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TLNF_Course 2.6: Learning Theories and Effective Teaching Practices
August 28 - October 8, 2017
Instructor: Billie Bennett Franchini, Ph.D., University at Albany

Mode of Delivery: Online - Blackboard Learn 9.1

To Register, visit the website

This course explores established and innovative theories on learning, such as those classified as constructivist, cognitive, and connectivist, as a foundation for designing and implementing effective teaching practices. Participants in this course will engage in theoretical study as well as practical application.

Course Learning Outcomes Course participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to apply taxonomies of learning, such as Blooms, to learning materials and environments
  • Understand how learning theories help to incorporate critical and creative thinking
  • Explore current theory around teaching and learning to understand the need for continuous educational research in our field

Completion Requirements for Course

  • Participate in discussion forums.
  • Map learning theories to learning activities. 

SUNY CPD Membership Points can be used to pay for this program. 

To learn more go to Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Program.

Sponsored by the SUNY Center for Professional Development

Questions?  Contact Chris Price,, 585-395-5025

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Using SUNY CPD Points at SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Center for Professional Development “points” for SUNY Empire State College are managed by the Center for Mentoring, Learning and Academic Innovation.  When SUNY Empire faculty and staff select “CPD points” as the method of payment for an event or a course, use of these points requires approval by CMLAI; points are available on a first come, first served basis.  If the annual points allotted to the college have been exhausted, the individual’s home center/office will be responsible for payment.  Please note that registration confirmation does not validate the use of CPD points; official approvals/denials of the use of points are sent to the individual by CMLAI via email.  Associated travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the individual’s center/office. For more information about CPD points, please visit

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Fri, 2017-07-21
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