TLOS’s Networked Learning Initiatives becoming Professional Development Network

From: Division of Information Technology

Effective July 1, 2019, Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI) is changing its name to TLOS: Professional Development Network (PDN). The new name better represents PDN’s focus on developing partnerships and supporting technology integration and increased digital fluency across six primary domains: teaching and learning, inclusivity, productivity, assessment/evaluation, research, and outreach.

“We strive to develop offerings that encourage faculty, staff, and graduate students to take advantage of the university’s considerable resources and intellectual capital,” said Aaron Bond, senior director of PDN and faculty digital fluency. “We continue to expand our curricular offerings to incorporate new tools and cutting-edge research. In Spring 2019, we hosted more than 250 professional development events, serving more than 1,600 faculty, staff, and graduate students.”

PDN will continue delivering high-quality professional development opportunities by facilitating and leveraging the expertise of campus-wide partnerships to offer programming and training opportunities aligned with the strategic goals of the colleges and university. Major partners include the Center for Teaching and Learning, University Libraries, and the Division of IT units Advanced Research Computing, Collaborative Computing Solutions, and Enterprise Systems.

In addition, PDN will continue to support the annual computer refresh program, and provide means for teaching faculty to stay current with both technologies and topics that directly impact their ability to keep Virginia Tech on the cutting edge of teaching, research, and service to the community.

Enrollment for TLOS: Professional Development Network listed summer and fall workshops is open now at with new workshops being added regularly. For more information visit or email

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