Professional Development

Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL)
COIL provides a hub to engage the University’s extensive research enterprise to improve online learning at and beyond Penn State. The core mission of the COIL is to guide the transformation of teaching and learning processes by inventing, implementing, investigating, or supporting researchers who want to investigate the effects of technologically enhanced learning environments. Visit online to learn more about COIL, including their special events and Fischer Speaker Series.

eConversations are periodic events hosted by one of Penn State’s online learning groups to discuss a topic of interest to faculty and instructors involved in teaching online. Participants can join in person or via Adobe Connect.

Faculty Development Resources, Dutton e-Education Institute
A collection of faculty development resources, compiled by the Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

ITS Training Services
ITS Training Services provides learning opportunities on many of the technology applications and tools that affect our work and lives at Penn State. The goal of this group is to facilitate teaching and learning with technology to enhance the productivity and efficiency of Penn State’s workforce, as well as to provide professional and personal development opportunities to Penn State students, faculty, and staff.
Free video tutorials on Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and more–all free to Penn State faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
The Schreyer Institute helps faculty and staff to use effective teaching methods, engage all students in the learning process, effectively assess students’ learning, enhance the value of teaching excellence, and inform decision-making about teaching and learning.

Teaching and Learning with Technology
TLT helps Penn State instructors take advantage of information technology to enrich the educational experience of their students. Services are designed to support and promote creative and innovative uses of technology in courses to actively engage learners in acquiring and assimilating the core principles and experiences of a discipline.

World Campus Faculty Development
A team dedicated to serving the professional development needs of faculty teaching online, face-to-face, and every combination in between. A particularly popular program is the Certificate for Online Teaching.

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