Category Archives: Continuing Education & Workforce Development

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Lifebridge Health Leadership Academy Grows at Towson University

Over the past three years of running the Towson University Professional Leadership Program for Women, we have been able to tactically grow and expand the program. With increased awareness of the program and the unique content format, we have attracted more government, non-profit, and corporate

Osher Spotlight: Jackie Gratz

This past Wednesday, Jackie Gratz retired after more than a decade as director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University. The next day, plans were in place to honor Jackie with a reception and concert. But just as Jackie was getting ready to

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The Importance of Leadership Development

Leadership development programs have become an increasingly hot topic not only in the private sector but also in the public sector. More often than not, individuals enter a work position due to the fact they possess a unique or strong skill set. They are essentially

eLearning design

eLearning Designs for Non-eLearning Projects

In two recent posts, I wrote about the pitfalls of repetition and how form follows function when it comes to eLearning design. For this post, I want to step away from the authoring software and talk about how eLearning courses can be integrated into other

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Race, and Society

Daryl Davis, noted American R&B and blues musician, author, actor and bandleader, recently taught a “Rock ‘n’ Roll, Race, and Society” course at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University. Davis provided Osher students a unique blend of academic insight into the origins of

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Benefits of Digital Assessments

It’s easy to stick to the same old approach when it’s been working for years. Why fix something if it’s not broken? Paper based assessments have been the cornerstone of quiz taking since we were all in grade school (when we needed to hike uphill

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TU Welcomes 2017 Professional Leadership Program for Women Class

Yesterday, Towson University welcomed 23 women into the third class of the TU Professional Leadership Program for Women. The women in this year’s class are an incredibly diverse and accomplished group, representing a broad range of professions. Each brings her own unique perspective, which benefits


eLearning: Form Follows Function

When designing an eLearning course, it’s easy to get lost in the gallery of pictures you’ve collected, or sizing the logo just perfect in the corner. Sometimes you need to take a step back and remember the golden rule—Form Follows Function. This is an old