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College Acceptance: How UNE Online creates a more inclusive environment for students

When looking for colleges, whether online or the more traditional brick and mortar, many students look at tangible areas. Questions often asked are: ‘How much will this cost?’ ‘How long is the program?’ ‘Are there residency requirements?’ ‘Is there a decent professor to student ratio?’ The list goes on and on. One question that is…

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UNE Online recognized as experts in student retention best practices

Michelle Littlefield, our Director of Strategic Marketing Initiatives and Elizabeth Benz, Senior Student Support Specialist, had the honor of having been selected to present on student retention best practices at the prestigious 2015 UBTech and UBThrive conference. UNE online programs are housed in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. As the newest college at…

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UNE Instructional Design: demonstrating excellence in online graduate education

What is Instructional Design? Very broadly, Instructional Design is the process by which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. It’s the job of the Instructional Designer to coordinate learning experiences that are efficient, effective, and appealing. The terms instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, curriculum design, and instructional systems design (ISD), are often used interchangeably. Instructional design…

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Student Spotlight: Alexjandro Daviano, MPH, NRP, LP

After going through UNE’s flexible online MPH program, Alexjandro Daviano received his MPH from the University of New England this past December.  Here is a little of what Alexjandro had to say about his UNE Online Public Health Programs experience: “My MPH degree at UNE really changed my mind on the career path I’ve chosen,…

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Learning efficiently: 6 steps to success in your online graduate education

You’re a working professional, and odds are, you’ve worked from home before. Here in New England it snows quite a bit, and fortunately for us, working from home is an available and very attractive alternative to driving on slippery roads and adding to the hectic traffic the day after a snow storm. So when a…

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Using Google Docs as Online Student

Among the things that online students point out as the most important to success are time management and staying motivated ( see all the seven factors listed in this Educause article ). Clearly, it’s easy to get side-tracked if you don’t have to go to a class at a particular scheduled time – remember this was actually the best thing about asynchronous classes when you signed…

Protect your eyes: a particular concern for online students

  While online students face many of the same problems as traditional students on the ground, a different sort of concern can be raised out of the convenience that a fully online degree program can afford. What is it? It’s called CVS. Computer Vision Syndrome, not to be mistaken with the lines of pharmacies, is the…

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Online Research with Evernote

This is not how online students study. Except for the screaming. That may sometimes occur. Studying as an online student The traditional student cram session, as it appears in the movies, takes place in a checked-out library study room, books piled high to either side of one disheveled, hangdog face. Maybe some of us have put…

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Skip the admissions process with these online courses

When do you NOT need to go through Admissions? UNE Online’s Science Prerequisites for Health Professions classes are our exception to the admissions process rule. They do not require an admissions process at all. Simply log in, register for the class, pay, and begin on the first or third Wednesday of the month.  All of our…