UNT Online


Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:45am
Adam Fein
Virtual moderators for more UNT students in the future
By Marshall Reid - Denton Record-Chronicle

More students will be coached by computers over the coming semesters thanks to a growing University of North Texas partnership.

Students in select online classes will have software suggest ways to improve their comments and questions when professors have them post in the online forum.

The program is called Packback, a company started by two college students who were looking to make textbooks more affordable. They’ve pivoted since their appearance on the television show Shark Tank to attempt an improvement in student engagement and critical thinking in online classes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 01:30pm
UNT Plus Coursera
Coursera named number four in CNBC’s 2020 Disruptor 50 list
In January Coursera partnered with UNT to launch a fully online bachelor’s completion program

In the eighth annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC identifies private companies whose breakthroughs are influencing business and market competition at an accelerated pace. They are poised to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with tech platforms that have the power to dominate. The start-ups making the 2020 Disruptor list are at the epicenter of a world changing in previously unimaginable ways, turning ideas in cybersecurity, education, health IT, logistics/delivery, fintech and agriculture into a new wave of billion-dollar businesses. 

Friday, June 05, 2020 - 10:34am
Data Analytics
New online certificate programs
The 15-hour Data Analytics undergraduate and graduate certificate programs could be completed in as little as seven months.

The ability to analyze data and translate it into useful insights and solutions for everything from saving the bees to navigating the new post-coronavirus world is in high demand.

According to “Forbes” magazine, very few people have the skills needed to understand and analyze data effectively despite data analytics being one of the most important tools for any company. To address the demand, the University of North Texas is offering two new fully-online certificates in data analytics starting Summer 2020.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 01:33pm
America's Team, Your University. UNT is a Proud Partner of the Dallas Cowboys.
University of North Texas and the Dallas Cowboys launch innovative online M.B.A.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The business acumen that turned a $140 million investment 30 years ago into a $5.5 billion company today soon will be in a virtual classroom.
The University of North Texas, a Carnegie Tier One research institution, and the Dallas Cowboys, named the most valuable sports franchise in the world by Forbes, have created a Master of Business Administration degree that the two organizations will begin offering in Fall 2020.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00am
UNT + Coursera Online Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences
UNT B.A.A.S. program on Coursera
insidehighered.com: A New Player in the College Completion Market
MOOC platform Coursera is teaming up with the University of North Texas to offer an online bachelor’s degree aimed at working adults with some college credit.

Monday, November 04, 2019 - 10:00am
How AI is Shaping Online Discussion Quality
Written by: Adam Fein, VP for Digital Strategy and Innovation at UNT

Discussion forums have been a key feature of online and technology-enhanced courses for over 20 years. There is a breadth of information and best practices guidelines on ways to use discussion forums in online learning environments. Online discussion is an important area of research in both the scholarship of teaching and learning and educational technology. Unfortunately, it presents several hurdles to successful implementation. 

Monday, September 02, 2019 - 09:15am
UNT Stats
UNT Defies National Trend
8.2% increase in its online enrollment (from 17,740 students to 19,192 students).

DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is defying national higher education trends with more than 3% growth, according to the latest enrollment numbers.

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 09:30am
man at a technology touch screen
UNT Reconfigurable Computing Lab Named Tech Titans Award Finalist
The University of North Texas Reconfigurable Computing Lab in the College of Engineering is a finalist for a prestigious Tech Titans award

The awards were created to recognize the North Texas technology elite and are given annually by Tech Titans, a technology trade association. The UNT lab was nominated for the Tech Titans of the Future – University Level Award, which spotlights educational institutions that encourage and support students in choosing engineering- and technology-related disciplines as a preferred academic and career path.

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:21pm
woman on laptop with schoolbook nearby
University of North Texas Expands Access to Online Learning
UNT soon will offer non-credit, online courses in a variety of subjects through Coursera

DENTON (UNT), Texas —  The University of North Texas soon will offer non-credit, online courses in a variety of subjects through Coursera, giving more learners access to world-class educational content created and taught by UNT faculty.

The university recently inked a deal with the popular online education company, joining an elite group of higher education institutions such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University and more.