Professional Development from STARLINK

News and Updates

Profound shifts are happening in society and the workplace. Progressive leaders in workforce development and education are seeking innovative methods to develop 21st century skills in their learners - to effectively adapt and be versatile in creative problem solving, communicating, and collaborating with others.

STARLINK presents our newest release by Bob Wiele of OneSmartWorld, as we discover "21 Skills for the 21st Century". Improve your skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communicating with others, and building personal spirit.

In addition, please be sure to check out our other November releases:

  • Multiple Intelligence
  • Critical Thinking
  • Higher Ed Hot Topic: Stress Management

We look forward to seeing you online!

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

Why Professors Shouldn't Ban Smartphones

By: Matthew Lynch/ The EDVOCATE

As smartphones have become more common, educators have struggled with the question of what to do with smartphones in the classroom. For K-12 educators, the answer has been to ban smartphones from the classroom completely. College professors have also banned smartphones in increasing numbers. But now there's some evidence to suggest that banning smartphones in the college classroom isn't such a good idea.

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Innovation in Online Learning

By: Maryville University/The Chronicle of Higher Education

Learning design experts partner with developers to design online courses that emphasize dynamic content and engagement.

Maryville University's online programs are seeing growth in enrollment and academic offerings as designers and technical developers transform courses into digital learning experiences.

The design studio, which features a green screen, lightboard, and Microsoft Surface Hub technology, is where some of the most visible innovation happens. Professors appear to walk around inside equations and film an interview in front of the Eiffel Tower. They pull in graphics with a live key, much like a TV weather reporter illustrates storms. And they create webinars and podcasts.

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Blackboard Intros Mobile App for Instructors

By: Rhea Kelly/Campus Technology

Blackboard unveiled Blackboard Instructor, a mobile app designed to help faculty manage their courses, engage students and complete course-related activities inside and outside the classroom.

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