Professional Development

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We believe that a commitment to teaching is a commitment to learning. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. The AI&e Team will help UAA faculty members be successful by partnering with you to learn innovative instructional practices and master academic technologies in order to enhance your teaching efforts and increase student success. 

Our faculty support team's goal is universal access to online, hybrid and technology-enhanced courses in the framework of course and program design so that all UAA students may achieve their academic goals, regardless of disability or challenges. Whether it’s simply building a learning object or tackling the design and development of an entire program for online learning, our team can help from initial design all the way through delivery. 

Our team’s professional development offerings will help you implement and optimize high impact practices to teach effectively in any environment, learn new tools, master copyright practices, and facilitate dynamic learning communities. From concepts to tools to teaching, our collaborative Teaching Academy, Tech Fellows, Quality Matters and regular workshops will help you incorporate best practices and national standards in all of your courses.    

If you’re looking for assistance with teaching technologies or need access to cutting edge software and tools, we can help. Our Broadcast and Media Professional can help you produce high-quality audio and video. Faculty and Students alike can utilize the Innovative Design Studio to explore augmented reality; 3D printing and modeling; high quality media recording and editing; interactive conferencing, and create pieces for an eWolf eportfolio


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QM Summer Workshop


The "Improving Your Online Course" (IYOC) workshop will give you the framework to improve the quality of online and blended courses by utilizing the QM Rubric. In this workshop you begin making course modifications and come away with a plan for more course improvement. Enrollment requires having a pre-developed online or blended course to use. Instructional Designers are available if desired.

Session: June 1, 2018 through June 22, 2018
Time commitment: 10-12 hours/week
Facilitators: Debbi Canavan (UAA), Katie Walker (UAA-COE) & Owen Guthrie (UAF).

Registration limited to 20. To secure your spot, registration must be completed by May 30th.

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  Technology Fellows Banner ImageThe Technology Fellows Program is a long standing learning community that fosters student success through sound course design and the integration of technology to enhance both teaching and learning. 

Congratulations to the 2018 cohort! We celebrate your passion and commitment to teaching quality courses using the latest and best academic technologies. 

The 2018 cohort includes:

John Bean Forrest Nabors
Mari Hahn Terry A Nelson
Hattie Harvey Kimberly Pace
Sarah Kirk Lynn Paterna
Emily Madsen Riva Symko
Rachel Mills Sharyl Toscano

To learn more about Tech Fellows, reach out to Tina Coulston at (907) 786-4451 or via email


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Academic Innovations & eLearning
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