Professional Development

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.

Longwood U Upgrades Security Awareness Training System

Longwood University has gone public with an upgrade it performed over the summer to the application that delivers security awareness training on campus.

Reviewers Unhappy with Portfolio 'Stuff' Demand Evidence

Evidence-based learning concepts can help re-frame the portfolio process so that ePortfolios will become more useful assessment tools, both for demonstrating individual student achievement and for institutional and program evaluation or accreditation review.

10 Rules of Teaching in this Century

We’ve been predicting a technology revolution for decades, and actually, it happened 5 years ago. We are now past the tipping point. As the revolution gathers momentum, many higher education institutions are clean-sheet redesigning teaching, learning, assessment, and career development. The 10 rules in this article suggest the depth of change that’s occurring on campus.