Rolling Admissions

What Does Rolling Admissions Mean?

What does rolling admissions mean? Rolling admissions at UNE means that we process applications and accept students as we receive their applications. It’s that simple! But there’s a catch… Be proactive and be rewarded We have a specific amount of spots to fill in the cohort, and once the spots are filled, they’re filled. Applying early could help your chances…

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January 24, 2016 |
Wiki Tutorial

Blackboard Wiki Tutorial

We’ve received a few questions over the years about just how the Blackboard Wiki works. Mostly, these questions are filtered our way via facilitators, who initially received the question from students who are looking at the tool for the first time. Concerned as we are that teachers understand the tools that their students are assigned to use, this is as…

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January 22, 2016 |
Ross Little, MMEL Student

Spotlight: Ross Little, MMEL

*NOTE: This Master’s in Medical Education Leadership degree is no longer offered online at the University of New England. For a full list of our online graduate offerings, please visit https://online.une.edu/degrees-and-certificates/. MMEL Student, Ross Little, Hits Career Milestone Professor Ross Little, Surgery Technology Instructor at Quincy College, has been honored by the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting…

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January 22, 2016 |
2015-2016 SAPH Officers

Public Health Student Association Elects New Executive Board

The Public Health program at UNE is pleased to welcome in the new 2015-2016 executive board for SAPH, the Student Association for Public Health at UNE. Please join me in welcoming the following new executive board members: Ashley Devereaux, President Joseph Niman, Vice President Kayla Boyd, Councilor Samantha Paradis, Treasurer/Secretary About elections Elections for President, Vice President, Councilor, and Treasurer/Secretary…

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January 20, 2016 |
Speech to Text

Speech-to-Text

One of the great qualities of language is that it allows people to connect across seemingly unbridgeable gaps. Above and beyond the everyday miracle of two distinct persons being able to share their feelings across a cup of coffee, language is flexible enough to be jump multiple mediums, and translate through several languages, without the conveyed content transforming too much.…

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January 19, 2016 |
Embrace Opportunity at UNE Online

Embrace Opportunity at UNE Online

Embrace opportunity at UNE Online, and think about using the start of this new year as a springboard for change What are your passions? Your ambitions? When are you going to take that first step? How are you going to stay the course? In what part of your life would you like to shine more brightly? One of the most common traits throughout…

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January 14, 2016 |
YouTube Recording

YouTube Recording Directions

Record on your device, then upload to YouTube As many of you already know, YouTube has basically discontinued supporting web cam capture. Instead, you are now expected to record a video in a different manner (you may still use your computer and the web cam, just not on the YouTube site), and then upload the ready-made movie to your channel.…

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January 7, 2016 |
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=embed/lPJGMF6BMPQ As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting – it’s been quite a year for us all! To make sure our growing body of online students has every advantage, our Maine-based team has also grown tremendously. We welcomed several fresh new faces into the staff of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, moved offices across campus,…

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December 23, 2015 |
magic, doves, sky, ring

The 12 Days of Course Development

What is Instructional Design? When Christine B. shared with us Aesthetic principles for instructional design, it was like walking in a magic forest with fairy tales hopping from tree branches. Could we have said it better ourselves? The instructional designer “sometimes acts in a role similar to that of the Greek chorus, commenting on the dramatic developments from a privileged…

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December 17, 2015 |
Vet Tech Program

Student Spotlight: Christina Melvin, MPH – Public Health Program

One of the best parts of what I do here at UNE is talking to MPH students. Every grad student at UNE that I’ve ever spoken to has been passionate. Passionate about a job well done, passionate about a new program or initiative that they’ve been able to start directly because of what they’ve learned in class, passionate about their field.…

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December 15, 2015 |
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 last paragraph doesn’t seem to have a point. It can be hard to know if lack of time was the culprit or if the student has not yet mastered the writing skills needed to express their ideas at the graduate…

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December 10, 2015 |
mac and paper

Benefits of Taking Notes by Hand

Do you take notes by hand? In distance education, many students type lecture notes on their computers, rather than writing on paper. After all, students use laptops to watch lectures, answer assessment questions, and participate in class discussions. It’s only natural to use the same device for taking notes, too, right? Not so fast. Last year, Pam A. Mueller and…

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December 3, 2015 |
Gamma Chi New inductees

2015 Delta Omega Honorary Society Students Inducted

The University of New England is excited to congratulate 21 students who have been inducted into Gamma Chi, UNE’s chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. These 2015 Delta Omega Honorary Society inductees are enrolled in the Master of Public Health program within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Each year, the Gamma Chi chapter of…

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December 2, 2015 |
Victoria presenting at the AMA 2015

UNE Online Presents at AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education

Victoria Hartig, marketing manager for the UNE’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS), had the honor of being selected as a speaker at the American Marketing Association’s Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education this year, presenting on best practices for digital marketing strategy. Higher education’s largest marketing event This national AMA conference took place November 15-18, 2015 in Chicago, and attracted more…

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November 25, 2015 |
Depth of Knowledge

Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

In the world of curriculum development and student assessment, there are many models that inform our work. Each model supports the design of relevant, engaging, and rigorous learning experiences. While Benjamin Bloom’s taxonomy has served as the “go to” framework since the 1950s, it’s Norman L. Webb’s Depth of Knowledge system that has caught the attention of K-12 educators since…

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November 19, 2015 |
University of New England

In Celebration of National Distance Learning Week at UNE Online

A history rooted in innovation As a continuously evolving institution, the University of New England has one of the most unique histories in higher education. Established as Westbrook College in 1831, the University merged with St. Francis College (est. 1939) in 1996 to become the University we know today – UNE. From this rich history has grown a collaborative, innovative…

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November 16, 2015 |
Reflective posture

Learning Styles: How we engage with the world

If you have been following this blog, just a few months ago, we wrote about common learning styles and what effect they have on learners and teaching methods and practices, and that to a large extent these are not well-evidenced in either science or practice, but for some reason have a wide acceptance. Today, we are tackling a different take on…

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November 12, 2015 |
Laptop and hands

Webinar: Google Drive for Course Development

Hey all, as promised here is the recording from today’s webinar, Using Google Drive for Online Course Development. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=embed/5AYyB8Du67E Here, too, is the handout we attached and the link to a support for how permissions in Google Docs work. Enjoy!…

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November 5, 2015 |
UNE Online Education MSE Infographic

Should you earn a Graduate Degree in Education?

Could a Graduate Degree in Education be for you? Are you already a teacher, looking for a way to advance your career? Are you looking at a career change and always thought you might be a great teacher?  We put together this infographic so you can see, at a glance, the motivations behind why other people get their MSED, CAGS…

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November 2, 2015 |
Blackboard grade center view

Sending email messages to students from a Blackboard course

We all have our workflow preferences and places that we check to stay connected. Some prefer using Course Messages (which in our configuration won’t send the message to a student’s email, unfortunately), and others prefer using actual email service. There may be a practice compromise to accommodate both the need for convenience such as emailing a student (or a number…

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October 28, 2015 |
Large classroom

UNE Creates New Track at ACTEM Conference

The use of technology plays a vital role in education – not just online education, but education as an entire discipline. There’s a need for educators to be kept up to date on current best practices, and learn how to get the most out of their classroom technology. For many educators, attending conferences is one important way to keep current.…

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October 19, 2015 |
scoop.it screenshot for ACTEM Conference

ACTEM Conference Sneak Peek: Scoop.it

We’re off tomorrow to Bangor, ME, to present at the annual ACTEM Conference. I am presenting with the lovely Susan Barrett Hyde on the subject of web tools for scaffolded assignments. I hope to subdivide the general scope of the presentation into several blog posts to tide me over into 2016, and I thought I’d start things off with one…

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October 15, 2015 |
putting together a jigsaw

Collaboration in Online Courses: Group Work

We often use group work in our online courses, and success varies among courses, projects, and students. Overall, our ultimate goal is organic learning, fostering an online community of learners and stimulating active participation in it. This, however, is not always achieved with a stellar consistency. Reflecting on our use of groups in courses, a few issues become apparent. Recognizing…

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October 8, 2015 |
faces with a play button as in video

Video Annotations and Discussions

In our courses, we sometimes use videos as a prompt to start a discussion. The video is most likely to be included in the viewing section (aka Multimedia or Watch this), and possibly a link would be included in the prompt itself. It’s also possible to streamline the discussion flow by removing the permission to create a new thread on…

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October 1, 2015 |