While much debate ensues over what higher education should become, many faculty are left to live the experience with little communication and support about how and what will change. Unlike K-12 teachers' lounges, we have no physical space outside department meetings to commune and collaborate.
The changes in education requires all educators at any level to seek (immersive) professional development to be effective in a 21st century classroom. Here are opportunities: Information/Webinars Peer Coaching for Teaching Excellence: A webinar from ACSD June18, 2015
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Creating Effective Online and Blended Courses self-paced modules with no deadlines. "Materials will be available indefinitely for you to work through on your own schedule. The eight modules can be completed in any order and should serve as a resource for you during the creation of your online course."