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.
Teachers helping teachers is a model that works — especially in the online classroom.
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
This is a research paper comparing 28 different evaluation instruments for assessing online courses.
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.
I bet you already have the traits needed to teach online. Check out this list of dispositions that help an online teacher to thrive.
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.
Despite the naysayers, online education is working and thriving despite the disruption in other sectors of Higher Education.
Latest survey results on salary in higher education.
Interested in a teaching career in higher education? These surveys will help you see the salaries offered for various positions.
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.
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.
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