Archived announcements

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  • (Jan. 24, 2023) — The University at Albany and its School of Education have placed #4 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best online master’s in education programs, moving up four spots from last year. This is the seventh year in a row that the school has landed in the top 10 programs nationwide. See news release.
  • (October 19, 2022): Dr. Jianwei Zhang led a workshop for doctoral students: How to Approach Your Pilot Study and Get the Most Out of It? See
  • (May 1, 2022) Deb Byrne, who has been teaching online classes associated with the KNILT project, was selected to receive an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Education of the University at Albany.
  • (February 23, 2022) Recently, the University at Albany News Center created a news release featuring students' work on the KNILT project. See ETAP Students Create Mini-Courses to Empower 21st Century Educators.
  • (February 1, 2022): The KNILT site has been upgraded to a new version of Mediawiki (1.35.5), with a Visual Editor, enhanced interface and even more secure service for users. Special thanks to the ITS team at UAlbany for their support. During the pandemic, 500,000 users from 223 countries have accessed the mini-courses, which serve the needs of educators of all levels.
  • (November 10, 2021): During the pandemic, 500,000 users from 223 countries have accessed the mini-courses that serve the needs of educators of all levels. Teaching Children Affected by Family Violence (designed by Catherine Sadowski) was recommended by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on its Child Welfare Information Gateway [1]. National Dropout Prevention Center recommended Effective Use of Self-paced Learning in the Classroom Environment (designed by Roger Wistar).
  • Announcement (August 24, 2021): The KNILT mini-courses are freely available to all educators, who can view/read without needing to login. Currently only users who are associated with our programs/projects at the University at Albany can request accounts for creating/editing pages. If you are not associated with UAlbany but would like to create a mini-course here, please contact Dr. Jianwei Zhang.
  • Announcement (December 15, 2020): Our Fall 2020 class members have created a rich set of new mini-courses for teacher learning, covering timely topics such as: safe and supportive education during COVID-19, socio-emotional learning and wellbeing, culturally responsive teaching, innovative literacy teaching and learning, STEM and computer science education, collaboration using new technologies, and effective support for students with special needs. Check out these Featured mini-courses from Fall 2020.
  • Announcement (June 13, 2020): Dear mini-course authors and learners, our KNILT team is currently adding theme-based category tags/index to the mini-courses to make them easily searchable. We will add tags to each course's front page without changing its content.
  • Announcement (May 19, 2020): Our Spring 2020 class members have created a rich set of new mini-courses, covering timely topics such as: health education, socio-emotional wellbeing and mindfulness, learning to code, games for knowledge building, collaboration, and new technologies, strategies, and assessments for literacy, art/dance, social studies, and STEM classrooms. Check out these Featured mini-courses from Spring 2020.
  • Announcement (April 2020): Dear K-12 educators: If you're searching for resources and options to support student learning during school closures, check out this site created by our School of Education team: