Professional Development

San Antonio College Trains Faculty, Staff with Webcasts

San Antonio College uses webcasting technology to certify its faculty members in counseling and to train call center agents.

The Connected College: Digital Artifacts and Tools to Support Learning Outcomes

Bristol Community College, an urban college in southeastern Massachusetts, has redesigned many of its courses around common learning outcomes. With the help of a Title III grant from the Department of Education, BCC has supported faculty by developing Course Design Toolkits and identifying an array of digital instructional artifacts relevant to course content and supportive of learning outcomes.

Cengage Launches On-Demand Professional Development for Higher Ed

Cengage Learning has launched TeamUp portal, a new on-demand service designed to provide professional development resources for higher education and career training professionals.

Bringing Faculty Into the Fold

Engaging faculty with instructional technology is a big hurdle, but it can be done. Four institutions share their strategies.

Tactics for the Smart Classroom: Getting Smarter About Faculty Involvement

College IT professionals and administrators reveal their top 5 techniques for working with, rather than against, faculty members in implementing technology-enhanced learning environments.

Report: State Data Systems Progress, Though Key Challenges Remain

A new report from education data coalition Data Quality Campaign is calling on policymakers to strengthen links between K-12, workforce, and post-secondary institutions.

Central Michigan University Adds ASCD Material to Teacher Leadership Program

Central Michigan University has selected ASCD to provide professional development content for the university's new Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership program.

St. Leo U Opens Digital Classroom for Teacher Prep

A school of education in Florida recently opened its first digital classroom to help prepare students for what they'll find in the 21st century classes where they'll be teaching one day.

Epson Intros Entry-Level LCD Projectors, Launches Training Series

Epson has unveiled two portable, entry-level LCD projectors, the PowerLite 1221 and the PowerLite 1261W. The company also launched, in partnership with Discovery Education and Atomic Learning, a new training program to help education users get up to speed on using interactive projection technologies in the classroom.

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Teaching with the iPad (and Angry Birds)

For some, the jury is still out on the potential of Apple's popular iPad tablet device as a learning tool. Not for Jenna Linskens, Kristi Shaw, Robert Wagner, and Marian University, the small Catholic and Franciscan school in Fond du Lac, WI where they all teach.