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Gamification: The Bartle Test

In academia, “Gamification” is the ( lately hyped ) practice of applying game design to instructional design. The basic idea behind it is that well designed games motivate players to spend inordinate amounts of time learning the system of the game and boatloads of extra lives and respawns trying to beat/win/“game” the game. If one were to…

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Get more out of your online education with… Facebook?

Because we feel Facebook doesn’t have *quite* enough content – we’ve created a new Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/UNE.Online But to be serious, there’s a lot to be gained from joining us on Facebook. The potential benefits of Facebook for students are not only limited to academic development, but also personal, social and career development. Online social networks…

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Timelines as Creative and Attractive Projects

We are all very familiar with the basic presentation tools and formats. Oftentimes, projects are envisioned as white papers, an  MS PowerPoint presentation, or an alternative, such as Prezi or Keynote, and a website project. Recently, we have been adding YouTube videos as either oral testimonials, “sales pitch” presentations for grants, or weekly video check-ins. Sometimes…

Take a Survey! New Health Informatics Degree in Development

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies is working on developing the curriculum for a new Master of Science in Health Informatics program – and we want your input! Health Informatics is a rapidly growing field facing a shortage of qualified professionals capable of managing health information technology. As we build this new and fast-growing program,…

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‘Affordable Colleges Online’ ranks UNE for student ROI

University of New England graduates enjoy one of the greatest lifetime returns on investment in Maine, according to Affordable Colleges Online, a website reporting on higher education affordability. The website ranked UNE second in student ROI (return on investment) among 43 public and private colleges and universities in Maine, including four-year, degree-granting, fully accredited non-profit…

“Learning experiences are like journeys. The journey starts where the learning is now, and ends when the learner is successful. The end of the journey isn’t knowing more, it’s doing more.” — Julie Dirksen, Learning Strategy and Design Consultant

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