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UGA faculty learn to apply the Quality Matters rubric to online courses

March 24, 2016

Over 30 of the University of Georgia's faculty and staff who teach online courses participated in a Quality Matters workshop last semester offered through UGA's Office of Online Learning. Quality Matters is a faculty-centered, peer review process intended to promote the design and development of quality online courses, and the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop introduces course designers to these standards. 

UGA Music Education Sends Eight to Kenya For Service-Learning Trip

March 17, 2016

A group of eight from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s music education and piano pedagogy areas are in Africa from March 10-21, setting up distance learning and orchestra programs for a fledgling music department in western Kenya.

Engaging in Sustainable Online Course Development

February 23, 2016

The instructional design team at the Office of Online Learning takes pride in working with faculty to create online learning experiences that live up to the academic standards of the University of Georgia. We also consider how the environment we work in can support the continued offering of the courses we help develop. To this end, we encourage faculty to engage in sustainable course development practices for all online courses.

Financial Hardship Resources at UGA

February 16, 2016

The University of Georgia recently introduced a new website to deal specifically with financial hardship issues that arise in students’ lives after they begin at UGA.  Financial circumstances can change quickly, at times in ways outside of students’ control. Financial hardship creates significant stress and can impede student success. The Financial…

UGA Included in Princeton Review’s ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’ List

February 12, 2016

The University of Georgia has received recognition in The Princeton Review’s new book, “The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In.” The book, published on Jan. 28, includes 150 academic institutions—75 public and 75 private—based on surveys The Princeton Review, an education services…

UGA Remains on Kiplinger Best Value in Public Colleges List

January 26, 2016

UGA continues to rank as one of the nation's top values in higher education, according to Kiplinger,which placed UGA 12th on its Personal Finance list of 100 best values among public colleges and universities for 2016.

Faculty and Student IT Guides from EITS

January 20, 2016

You might be new at the University of Georgia, or you might be a veteran who just was never given this memo before. Enterprise Information Technology Services, known colloquially around campus as EITS, is the central IT department at the university. It manages some of the key technology systems and services on campus, such as UGAMail, Athena and eLearning Commons (eLC). 

UGA’s Online Programs Ranked Among the Best In Nation by US News

January 12, 2016

The University of Georgia has some of the best online degree programs in the nation, according to the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings. UGA is ranked No. 3 among all universities for best online graduate programs in education and No. 5 for best online bachelor's programs overall.

Online Music Education Faculty Brings Local Teacher and Students to UGA

April 14, 2015

Dr. Legette, faculty member of the new online Master in Music Education program, was recently involved in an on campus event that brought together music education students and local children. Rachel Osborne, music teacher at Whit Davis Elementary School brought her students to the UGA School of Music to…

Master of Music Education Program Starts Online This Summer

March 26, 2015

The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music will offer its first online program this summer. The Master of Music Education online degree program is already taking applications. Director of the Hodgson School, Dale Monson said “Offering an online degree will open the doors of opportunity to those otherwise…