How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

Communication is complicated, especially in a learning atmosphere where the classwork is 100% online. In order to help students and instructors communicate more effectively via technology, we have assembled a few tactics and tips for communicating efficiently and successfully. Each instructor has their own individual preferences about the following guidelines, so when in doubt, ask your instructor about their communication preferences. We’re all on the same team Instructors want their students to succeed and learn course material, while students want to do well and get on to their post-graduate lives in their field. There are no perfect instructors or students here, but our goals are complementary. How can we accomplish these goals better together? In the technology-enabled communication age, it’s best to avoid some things: Don’t email your instructor for information already included in your syllabus. A partial list of items that can be found in your syllabus includes course title and number, the instructor’s name, contact information, office hours,… Read More >

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Finding Community in Online Education

Finding a Sense of Community in Online Education Graduation friends

Taking an online course is far more than sitting in front of a computer. To get the full value out of the experience, you need to go deeper – real engagement involves becoming a part of the community of learners. In fact, research supports the development of community in online education as an important factor for maximizing student satisfaction with the experience.This study has shown that there are five key peer-to-peer interactions in online learning are most predictive of sense of community. They are introductions, collaborative group projects, contributing personal experiences, entire class online discussions, and exchanging resources. In this post, we’ll talk about how we implement each of these interactions within our UNE Online courses, what our programs’ faculty members are doing to facilitate these experiences, and what additional steps students can take to build their online community. How does faculty build community in online education? Course introduction At the beginning of the course, your instructor will introduce themselves… Read More >

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How to Request Your UNE Online Transcript

How to request your UNE Online transcript

A transcript is an official document. It shows which classes you took at the University of New England, and your grades in those classes. If you would like to order a transcript from UNE, please follow the steps below. The steps to request your transcript are the same for: Science Prerequisites for the Health Professions (SPHP) Post-Baccalaureate Courses Matriculated students Non-matriculated students Online transcript requests Navigate to the UOnline website: http://uonline.une.edu/ Click “LOGIN HERE” Login Username your Noreaster ID (your email address, excluding the @une.edu part) Password is the same as your student email Click “Student Services ” Click “Student Records ” To view your transcript Click “Academic Transcript” Select Transcript Levelj Click “Submit” To request your official transcript Click “Request Printed/Official Transcript” Follow prompts Two additional methods of requesting your transcript Transcripts can also be requested in person at the Registrar’s office, or via fax. Instructions and forms for both of these methods can be found on the Registrar’s… Read More >

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Hooding Ceremony 2017

2017 Hooding Ceremony

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies congratulates the class of 2017! Each spring, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies holds a Hooding ceremony to honor doctoral and master’s graduates and celebrate the successful completion of their studies. The Hooding ceremony is not meant to replace the university-wide commencement. Rather, it is a special time to come together to meet fellow students, Faculty, Program Managers and Student Support Specialists for the first time, and celebrate the fact that our graduates have completed this phase of their journey. About the 2017 UNE Hooding Ceremony The hooding ceremony itself is similar to a graduation in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. There are opening remarks, a keynote speech, and then the graduates are adorned with a ceremonial item that resembles a hood, “…which,” as Dr. Richard Parent said during his hooding demonstration for students, “is about as functional as it is fashionable.” During the ceremony, the name of… Read More >

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5 Secrets of a Successful Online Student

Tips for Online Students

Getting an advanced degree online requires drive… and plenty of discipline. The majority of UNE Online graduate students have a full-time job in addition to their schoolwork, and so purposefully have to carve out a space to get coursework done. Taking online courses requires time management. With in-person classes, you have to actually drive to a classroom and sit there next to other students and your instructor. With online education, there are no physical location requirements. Online school helps you maximize your time. Most likely, that’s why you chose this path, or are at least seriously considering it. You can fit your education in between other important obligations, but you also know you have to prioritize. The following are five secrets of a successful online student: Develop a time management plan and follow it Managing your time efficiently is absolutely crucial for online graduate students, as online classes can take a considerable amount of time. Most UNE Online students have… Read More >

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