Dr. Vicki Rusbult

Spotlight: Dr. Vicki Rusbult, UNE Online Alumna

UNE Online Alumna Dr. Vicki Rusbult fulfilled a lifelong dream last May and graduated from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies with her Ed.D. And it turns out that her dissertation wasn’t only interesting to her faculty advisor… The ‘ National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Rural Transportation National Newsletter’ recently published a link to her full dissertation in their national newsletter. We’re so thrilled for Dr. Rusbult and…

Fireside Chat

Online Learning at UNE – what you need to know

What is UNE Online? UNE Online is the portion of the University of New England that operates out of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) and brings you online learning. Dr. Martha Wilson is our Dean. On our website, online.une.edu , you may also see some mentions of our nickname, OWL, which stands for Online Worldwide Learning. A…

How does an online course work at UNE Online?

What does it look like to take an online course? An online course has the same learning objectives as a traditional course but is presented online through technology. At UNE Online, courses are developed by pairing a Subject Matter Expert with an Instructional Designer to develop learning experiences that are efficient, pedagogically sound, and appealing.…

Hooding Ceremony 2017 Congratulations Graduates!

Hooding Ceremony 2017

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…

Duane Bedell Health Informatics

Faculty Spotlight: Duane A. Bedell, Graduate Programs in Health Informatics

Duane Bedell is an instructor at UNE Online in the Health Informatics program. He’s passionate about the field of education and works diligently to set his students up for success in the field of Health Informatics. Duane earned his MA in Educational Technology from the University of Michigan-Flint, his BS in Information Technology and Security…

Strategies for success

5 Secrets of a Successful Online Student

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…

Revisiting the Distracted Mind

As both an online student and an instructional designer, I find myself thinking about attention spans often. Last year, I wrote a post here about harnessing the distracted mind, in which I offered tools and methods for staying focused, even when hilarious YouTube videos or brilliant longreads are just one browser tab away. What I’ve come to realize over the past…

Imran Khan UNE Health Informatics Faculty member

Faculty Spotlight: Imran Khan, Graduate Programs in Health Informatics

We caught up with Health Informatics faculty member Imran Khan recently, to discuss his perspective on how he fosters a sense of community with his online students, and also to get his take on upcoming trends in the field of Health Informatics. Imran Khan earned his MBA from the University of Illinois, then went on…

Jackson Long, Student in the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program

Student Spotlight: Jackson Long, Applied Nutrition Student

Jackson Long, a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition student from Boulder, Colorado, is passionate about plant-based eating and living a healthy lifestyle. Jackson’s interest in nutrition was piqued during his time as a competitive cyclist, as he sought out the optimal diet for his athletic performance. His initial interest in nutrition gradually grew into…