Pitt Online manager featured in magazine article on online education

This month’s Back to School edition of North Hills Magazine (page 14) featured Pitt Online for its role in the growth of online education. Manager Jonathan Gunnell spoke about how online courses function at Pitt, as well as the role of technology in online learning. Jon oversees the planning, development, delivery, and assessment of online programs and courses including all Massive Open Online Courses offered by the University.

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Experiences from the ID2ID Program

The ID2ID Program is a cross-institutional professional development program for Instructional Designers (ID) open to educational technologists, multimedia specialists, programmers, and production specialists in higher education settings. This joint initiative between Penn State University and Educause launched its first cohort in July of 2017 with the goal of fostering the professional growth of IDs in the areas of faculty development, academic transformation, digital literacies, accessibility, assessment, open education, and learning spacings. Over an 8-month span,…

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University Center for Teaching and Learning wins 2 Pitt Seed Awards

The University Center for Teaching and Learning received funding for two Pitt Seed Awards, the Office of the Chancellor announced Wednesday. The grants will address two areas of need within the University: to be able to offer online continuing education [CE] programs to an international audience; and to expand the outreach of the Open Lab, the Teacher Center’s makerspace laboratory. A dedicated CE platform will provide important features, such as self-registration of non-matriculated learners, credit card…

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