by Andrea Speros, Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University continues its longstanding relationship with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) by providing continuing education unit videos for teachers across the world working to fulfill their certification requirements.
ACSI, a foundation supporting Christian education globally, offers several methods of professional development including ACSI ConNEXUS Premium. This on-demand portal provides over 500 hours of video content for educators to grow professionally and earn continuing education units.
Cedarville University, an ACSI member school, has provided video content for ConNEXUS Premium since its formation in October 2011.
Shannon Bomar, ACSI NEXUS virtual content specialist, said that Cedarville’s content adds value to ACSI ConNEXUS Premium. “The name Cedarville University is rising to the top in ConNEXUS Premium. [Its] content demonstrates the high quality and high standards of Cedarville University and that message will find its audience with our educators.”
When ACSI ConNEXUS Premium launched, the Cedarville University center for teaching and learning accepted ACSI’s invitation to be one of several content providers. Phil Schanely, manager of the center for teaching and learning, said his department aids professors in designing and implementing online course instruction, including creating instructional videos.
Schanely said that the video content, initially planned for two Master of Education courses, will not only aid ACSI, but will also promote Cedarville’s fully online Masters of Education program.
“Instructional media producer, Dara Fraley, collaborated with professors Dr. Phil Bassett and Dr. Eddie Baumann to script and produce the short instructional videos,” Schanely said. “Our investment of creative talent in producing these videos for our online courses harmonized well with our desire to raise awareness for Cedarville University’s online courses and simultaneously help out ACSI.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Celebrating 125 years of inspiring greatness, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.