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OLC to Deliver Discounted PD on Online Instruction to Minority-Serving Institutions

The Online Learning Consortium has received a grant to work with minority-serving institutions as they shift to online instruction. The $50,000 award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund delivery of affordable, short-term workshops to reach instructors in institutions that need professional development resources most.

Universities to Scale Faculty Training with ACUE Program

Four university systems have been accepted into a program that will deliver professional development to their faculty as part of improving student achievement.

Crash Course Offers Roadmap for Quick Transition to Online Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative has launched a free online course to help instructors and institutions that need to make a quick move to remote learning.

AWS Extends Cloud Ambassador Program to Students

Amazon Web Services has expanded its AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program to provide professional development resources and opportunities not just for educators, but also for students.

Digital Transformation: A Focus on Creativity, Not Tools

Veteran education technologist Ellen Wagner examines a point that is too often missing from discussions of "digital transformation".

Improving Online Teaching Through Training and Support

Kapi'olani Community College instituted comprehensive training to help faculty design, develop and assess online courses — including supportive incentives to make sure instructors can successfully complete the program.

Preparing Faculty for High-Quality Online Programs

Temple University's College of Public Health is a diverse school experiencing significant growth online. Here's how the institution is supporting the development and maintenance of high-quality online faculty.

Online Professional Development: 3 Ways to Keep Faculty Coming Back for More

For students to succeed in online learning, faculty must be encouraged to go back to class themselves.

Engaging Faculty with New Tech

Technology innovation does not always come easily for time-crunched faculty members in higher ed. Here's how one institution provides a variety of training opportunities to help inspire faculty to try something new.

Survey: More than Half of Faculty Believe Classroom Tech Increases Student Engagement

In a recent survey, 54 percent of faculty respondents said they believe adding more technology to their classroom would definitely increase student engagement.

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