Professional Development


LinkedIn Learning Pulls Lynda.com Videos into Professional Network Site

LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in spring 2015. LinkedIn itself will soon become part of Microsoft. That acquisition is expected to be finalized by the end of this year.

Flipped Initiative Debuts First Certification Track

A new organization dedicated to improving the practices of the flipped classroom has introduced a certification program intended to give teachers and administrators a foundational understanding.

Report: Higher Ed Neglecting Employee Engagement

Faculty and staff engagement and retention is financially beneficial to higher education institutions and contributes to student success, yet many colleges and universities are not measuring employee engagement, according to a new report from Cornerstone OnDemand and Ellucian.

Most Faculty Tackle Synchronous Online Instruction Ill-Prepared

If the outcome from online courses is uneven, it's little wonder. Most instructors aren't exactly up to speed on what to expect, according to a new report from the Online Learning Consortium

East Central U Deploys Makerspace for Teacher Training

East Central University in Oklahoma has implemented a makerspace lab in its Department of Education to teach practicing and preservice educators how to set up and facilitate a makerspace in the classroom.

Quality Matters Intros New Teaching Online Certificate

Quality Matters, a nonprofit organization providing quality standards, professional development, course/program review and more, has added a new Teaching Online Certificate to its lineup of certifications for quality assurance in online learning.

U of Wyoming Runs STEM Program for K–12 Teachers

The university worked with a Wyoming school district to launch the federally funded professional development program, which trained K–12 teachers on project-based STEM learning.

Carnegie Mellon-Led Project Promotes Data and Technology Fluency

CMU researchers are working with local teachers to implement a pilot program that encourages students to use data, multimedia and technology to express ideas.

Competency STEM Teacher Ed Program Wins State Pre-Approval

A new initiative to test out competency-based learning for training middle and high school teachers in science and math has shown enough mastery to gain the "informal" approval of the state where it's located.

Carnegie Mellon Hosts 12th Annual LearnLab Summer School

The Simon Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has concluded its 12th annual LearnLab Summer School, a week-long intensive course that teaches graduate students, working professionals and researchers about CMU-developed tools that merge education, data and technology.

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