Professional Development

Purdue To Launch Online Master's Program in Ed Tech

Purdue University is launching an online-only version of its master's degree program focused on learning design and technology.

Planning for Disaster

One community college system stages a yearly event to help member institutions hone their emergency-management skills.

Evidence of Learning Online: Assessment Beyond The Paper

Discussions of technology strategy and planning for new media at colleges and universities are informed by many factors of higher education culture and the way its core constituents--faculty and students--work and learn. One rapidly evolving area is online assessment, whether for fully online programs or for blended learning environments. Here, learning designer Judith Boettcher examines online assessment strategies beyond the traditional end-of-term paper.

Cisco Intros Virtual Classroom Instruction Specialist Certification

At the Training 2011 Conference and Expo in San Diego this week, Cisco announced its new Virtual Classroom Instruction Specialist certification. Cisco also introduced Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction (LVCI) training courses as preparation for the certification exams.

Purdue Course Instructs Teachers on Elementary Grade Engineering Principles

PBS TeacherLine has introduced an online course developed at Purdue University for elementary teachers specifically to strengthen their teaching strategies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics.

Program Aims To Help Faculty Master Online Instruction

Pearson has introduced a new service targeted at K-12 schools and colleges and universities that want to help their instructors develop skills for teaching online.

Sakai Foundation Announces Expanded TWSIA Award

The Sakai Foundation has opened the call for submissions for the 2011 annual Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award competition, now in its 4th year.

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Online Education: Budgets, Leadership Changes Drive Restructuring

Forty-four percent of colleges and universities in the United States have restructured their online education programs in the last two years. And, according to new research, 59 percent will restructure them in the coming two years.