Professional Development


U Cincinnati Sees Online Enrollment Increasing as Programs Proliferate

The University of Cincinnati is projecting a 6.8 percent increase in online enrollments for this semester compared with fall 2008, an increase that's expected to account for half of the university's overall enrollment growth for 2009-2010.

Georgia Tech Looks To Shift Unemployed IT Pros into Teaching Careers

The College of Computing at Georgia Tech is looking to transform economic lemons into educational lemonade by shifting unemployed technology professionals into teaching careers.

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Wayne State Teaches Students How To Stay Safe in Campus Shootings

In its efforts to bolster campus safety, a large inner-city university is about to take a step that most institutions haven't: launching an online training program to teach students, faculty, and staff how to stay safe in an active shooter situation. Among the instructions: what to do if the student hears a gunshot in the building; what to do if a shooter comes into the classroom; what to do if somebody is injured....

Why Invest in IT Training During a Recession?

Tough economic times are not when you should retreat from IT training for your staff, according to Laurus Technologies CEO John Udelhofen. He gives five reasons why.

Social Networking Site Focuses on Teaching Strategies

A new social learning site has launched, one that's focused on sharing teaching strategies and other ideas surrounding the use of interactive classroom response systems.

Lehigh U and Keystone Team in Distance Learning Training

Lehigh University of Bethlehem, PA will be expanding its distance learning educational program using Keystone Enterprise Services' interactive satellite-training network.

ERP Helps Drive Enrollment, Staff Development at Houston CC

The Houston Community College System had been using a PeopleSoft ERP system since 1998, but it wasn't until last year that the third-largest accredited community college system in the United States upgraded its campus collaboration and Web presence to create one streamlined process.

USC Taking Graduate Degree in Teaching Online

The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education is launching a master's of arts in teaching degree that will be delivered online. The new program begins in June of 2009.

Sun Microsystems Collaborates with Higher Ed in China

This week at its Education and Research Conference (ERC) conference in Chengdu, Sun Microsystems made two announcements of open source collaborations with higher education in China. CT asked Sun VP of Global Education Joe Hartley for more information.

Wilkes U Launches Master's Degree in Online Teaching

Wilkes University School of Education has introduced a new online master's degree program in online teaching. The program, which launches this summer, is for educators and other professionals who wish to use technology for training and instruction over the Internet.