Alcohol and Drug Counseling Online Graduate Certificate Meeting Needs for Nebraska Mental Health Practitioners

Posted: October 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM CDT

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Online Graduate Certificate Meeting Needs for Nebraska Mental Health Practitioners

Alcohol and drug abuse is a growing epidemic that requires licensed specialists in the field. The state of Nebraska has identified a need for more rural behavioral healthcare, according to the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska and the Nebraska State Legislature. On a national scale, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that Substance Abuse Counselors will see “a 31 percent job growth rate through 2022, which is much faster than the national average.” In the...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

Netiquette Tips for Online Courses

Posted: October 10, 2017 3:00:00 PM CDT

 Netiquette Tips for Online Courses

Communication in an online course can be very different from face-to-face interactions. Sometimes course discussions include video or audio elements, but very often, the words on the screen need to stand alone. If you’re new to online courses, or need a few tips to improve your writing in online discussions, learning about Netiquette is a good place to start. Netiquette is a term for proper etiquette in an Internet, or Net, environment. The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) keeps...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

5 Ways to Know If You’re Ready for an Online Graduate Program

Posted: October 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM CDT

5 Ways to Know If You’re Ready for an Online Graduate Program

Taking the plunge into an online graduate program can be intimidating, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. What does it take to start graduate-level studies? Should you apply to a program now, or wait? How do you know if you’re ready? The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) offers some tips to help you decide on the right time to start an online graduate program: 1. You are ready for the next step in your career. Think about that dream job you’ve always...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Mastering Your Midterms in Online Courses

Posted: September 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM CDT

Mastering Your Midterms in Online Courses

Midterms—a word that continually strikes fear in the hearts of students, whether undergraduate or graduate, on campus or online. For many online students, midterms hit at hectic times. Between traveling for a conference, meeting tough deadlines at work, or helping kids study for their own exams, sometimes your midterm prep can take a bit of a backseat. These tips from the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) eCampus can help you keep midterms in mind as you balance studying with a...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Pursuing the American Dream through Spanish Education

Posted: September 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM CDT

Pursuing the American Dream through Spanish Education

Cecilia (Ceci) Perales’ parents moved to the United States to pursue the American Dream, hoping for a better life and education for their children. Perales decided to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), close to her hometown of Lexington, Nebraska, where she was determined to play a role in fulfilling her parents’ dream as well as her own. As a child, Perales learned to love the Spanish language and celebrate her Mexican heritage. Going back and forth between...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: General, eCampus

Finding Your Forte in Music Education

Posted: September 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM CDT

Finding Your Forte in Music Education

Benefits of music education are nearly endless for students of all ages in society today. Music not only encourages students to be resourceful, but also provides an outlet for creativity and individuality. For educators, music education combines two professional passions that speak volumes for student success. That’s why the University of Nebraska at Kearney offers an online Master of Arts in Education (MAE) in Music Education, which equips teachers with concepts, research, and methods...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: General, eCampus

Returning to Learning: The Need for Teacher Education

Posted: September 5, 2017 10:30:00 AM CDT

Returning to Learning: The Need for Teacher Education

Educators know that learning is a lifelong endeavor—especially as best practices for effective teaching and learning must evolve to meet students’ needs. The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) helps educators keep current with strategies they can implement immediately in the classroom. Online teacher education programs at UNK meet a need for Nebraska’s educators by sharpening their skills in areas that are most beneficial for students—but also for their...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus

Seeking Strong Communication Skills

Posted: August 28, 2017 5:00:00 PM CDT

Seeking Strong Communication Skills

As employers increasingly seek candidates with “strong communication skills,” many have realized that some things can be taught, but communication skills take time to develop. To address this workforce need, the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) offers an online Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Relational Communication—a business-based program that’s more than presentations and papers. “While a business degree often focuses on an...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: General

eCampus Student Resources

Posted: August 21, 2017 12:00:00 PM CDT

eCampus Student Resources

Being a first-time student in an online course or program can be nerve-racking. Having online resources to help keep you focused and ensure you are doing things correctly is the key to success in an online learning environment. At the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), online students have access to the following resources: SmarterMeasure – Wondering if you are ready for an online program or course? SmarterMeasure is an online tool that will help students evaluate their likelihood...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: eCampus, General

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

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