50 Most Affordable Online Masters Degree Programs for 2015

UNE named to ’50 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree’ list

UNE’s Online College of Graduate and Professional Studies continues to shine with its latest appearance on a list of the 50 Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master’s Degrees , released by Best Masters Programs. Best Masters Programs is an online guide offering reviews and rankings of top online master’s degree programs. According to Best Masters Programs, the universities and colleges in this list…

Gamification – An Implementation of Immersive Role Playing

Former colleagues of mine, Robert Prince and Owen Guthrie of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, developed a journalism course wherein the professor constructed the lesson plan to mimic the internal organization of a struggling newspaper. The students in the course were new hires looking to climb the professional ladder he’d constructed for them, from intern…

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UNE named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges for 2014

The University of New England has been named to Forbes‘ list of America’s Top Colleges for 2014, a list that Forbes says is based on “output” and “return on investment.” Forbes‘ acknowledgment of the value of a University of New England degree follows similar recognition by Affordable Colleges Online, a website reporting on higher education affordability,…

A New Paradigm: An Integration of Online Social Work and International Travel

We will be shifting gears today a bit, and will feature an article authored by Leslie Yaffa and Amy Storch on the Social Work in the Caribbean course and their experiences in Jamaica with a cohort of online students who came together for the first time.   http://www.nyu.edu/classes/keefer/waoe/yaffal.pdf If any of you would like to share…

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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…

U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Universities North 2015

UNE named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “America’s Best Colleges” listing

The University of New England is included among the “Best Universities” in the North that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “America’s Best Colleges” listing. UNE rose 15 spots in the top tier of this category, and is now ranked higher than it has ever…

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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,…

Affordable Colleges Online High ROI

‘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…