continually growing at a rapid pace. Instructing educators how to meet the needs
of 21st-century learners is vital to effective practice. A review of the
literature displays a need for using online programs to better educate both
faculty and staff on topics of interest. As a result, the need for ongoing
professional development in online learning communities has reached a critical
level. This paper addresses current trends in online education and how faculty
development is enhanced through the efficient and thorough incorporation of
digital student assessment technology.