Professional Development


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.

User Conference Focuses on Classroom Clickers in Higher Ed

Turning Technologies has opened registration for its annual user conference for higher education. Turning Tech is the maker of classroom response systems ("classroom clickers") and other tools for collaboration in learning.

Pitch and Woo: Dealing with Faculty Resistance

Giving faculty immediate support, a safe way to try new tools, and a strong sense of ownership can go a long way toward overcoming resistance to new technology.