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It’s all in How You Ask – Posing Questions to Engage Learners

A few months ago, my teenaged son came home from seeing a movie with a friend. I cheerfully asked, “How was the movie?” He responded, “Good.” I shook my head and sighed. “Let me rephrase,” I said. He rolled his eyes at me. “Tell me about the movie!” He smirked. “I already did. It was good.” I felt…

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UNE Announces New Online Master’s Degree in Applied Nutrition

The University of New England’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies is excited to announce the opening of a new online Master’s degree in Applied Nutrition. The mission of the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the nutrition field, to advance knowledge and expand skills that promote…

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Webinar: How to Assure Quality in your Online Course

Yesterday, the entire Instructional Design team in CGPS put on a (rather successful, by our estimation) webinar on assuring quality in online courses. We recorded the webinar for the faculty, administrators and staff who could not make it to the live broadcast. That recording is below: (Note: The first 26 minutes are of the webinar,…

Global Health and Innovation at UNE

Unite for Sight – this weekend!

In its 13th year, the Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC), presented by Unite for Sight will take place this weekend at Yale University in New Haven, CT. GHIC is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all over the country and globe. Stop by…

Teaching is Leading

Teaching is Leading – Inspiration from the UNE Online Education Department

Leading from the classroom, outward At CSU East Bay, in Hayward, California, I coordinated the “Urban Teacher Leadership Master’s Degree Program.” The participants were teachers from some of the most challenging schools in the Bay Area. Many were products of those schools, and all had chosen to do “God’s work” every day and in any…

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Why do it: Essential Questions for Learning

We have been talking on and off about essential questions with Chris. Just the other day, because I am facilitating an online course about online course development (yup, I am!), a participant in the course submitted a syllabus with an essential question in it, and this was such a joyous moment that I had to…

Health Informatics Webinar

Health Informatics Informational Webinar

Are you interested in Health Informatics, but not quite sure what it is?   ‘What to Expect from a Degree or Certificate in Health Informatics’ UNE Online is now offering three online health informatics programs designed to prepare the next generation of clinical, IT and data experts: Master of Science in Health InformaticsGraduate Certificate in Health Informatics  and a new Competency-Based Bachelor’s Degree in Health Informatics . These innovative programs are…

Educating Literacy Teachers Online

Dr. Lane Clarke co-authors book on educating literacy teachers online

Dr. Lane Clarke, of the Education Department at UNE, recently co-authored a book on educating Literacy teachers in an online format.  Tailored to online educators and literacy teachers This book is a comprehensive guide for literacy teacher educators and professional development trainers who teach and work in online settings. The authors provide tools, techniques, and…

Tips for Gamifying Your Course

Looking to heighten student interest and understanding? Then consider gamification. What’s gamification? Gamification entails using game design elements, game thinking, and game mechanics in non-game contexts to make learning more engaging. Gamification boasts many benefits (1) . It not only fosters student engagement, but also increases retention. It engages people’s natural desire to explore and make…