Like Knutson, teachers who think about transitioning into the fast-growing world of ed tech bring important subject-matter expertise to the table. But that’s not the only thing needed to succeed in StartupLand. We asked Knutson to share suggestions for how teachers can prepare for this kind of career change. Her tips:
The Milken Family Foundation helped me launch my online career. It’s great to see what Milken Educators are up to!
Go behind the scenes at Harvard’s libraries to discover how readers in the first information age interacted with their books
This is a free self-paced class offered by Harvard via their MOOC system: Harvard EDx. This is one of many very intriguing offereings.
“I have had many discussions with students about the protocols on interacting in online spaces in an academic or professional manner. Whether they be commenting on a blog or giving feedback in comments on a Google document or interacting in Edmodo or Google Classroom, students need to be modelled the ‘professional’ way to behave. Commenting within an academic context is in fact providing feedback and as such quite a complicated skill for a young student.”
This thoughtful blog on “academic digital etiquette“ offers excellent advice for students learning to work in academic discussion environments.
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Those who have a regular meditation practice can simply add the writing immediately following it, and those who find it difficult to do traditional meditation will find this practice fruitful as the writing gives your busy mind something to do.
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The Art Institute Online Division is seeking adjunct faculty to join our pool of instructors with expertise in Web Design.
Individuals should have a minimum of a Masters of Art or Masters of Fine Art degree from an accredited university.
Combine your design and e-learning skills with online teaching skills to open this interesting door to new possibilities.