Hacking the Robot: I Sent You My Resume; Why Haven’t You Called?

In summary, you need to first make “friends” with the robot reading your resume to boost your chances of your resume being read – and ultimately contacted – by a human being, the HR decision maker. Maybe now you know why you haven’t been called.

Source: www.realbusiness.com

This quick read explains how to buddy up to the ATS software reading your online resumes. 

Martin Buckland, author of the post asserts: “Applicant Tracking Software eliminates approximately 75% of candidates

I’d love to hear from some resume experts and HR folks about this statistic.

If it’s even marginally accurate, it’s time to hack the robot and redraft the old resume!

eJobs: Adjunct Instructor Psychology Research Methods

Grand Canyon University


  • Doctoral degree in a field of Clinical Psychology or Counseling and Must hold current credentials as a Licensed Independent Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor, or a Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapy Counselor and Must have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience.

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

If you have a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and some experience teaching online this could be an opportunity to consider.

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

Curation is a life skill and an important part of being digitally literate.  Educators need to know how to curate information so they can teach students how they can curate content for research, their interests and passion. As part of this process educators need to encourage students to curate information using techniques that address their own personal learning needs.

Source: www.theedublogger.com

We introduce content curation using both Diigo and Scoop.it in our E-Learning for Educators class. It’s our firm belief that online teachers must be information fluent and that they teach those skills to their online students.

We also see these skills as a strong foundation for building personal learning networks.

Getting Started with Google Classroom – Instructional Tech Talk

When we first heard about the new LMS that Google was developing there was a widespread state of excitement – hoping that those who use Google Apps for Education and Google Drive would be rejoicing in the seamless integration of their services with a learning management system interface. Well, now that people are getting access […

Source: instructionaltechtalk.com

Lean and free, will Google give you a course management system with legs? Take it for a walk and see. 

Register before Labor Day – UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching

There are only a few openings left in the courses that begin in September.  Register before Labor Day to reserve your place:

EDUC 760 E-learning for the Online or Blended Classroom
September 16 – November 8, 2014
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
September 15 – November 7, 2014
September 29 – November 21, 2014
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning
September 15 – November 7, 2014
Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning
September 22 – November 14, 2014
For those who have completed the previous four classes.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum
September 15 – November 8, 2014
Take Direct action and Register Online (No registration fee)
The university tuition for 2014-2015 is $415 per graduate credit ($1245 per reading course). No tuition is due at the time of registration. 10% is due in mid-September with the balance due in mid-October.

Source: elearning-certificate.blogspot.com

Feel free to email me, Dennis O’Connor – oconnord@uwstout.edu  or call my cell at 530-318-1145.

I hope to hear from you before the Labor Day Holiday.

Edulastic Research Academy: Uncommon Knowledge about Common Core?

The Academy is a one-stop research hub with educational resources, news, analysis, and teaching tips. We’re on a mission to accelerate student learning and help educators with their professional development. Learn the best strategies and tools for crafting personalized formative assessments and meeting the Common Core implementation challenges ahead.

Source: edulastic.com

There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear” ~Buffalo Springfield

Edulastic proposes to help you gain “…an uncommon understanding of Common Core”.  Knowledge and the critical thinking ability to apply that knowledge is power. Since your teaching life is impacted by CC, it’s time to dig in and understand more about what’s going on. 

Lynda.com Online Training part of the package for UW-Stout Online Students

Lynda.com is a constantly growing library of more than 2,000 self-paced online courses. This diverse catalog includes software training, programming lessons and even “concept” tutorials on topics such as design and photography.

Since Lynda.com is now integrated with your UW-Stout account, it can recognize you, maintain a learning transcript and make certificates available for your professional purposes.

Source: www.uwstout.edu

Online students (and teachers) go to school ‘in a computer’. Gaining technology skills is part of the double loop effect of online classes. You learn the curriculum and you begin to master the communications technology that allows you to be present with your students.

We don’t expect the graduate students in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate to be technical wizards. We do encourage independent learning and the confident attitude that “I can learn this.”  

One service we provide to students is 27/7 access to the superb video based online self-paced courses provided by Lynda.com.  This is available to all UW-Stout students who currently have an email account.  You DO NOT have to be registered in a class this semester to access Lynda.com.

Our online classes begin mid September. Now is a good time to brush up on your software skills! 

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Instructors – Success Strategies for Online Learning

Southern New Hampshire University:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required
  • Experience teaching in an online or hybrid format
  • Experience supporting emerging learners or First Year Experience

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

Many of the students in the E-Learning and Online Teaching program already have master’s degrees when they enter the program.  Completing the Certificate gives them 15 graduate credits in Online Education that helps establish subject matter expertise for jobs like the one advertised at Southern New Hampshire University. 

Here’s a link to SNHU’s current openings.  Look for the Online/Remote designation: http://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/search.cfm?aID=667