2020 Posts

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Posted: February 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Creating surveys that yield actionable insights is about details. And writing effective survey questions is the first step. You do not have to be an expert to build and distribute an effective online survey, but by checking your survey against tried-and-tested benchmarks, you can help ensure you are collecting the best data possible. Building Effective Survey Make Sure That Every Question Is Necessary. Keep it Short and Simple. Ask Direct Questions. Ask One Question at a Time. Avoid Leading...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

A Degree That Translates Globally

Posted: February 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM CST

A Degree That Translates Globally

  Cam Chau’s journey to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) began over 8,000 miles away in Vietnam. As a planning executive who coordinated supply chain management activities within a multinational company, Cam was expected to track societal changes, economic trends, technology advancements and regulatory factors that would have an impact on the business. Even with the robust practical knowledge and skills that she acquired after years of experience; Cam knew that an MBA...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Suicide: Statistics, Prevention, and Resources

Posted: February 3, 2020 8:44:00 AM CST

Suicide: Statistics, Prevention, and Resources

A tragic event that affects a family, circle of friends, school, and community that leaves people wondering what could have been done. Have you guessed what this is? Suicide is an epidemic that hits home for so many people not only on UNK campus but throughout our country. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide was the #10 cause of death among Americans in 2017. But did you know that suicide is the #2 cause of death across the college age demographic? Mental health...

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By: Health Education

Category: Health Education

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Posted: February 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Some administrators worry that online evaluations will generate a lower response rate, eroding the worth of the exercise, and limiting the value these deliver to their institutions.  This white paper proposes some new perspectives on response rates: that online evaluations deliver better quality information and reduce the time to action, and that response rates naturally build over time. Then it presents nine best practices you can implement at your college or university to help build...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

It is Never too Late to Return to UNK

Posted: January 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM CST

It is Never too Late to Return to UNK

It is never too late. Recent UNK graduate Sadie Worthing can attest to the inner strength that this outwardly simple phrase can inspire. As a technology and digital curriculum specialist at Lexington Public Schools, wife and mother of four, Sadie returned to UNK after a ten year hiatus from classes, determined to finish her bachelor’s degree. Degree completion was Worthing’s top priority, but she also aspired to fulfill a more personal goal. “I wanted to show my kids that...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Students Benefit From UNK’s Nationally Ranked Online Graduate Education Programs

Posted: January 22, 2020 11:15:00 AM CST

Students Benefit From UNK’s Nationally Ranked Online Graduate Education Programs

U.S. News and World Report has once again ranked the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) as one of the best institutions in the country for students pursuing an online graduate degree in education. The recently released rankings place UNK’s online graduate education programs in 28th place out of 223 public and private institutions. In addition, the University was placed on the list of “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans,” due in large part to...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus, Education

Validate your course links on Canvas

Posted: January 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Validate your course links on Canvas

As an instructor, you can verify all external links throughout your course to ensure they are valid.  You can check these links using the course link validator, which searches through course content and returns invalid or unresponsive external links in both published and unpublished content. However, please note that some links flagged as unresponsive are inaccessible by Canvas servers and will still work for students. The link validator also includes deleted links. Deleted links are...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

This Semester, Make Helpful Habits Your Focus

Posted: January 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM CST

This Semester, Make Helpful Habits Your Focus

Two years of work in my online graduate degree program has led to this. I registered for my final course this week, and will submit my graduation application for May! As eager as I am to see my name printed on my second University of Nebraska diploma, I know that I will need to remain focused and disciplined to survive thrive during this final semester. I began my graduate program with some online course experience, but I feel more confident in my ability to successfully engage in this type...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Communication Tools in Canvas

Posted: January 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Communication Tools in Canvas

Canvas has many communication tools to choose from. Faculty and students may personalize their messages by using audio and/or video in Announcements, Conversation, Discussion Board, and Speedgrader. Announcements are a great way for instructors to communicate to the class as a whole. The rich text editor allows numerous formatting options and the ability to add images and video. Instructors have the option to delay postings, allow liking, allow students to add comments, and add...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services