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