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…

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Princeton Review Ranks UNE as a Top College

For the second consecutive year, UNE has been included in The Princeton Review Best 381 Colleges guide. This highly-selective publication includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. It’s quite an honor to be included in this elite ranking of the nation’s very best colleges and universities. At UNE,…

MONEY Best Colleges 2016-2017 recognition

UNE earns MONEY’s Best Colleges for 2016-2017

Choosing a college is one of the most important financial decisions families face. College represents a large up-front expense, but where you go to college can also significantly affect your salary for years to come. MONEY’s annual college rankings examine dozens of data points to measure the costs and payoffs of thousands of schools. Here at UNE, we are…

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UNE makes Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges

The University of New England has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges for 2016, a list that Forbes says is “The 600+ schools well worth the investment.” Forbes bases their list of the top schools on each school’s output, or in other words, what students are getting out of their college education…

U.S. News & World Report Online Programs Grad Education 2017

U.S. News & World Report Recognition for Online Graduate Education

UNE Online is thrilled to share that we’ve been named one of the top 100 Online Programs in Graduate Education by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017 Rankings. The Online Graduate Education Programs at the University of New England are dedicated to advancing and developing reflective and resourceful teachers and school leaders who are…

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Online Admissions: How to write a letter of recommendation

Some, but not all, of our programs require letters of recommendation. What makes a great letter of recommendation? A letter of recommendation is a formal document that schools use to help judge whether or not you as a student will be a good fit at that university. There are several key elements of a good letter of recommendation.  First impressions,…

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How to stay motivated in an online class

As human beings, our behaviors and our goals are bridged by many factors, a major one being motivation. In essence, the more motivated we are, the more likely we are to act towards the goal. Similarly, as motivation diminishes, so does performance. In the context of online learning, sustaining motivation is vital in committing to…

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A Story of Two Emails: Using best practices to construct an effective email

Email. When it comes to communication it is the best and worst of tools. Most of the time it’s quick and easy. While we all know and accept that occasional typos will happen, there are a few ‘mistakes’ that are truly unforgivable. As you might expect, online graduate students use email to correspond with their…

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US News and World Report 2017

The University of New England is honored to be included among the “Best Regional Universities, North” by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings condense a great deal of information about the quality of the education at each school they evaluate, making it easier for students to compare the academic…

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6 Communication Rules for Success in Online Student Groups

“In this course you will have a group project…” I think it is fair to say we’ve all been let down by a working group or by individual team members. No matter the setting, there seems to be an aura of dread when group projects are announced.  Add in the fact that online graduate students…

The Scholar-Practitioner: Bridging the Gap between Research and Profession

Teaching teachers to teach is about as meta as it comes. But how do we best prepare professional educators to teach students who will likely work in jobs that haven’t yet been created? One answer to that question may very well lie in research. Research has long been a cornerstone of graduate education, but the…

2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Grad Education

2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Online is pleased to be chosen as one of the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Graduate Education.   “Our 2016 Best Colleges listing reflects UNE’s commitment to delivering an outstanding return on investment.” – UNE President Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D.   The  U.S. News and World Report ranking  takes into account: Total enrollment Student engagement Faculty credentials Student…