Monthly Archives: August 2014

Opal Davis Dawson on Twitter: 12 roles for Goole Drive in Classroom @TeachThought #satchat

12 roles for Google Drive in Classroom #satchat #edchat #sunchat #edtech


Time to stir your ed-tech thinking as you ramp up a new school year. 


e-Job: Instructional Designer/ Instructional Technologist UW-Madison

Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in educational technology, instructional design, education/curriculum development or related discipline preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
– Three (3) years of demonstrated experience in instructional design and instructional materials development
– Skill organizing and building content within a content/learning management system and using various multimedia software tools and technologies
– Web content design
–Social media experience preferred

The ideal candidate will be able to apply the following knowledge and skills within a higher education context:
– Research-based instructional design models including needs and task analysis, pedagogical theory, assessment strategies, and best practices for the development of non-credit and credit online university-level courses.
– Adult learning theory and current approaches to online learning including web conferencing, social networking, problem-based learning, case studies, etc.


Not an online/remote position.  However many of our E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate holders possess the required skill set.

e-Job: Instructional Technologist – UW Madison

Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology or other closely related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
– One to three years of experience developing online content
– Experience contributing to a successful team environment
– Experience in a customer service capacity
– Experience working in a higher education setting

Principal duties:
The Instructional Technologist works in the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies and is part of the Educational Innovation team working to increase online professional master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates. Educational Innovation is a coordinated effort to create a sustained campus environment that maintains and enhances student learning while improving capacities and generating new resources.


This is not an online/remote position. However I knew it would be of interest to many of our Wisconsin graduates. 

e-Job: Online Instructor: English Composition – Southern New Hampshire University

Minimum qualifications
· Masters in English, Composition or Rhetoric Required, Doctorate preferred
· Experience teaching Composition at college level required
· Online teaching not required, but preferred


Nice to see a liberal arts online college job pop up!  Southern New Hampshire University is doing a lot of hiring this season. 

eJob: Professor of Adult Teaching & Learning UW-Madison

Degree and area of specialization:
Earned Ph.D. in education or related field

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
– Evidence of the ability to develop an excellent research program in adult teaching & learning, and/or continuing education.
– Evidence of knowledge and demonstrated excellence in distance education.
– Applicants also should show evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching adults.
Principal duties:
We seek a tenurable or tenure track faculty to provide leadership and contribute to the department’s expertise in adult teaching and learning, continuing education, and distance learning. This individual will enhance the department’s capacity to conduct research related to continuing education, including distance education. The faculty member will be expected to help develop a Center on Adult Teaching & Learning to provide research on key current and emerging issues in adult teaching and learning and continuing education.


Not an Online/Remote position . Here’s a tenure track position for someone with teaching skills, distance education expertise, and research ability.  Do you qualify?  

If you need to sharpen up your Distance Learning skills consider adding our E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate to your resume. 

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.


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.


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.


We introduce content curation using both Diigo and 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 […


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.


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

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