Authentic Learning and Assessments: Readying Online Students for the Real-World

Last week at UNE Online’s first ever Online Learning Symposium ( https://www.instagram.com/p/Bea2jgjH8If/ ) , I had the opportunity to share our goal of creating learning experiences and assessments that are not only rigorous and research-based, but also authentic to real work and real life, so that when our students leave us, they have the tools to…

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New Education Legislation: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Education Legislation Through the Decades In December of 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002.  This reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) attempted to address some of the issues that made No Child Left Behind a source of…

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Why should I go to an accredited school?

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). She oversees accreditation and policy development to support the operational and academic processes of online programs. In short, Dr. Pelletier makes sure we are compliant with accreditation standards and that we provide an outstanding education to…

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Inside the accreditation process – with Dr. Jayne Pelletier

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). She oversees the accreditation process and policy development to support the operational and academic processes of online programs. In short, Dr. Pelletier makes sure we are compliant with accreditation standards and that we provide an outstanding…

Social Work and Human Trafficking

Social Work and Human Trafficking – Spotting the Signs, Ending the Crisis in the United States

Social work and human trafficking are linked in that social workers have a unique and valuable role in the fight against human trafficking, helping victims and fostering a greater understanding around the issue. Victims of human trafficking A 15-year-old runaway in a rural roadside motel. A middle-aged man picking tomatoes in a Georgia field. A…

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Webinar – Inline Grading with New Box View

The most recent update to Blackboard, over break, included an update to its inline grading functionality. To cover the new features in this tool—which allows for student work to be read, graded, and even commented on within Blackboard, without forcing you to download—we turned to our fearless peers, Susan Graham-Rent and Susan Hyde, who delivered…

Greg Andrews Student Support Specialist at UNE Online

Meet Our Team: Greg Andrews

If you were to look up dedication in the UNE Online dictionary, you would find a picture of Greg Andrews. Greg’s commitment to his students is inspiring, and because of it, he’s become a household name to many of his students. He’s also a native Mainer, and New England sports aficionado, affectionately naming his cat…

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PDF Editing and Accessibility

PDFs (Portable Document Format), with their platform-neutral openability and read-only format, have become one of our most useful tools for saving and sharing documents, and are a common feature in online as well as face-to-face courses (read this article for more on the interesting history of PDFs). However, they can present challenges for some users, especially…

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Social Workers Help with Independence and Reintegration after Abuse

What are the next steps after sex trafficking or domestic violence? Social workers help people regain their independence and reintegrate into society after escaping domestic violence or sex trafficking. How social workers help those who’ve escaped domestic violence or sex trafficking make the transition and heal For people who have experienced sex trafficking or domestic…