Tag Archives: Online and Distance Learning

4 Ways Mentor Teachers Make A Difference In The Classroom | EdNews Daily

Teaching online or in the classroom can be a challenging profession from many angles. Teachers have an enormous amount of responsibilities the moment they begin working in the profession.

Although educators should have ongoing professional development and practicum experience, there are many moments in a teacher’s day when he/she may need assistance or need to seek out an exceptional mentor.

Here are four ways mentor teachers help in the classroom-either online or in the classroom.

Source: www.ednewsdaily.com

Teachers helping teachers is a model that works — especially in the online classroom. 


Evaluation Instruments and Good Practices in Online Education | Baldwin | Online Learning

After a review of the literature, twenty-eight evaluation instruments currently used to design and review online courses in higher education institutions were collected and divided into categories, based on geographical reach and the type of institution for which they were developed. This study investigates how evaluation instruments used in higher education assess the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, and what other items are addressed in the evaluation of courses

Source: olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org

This is a research paper comparing 28 different evaluation instruments for assessing online courses.  

The Top 15 Traits Educators Need To Teach Successfully Online

What do you think it takes to be an online educator? Here are some replies from teachers and students who shared their vision from the US as well as internationally.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

I bet you already have the traits needed to teach online. Check out this list of dispositions that help an online teacher to thrive. 

Online Courses as Good as In-Person Classes

Future Bright for Online Education
The arguments offered in Jing Liu’s essay run counter to the validation online programs receive from regional accreditation, the U.S. Department of Education and the success students experience as graduates. As someone who has taught online classes since 1999 and managed the online program administration at my campus for 16 years, I am personally aware of the progress we have made, the quality of instruction we do achieve, the access door we have opened wider and the difference we have made in the lives of our students.

Source: www.insidehighered.com

Despite the naysayers, online education is working and thriving despite the disruption in other sectors of Higher Education. 

Salary Surveys – HigherEdJobs – 2016 – 17

Latest survey results on salary in higher education. 

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

Interested in a teaching career in higher education? These surveys will help you see the salaries offered for various positions. 

Perspective | I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

Bill Bergman – A lecturer in marketing at the University of Richmond writes about his first experience teaching an online class, and the unexpected intensity of student participation.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Teaching online can be so satisfying when you build a community of practice and truly connect with your students. See how this first time online teacher found his way. 

Online Graduate Courses, Certificates and Degree for Teachers, Trainers and Community College Educators

Online Certificate Programs


E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate

Reading Teacher Certification

Reading Specialist Certification

Instructional Design Certificate

Mathematics Specialist Certificate

Source: www.uwstout.edu

Earn a graduate certificate at UW-Stout.  Apply the credits earned to an online Masters Degree.  Stout Proud!

Take the Plunge! Summer Online Professional Development

Summer Time: Dive In!
Enroll today for great online professional development

Source: uwstoutonline.blogspot.com

Check out the summer lineup of great online professional development classes. 

EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior

Evidence-based preventive strategies, positive behavioral supports, effective interventions, and classroom management strategies for addressing problem behaviors, chronic noncompliance, ADHD-related issues, and disruptive conduct.

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 or reading certification program.

Online learning for beginners: 1. What is online learning? | Tony Bates

Every day, someone new either thinks about doing an online course, or is pressured into doing one. You may have quite a lot of prior knowledge about online learning (or think you do), or may have no knowledge at all. The most important thing to know though is that you probably don’t know enough about online learning, especially if you are just starting out (which defines you as wise, according to Socrates).

Source: www.tonybates.ca

Tony Bates understands the long view of what seems like ‘new’ technology to many.  Allow him to introduce you to online learning!