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eUNH to Offer 60 Online Courses Summer 2011

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
April 13, 2011

Accessible education has taken on new meaning in recent years with the onslaught of college classes taught via the Web. Once a convenient alternative geared toward adult learners and students working full-time, the concept is now simply one of the sundry possibilities at UNH where, this summer, 60 e-courses will be offered.

At least 40 of those will be taught exclusively online with no campus visit required; 20 meet general education/Discovery program requirements. Blended courses are designated with an HY for hybrid or FV for Far View, i.e. 575.1HY or 418.1F.

While UNH has been developing its online courses during the last several years, their promotion and development now come together as eUNH.

"eUNH is a major step towards fulfilling the goals of the UNH/2020 Strategic Plan. By providing more courses and sections online, we can increase accessibility to the university's teaching excellence, enhance flexibility in degree completion for students, and provide faculty with a wider variety of ways to present course material and engage students,” says Provost John Aber. “Higher education is changing rapidly and emerging technologies offer some exciting possibilities for improving how we bring life to the traditional values of a flagship public university.”

In addition to developing its e-course portfolio, eUNH will strengthen technology- enhanced learning infrastructure in classrooms, and in blended courses that use Web-based learning platforms for part of a course as well as promoting certificate programs and professional training opportunities.

Students can choose from, among others, courses in classical mythology, forest ecology, community health, history, education, nutrition, sociology and theater. For a complete list of summer 2011 courses offered through eUNH, visit http://www.unh.edu/registrar/summer/online_sum.html.

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