Professional Learning Opportunities

AI&e believes that "a commitment to teaching is a commitment to learning" and that those who continuously make an effort to commit to their own professional development should be supported and recognized. In our commitment to support you we offer the following professional development opportunities for all UAA Instructors:

Workshops & Conferences

AI&e conferences and workshops are scheduled throughout the academic calendar so you will normally see a training conference opportunity the first week of January, mid-May and the first week of August, with some additional workshops available each month. To view current offerings go to Academic Innovations & eLearning Workshops

Come see see us to learn how to:

  • Create pedagogically sound face-to-face and/or online courses
  • Design courses that are fun, possess academic integrity, and meet UAA’s academic guidelines
  • Join a community of faculty that care about course quality
  • Create course schedules that work for you and your students
  • Build and manage online learning communities
  • Adopt Quality Matters standards for online course development
  • Redesign courses using additional technologies or flipped classroom techniques

Group/Departmental Requests 

AI&e can also plan and schedule an intensive training for your departments specific needs and goals. You might request this option if your department is moving more courses to an online or hybrid format within your degree programs. Fill out our Group Training Request Form to schedule a consultation around training needs, expectations and scheduling.

Innovation Incentives

Innovation incentives are available throughout the academic year to enhance faculty and staff professional development in the form of grants, awards and further opportunities from National Affiliates. 

Academic Commons Online Community

An online community of faculty and staff from all UAA Campuses, exchanging knowledge in the interest of improving the quality of teaching, innovation, and communication. Join the conversation at

Atomic Learning: Online Training Materials

Atomic Learning is an online technology training and professional development tool for educators & students. Training webinars and are available for Blackboard, Acrobat Pro, Camtasia, Creative Commons, Dropbox, Office 365, Google Apps for Education, iMovie, Photoshop, SMART board, VoiceThread, WordPress, and more. Login to Atomic Learning with your UA credentials.

EduTips: Online Academic Technologies Tutorials 

The EduTips blog is authored by UAA Instructional Designers and guest authors who have attended AI&e training opportunities. It is a place to find tips on how to use Blackboard, Screencasting, Video, VoiceThread and other academic technologies from the experts. Check them out at



UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning
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3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
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