Professional Development


U St Thomas to Launch Online STEM Engineering Ed Certificates

The University of St Thomas will begin offering graduate certificates in STEM engineering education online this year.

3D Printing Conference for Educators Heading to Atlanta in October

Educators interested in 3D printing will have a venue this fall to learn more about how to use it in K-12 and higher education.

Online Degrees Primed to Help Early Ed Teachers Meet New Credential Reqs

A report recently published by New America posed a set of questions related to how those policies affect the early education teachers who need to attain bachelor's degrees, especially in areas of quality and access — and whether online education could provide a leg up.

Hoonuit Buys Ed Training Company, Offers PD Credit Through U North Dakota

By completing a Pathway set, educators can earn a graduate credit through U North Dakota by working with an instructor of record at the university, receiving feedback on assignments and creating a "final reflection" paper that ties together the learning.

CBE Program to Train More Teachers in North Carolina

North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have teamed up to launch a competency-based teacher education program they hope will help address a widening teacher shortage in the state.

Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master's in Online Ed

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is teaming with a private partner to launch a competency-based master's of education in online teaching program.

MIT Launches Digital Plus Courses for Professional Learning

MIT Professional Learning is launching a new program designed to offer organizations courses for their employees that feature project-based challenges designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty.

Survey: Faculty Getting More Confident in Tech Skills, but Students' Skills Are Slipping

Eight-four percent of faculty in our 2017 Teaching with Technology Survey believe their tech skills are more than adequate for the job, but only 34 percent said their students' skills are "excellent" or "above average."

Cornell U Merges Teaching Excellence, Academic Tech Units

Cornell University has recently reorganized part of its provost's office to bring together faculty development and instructional technology.

Cornell Workshop Series Aims to Help Profs Communicate Research via Transmedia

The series, "Knowledge Matters: Communicating Research for Different Audiences through Transmedia," will allow participants to create and showcase their blogs, vlogs, comics, websites or other outlets in an effort to reach a variety of audiences with a focus on transmedia.

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