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.
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.
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The University of California, Davis, School of Education, in partnership with California Community Colleges, has launched Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research, a new professional development and research program designed to support current and future leaders of California community colleges.
SpotOn, an initiative of Ohio State University, has partnered with Oak Hills Local School District to offer professional development in the evaluation of digital content.
St. Petersburg College and Smart Sparrow have partnered to launch the Learning Design Starter Kit, a free tool designed to help faculty create their own digital learning resources.