Monthly Archives: September 2012

Adjunct Faculty Positions for Online and Continuing Education

SNHU Online faculty members come from all over the United States and around the world. They hail from Ireland, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, and beyond.

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Program Manager, Elementary Education/Special Education

The WGU program manager works to ensure both student and employee success. In addition to his or her responsibilities to effectively mentor up to 30 students, the program manager leads and supervises a 15-20 person team of mentors and is responsible for the professional development and performance of its members.

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Khan Critiques: We Were Promised Jetpacks & Got Lectures

By Justin Reich on August 31, 2012 11:55 AM 

 

“We were Promised Jetpacks and Got Lectures

For me, the primary lament of #MTT2K was this: We’re in a revolutionary age of low-cost media production and sharing, Gates and Google have given Khan Academy millions and millions of dollars, and what they have to show for it is scaled-up, online versions of lectures, worksheets, and stickers. Dammit, we were promised jetpacks! The media said that this was the future of education.

In it’s present form, Khan Academy accepts the premise that the fundamental building blocks of math education are 1) didactic lectures to teach math, 2) worksheets to demonstrate proficiency and evaluate students, 3)stickers (leaves/stars/points) to motivate students, and 4) teachers to act as coaches when students get stuck. Khan Academy rearranges those pieces without fundamentally changing their nature. Khan Academy’s primary move is to make the lectures, worksheets, and sticker-distribution mechanisms freely-available online, so that students can move through a standardized curriculum at an individual pace, and so teachers have more time to tutor (Frank Noschese’s video, Khan Academy Classsrooms: Rhetoric and Reality, effectively illustrates what these classrooms now look like). Everyone, however, immediately recognizes the lectures, worksheets and stickers as riffs on common elements of math education. In fact, part of the success of Khan Academy is that these unchanged core elements are immediately recognizable to everyone.

So, the question is, does scaling up the delivery of well-establish products constitute a revolution? Did the Gideon’s produce a revolution in Bibles by leaving them in lots of hotel rooms? Jetpacks would be a revolution. Talking robots would be a revolution. Are a lot of video lectures on math, with a set of online practice problems, a revolution?…”

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A Curated Selection of Data Visualization Charts and Infographics: The Information Is Beautiful Awards

Robin Good: David McCandlees, the author of the book Information is Beautiful celebrates great data visualization and information design work through the Information is Beautiful Awards.

Together with a jury of experts like Brian Eno, Paola Antonelli, Maria Popova, Simon Rogers and Aziz Kami, he has curated a unique selection of 300 designs and a short list of finalists in the following categories:

» Data visualization– A singular visualisation of data or information.» Infographic – Using multiple data visualisations in service to a theme or story

» Interactive visualization – Any viz where you can dynamically filter or explore the data.

» Data journalism – A combination of text and visualizations in a journalistic format.

» Motion infographic – Moving and animated visualizations along a theme or story.

» Tool or website – Online tools & apps to aid datavizzing.

The selection itself is worth a tour of the site and of this initiative.

Check: http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/

Longlist selection: http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/2012/07/our-longlist/

Shortlist selection: http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/2012/08/awardshortlist/

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Adjunct Online Faculty – Nursing Courses – South University Online

All classes are taught in an asynchronous Internet based format with no travel required. Courses are 5.5 or 11 weeks in length with 15-20 students per course.

Adjunct faculty typically teach 1 course per term.
This is a remote position and does not require relocation.

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