Rockcliffe Knowledge Vision
Rockcliffe’s continuing education vision is to enable life-long, transformative learning.
The driving objectives behind our services are three-fold:
- to prepare education professionals to keep pace with changing technology as a tool in curriculum development,
- to encourage scholastic discovery using proven investigative techniques, and
- to engage communities of practice in creative problem solving.
What separates Rockcliffe’s approach to learning is a focus on the social context of what is knowable and how it is applied effectively within a “just-in-time” framework. This approach is designed for providing improved quality of outcomes while reducing the level of effort required to make informed decisions.
Quality Assurance Process
As Rockcliffe prepares to launch an online professional development program unlike any others, the main consideration in the process has been course quality.
Ten Standards for the Digital Course Instructor Professional Certification Program
S1. Determine the best ways to help students become adaptable to technology and innovation.
S2. Recognize the pervasiveness of technology and how it has changed teaching practice.
S3. Apply reflective and evaluative thinking to decisions that utilize innovative uses of technology for instruction.
S4. Examine the societal and cultural implications for the impact of disruptive technology in instruction and learning.
S5. Understand the need for a new paradigm for embracing innovation and disruptive technology in education.
Evaluation of Technology
S6. Evaluate disruptive technologies and their potential for affecting the direction of instruction and learning.
New Problems in Education
S7. Leverage technology in a critically thoughtful and creative manner to solve problems in learning.
S8. Be optimistic and self-confident about innovative technology and its potential to change education.
S9. Make thoughtful and creative selections of virtual immersive environments and tools for learning and instruction.
S10. Create assessments and activities for authentic uses of innovative technology, which support formative and summative purposes for learning and evaluation.
All courses are developed with a deliberate and specific instructional design process, and guided by a set of research-based quality criteria exclusive to Rockcliffe.
Want to Teach Your Own Course?
Rockcliffe Professional Members have the opportunity to develop online professional development courses using Rockcliffe resources (i.e. LMS, video conferencing tools, virtual classrooms). As subject matter experts, we know you have something to offer your profession.
All subject matter experts should complete the SME1000 course or provide proof of teaching certification or instructional design credentials prior to developing a course with Rockcliffe resources.
Professional Members can benefit from the Course Quality Assurance Process that Rockcliffe has established, and which will involve both curriculum development assistance and review by the Curriculum Review Curriculum.