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Office of Online Education News

Online Education empowers faculty to combine teaching and learning strategies with technology, enabling students to achieve academic goals and prepare for the future.

Current Online Education News

Woman leads a workshop
People | November 18, 2019

Having played many sports while growing up, the head of UNLV's educational compliance values teamwork.

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Campus News | November 7, 2019

MGM College Opportunity Program at UNLV offers a flexible and affordable way for the company's employees to complete their degrees.

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Campus News | October 3, 2019

Universities offering distance learning opportunities must comply with regulations across state lines.

woman leading discussion at poster presentation
Campus News | January 30, 2019

Faculty share what's worked for them at UNLV's Best Teaching Practices Expo

People | November 13, 2018

Thanks to a new online bachelor's degree in urban studies, Miranda Barrie has been able to work, travel, campaign, and study on her own terms.

five people holding laptops up to faces
Campus News | October 16, 2018

Growing demand drives growth in online courses. Here are the people and tools helping faculty cross the digital divide.

Online Education In The News

WUNC
September 4, 2019

The fast-skating, hard-hitting sport of roller derby was incredibly popular in the United States from the 1940s to the 1970s. The sport fell out of favor and into dormancy for several years — until a few punk-rock women in the early 2000s decided to pick it back up again.

KNPR News
October 16, 2015

It used to be that if we wanted to learn something, we took a class in a classroom, in a building, and with a teacher in front of the room.

July 13, 2015
I have two passions — one is instructional design and the other is quilting. The two seem unrelated, but they are actually similar in so many ways. Instructional design and quilt crafting both require careful consideration and interconnectivity, or the results are flat and uninspiring.

Recent Online Education Accomplishments

October 28, 2019
Karyn Holt (Nursing) and Elizabeth Barrie (Online Education) presented at the annual meeting of the Global Summit and EdTech Expo Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age North American conference in Toronto earlier this month.  This international conference was  sponsored by the Institute for Performance and Learning, the Ministry of Education of...
April 30, 2019
Kristina Schmid and Eddie Gomez (both Online Education) and Peter McCandless (Math Learning Center) published "How to Create Engaging Educational Videos with a Lightboard" in The Teaching Professor.  The article provides an overview of the process the UNLV office of online education has developed for recording lightboard videos, as well as best...
April 16, 2019
Kristina Schmid, Eddie Gomez (Online Education), and Peter McCandless (Math Learning Center), presented “Using A Lightboard In An Online Math Course To Emulate The Face-to-face Experience” at the OLC Innovate 2019 conference earlier this month. The presentation shared their collaboration to use an innovative video technology called a Lightboard to...
November 21, 2018
Tarryn E. McGhie (Office of Online Education), Rebekah Piper (Texas A&M-San Antonio), and Myah Stanford (Winthrop University) presented their research "Multicultural Content, Pedagogy, and Dialogue: Preparing Teachers to Shape the Future of Literacy Education" at the National Council for Teachers of English annual convention in Houston. This...
October 5, 2017
Benjamin Root and Philip Voorhees (Online Education) and their efforts were highlighted in the September release notes of H5P, an open source HTML5 eLearning authoring tool. The duo worked closely with the international H5P software team to test and improve the accessibility of the tool. The office of online education will pilot the use of H5P in...
April 1, 2015
Mark Fink (Online Education) recently completed work as an expert panel member for the Horizon Project's "Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition." The report is read by policymakers and higher education leaders in 160 countries and growing with more than 40 editions and 50 translations. "University administrators and educators across the...