Monthly Archives: January 2017

6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor

About 5.4 million students, or 1 in 4, took at least one distance education course during the fall of 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

That said, even the best online programs – like their traditional campus counterparts – have some poor professors. And it can be trickier to identify those instructors in an online course until it’s too late to switch.

The many students beginning a new online course should be aware of these six signs their professor won’t make the grade.

Source: www.usnews.com

Many valid points here!  This is why continuing to expand our “teaching toolboxes” by taking classes like the E-Learning & Online Teaching Certificate Program courses, to learn about best practices of online teaching is key. 

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How to Digitize Old Photos with Your Smartphone

We all have old photos that are important to us. Vacations, family members who are no longer with us, good times in our lives—you know, important stuff. The thing is, pictures fade. The best way to keep these precious memories safe is by digitizing them, and what was once a lengthy process can now be done—with pretty exceptional results—directly from your phone.

Source: www.howtogeek.com

Time to digitize some memories? Try it!

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty- Medical Terminology

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited University
  • Demonstrated success in online teaching at an institution of higher education preferably with Blackboard.
  • Experience in teaching online courses.

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

A masters degree and online teaching experience will open doors to online jobs.  If the description fits, apply! 

e-jobs: Online Adjunct Faculty-English Composition I and English Composition II – HigherEdJobs

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in English from an accredited University; PhD preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in online teaching at an institution of higher education preferably with Blackboard.
  • Experience in teaching online courses; teaching in Blackboard LMS preferred.

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

English degree? Writing ability? Online teaching experience? Hmm… take a look!

How I Transformed my Resume into a CV and Found Success | Online Teaching Guest Blog 

For my CV to be successful, it needed to reflect my experience, passion for teaching, and showcase qualities that made me stand out from other candidates.

Source: www.thebabbgroup.com

Solid advice on how to write your CV (a necessary element in your e-job seeker’s toolkit.

e-jobs: Online Adjunct Professor English Language Arts Content, Application and Assessment

The course is designed to provide an in-depth examination of English Language Arts as viewed through the Guiding Principles and Learning Standards in the English Language Arts Curriculum Framework, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Included is an examination of reading content, methodology and comprehension strategies, as well as an examination of oral language, literature, composition and media as appropriate to deep understanding and excellence in pedagogical practice.

Qualifications:

Graduate degree with MA licensure in elementary education required.

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

I know there are well trained teachers with elementary education experience that would like this job! 

7 Strategies To Avoid Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling In Learning Design – eLearning Industry

If a course is not intrinsically interesting, then adding bells and whistles in the form of games and adventures can only serve to improve its cosmetic value. The core content remains in the same state – boring and ineffective.

Source: elearningindustry.com

Paint on a glittering game layer won’t ‘fix’ a dull course. Insights for designers here! 

School Isn’t The Movies: How To Unlecture Video Instruction

Videos can be a great way to deliver content learning to students. But how do you leverage video instruction to maximize learning? After all, school isn’t the movies.

Source: www.bamradionetwork.com

The author makes a great point: encouraging students to take notes while watching a video is pushing them toward inefficient multi-tasking.  Better to build in a pause with a thought provoking question!

Content Chunking: The Basis To An Engaging And Well-Designed Course – eLearning Industry

Content chunking is quite similar – it is the process of breaking down content into smaller, bite-sized bits of easily digestible information that are easy to comprehend, learn, and commit to memory.

Source: elearningindustry.com

Design Chunking: words to live by.  Read this ‘nicely chunked’ article to see when you should be using this technique and when you should not. 

EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom

Instructional strategies for design, management, and assessment of standards-focused, project-based learning (PBL) in the flipped classroom. Use of multimedia and online resources to support collaboration and increase learner motivation and engagement.

Source: elearning-certificate.blogspot.com

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university.