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...

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March 21, 2018 |

UNE Online Graduate Courses available globally

Accessibility Helps Everyone

One of the pillars of Universal Design Language, or UDL, is the idea that when you develop your instruction and assessments so they are accessible to a wide audience, including to those with sensory impairments, the results benefit everyone. This dynamic exists across modalities, such that the more we design...

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March 19, 2018 |

Jacqueta Miles MSW Student

Ambassador Spotlight: Jacqueta Miles, MSW Program

Jacqueta Miles is a student in the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. Despite a number of challenges, she never gave up on the pursuit of her Master’s degree and her commitment to the field of social work. Read her story, and see what advice she has for incoming...

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March 19, 2018 |

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Career-Enhancing Aspects of Earning your Ed.D.

Credibility, confidence, and knowledge are career-enhancing aspects that encourage students to pursue an Ed.D. at UNE Online. Article by Erin Connor, Ph.D.  Earning a terminal degree is the culmination of graduate studies and has historically served as the entry into a vocation as a professor at a college or university....

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March 16, 2018 |

Clinical Analyst

A Day in the Life of a Clinical Analyst

Megan Landry’s health informatics career path has included emergency room nurse, Clinical Analyst, and Clinical Informatics Manager, and she was the former Program Manager for the Health Informatics programs at UNE Online. In this post, she shares her experience as Clinical Analyst working within the field of health informatics. Background...

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March 12, 2018 |

12 grand challenges of social work

The 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work

Make the most impact in the areas of greatest need The profession of social work aims to help people and advance the values of self-determination, diversity, human dignity, and social justice. But given today’s changing priorities and social issues, how can you focus your social work career on the areas...

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March 12, 2018 |

10 UNE Online Graduate School Tips

10 UNE Online Graduate School Facts

Our Enrollment Counselors field some really great questions from prospective students. We’ve assembled ten great online graduate school facts about UNE Online.  If you were to have any questions about anything at all related to UNE Online or online education in general, leave them in the comments! 1. Do you...

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March 9, 2018 |

Jennifer O’Neil, MSW, LCSW

Program Director Spotlight: Jennifer O’Neil, MSW, LCSW – Social Work Program

Jennifer O’Neil, MSW, LCSW, is the Program Director for the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. We spoke to her about the program, how she came to the field of social work, and her thoughts on preparing students for life after graduation. Can you tell me a little...

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March 7, 2018 |

5 cross cutting skills in social work

Five Cross-cutting Social Work Skills that Put you Ahead

Transferrable Social Work Skills Earning your MSW prepares you with a set of in-demand abilities and social work skills that nearly every organization needs, and puts you in an exclusive pool of candidates, opening a world of career possibilities. With these adaptable skills, you’re more than hirable – you’re invaluable....

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March 5, 2018 |

Marta Frisardi Instructor for the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Marta Frisardi – SPHP Program

Dr. Marta Frisardi is an instructor with UNE Online’s Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program. Here’s a little bit more about her professional experience, how she engages her online students, and how she feels that her courses prepare her students for life after school. Can you tell me a little...

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March 1, 2018 |

Steve Butka, Health Informatics Student at UNE Online

Ambassador Spotlight: Steve Butka, Health Informatics Program

Steve Butka is a student at UNE Online in the Health Informatics program. He was kind enough to answer a few questions recently about his experience as a student, the challenges, and highlights of the Health Informatics program, and some advice for incoming students. What drew you toward earning a...

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February 27, 2018 |

Health Informatics Questions Answered

Health Informatics - Your Questions Answered

Our Enrollment Counselors field some really great questions from prospective students! In this post, we answer these health informatics-related questions. If you were to have any questions about anything at all related to UNE Online or online education in general, leave them in the comments! To enter the health informatics...

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February 23, 2018 |

Melanie Berdyck

Ambassador Spotlight: Melanie Berdyck, MSAN Program

Melanie Berdyck is a dietitian and student in the UNE Online Master’s of Science in Applied Nutrition program. We spoke to Melanie recently about her work, her online graduate school experience, and her thoughts about the Applied Nutrition program. What encouraged you to pursue your Master’s in Applied Nutrition? I earned...

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February 22, 2018 |

Custom Focus Area

Applied Nutrition: Focus your studies

The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online is a 36 credit-hour program that can be completed in as little as two years. It is 100% online, with no campus visits required, and no GRE is required for admission. Our program offers four optional focus areas in...

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February 20, 2018 |

how to use online office hours

Online Office Hours - How To Use Them To Your Advantage

One of the most powerful resources in an instructor-led learning environment is online office hours. We encourage you to reach out right from the beginning of your course and make an effort to communicate with to your instructor at least once a week. Office hours are one of the most...

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February 16, 2018 |

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Fostering Growth Mindset in Grad Students

“People with a fixed mindset believe that their traits are set in stone – they have a certain amount of intelligence and nothing will change that. The opposite of this is the growth mindset – people see their qualities as things that they can develop through effort and practice” (Gallagher,...

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February 15, 2018 |

MSW Careers

Careers in Social Work: Now is the Time to Earn an MSW

Now is the time to earn an MSW. The future is bright for social workers as the field of social work evolves to accommodate the ever-changing needs of vulnerable populations. Political turbulence, climate disasters, widening class divides, an increasing emphasis on mental health—these have all combined to open and solidify,...

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February 12, 2018 |

3 Top Trends in Health IT for 2018

3 Top Trends in Health IT for 2018

Health informatics has definitely been, and will continue to be, making headlines. From wearables and artificial intelligence to data acquisition and analysis and everything in between, health IT is ubiquitous. In 2018, as technology becomes more integrated into healthcare, the following look to be the top trends in health IT...

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February 9, 2018 |

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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...

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February 2, 2018 |

Monique Roy

New Education Legislation: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Education Legislation Through the Decades In December of 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002.  This reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) attempted to address some of the issues that made No Child...

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February 1, 2018 |

Dee Manatowa, Student, MSW program

Alumni Spotlight: Dee Manatowa, MSW

You could say it’s in her DNA. An Oklahoma Sauk Native, Dee Manatowa inherited her passion for social work along with a devotion to environmental justice. Her father—the late Chief Elmer Manatowa Jr. of the Sac and Fox Nation in Stroud, Oklahoma—instilled in her a love for all people and...

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January 22, 2018 |

Inside the accreditation process – with Dr. Jayne Pelletier

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). She oversees the accreditation process and policy development to support the operational and academic processes of online programs. In short, Dr. Pelletier makes sure we are compliant with accreditation standards and...

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January 19, 2018 |

Social Work and Human Trafficking

Social Work and Human Trafficking – Spotting the Signs, Ending the Crisis

Social work and human trafficking are linked in that social workers have a unique and valuable role in the fight against human trafficking, helping victims and fostering a greater understanding around the issue. Victims of human trafficking A 15-year-old runaway in a rural roadside motel. A middle-aged man picking tomatoes...

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January 12, 2018 |

Webinar Series

Webinar - Inline Grading with New Box View

The most recent update to Blackboard, over break, included an update to its inline grading functionality. To cover the new features in this tool—which allows for student work to be read, graded, and even commented on within Blackboard, without forcing you to download—we turned to our fearless peers, Susan Graham-Rent...

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January 11, 2018 |