Monthly Archives: July 2016

8 Places to Find Online Faculty and Adjunct Positions

As the field of distance education grows, so too does the number of college-level jobs for online faculty. And many of these jobs–at both online colleges and brick-and-mortar universities–are home based and/or part time. For the purpose of this list, the term “online faculty” encompasses everything from teaching assistants to deans–including online adjunct faculty, dissertation mentors and course instructors.


It is hiring season! Looking for online teaching jobs is like fishing: a continual series of occasions for hope.


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ONLINE TEACHING JOBS AVAILABLE — Free job postings related to online teaching jobs, online instructor positions, educational coordinator and instructional design jobs, including job opportunities for online director, adjunct and online faculty.


Check this source regularly. online jobs board has been online forever. It’s a reliable source for information.

7 Best Search Sites: How to Find Online Teaching Jobs

If you’re an online instructor who’s looking for online teaching job openings, you may find searching for jobs to be a daunting task. Just google “online teaching job.” We did and got 103,000,000 results. Good luck sorting through that humongous pile of data!


Here’s a solid article to get you started searching for your online teaching job.  I found my first online teaching job on (way back before the turn of the century)!


Learn how to go beyond the basic application process by reading my blog series on finding e-jobs.

How You Wound Up Playing The Oregon Trail in Computer Class

All MECC games had to do four things, says Rawitsch. First, the information based on real events had to be historically accurate. Second, learning couldn’t be spread out in patches; it had to be woven throughout the game start to finish. Third, it had to include thorough documentation for the teachers to use it as a teaching aid. And fourth, the games had to be fun.


Remember MECC, Oregon Trail and the Apple II?  The future has always been NOW!

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can experience new cultures, history, and understand the world in better ways with virtual reality, augmented reality, and wearables. Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands. These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination.


Virtual Reality!  This in-depth presentation is a resource goldmine.  It can be expensive on the cutting edge. It is also endlessly fascinating. Learn more about it all!

Steve Snyder: A Practical Approach for Increasing Students’ In-Class Questions

Steve Snyder:


I usually offer a few parameters as well:

  • Avoid yes/no questions.
  • Be specific in terms of ideas and passages (i.e., specify page numbers).
  • Ask about the areas or ideas you struggled with and/or those that really aroused your curiosity.

The latter point is key. The best questions usually arise from a sincere questioner.


Thanks to Steve Snyder for this Faculty Focus article on how to develop students’ questioning skills.  This applies to both traditional classroom instruction and to discussion forum participation in online classes.

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