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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…

Video Everywhere Workaround UPDATED

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqufrxQEjuQ] Hello again all. Unfortunately, some faculty have reported ongoing issues using even the Video Everywhere workaround we posted last time around. Therefore, we’ve come out with an updated Video Everywhere workaround that takes these issues into account. The above video is the same workaround as last time with a segment tacked on at…

John Gale, NRHA 2015 Volunteer of the Year

John Gale – UNE Adjunct Faculty member – 2015 NRHA Volunteer of the Year!

Congratulations to John Gale, one of UNE’s adjunct faculty members in the Graduate Programs in Public Health! John was selected to be presented with the 2015 NRHA Volunteer of the Year Award at NRHA’s 38th Annual Rural Health Conference on April 16 in Philadelphia. About the NRHA The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership…

Alexjandro Daviano, MPH, NRP, LP

Student Spotlight: Alexjandro Daviano, MPH, NRP, LP – Public Health Program

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,…

Video Everywhere workaround

Video Everywhere Workaround – YouTube

Just in time tips from your most responsive team of instructional designers! In case you are not aware yet, YouTube has been updating and upgrading its system. As a result, certain devices and applications are no longer compatible with its interface . It appears as though Blackboard’s feature, Video Everywhere, has been impacted by this upgrade and it doesn’t function as it has been. Please watch…

CEPH Accreditation at UNE

CEPH Accreditation in UNE Online Public Health Programs

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency recognized as the accrediting body for public health schools in higher education and programs by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is a rigorous peer-review process designed to ensure that a program’s curriculum meets the standards set for high quality education and training. Federal…

Zaption homepage

More on Interactive Videos

As you are considering creating more interactive experiences for students in your courses with video content, this service may come in handy. Zaption is a service that claims to “turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding.” It’s friendly, clean and easy to get started with. While a lot of the…

Best Online Masters Programs 2015

UNE recognized for Best Online Graduate Programs

The University of New England has been recognized as one of the best online graduate schools by OnlineMastersPrograms.org for Best Online Master’s Programs in 2015. UNE achieved top rankings for both the Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work programs. The Best Online Graduate Programs ranking is valuable because it assists potential post-secondary online students in finding…

Hypothesis Pop-Up

Web Annotation with Hypothesis Extension

One of the most powerful differences between printed text and digital text, as we’ve already covered, is the ability to annotate in the margins as you would a physical book. We’ve talked about tools that allow you to annotate screenshots , and tools that allow you to curate, then annotate, webpages and articles –now, I want to cover a tool,…

online student time management

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…