UMaine system unveils Web-based resource to enhance university’s online programming


A new Web-based resource that will be the main gateway for University of Maine System online programs and related student support services is being unveiled.

Chancellor Richard Pattenaude announced OnlineMaine at a two-day meeting of the UMaine system trustees that ends today in Fort Kent.

OnlineMaine will be important in expanding the number of online programs and access to those programs for Maine residents. It’s an outgrowth of the system’s initiative to economize and reshape itself for the future.

University College, which oversees many of the seven-campus system’s distance learning activities, will administer OnlineMaine.

Maine Audubon website seeks information on sightings of wildlife along Maine roads

Maine Audubon is collecting information about wildlife sightings along Maine roads through a new website where people can record their observations.

The Maine Audubon Wildlife Road Watch site aims to collect data about how wildlife make their way across Maine roads. The organization is sharing the information with state transportation and wildlife agencies in hopes of making roads safer for both animals and drivers.

Maine Audubon biologist Barbara Charry said the tool makes it easy for anyone with Internet access to contribute scientific information that will benefit wildlife.


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