Professional Development

Support for flipping faculty

3 Ways to Support Flipping Faculty

Reinventing classes in a flipped format takes a lot of time and effort. Here's how three institutions have created a support structure for faculty making the switch.

Faculty Success Means Student Success: Supporting Online Faculty

Faculty Success Means Student Success: Supporting Online Faculty

The push for "student success" is all around us. But what about the notion of "faculty success"? CT talked recently with Michael Cottam, who believes that supporting his institution's online faculty is the most important element of creating student success at Webster University.

U Southern California's Rossier School of Ed Launches Equity Teacher Ceritificate Program

University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education has teamed with a private partner to launch an online course focused on strategies to differentiate instruction for English language learning students in an effort to prepare them for Common Core assessments. The course is one of four that, taken together, comprise the "Equity Educator Certificate Program."

Penn State Expands Online Master of Ed Program

Pennsylvania State University has expanded its online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction to include five areas of emphasis for students to choose from.

Infinite Campus Unveils Free Teacher Prep Platform

Infinite Campus will launch a free platform designed to help pre-service teachers learn how to get the most out of a student information system.

Why You Now Need a Team to Create and Deliver Learning

Institutions that use a team-based approach to creating and delivering education content and learning experiences will differentiate themselves and succeed, even as the pace of change — both in technology and in the disciplines — accelerates, says Daniel Christian, a senior instructional designer at Calvin College.

The 6 Major Barriers Standing in the Way of Educational Change

The 6 Major Barriers Standing in the Way of Educational Change

As administrators shift priorities away from the mission of education, the role of faculty-as-teacher is diminishing, and the consequences for the profession look to be getting rapidly more severe.

U Central Florida Launches Blended Learning MOOC for Educators

The University of Central Florida has teamed with two partners to reboot a massive open online course for educators focused on blended learning in higher ed and K-12.

badges for professional development

Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development

Some higher ed institutions are experimenting with digital badges as a way to encourage and document learning among faculty and staff.

EdX Launching MOOCs with Free Certificates for Teacher Training and AP Prep

MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.