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Portfolios and Authentic Learning

In an earlier post , I wrote about our Instructional Design work with three of our online instructors in the MSEd Literacy concentration. This mapping and redesign project spurred enthusiastic discourse with both faculty and program managers about the role of authentic assessment in our graduate courses. These conversations led quite naturally to discussions about the role…

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Four Tips for Staying On Track In a Self-Paced Course

Online learning can be an ideal way to pursue higher education while shuffling the many demands of life, work, and personal circumstances. Here at UNE, we offer many online learning programs, including the science and math prerequisite courses. These courses are designed for students who wish to enter a health professions program, but need prerequisite…

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Social Work: Making a difference with PTSD Treatments

PTSD treatments—and hope—abound as social workers help clients. As the National Center for PTSD states, there is no single treatment that will work for everyone for post-traumatic stress disorder. So to help people experiencing PTSD, social workers engage on multiple fronts. They’re researching promising treatments and honing and adapting accepted practices for new groups and environments. They may be…

Sam Ross Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program

Meet Our Team: Sam Ross

Sam Ross is the Senior Student Support Specialist for the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions suite of courses. Sam has more than 15 years experience working with and supporting students in higher education. Sam is a valuable asset to his team as well as the students he works with. At UNE Online students are our top…

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8 Health Informatics Trends for 2017

We met up with Imran Khan,  MBA, MS, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, a faculty member for the Graduate Programs in Health Informatics, at the 2017 HIMSS conference.  Imran is a recognized leader in the Health Informatics industry, and HIMSS is the largest expo and learning conference for Health Informatics Professionals in the country. For some background…

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Online science classes to satisfy your prerequisites

Need a couple of online science prerequisites to get into a program? UNE Online’s Science Prerequisites for Health Professions are 100% online science classes.  UNE is regionally accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). You ma y begin the class as long as you meet the prerequisites for the individual courses.  Simply log in, register for the class, pay, and begin on the…

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Social Work: PTSD and Trauma

Trauma can occur anywhere, for anyone—and sometimes in unexpected places. Almost anyone can suffer—and almost all can be helped. We hear a lot today about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. A National Association of Social Workers newsletter article recently made the case for trauma as “the new public health crisis.” Some believe PTSD is…

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D. – Education Program

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…

Learning and Assessing in a Virtual Reality

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, billed as E3, is abuzz in the technology and entertainment news at the moment. One of the more prominent themes this year? Virtual Reality. With that in mind, it feels pertinent to visit VR’s crossovers with the field of education, particularly with increasing interest around the idea of “gamification” as…

Jason Asdourian, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Jason Asdourian

As a Student Support Specialist for students enrolled in deadline-based programs, there’s no one who understands that time is of the essence better than Jason Asdourian. As a former Civilian for the Army, Jason learned the value of time and prides himself on getting things done now, if not yesterday. At UNE Online students are…