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Day in the Life of a Communications Professional

Posted: April 19, 2019 2:45:00 PM CDT

Day in the Life of a Communications Professional

Communication is the heart of any organization. The ability to communicate information accurately, clearly and as intended, is a skill and something that should be the focal point of any organization’s core values. It is a two-way process that requires both sending and receiving information but more importantly, developing a shared understanding of the information. It is an active process that Rosanna Vail, Communications Assistant with eCampus at the University of Nebraska at Kearney,...

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By: Dylan Munson

Category: eCampus, General

5 Common Study Mistakes in Online Courses

Posted: April 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT

5 Common Study Mistakes in Online Courses

How do you study smarter in online courses when balancing school, work and family—and when diligence and planning don’t seem like enough to excel? The University of Nebraska at Kearney sheds light on some of the common study mistakes in online courses. Here’s what you can do as an online student to avoid the pitfalls. Mistake #1: Holding back your questions If you need clarification about your upcoming exam or paper, it’s likely your fellow students have similar...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: eCampus, General

Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience

Posted: April 5, 2019 11:00:00 AM CDT

Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience

For almost 20 years, Dr. Mark Ellis has been involved in graduate studies in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Department of History—from teaching over 300 graduate students and advising 54 master’s theses to serving as chair of graduate programs and his department. Now, as UNK’s new dean of graduate studies, he’s working to ensure that all graduate students receive a high-quality degree and the best experience along the way. In celebration of Graduate and...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Resources for Online Students Affected by Flooding

Posted: March 28, 2019 8:50:00 AM CDT

Resources for Online Students Affected by Flooding

Throughout Nebraska and other areas, many students are still feeling the effects of recent severe weather, flooding and loss in their homes or communities. As an online student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you can access university resources that can help during challenging times—now or whenever you have a need.   University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance UNK, along with other University of Nebraska campuses, have joined together in flood recovery strategies to...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Celebrating Social Work Month

Posted: March 21, 2019 2:15:00 PM CDT

Celebrating Social Work Month

Every year during March, social workers are recognized in celebration of National Social Work Month. Often viewed as more than a profession, social work is a calling and a personal mission that compels people to create a more compassionate, moral and inclusive society. Those who enter the field have a heart for making a difference—along with a strong education to be as effective as possible in supporting individuals and communities. Meeting Needs Two years ago, the University of...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: General, eCampus

Pitching an Online MBA

Posted: March 11, 2019 12:20:00 PM CDT

Pitching an Online MBA

For many adult learners, flexibility has proven to be a top concern. At the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the Master of Business Administration—commonly known as the MBA—has changed its format to comply with the changing times. Classes are offered primarily online while still providing some one-on-one interaction through synchronous class meetings. This new format provides the best of both worlds: flexibility, with engaging in-class discussions that are accessible remotely...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Adapting Teaching for the Next Generation of Students

Posted: February 28, 2019 9:45:00 AM CST

What is the preferred learning style for Generation Z students? How do we reach this new generation of students who may not learn as well with established strategies? As faculty, it is important to adapt to the changing demographics of the student population. As the average age of the student population gets younger, it’s on us to provide learning environments and materials that will give them the best opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge we wish to teach them.  A recent...

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By: Karen Premer and Steve McGahan

Category: eCampus, General

Create Your Own Degree

Posted: February 19, 2019 9:50:00 AM CST

Create Your Own Degree

What is a Bachelor of General Studies? It’s an online degree that you can customize.At the University of Nebraska at Kearney eCampus, one bachelor’s program in particular strikes up a lot of conversation: the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS). This “create your own degree” is an interdisciplinary program that helps you complete a unique and useful degree in the most efficient timeframe. The BGS promotes well-rounded study in a range of disciplines, or...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: General, eCampus

5 Things Successful Students Do Every Day

Posted: February 6, 2019 3:45:00 AM CST

5 Things Successful Students Do Every Day

Time is of the essence in nearly all areas of our lives. It’s no secret that successful people have certain routines they do every day. Among the various practices, five things stood out that could be implemented into students’ routines to increase productivity in and out of the online classroom: Wake Up Early After a restless night of sleep, it can seem impossible to wake up early. However, this uninterrupted time is time that is especially carved out for you. Using this time to...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

The Challenges of Being an Adult Learner

Posted: January 30, 2019 3:15:00 PM CST

The Challenges of Being an Adult Learner

College is a big commitment, often taking time, money and energy that can sometimes become obstacles in your decision to go back to school. As an adult learner, you may encounter challenges that are different from those of traditional students earning a degree right after high school, but when managed appropriately, overcoming these challenges can lead to a rewarding experience as well as a degree.  Online learning opens the door to those unable to attend courses on campus—either...

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: eCampus, General

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