The next deadline for submitting a TWT Certificate to your coordinator is Jan 7. If you intend to submit a certificate, please coordinate a review schedule with your Coordinator.
Non-graduate instructors should register with the HRDC using the registration link at the left.
If there are questions about timelines and content, you or your coordinator can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck as always.
The following link is a good article arguing that academics need to take charge of their online professional presence, including developing a solid online portfolio.
This is a friendly reminder that instructors graduating this semester should submit their TWT Portfolio to their coordinators on or about Nov 7. Please contact your coordinator to alert him or her of your intention and to work out a review schedule.
Good luck as always.
I will be giving a presentation over Adobe Connect about the TWT Certificate on Wed. Oct 26 at 4:00 PM. We hope to have audio over the phone in order to increase audio quality and stability.
Registration details (including time and location) are at https://register4its.psu.edu/Public/ShowDetail.asp?scheduleid=109462
If a waiting list forms, please sign up and attend anyway.
Instructors interested in learning more about the Blogs at Penn State (http://blogs.psu.edu) or how to create a portfolio with the Blogs at Penn State template will find expanded instructions at http://kb.its.psu.edu/blogs.
You can also view additional information at the new Portfolio How-To link above or go to http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/twt/blogportfolio.
Instructors may be interested in some of the workshops and presentations from the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events_topic).
Topics include strategies for teaching online courses, effective design of multiple choice tests, assessing student progress, course design, strategies for large classes and other topics.
I will be giving an in-person presentation about the TWT Certificate on Thursday Aug 18 at 8:30
Registration details (including time and location) are at https://register4its.psu.edu/Public/ShowDetail.asp?scheduleid=109018
If a waiting list forms, please sign up and come anyway. Chances are that there will be room in the classroom.
From ITS Training
Registration is now open for technology workshops offered throughout the summer on topics including Access, Excel, Dreamweaver, ANGEL, InDesign, Photoshop, Blogs at Penn State, a variety of Penn State’s administrative computing topics, and more. Many sessions are also offered online through Meeting@PennState (powered by Adobe Connect) meeting and training software. Visit the Web site for more information and to register for training at http://its.psu.edu/training/.
Check out for a variety of workshops being held this week.
FYI - The online training modules for Lynda.com training can be now be accessed at
This is still a great place to receive video-based training for Microsoft Office, new Web 2.0 tools like Facebook/Twitter/Google Docs, multimedia (particularl and Web programming topics.
These modules can also be used by students who need to learn how to use different software products.
The portfolio link for Emily Baldys of the English Department has been posted on the "Completed Portfolio" page. Congratulations Emily!