Author Archives: zipquestr

About zipquestr

Program Advisor E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program University of Wisconsin Stout

Using Video Grading to Help Students Succeed — Campus Technology

Creating videos to supplement the grading process can personalize the instructor-student relationship, clarify expectations and help keep learners on track.


Richard Rose provides expertise and perspective on the value of personalizing the online grading process by using targeted video. His comments on how to help struggling students are pure gold. 

Photos For Class – The World’s Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

Are you looking for a safe and easy way to find images for school reports? Just search and download properly attributed, copyright free images.

G Rated Images – Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search, and we do a little filtering of our own to help it out – Read More
Easy Attribution – When you click download, Photos For Class automatically cites the author and the image license terms – Read More
Creative Common Images – All images shown are to the best of our (and Flickr’s) knowledge Creative Commons licensed for school use


This search engine returns images with the creative common licence information included in the black band at the bottom of the image. 

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Professor: Project Management

Ph.D or DBA in Operations or Management with specializing in Project Management from a regionally accredited institution.
Minimum 3 years applicable experience in project management.
PMP certification desired.
Prior experience teaching online, preferably in a global setting
A demonstrated record of focusing on the student
Candidate will be required to submit a resume and/or curriculum vitae and teaching philosophy with their application
Candidate will be required to complete satisfactory background and reference checks
Additional requirements driven by state licensing or accreditation considerations may apply


Online Teaching skills will give you the edge on this one. 

Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

“One of the best gifts teachers can give students are the experiences that open their eyes to themselves as learners. Most students don’t think much about how they learn. Mine used to struggle to write a paragraph describing the study approaches they planned to use in my communication courses. However, to be fair, I’m not sure I had a lot of insights about my learning when I was a student. Did you?
As fall courses start to wind down, it’s an apt time for reflection. Here are some pithy (I hope) prompts that might motivate students to consider their beliefs about learning.”


Maryellen Weimer provides us with a list of well crafted and thought provoking prompts for reflection.  This kind of thinking (and responding) is essential for both students and teachers.

e-Jobs: Online Part-Time Faculty – English Writing and Literature

Academic Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

Teaching excellence
Deliver online lessons to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom forums.
Be a faculty leader in your classes embracing fully the Community of Inquiry Framework of Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence, and Social Presence.
Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.
Comply with APUS guidelines and expectations for quality faculty engagement online.
Engage in the classroom and reply to emails, etc. at least every other day, including one day during the weekend.
Remain aware of classroom procedures and use of instructional materials.
Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills.
Attend discipline specific and administrative meetings as scheduled.
Maintain ‘discipline’ knowledge by participating in one’s own discipline-related professional communities.
Support APUS initiatives and departments.


Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

Maryellen Weimer, PhD:

Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs


This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.