Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa)

Africa is rising and needs, not the failed models of the developed world but new models that are more suited to the massive demand that already exists for education and training. This is not more universities but more vocational learning. The great opportunity here, is to use the great gifts of the internet, that are already there, for free. 

Source: donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.co.uk

We live in times of great opportunity. Open Educational Resources (OER) can transform the world. Here’s a first person view of what’s happening right now in Africa. 

Open your mind to it!

MSU Accessibility Specialist for Instructional Web Content

This position will analyze, design user interfaces, develop, program, and document interactive Web-based learning software customized for online courses at MSU; oversee content and course auditing program to document compliance with policy; maintain production schedules for content conversion; convert digital materials, including HTML and multimedia formats to new formats and medium to achieve accessibility; work with faculty and other University clients, as well as team members; consult with, train, and assist users. Duties associated with this position involves viewing a video display terminal screen 70-90% of the time.

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, digital media arts, or related fields; one to three years of progressively more extensive work experience developing in standards-based Web code language (XHTML, HTML, CSS, Javascript, EPub, and/or Flash); experience with commonly used video containers, codecs, and compression tools; experience with developing assistive technologies like screen readers; experience with developing interactive Web pages with elegant, usable user interface; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

For additional information and to apply go to jobs.msu.edu and search for posting number 9585.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MSU Accessibility Specialist for Instructional Web Content 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/mfjj94h

Introduction to Google Classroom – Edudemic

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.

Source: www.edudemic.com

Here’s a strong introduction from Greg Kulowiec to the ins and outs of Google Classroom. This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Get up to speed now, you’ll need this info in the Fall!

E-Learning Certificate Program: Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in elearning settings.

COURSES

This is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate, is an approved elective in the online Master of Science in Education degree program, and is open as an individual course to students seeking professional development.
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning 3 graduate credits NOTE: This is the fourth in the series of five required courses.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum 3 graduate credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763 and Consent of Instructor.

TUITION
The university tuition is $415 per graduate credit ($1245 per course) for 2014. The tuition for this program is the same fee for in-state and non-Wisconsin residents. There is no registration fee to reserve a spot

Source: elearning-certificate.blogspot.com

ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES 

  • Free e-textbooks are provided when you login to the courses. 
  • Free access to LYNDA.COM self-paced video tutorials to help develop software skills useful to any educator or trainer.  
  • Free access to Brainfuse eTutoring, an on-demand system, enhanced with live tutoring support in a number of subjects including writing, computers, and technology.

Pearson: Online Writing Tutor

Candidates can work from any location with computer and Internet access. Tutors typically work anywhere from 8 to 19 hours a week. To qualify, individuals must have substantial teaching/tutoring experience in composition and an enthusiasm for online education. The ideal candidate will have training and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: MA or Ph.D. coursework or degree in rhetoric, composition, literature, and/or English education; specialty coursework, degree, or teaching/tutoring experience in English as a Second Language (ESL); and/or teaching experience in developmental and first-year English composition courses. 

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

Online/Remote

Faculty – Liberal Arts – English and Literature
Faculty – Liberal Arts – English as Second Language

Physics Online Part-time Faculty – Darton (GA) State College

Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • Prior experience teaching online with a minimum of three online courses. (Only applicants with prior online teaching experience will be considered.)
  • Must have a passion for helping students learn online
  • Broadband Internet access and adequate computer to handle Desire2Learn
  • Masters degree from an accredited institution with a graduate major concentration, or a minimum of an additional eighteen (18) graduate semester hours, in the primary teaching field.

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

This listing provides a very detailed job description as well as specifics on pay. It’s unusual to see a pay rate stated in this kind of general recruitment ad.  The pay isn’t particularly good, but it does give you a sense of how they pay down in Georgia!