Monthly Archives: October 2015

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

NoTheories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


Notice the digital age track on this infographic.


e-Jobs: Online Faculty in History and Political Science 

Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree required in history and/or political science.
  • Doctoral degree preferred
  • 18 credit hours of completed course work in both history and/or political science
  • Specific graduate coursework needed in Antiquity to the Renaissance, Early Modern Europe to Present, and Introduction to American Politics.
  • Zero to two years experience in instruction or formalized education process, preferably in a post-secondary or college institution.
  • Membership in a professional association tied to area of instruction preferred.


Online jobs in History and Political Science are prizes worth considering. Put your expertise to work! 

e-Jobs: Online Instructor: Design Thinking

•Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s or terminal degree preferred) or equivalent work experience in the fields of

  • Design Strategy / Design Management
  • Product Design / Industrial Design
  • Business Administration (MBA degree)
  • Other related disciplines within Design / Business


Experience working with students online in a distance-learning environment strongly preferred.
•Minimum of 2 years teaching experience at the college level.
•Minimum 2 years of relevant industry experience.
•Evidence of consistent and effective teaching with continuing pedagogical improvements.
•Portfolio of creative, research, professional, school service, and/or community work that demonstrates professional and intellectual achievements.


If you understand design (and how to teach online) here’s an opportunity to put your skills to work. 

Professors in Poverty • BRAVE NEW FILMS – YouTube

ITPublished on Oct 26, 2015

Meet Dr. Wanda Evans-Brewer. She has been teaching for 20 years, has a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a PhD in Education. She is also living in poverty.


It’s an age old situation: How do you get paid fairly for doing highly demanding work?


Traditional ways of making a living as a teacher are changing rapidly.  This short video will open your eyes to some of the realities of the markeplace.

Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses

Many eLearning educators are under-prepared to deal with web accessibility issues. This free MOOC, sponsored by Portland Community College and D2L, provides a free professional development opportunity to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of addressing accessibility in online learning.

Registration is open from September 29 until November 14, 2014.


I want to invite all of my online students as well as my online teaching colleagues to this amazing MOOC on Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning.

I completed this course last year and enjoyed it so much I’m signing on again. What I learned in this course has helped me redesign my classes.  This is a rich and nuanced learning opportunity. Don’t Miss it!

I’ve joined the Universities discussion group and hope you will do the same.  I look forward to learning with you all. ~ Dennis

e-Jobs: Online Faculty: Nursing, RN to BSN, Undergraduate School UMUC

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college/university is required
Unencumbered Maryland State Registered Nurse License OR a multi-state compact license
Five years’ experience in the field of nursing
You must meet the minimum technology requirements, which can be reviewed at
Five year experience in teaching in Higher Education at the baccalaureate level


This is a big program with a lot of undergraduate online courses.  Is it right for you?

Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers

Editors’ Note: We asked San Jose high school sophomore Audrey Mullen to share how she and her peers actually use various edtech tools and how they really feel about their teachers’ blended learning approaches. The result is a straight-from-the-source playbook that no blend ed teacher–or entrepreneu


Shift your point of view and get a better understanding of your students!

VSLA- Virtual School Learning Alliance

About VSLA Combining more than 130 years of online and blended learning operational experience, the Virtual School Leadership Alliance is an association of the chiefs of some of the most innovative virtual schools in the US. Consisting largely of leading state virtual schools, and several outstanding consortia, the member organizations serve over a quarter of …


If you’re looking for opportunities to teach in K-12 virtual, one place to start is here.  Review the program descriptions form a dozen different online and blended virtual schools working at the state level. 

This is a good place to research k-12 virtual in general as well. 

Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom

Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom. Posted on January 15, 2014 by Colin Stapp · instructor presence. To read more on this visit the Faculty Focus website …


When you are teaching online you must know how to make your presence known to the students.   They must know you are there and you care!  This article runs down the basics.