Professional Development


Penn State Course Helps Online Instructors Understand Needs of Military Students

A faculty development team at Pennsylvania State University has introduced a short training course specifically to help instructors learn how to support military students in their online courses.

mobile learning

Training Faculty for Mobile Learning

At the University of Central Florida, instructional designers offer faculty ongoing mobile technology training courses.

Rochester Institute of Tech Debuts Student Camps, Teacher Workshops in Cybersecurity

The Rochester Institute of Technology is launching a summer workshop for teachers and camps for middle and high school students interested in learning about cybersecurity.

U California, Irvine Extension Launches Online Courses in Student-Centered Learning

The University of California, Irvine Extension is launching a pair of online courses designed to help teachers develop their skills in cognitive and student-centered learning.

California Community Colleges to Roll Out On-Demand Faculty Training

Faculty and staff in the California Community Colleges will soon have access to online training on digital skills and tech tools.

Penn State Debuts Online Master's in Special Ed

Penn State has launched an online master's in education program aimed at working teachers.

MakerBot Publishes 3D Design and Printing Handbook for Education

'MakerBot in the Classroom: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Design' includes an introduction to 3D printing and a range of hands-on 3D design lesson plans.

U Colorado Boulder Hosts Game Design Institute for STEM Teachers

A group of about 100 K-12 teachers has completed a week-long summer institute, dubbed Scalable Game Design, at the University of Colorado Boulder focused on using game design to teach computer science.

FlipCon Conference to Offer Wide-Ranging Sessions on the Flipped Classroom

Hosted by the Flipped Learning Network, the conference will take place online and in person at Michigan State University, and will includes sessions for those who are new to flipped learning, as well as those who are more experienced, doing research on the practice and seeking tools and skills.

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Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed

A massive experiment at Virginia Commonwealth University involving 7,000 blogs could lead to a new view on how college students learn.