Today's Dietitian Webinar, Sponsored by UNE Online

UNE Online sponsors Nutrition Webinar - Today's Dietitian

The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online is proud to sponsor a webinar with the nutrition experts at Today’s Dietitian on July 11th! Join us as we identify and share tips on interviewing from the other side of the mic. This webinar will be hosted by CNN executive producer and correspondent, Carolyn O’Neil. As registered nutritionists become more involved in media, it’s important to learn the skills needed to become an expert. Find out more and register, here! About the host Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RDN, LD, is an award-winning food journalist, nutrition communications consultant, author, blogger, television personality, and registered dietitian nutritionist. She is the author of Southern Living’s The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon. Carolyn contributes to Thrive Global, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, and WebMD Magazine. She appears on NBC Atlanta & Company and played “The Lady of the Refrigerator” on Alton… Read More >

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Webinar: Blockchain Practice & Principles in Healthcare

The UNE Online Master of Science in Health Informatics program is happy to present this webinar bringing together three experts in the field of blockchain: Rob Dolci, President, and CEO of Aizoon USA, a technology company specializing in solving challenges through innovation by designing and developing software systems for smarter factories and more secure networks. Todd Kitchens, a University of New England graduate from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, who works as a physician and digital health expert in Maine. Sean Manion, CEO of Science Distributed, a science research company that develops systems of sharing and security through blockchain technology. We explore the world of blockchain as it applies to healthcare and its efforts to improve security measures and enhance the overall patient experience.

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Webinar - Inline Grading with New Box View

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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 and Susan Hyde, who delivered an excellent webinar on the subject which you can view below.

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Webinar: Fostering Instructor Presence

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Last week we gave a webinar on fostering instructor presence using announcements, discussion, and feedback. The panelists were Becky Christian, Christine Baumgarthuber and myself. We had a good time, and those in attendance asked good questions of us. We’re happy to present the recording of that webinar here, today.

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Webinar: Writing Effective Learning Outcomes

Webinar Series

As the first installation of an effective course design series of webinars, here is our presentation on writing effective learning outcomes. Sue Farris, our Assessment Specialist, and Olga LaPlante, the ID for MSW-O, led this webinar. Writing Effective Learning Outcomes We invite you to take this quiz (anonymous, but graded, and with feedback) – you can take it before and after you review the presentation. Or you can do it mid-way after the first few slides. If you would like to ask questions or add comments, please use the comment fields below. Supplemental materials include: Online Lecture Toolkit: Formulating Objectives Curriculum Mapping & Giving Direction to Learning For the Love of Rubrics Tips for Strengthening Your Course Narrative How to Write Compelling Final Project Prompts Why do it: Essential Questions for Learning Scaffolding for Learning

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The first week of your course - Webinar

Webinar Series

We know that courses start for the instructor days before they start for the students and that those few days both before and after the beginning of a term can be spent wisely to make the next eight or sixteen weeks as efficient and enjoyable as possible. So, we put together this webinar detailing steps to take in the first week of your course to make the rest of the course as successful as possible:   In the video, we mention both a supplemental tools and tutorials doc and a supplemental outline doc. Additionally, you may find the notes we used for the presentation useful. Do you have a process for getting ready for and managing the first days of your course? Do you have questions about what we covered? Please make your observations and post your questions in the comments field below.

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Webinar - The Blackboard Grade Center

Webinar Series

We’ve received several requests to dive more purposefully into the nitty gritty of using Blackboard, and so today we conducted the first in a series of webinars on it, focusing on the Grade Center. As we found ourselves jumping rather quickly from tool to tool, we think the video may be less valuable as a recording than a textual breakdown, with screenshots, that you can jump through at will below. Navigation Finding the Blackboard Grade Center We always suggest faculty use the “Full Grade Center,” as the “Needs Grading” page will not always show you all the assignments that need grading. For example: A student may receive permission to submit an assignment a second time. The second submission will not appear in “Needs Grading” if the first was already graded. If the faculty is using only “Needs Grading” with the (understandable) assumption that the new submission will appear there, the new submission may go unacknowledged. The Invisible Scrollbar (on Mac computers)… Read More >

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Webinar: How to Assure Quality in your Online Course

Webinar Series

Yesterday, the entire Instructional Design team in CGPS put on a (rather successful, by our estimation) webinar on assuring quality in online courses. We recorded the webinar for the faculty, administrators and staff who could not make it to the live broadcast. That recording is below: (Note: The first 26 minutes are of the webinar, with one or two questions from the audience mixed in. After 26 minutes, the webinar becomes a QA session.) For your convenience, you can also go directly to the slideshow itself. And, for those of you who attended and asked about it, here are a couple pictures from the room taken during the webinar:

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Health Informatics Informational Webinar

Health Informatics Webinar

Are you interested in Health Informatics, but not quite sure what it is? View the Webinar! ‘What to Expect from a Degree or Certificate in Health Informatics’ UNE Online is now offering two online health informatics programs designed to prepare the next generation of clinical, IT and data experts: Master of Science in Health Informatics and Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. These innovative programs are specifically designed to quickly build the capacity of public health, clinical, analyst and IT professionals to engage in the design, implementation and utilization of clinical or public health data systems. Informatics is experiencing a strong trend of growth – position yourself for success! View the recorded webinar to learn about emerging health trends, the range of career options, the requirements for the online degree and certificate programs and listen to staff and instructors answer attendee questions. Hear directly from the program leadership We recorded this live question & answer session with program manager Megan Landry, B.S.N., M.H.A. – Informatics and… Read More >

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Discussion Board Best Practices - A Webinar with Susan Hyde

Discussion Board

Happy to say our webinar on Discussion Board Best Practices went swimmingly, thanks in almost every respect to our one and only Susan Hyde. Her presentation is recorded below, and you can follow along with this direct link to her slideshow should you wish. Resources from the Slideshow (2016). Best Practices for Managing Online Discussions. Teaching Online. The University of Rhode Island. Retrieved from https://web.uri.edu/online/best-practices-in-managing-online-discussions/ Infande, Al. (2013). A Dozen Strategies for Improving Online Student Retention. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/a-dozen-strategies-for-improving-online-student-retention/ Ladyshewsky, Richard K. (2013). Instructor Presence in Online Courses and Student Satisfaction. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Vol. 7:  No. 1, Article 13. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1377&context=ij-sotl (2009). Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation: Resource Guide. TeacherStream, LLC. Retreived from https://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/stw/edutopia-onlinelearning-mastering-online-discussion-board-facilitation.pdf (2011). Using Online Discussions to Enhance Learning in Your Class. Course Support Toolbox. University of Washington. Retrieved from http://depts.washington.edu/swedtech/2011/04/21/using-online-discussion-boards-to-enhance-learning-in-your-class/ Weimer, Maryellen. (2014). What Kinds of Questions Encourage Student Interaction? Magna. Retrieved from https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/What-Kinds-of-Questions-Encourage-Student-Interaction-13205-1.html

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Webinar: Google Drive for Course Development

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Hey all, as promised here is the recording from today’s webinar, Using Google Drive for Online Course Development. 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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Webinar: Peer and Self Assessment in Blackboard

Webinar: Peer and Self Assessment in Blackboard

Please consider watching this brief webinar on Peer and Self Assessment and adding an activity of this nature to your course where appropriate. Thanks for watching! For more information, you can also revisit our previous write-up about Peer and Self Assessment.

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Assignment Scaffolding for Faculty and Student Success - A Recorded Webinar

Scaffolding Webinar

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Center for the Enrichment of Teaching and Learning, and the Student Academic Success Center, came together to weigh in on the benefits of assignment and course scaffolding, as discussed in the video below.

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