Earlier this academic year, Virginia Commonwealth University was faced with a huge logistical challenge — an international, world-class bike race would disrupt local traffic patterns and supply lines. But the university saw the event as an opportunity to offer students a week of mini-courses, using the race environment as a giant learning lab and tapping a range of technologies to support student work.
The National Institute for STEM Education has partnered with Chalk & Wire in an effort to improve assessment of STEM teachers as they seek certification.
The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic. Only a quarter of those surveyed have already begun using digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes.
This tablet program was as much about helping faculty integrate technology into their courses as it was about outfitting students with computing devices for their academics.
A report on instructional designers in post-secondary education found them to be pivotal to technology adoption but also noted that they face a number of obstacles, not the least of which is faculty resistance.
The University of Denver's Center for Professional Development will partner with the Denver-based Silicon STEM Academy to offer "STEM for Grown-Ups," a new curriculum of interactive courses involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that teachers and others can take for continuing education unit credit.
Ashland University's Professional Development Services has partnered with Teach n' Kids Learn to launch comprehensive online professional development courses for teachers.
Educational Testing Service has launched ProEthica, an online ethics training program for educators and teachers in training.
The Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education at the University of California Davis has launched a computer science curriculum for use in grades 1-12 across the United States.
From digital textbooks to napping pods, here's what was trending on our Web site last month.