Professional Development


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.

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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.

Report: Teacher Prep Courses Easier Than Other Majors

Teacher candidates are significantly more likely to graduate with honors than other students owing to less rigorous coursework, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Online Learning Consortium To Host Distance Learning Discussions

The Online Learning Consortium will host a series of Google Hangouts next week, November 10-14, in honor of National Distance Learning Week.

UC Davis To Host STEM Ed Conference

University of California, Davis will host its annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education Sunday, November 9 at the UC Davis Conference Center.

Oregon State U Launches Online Certificate for Higher Ed Professionals

Oregon State University has launched a new online certificate program designed to help higher education professionals improve their teaching abilities.

Northwestern U Launches Training Program for Chicago Principals

Northwestern University will offer training and executive coaching to 60 exceptional principals from Chicago Public Schools over three years as the result of a partnership between NU's Center for Nonprofit Management and School of Education and Social Policy.

Classroom Tech, Professional Development Top List of Faculty Concerns

When social media-using faculty were asked to cite their biggest concerns for education, what topped the list were technology in the classroom and professional development.

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