Professional Development


First STEMx MOOC Takes Place Sept. 19–21

The International Society for Technology in Education will host the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference, a MOOC dedicated to STEMx educators.

Free Digital Learning Transition MOOC for Educators Starts Sept. 30

The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University have announced a new version of their free Digital Learning Transition massive open online course (MOOC) for educators.

New MOOC Explores Role of Badges for Professional Credentials

The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Mozilla, Blackboard, and Sage Road Solutions have joined forces to offer a new MOOC that will delve into the subject of badges for academic and professional credentials.

ISTE and HP Expand Free Teacher Training in Catalyst Academy Mini-Courses

Intercultural understanding through digital exchanges, a crash course on games for learning, and using mobile apps to convert students into "citizen scientists" are three of the topics that will make up the latest round of "mini courses" offered through HP's free Catalyst Academy.

Non-Profit Launches MOOC on Digital Badges

The WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies has partnered with Blackboard, Mozilla, and Sage Road Solutions to host a massive open online course examining the use of badges in professional credentialing.

Anderson U To Establish Center for Excellence for Mobile Learning

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) has awarded $143,000 to Anderson University (AU) to establish a Center for Excellence for Mobile Learning (CEML).

Critics Slam NCTQ Teacher Prep Review

A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) rating teacher education programs has been widely criticized by the education community.

Teacher Prep Review Finds Most Teacher Education Dismal

A new extensive report out by the National Council on Teacher Quality says that only four institutions of higher education in the United States out of 1,130 deserve the highest rating in its evaluation of teacher education programs.

5 Keys to Engaging Faculty With IT

5 Keys to Engaging Faculty With IT

Faculty development remains one of the biggest impediments to the wider use of technology in education. CT looks at five strategies that schools have implemented successfully to increase faculty engagement.

Faculty Training? Head to Bee School

Faculty take the fall for too many failed IT initiatives. It's time to focus on what IT departments are doing to drive faculty away.