Buena Vista U Online Master's Adds Teacher Tech Integration Track
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Iowa's Buena Vista University is launching a new track within one of its online master's degrees that uses Discovery Education's streaming service and teacher professional learning community. The new "teacher technology integration" track is a concentration for the school's online Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, designed to help educators pick up skills and strategies for running digital classrooms.
The university said in a statement that it was "excited" to launch the new venture. "Discovery Education's deep expertise in creating engaging classroom experiences perfectly supports Buena Vista University's powerful, online education programs and will benefit not only participating teachers, but the students they serve as well," said Lucas DeWitt, program director of the master's program.
This isn't the first time Discovery has teamed up with universities as part of graduate-level education. The company said it has participated in similar arrangements for the last decade, helping to design courses to help teachers learn how to work with digital resources.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.