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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

A man stands on a stage in front of a classroom
Campus News | May 26, 2021

A pandemic staple — remote education — will be incorporated into select traditional classes. Instructors sought for pilot program this fall.

woman using fingerprinting equipment
Campus News | April 20, 2021

As UNLV plans for a fall semester with in-person classes, faculty reflect on the improvements they'll make thanks to their year with remote teaching.

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People | March 23, 2021

Oral communication proved to be a benchmark as courses shifted online at the start of the pandemic.

A woman looks at her phone in front of Lied Library
Campus News | January 21, 2021

Brenden Oliva offers tips for optimizing online classes for mobile devices at Best Teaching Practices Expo.

Clouds hang over the Las Vegas Strip
Campus News | November 19, 2020

Reasons for hope aren't just confined to UNLV's academic halls. Here are just a few places where 2020 inspired staff and students to find new paths forward.

Campus News | November 18, 2020

With the cost of textbooks rising, Open Educational Resources offer an alternative.

Online Education In The News

Vegas Inc
June 18, 2020

Nikkole Liesse is a business education strategist who works to ensure that all students have access to completing their college degree. She also supports local professionals by identifying opportunities to provide lifelong learning for today’s workforce.

The University Network
March 17, 2020

In a widespread effort to limit the impact of COVID-19, higher education institutions across the United States have decided to close down their campuses and move classes entirely online. So, if you’re a college student, chances are you’ve been asked to study remotely. And perhaps it’s your first time.

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 7, 2021
Christine Draper (Online Education) along with colleague Sherrilyn Coffman of Nevada State College co-authored an article titled "Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education: A Concept Analysis" published in Teaching and Learning in Nursing.  The analysis represents an initial step in understanding how universal design for learning...
August 30, 2021
Nicole Hudson (Online Education) was selected as program co-chair for Online Learning Consoritum's (OLC) Innovate 2022 national and virtual conference. UNLV has an institutional membership to OLC and utilizes the community to exchange best practices in online education nationally. Hudson, associate director of campus relations in the department,...
July 24, 2020
Nicole Hudson (Online Education) has been accepted to the Online Learning Consortium's Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning (IELOL) 2020 cohort. The program is in its 12th year and this year is completely virtual, commencing in July and concluding in November. 
May 4, 2020
Nicole Hudson (Online Education) facilitated the discussion, "Best Practices to Start a Movement - New leader - New Initiatives," at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) virtual conference, OLC Ideate. This discussion highlighted the efforts of partnership at UNLV and specifically the office of online education, community of practice, which was...
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...