Professional Development


5 Quick Tips for Improving Your Instructional Design

Moving a course from brick-and-mortar to online requires rethinking how you deliver content, replicate in-class interactions and pinpoint areas for improvement.

NYU Tandon Offers Free STEM Workshop for Teachers

This summer, New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.

Are We There Yet? Impactful Technologies and The Power to Influence Change

How often do you hear comments like "We're just not there yet…" or "This is a technology that is just too slow to adoption…"? CT talks with veteran education technology leader Ellen Wagner, to ask for her perspectives on the adoption of impactful technologies — in particular the factors in our leadership and development communities that have the power to influence change.

6 Big Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher Ed

The latest Educause Horizon report names six major barriers to the innovation, adoption or scale of technology in higher education.

3 Keys to Engaging Faculty in Instructional Design

Most instructional designers will tell you their work begins with getting a foot in the door with faculty and building rapport from there. Here are three ways to make that relationship a success.

Survey: Instructional Designers Drive Better Student Outcomes

Where faculty are compelled to work with instructional designers on development of their online courses, students have better outcomes, according to a recent survey from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research

U Akron Teacher College Opens STEM Education Center

An Ohio education college has established a new center to help teachers attain STEM professional development. The Urban STEM Education Center at the University of Akron's College of Education will also conduct research and evaluate STEM education programs at the local, state and federal levels.

Faculty Training, Support for Online Teaching Needs Improvement

A survey of chief academic officers at public colleges and universities found that while most online courses are taught by full-time faculty, their preparation for and oversight in doing so is highly inconsistent. The survey was undertaken by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities working in tandem with Learning House, a Wiley division that provides online program management services.

SXSW EDU Featuring the Whimsical and Serious to Spark 'Creative Thinking' in Higher Ed

There may be no better place to combine lofty education issues with a sense of fun and creativity than the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival, coming to Austin next month. Where else can you attend a variety show inspired by student writing projects, participate in a Moth StorySLAM, view a powerful documentary film screening, discuss teaching and learning strategies and debate policy, all in one event?

Survey: Faculty Development Most Important Teaching and Learning Issue for 2019

For the sixth year in a row, the topic of faculty development has turned up among the top three "teaching and learning issues" in an annual survey done by Educause. This year that same issue was also No. 1, getting 25 percent more votes than the next top choice: online and blended learning.

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