Teaching Competencies for 21st Century Learners

A Google Hangout

Institutions with large online program offerings with large online enrollments know that they must invest in the training and development of their teaching faculty. With technology increasingly a core component of hybrid on-the-ground instruction, traditional faculty may lack the technology and teaching skills needed to be successful with Millennial learners. If your incoming freshman class does not use email to communicate with the institution or faculty, how do you communicate with them? How do you engage students who expect immediate feedback, are constantly multitasking, who use multiple devices daily for school, social and work demands? Join this Hangout to learn what researchers at Teachers College are finding about engaging students in STEM courses,  the outcome of a national task force that developed a tiered set of competencies for student services professionals, and how the redesign of curriculum into a CBE framework is stimulating a conversation about the changing roles of faculty. This Hangout will cover an array of topics, bundled in the question of “is there a digital divide between Millennial students and today’s traditional teaching faculty? And what do we do about it?”


John HoffmanJohn Hoffman
Associate Professor,
Educational Leadership,
California State University, Fullerton



Ellen MeierEllen Meier
Director, Center for Technology and School Change
Faculty, Dept. of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Teachers College Columbia University



Alli WoodsAlli Woods
Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Development,
University of Maryland University College




Wm. Preston DavisPreston Davis
Director of Instructional Services, ELI,
Northern Virginia Community College