From First Steps to Next Steps: The Online First Year Experience (OFYE) Part 2

Posted on June 15, 2018 by
Jamie Holcomb, Associate Dean of Faculty and First Year Experience, Southern New Hampshire University; Jasmeial “Jazz” Jackson, Associate Dean of First Year Experience and Retention Programs, Southern New Hampshire University; Ryan Korstange, Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University; Jeffrey Hall, Associate Dean, Ashford University Division of General Education

Originally published on The evoLLLution . This is the second installment of a two-part series by Holcomb, Jackson, Korstange and Hall describing the factors that go into serving first-time online learners. In the first installment , the authors introduced the importance of consciously developing an Online First Year Experience (OFYE) and reflected on the institutional factors that […]

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From First Steps to Next Steps: The Online First Year Experience (OFYE) Part 1

Posted on June 12, 2018 by
Jamie Holcomb, Associate Dean of Faculty and First Year Experience, Southern New Hampshire University; Jasmeial “Jazz” Jackson, Associate Dean of First Year Experience and Retention Programs, Southern New Hampshire University; Ryan Korstange, Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University; Jeffrey Hall, Associate Dean, Ashford University Division of General Education

Originally published on The evoLLLution.  Evolving technologies, newly defined learning experiences and increased access has created a digital disruption in higher education. Access is no longer limited by location or time, and several new educational pathways have been developed. Increased flexibility and freedom has brought a new learner population into higher education, one that is […]

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Advancing Technology Literacy

Posted on June 1, 2018 by
Gwendolyn Britton

As technology continues to morph and change, the jobs available will also continue to morph and change. New ways of teaching and learning will need to be created to meet the ever-changing demands. As teaching and learning changes, we will no longer simply validate an individual’s competence after they have completed a set number of […]

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Celebrating Nurses & Nurse Educators

Posted on May 18, 2018 by
Dr. Gregory Fowler, CAO

This time of year we recognize the significant contributions of nurses and nurse educators by celebrating International Nurses Week, National Nurses Week, and National Student Nurses Day.  Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has thousands of BSN and MSN nursing students, alumni and instructors which makes us keenly aware of the evolving issues, responsibilities, and environments […]

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OFYE Matters: The Importance of Relevancy

Posted on May 4, 2018 by
Jamie Holcomb, Associate Dean of the First Year Experience

Online First Year Experience (OFYE) students often come to the virtual classroom with a wealth of life experience.  This experience brings with it immediate and highly tangible needs for the education they are pursuing.  As Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) instructor William Roesner explains, “…students are people who have lives outside of the vacuum of […]

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Faculty Development

Posted on April 27, 2018 by
Michael Chandler

It would be difficult to overstate the importance and impact of our adjunct faculty on our mission, and one way we demonstrate our appreciation and commitment to them is by providing meaningful professional development opportunities. This not only helps ensure we have the very best faculty in the classroom, but also plays a vital role […]

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Challenging the Status Quo to Support Student Success

Posted on April 20, 2018 by
Amy Stevens and Tracey Osborne

Two comments have stuck with us over the years, shaping decisions in our development and helping us challenge conventional wisdom that sometimes prevent academics from doing the right thing. Student Comment # 1: “You tell me, do I buy your $300 textbook or do I put oil in my tank for a cold New England […]

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Why Science Matters in Today’s Knowledge Economy

Posted on April 6, 2018 by
Jill Nugent and Dr. Kelly Thrippleton-Hunter

What would you do if you suspected the water in your home was not safe to drink or use for cooking or bathing?  Would you reach out to local officials?  What if they did not respond to your concerns? This scenario happened in Flint, Michigan in April 2014, a few short days after Earth Day. […]

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Schemata and Instructional Strategies

Posted on March 23, 2018 by
Dr. Jeff Czarnec and Dr. Michelle G. Hill

Originally published on EvoLLution.com The Importance of Schemata in Teaching and Learning Students’ comprehension of course content will likely be the same or similar, thus it is important to recognize that students’ understanding of content may be drawn through the lens of their prior experiences, known as “schema.” This article will highlight the impact of […]

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OFYE Matters: Time Management

Posted on March 16, 2018 by
Jamie Holcomb, Associate Dean of the First Year Experience

“Time management is the elephant sitting in the middle of the living room for all online learners,” says Risa Blair, an instructor for Southern New Hampshire University, one of many professionals dedicated to the online first year experience (OFYE) of students. Her peers in the online learning environment agree. For the new online learner, organizing […]

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