Dr. Carol Marcotte

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carol Marcotte – Education Program

Dr. Carol Marcotte is a long-time faculty member in the Graduate Programs in Education within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Her primary specialty areas include literacy and educational leadership, and she helped a number of school supplies donated to St. Maarten. In addition to having a background as a classroom teacher, she was also a principal for eight…

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May 9, 2018 |
Lindsey Good, MSEd Student

Alumni Spotlight: Lindsey Good, MSEd

This week, we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by spotlighting of some of our students who have dedicated their professional lives to education. Teachers provide so much to their students and communities and have a profound impact on the lives they touch. We want to honor some of these very special teachers who are also our education program students, and…

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May 7, 2018 |
10 reasons to choose a career in public health

Why Work in Public Health? Ten Reasons to Choose a Public Health Career

The field of public health is burgeoning with growth and opportunities. Work in public health is constantly evolving in response to the needs of populations around the world – because at its core public health deals with the issue of the health of people and their communities. Public health workers work to improve the conditions and behaviors that affect health.…

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May 3, 2018 |
An infographic that explains the Master in Health Informatics program and how it combines healthcare and health technology

Infographic: What is Health Informatics?

Learn more about the field that intersects healthcare and health technology to empower people to lead healthier lives. The Master of Science in Health Informatics degree at UNE Online centers its approach around the student experience and how each student experiences education. We pioneer our programs to be innovative through technology, focused on three specific areas of study, and aligned…

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May 2, 2018 |
Stephen Dougherty, LMSW, Ph.D.

Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Dougherty, LMSW, Ph.D. – Social Work Program

Stephen Dougherty didn’t always intend to have a career in social work, but his propensity to help others in times of need made him a natural fit as both a practitioner and a professor. His involvement in human services began in the late ‘60s as a medic in the Air Force, when he tended to wounded or sick patients during…

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May 1, 2018 |
Gain Professional Training Skills through Adult Learning Theory

Train Managers to Train

Increasingly, organizations are recognizing that workplace training and development are not only essential for retaining engaged and happy employees, but companies are also experiencing the positive impact that workplace training and development has on their bottom line. Employee engagement According to Forbes Magazine, employee engagement is defined as “the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.”1…

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April 30, 2018 |
Elizabeth Zampino

Faculty Spotlight: Liz Zampino, Health Informatics program

Liz Zampino is an adjunct faculty member at UNE Online in the Health Informatics program and is long-time professional in the world of health informatics, focusing on mobile health application design and adoption. Recently we spoke with Liz about her background as a Health Informatics professional, and her experience at UNE Online. Can you tell me a little about your background…

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April 25, 2018 |
Colby Averill, Enrollment Counselor

Meet our Team: Colby Averill

Colby Averill is an enrollment counselor at UNE Online and has been with the team since 2014. Colby obtained both his Bachelor’s degree and MBA from Thomas College. While at Thomas College, Colby was a superstar baseball player and went on to coach during his time as an MBA student. Colby also served as a Student Ambassador while at Thomas…

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April 20, 2018 |
2018 Nutrition Symposium

1st Annual UNE Nutrition Symposium

UNE Online and the Graduate Programs in Applied Nutrition are excited to announce our first annual UNE Nutrition Symposium! The event will be held on Saturday, April 21st right here at Innovation Hall in Portland, ME. We have an exciting lineup of speakers and breakout sessions. Attendees will: Become familiar with best practices in the field of sports nutrition. Identify…

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April 18, 2018 |
Resilience movie screening free community event

Free Community Event: Screening of the Documentary Resilience

UNE Online and the Junior League of Portland have teamed up again this year and are proud to present the documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress & Science of Hope. The event will begin 5:30 pm with opening remarks from Arabella Perez, LCSW of UNE’s Master of Social Work program, to discuss her work with trauma-informed care. The screening will follow.…

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April 17, 2018 |
2018 Portland, Maine City Guide from UNE Online

UNE Online's 2018 Portland, ME City Guide & Map

Portland is a bustling city on Maine’s southern coast, renowned for its restaurant scene, a plethora of breweries, beautiful coastline and opportunity for hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing and most anything having to do with getting outdoors to experience nature. Our team at UNE Online has curated this post with their top recommendations for what visitors should see, eat, drink and…

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April 16, 2018 |
Dr. Puneet Saini Student in the Master of Public Health MPH program at UNE Online

Student Spotlight: Dr. Puneet Saini, MPH Program

Dr. Puneet Saini is a native of Madison, WI, and a second-year MPH student at UNE Online. Having completed his M.D., he is looking to complement and add more value to his education, and also delve more deeply into the realms of public administration and policy-making in order to bring about change on a global level. Can you tell me…

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April 13, 2018 |
Judith Boudman and her dogs

Faculty Spotlight: Judith Boudman, MSW – Social Work Program

Community service has been part of Judith Boudman’s family for centuries. “Most of my ancestors were doctors,” she explained. “I feel as though community service is in my genes.” Her intrinsic passion for improving public welfare has translated to a number of roles within the realm of social work, proving that not only does one have the power to make…

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April 12, 2018 |
top health informatics trends

Health Informatics Trends – with Liz Zampino

Liz Zampino is not only an adjunct faculty member at UNE Online in the Health Informatics program – she is also a long-time professional in the world of health informatics in the realm of mobile health application design and adoption. Last year she led a #HITedu Twitter Chat on behalf of UNE Online, on the topic ‘Engaging Patients in Mobile…

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April 11, 2018 |
Four steps to create engaging presentations and materials for adult audiences

4 Steps to Create Engaging Presentations and Materials for Adult Audiences

Engaging presentations are important. Whether you’re in a professional role that involves human resources, education, training or professional development,  many of us are tasked with providing education and/or training for adult colleagues and peer professionals. If you’ve ever felt like your lesson, training or presentation did not leave a lasting impression on your audience, you are not alone. So, how…

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April 9, 2018 |
Melina Paiewonsky

Ambassador Spotlight: Melina Paiewonsky, MSW Program

Melina Paiewonsky is a student in the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. Since last fall her family has endured two category five hurricanes and has been evacuated and relocated three times. Through it all, she was able to face these challenges and still stay on track with her education. Here, Melina discusses her experience with the MSW…

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April 6, 2018 |
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 font has changed, weird symbols have replaced some letters, background colors have suddenly appeared, or your spacing and lists are all wrong. It can be maddening when all you want to do is paste a simple string of text, but…

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April 5, 2018 |
6 tips to becoming a successful online student

Learning efficiently: 6 steps to success in your online graduate education

The best thing about a self-paced program is that its self-paced. That’s also the worst thing about online learning. You’re a working professional, and odds are, you’ve worked from home before. Studying at home, just like working from home, is wonderful, convenient, and comfortable. It’s also easy to get off track. 6 strategies for success in online graduate classes 1. Turn off…

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April 4, 2018 |
Kylie Bragdon Ed.D. student

Student Spotlight: Kylie Bragdon, Ed.D. Program

Recently, we spoke with UNE graduate Kylie Bragdon ’11, Ed.D. ’18 who is running for the Maine State House of Representatives in District 136 this coming November. Bragdon has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from UNE and is currently working on her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) here at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. She’s studying the effect of K-12…

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March 30, 2018 |
Dr. Joseph Walton

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Walton, PharmD, MS, BCPS – Health Informatics

Dr. Joseph Walton is a faculty member in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies in the Health Informatics program, and has some fascinating projects going on in his professional career. We spoke with Dr. Walton recently about his work in the field of Health Informatics, and how he creates a sense of community among his online students. Can you…

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March 29, 2018 |
Dr. Amy Storch, BSW, MSW, PhD, LCSW

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Amy Storch, BSW, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW – Social Work Prog

Broadening perspectives. Fostering community. These missions have guided Dr. Amy Storch for nearly a decade as she’s taught foundational and practical courses, created landmark programs, and has advised hundreds of future social workers throughout their academic journeys and into their careers. She approaches her work from the rich vantage point of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, global traveler, nationally Certified…

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March 28, 2018 |
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 and found interesting during the previous few weeks. The opinions expressed in these articles don’t always reflect our own. Rather, we share them because we think they compel conversation, which we’re happy to have with our readers in the comments field below. Udacity U-Turns…

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March 23, 2018 |
Health Informatics at UNE Online, new focus areas

Health Informatics: New Focus Areas!

The Health Informatics program at UNE Online offers two options – a 36 credit-hour Master of Science in Health Informatics program that can be completed in as little as two years, and a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics that can be completed in just one year. Both programs are 100% online, with no campus visits required, and no GRE required.…

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March 22, 2018 |
Deborah Morin, UNE Online Ambassador

Ambassador Spotlight: Deborah Morin, Education Program

UNE Online Ambassadors have been recognized by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies for being exemplary students and enthusiastic members of the UNE Online community. UNE Online Ambassadors serve as liaisons between our extended community and UNE Online, setting a precedent and standard for what it means to be a UNE Online student and community member. Tell us a…

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March 21, 2018 |