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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

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Campus News | October 3, 2019

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

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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.

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Campus News | October 16, 2018

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

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Campus News | August 21, 2018

Digital Learning Innovation Showcase highlights how traditional universities navigate the digital age.

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Campus News | January 9, 2018

U.S. News & World Report ranks UNLV degree program in top 20 for sixth consecutive year.

Online Education In The 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

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...
February 1, 2014
Anne Mendenhall (Online Education) was appointed as president-elect of the Design and Development Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). She will serve in that capacity for one year and then will be appointed president of the division. Previously, she served as vice president of communications. AECT is...