story of Two Emails: Using best practices to construct an effective email

Email. When it comes to communication it is the best and worst of tools. Most of the time it’s quick ...
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Group Project

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 ...
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Scholar-Practitioners

The Scholar-Practitioner: Bridging the Gap between Research and Profession

Teaching teachers to teach is about as meta as it comes. But how do we best prepare professional educators to ...
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Student Support Specialist

Sailing the Academic Waters with Student Support

The other day I sat on the Maine coast, not too far from the UNE campus, and watched a tall ...
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whiteboard, dry erase

What Happens in Those Writing Support Appointments Anyway?

The paper you’re reading has lost you: the commas are out of control, the word choices are weird, and that ...
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mac and paper

Think pen and paper are obsolete? Think again.

  In distance education, many students type lecture notes on their computers, rather than writing on paper. After all, students ...
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Large lecture hall at UNE, instructional design

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 ...
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Using Google Docs as Online Student

Using Google Docs as Online Student

Among the things that online students point out as the most important to success are time management and staying motivated ...
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