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Introduction to the Center for Advanced Professional Development

What Can You Learn?

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Welcome to the Center for Advanced Professional Development

Professional development is an important aspect of a person's career development. Every employer expects that their employees will continue to learn and acquire new knowledge. For many careers this means taking courses, webinars, and even enrolling in degree programs. Some employers still offer tuition reimbursement; however, the amount available for employees has been decreasing significantly across many industries over the past few years. If you are an educator and work in the field of higher education, ongoing professional development is a requirement.

The question then becomes a matter of how to find quality sources for professional development courses, and more importantly, at an affordable cost. It is from this need that the Center for Advanced Professional Development was created, to provide high-quality, affordable courses that cover a wide range of subjects. These courses have been developed by Dr. Bruce A. Johnson, an innovative educator with extensive experience in the field of higher education, distance learning, online teaching, faculty development, and career development.

Self-Paced, Mentored Courses: The most important benefit you will receive from these courses is that you will be working directly with Dr. J for each course lesson. Dr. J will provide mentoring and guidance through feedback provided with all assignments.

Course Structure: These courses are structured in an academic manner. This means you will be learning from assigned readings and application of those concepts to required learning activities, including a mini written assignment for each Lesson, a self-reflection response, and a final culminating project that serves as an action plan for you to implement in your online teaching practice. If you have worked with any of the most popular learning management systems (LMS), you will find these courses very easy to navigate.

The courses offered will provide you with a professional development opportunity, without having to make a significant investment or enrolling in a degree program. While CEUs are not offered, you will receive a certificate after the completion of each course and you can display your accomplishment on your resume.

Important Notes:

  • These are online professional development courses and there is no formal classroom attendance requirement.
  • In addition, there are no deadlines for each Lesson. You can work at your own pace.
  • The first course that is available now has 12 Lessons. With each Lesson there is a mini assignment that you submit to Dr. J via email for personalized, one-on-one mentoring and guidance. For each Lesson there are also assigned resources to review and a detailed overview that was written by Dr. J.
  • There is a final cumulative assignment that is an action plan for you to use and apply the concepts you have studied. There are no quizzes.

What you are viewing now is a free preview course that provides an overview of the courses offered, and it will be updated each time a new course is added.

Here's to discovering what you can learn,

Dr. Bruce A. Johnson





Your Instructor


Dr. Bruce A. Johnson
Dr. Bruce A. Johnson

Dr. J has been working in the field of higher education and distance learning since 2005, with roles that have included Chief Academic Officer, online instructor, college instructor, and online faculty development specialist. Dr. J has also acquired significant experience with instructional design and curriculum development, having developed hundreds of online courses for bachelors, masters, and doctorate programs.

Dr. J has also published 180 online articles related to adult education, higher education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development. Prior to working in the field of higher education, Dr. J worked in a corporate environment as a manager of a training and development team.

Dr. Bruce A. Johnson is a professional writer, resume writer, learning and development consultant, social media strategist, and career coach. Dr. J founded Afforded Quality Writing in 2003 and has written hundreds of resumes every year in most industries, utilizing a skill set based approach to highlight the best of each person's career.

To learn more about Dr. Bruce A. Johnson, please visit the following resources:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrBruceAJohnson

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbruceajohnson/

Dr. J's online article page: http://tinyurl.com/k7j5t69


Class Curriculum


  Dr. J: Founder of the Center for Excellence in Online Teaching
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  Learn about Advanced Online Teaching Strategies
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  Take the Distance Out of Distance Learning
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  Adult Education Basics for Instructors
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  Master Certificate Program: Prepare for Online Teaching
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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