10 Things to Know About Your Canvas Course

Posted: August 16, 2017 10:15:00 AM CDT

10 Things to Know About Your Canvas Course

This fall, students may see a different learning management system (LMS) being used in some of their online courses rather than the traditional Blackboard product that has been used in years past. By spring of 2018, the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) will be fully transitioning to Canvas. Canvas is a more user-friendly and modern-looking LMS. Canvas strives to align with learning, goals, and outcomes and helps to make teaching and learning easier. Some students at UNK may have...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Embracing an Educational Journey for Online Students

Posted: August 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM CDT

Embracing an Educational Journey for Online Students

For Sarah Bartling, students have always been the reason she works in a career she loves every day. Initially planning to teach at the elementary school level, her own educational and professional journey at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) led to her position as an online program coordinator in the Department of Teacher Education - where her excitement for student success in online education is infectious. Bartling shares how UNK has shaped her educational and career path, and how...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus, Education

The History of UNK’s Online Education

Posted: August 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM CDT

The History of UNK’s Online Education

For over 40 years, the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) has been a leader in bringing education to students no matter where they live. UNK’s online education unit, commonly known for the last 12 years as eCampus, has seen a plethora of name changes in its four-decade history, including: Expanded Campus, Continuing Education, Continuing Education and Extended Campus, Division of Continuing Education, Extended Education, and Division of Continuing Studies. What else has evolved in...

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By: Gloria Vavricka

Category: General, eCampus

Mastering Many Fields to Support Online Students

Posted: July 25, 2017 11:30:00 AM CDT

Mastering Many Fields to Support Online Students

Amber Alexander has a history at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK)—and she uses it to create the best experiences possible for online students. As an online program coordinator for the Master of Arts in History program at UNK, she has completed the degree herself while balancing education with work and family. “My main role is to serve as an advisor to graduate students,” Alexander said. “Our online students are located all over the world, and I can be a link...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Business Smarts: Why People Are Choosing UNK’s Online Business Administration Program

Posted: July 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM CDT

Business Smarts: Why People Are Choosing UNK’s Online Business Administration Program

A company employee rising to a management role, an entrepreneur staying sharp for a small business, or a professional shifting careers into the business world—all of them are finding what they need from UNK’s online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). Because business is broad, the door to its possibilities is open wide. Kate Bombeck, online BSBA program coordinator at UNK, sheds light on what sets the program apart in helping to meet the needs of so many...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Meet Lori Weed Skarka, Military and Veteran Services

Posted: July 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM CDT

Meet Lori Weed Skarka, Military and Veteran Services

For Lori Weed Skarka, working with military and veteran students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) is extremely meaningful, both personally and professionally. With an extensive family history of military service and a deep connection to UNK, she understands the needs and challenges of military students and their families, especially as they study online from anywhere in the world. Filling a new position as Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Services at UNK in 2015, she...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

UNK Launches Online Programs in Social Work

Posted: July 3, 2017 1:00:00 PM CDT

UNK Launches Online Programs in Social Work

There’s a new way to make a difference in your community, thanks to two social work programs launching in the online format at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) in Fall 2017. Rural communities around the country, including many within Nebraska, have a shortage of qualified professionals to fill social work positions. To help address this shortage, UNK is expanding the reach of its longstanding on-campus social work programs through an online Bachelor of Science in Social Work...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Non-Degree Student Status, Demystified

Posted: June 26, 2017 9:30:00 AM CDT

Non-Degree Student Status, Demystified

Being a non-degree seeking online graduate student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) may not be what you think. Whether or not you plan to complete a degree program, UNK’s non-degree status may be your best option to get started on the education you need. Linda Johnson, Director of Graduate Admissions and Programs at UNK, shares some common misconceptions about the non-degree status for graduate programs, along with insight about how this status benefits students. Myth #1:...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Mom on a Mission: Balancing a Family, Career, and Education

Posted: June 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM CDT

Mom on a Mission: Balancing a Family, Career, and Education

Katy Cooksley knows the importance of a routine. It’s a necessity for her to keep a balance, not only for her daughter and 25 kids who refer to her as Mrs. Cooksley in her fifth grade classroom, but also for herself as an online graduate student. Cooksley knew early on that teaching was her calling. She loved her elementary school teachers and felt compelled to impact children the same way her teachers had impacted her. It was an easy decision to pursue elementary teaching at the...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Landing the Job: Accessible Career Services for Online Students at UNK

Posted: June 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM CDT

Landing the Job: Accessible Career Services for Online Students at UNK

Non-traditional students returning to school for degree completion or graduate studies typically have specific career goals in mind—from qualifying for a new job, to position advancement, to career shift. What can online students do to improve the chances of landing that dream job? The Academic and Career Services office at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) provides free resources that are accessible to online students and graduates at all stages of a job search. Career...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

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