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Dennis T OConnor's insight:
I spent 25 years teaching in small town classrooms before I went online. Now I teach all over the world and the commute to my office is just taking a few steps down the hallway to my home office.
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This deck contains research collected from 249 respondents about how long it takes to create different formats of learning including instructor-led training ma…
Dennis T OConnor's insight:
Here's a fascinating presentation that parses the complexities of estimating e-learning design time. We are talking about corporate training development, not academic facilitated course ID.
The presentation gives you hard numbers for the cost of three different levels of online on-demand course design. The costs are broken down in a number of detailed graphs. You get to see just what it takes to develop an hour of corporate training.
If you are struggling with how to price services, or you need to justify the cost of instructional design, this presentation will serve you well.
The available course is Linear Algebra and will require instructors to teach international student populations in a technology enriched learning environment from virtually anywhere in the world. Topics include linear equations, matrices, vectors, independence, spanning sets, bases, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, eigenspaces, and applications to IT systems.
Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond "course-based" approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.
Dennis T OConnor's insight:
Author Andrew Miller poses a what if question that resonates with me:Moving Past "Course-Based" PBL
Due to the antiquated restraints of the education system, most educators are forced to implement PBL in a "course-based" manner. This means that the project occurs within the traditional discipline structures, where there may be integration, but learning is framed within grades and competencies. In addition, start and stop times, driven by the Carnegie unit, force teachers to start and stop a project for all of their students around the same time. What if PBL wasn't held to antiquated rules of time, space, and discipline constructs? In that ideal situation, students could be engaged in personalized projects.
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Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
OER = Open Educational Resources.... materials you can use in your classrooms or your online courses.
Designing a well-organized and professional teaching portfolio can give you an edge in a competitive job market, and help you score high marks on your school's teacher evaluation form. It is, however, a time-consuming endeavor (the average portfolio takes about two to three days of work), and once built, your portfolio will require regular attention.
Participants in UW-Stout's E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program develop an e-Portfolio as they work through the program. During the Practicum (a mentored online teaching experience) the portfolio is polished for a final peer review.
To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.
Some 600 educators spent the past week thinking hard about project design during the PBL World conference in Napa, Calif., sponsored by Buck Institute for Education. Getting peer feedback early is a key strategy for good project design. That meant conference participants were sharing their project ideas and driving questions at the formative stage, then revising them in response to feedback (just as students improve their work during PBL).
Here's a sampling of driving questions at the rough draft stage, along with suggestions about PBL planning to fire up your thinking:
Temporary positions expected to last through the end of January 2015.
Location: This position is Remote / Home-Based.
Experience working in an environment that did not utilize textbooks is highly desired.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
I know a lot of our E-Learning and Online Teaching graduates could over qualify for this position...
Africa is rising and needs, not the failed models of the developed world but new models that are more suited to the massive demand that already exists for education and training. This is not more universities but more vocational learning. The great opportunity here, is to use the great gifts of the internet, that are already there, for free.
We live in times of great opportunity. Open Educational Resources (OER) can transform the world. Here's a first person view of what's happening right now in Africa.
Open your mind to it!
With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.
Here's a strong introduction from Greg Kulowiec to the ins and outs of Google Classroom. This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial. Get up to speed now, you'll need this info in the Fall!
ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES
Minimum requirements for the position include:
This listing provides a very detailed job description as well as specifics on pay. It's unusual to see a pay rate stated in this kind of general recruitment ad. The pay isn't particularly good, but it does give you a sense of how they pay down in Georgia!
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Coopersmith Career Consulting, an educational consulting services provider, is looking for one individual to develop or supervise the development of a battery of courses in information technology (that may include areas such as programming, software and/or app design, networking, ethical hacking, etc.). Responsibilities will include consulting on which courses to develop, choosing study materials, putting together audio/visual lessons, and writing exams, assignments and study materials, depending on the extent of your time availability. Services will be provided on an as needed basis and payment will be made by the task.
This is a remote position and can be done on your own time and at your own location, though a one time in person meeting is preferred if it can be conveniently arranged.
In a range of subject areas, including
***Available subject area(s) on our site may differ from list shown below. Openings are maintained daily to reflect our most current area(s) of need. Please feel free to re-inquire if there are no current openings that fit your area of expertise.
All faculty applicants must have a master's degree or higher, however prior teaching experience is not required. Our curriculum is centrally developed with input from industry leaders so you can focus on connecting with students. We'll train you and provide a faculty mentor to help you gain confidence in the classroom.
Online teaching aimed at nurses continues to be a big growth area.
The biggest hurdle to flipping your class is to change your THINKING about the best use of face to face class time.
Change your mind, change your classroom. Flip that point of view!
Jeffrey L. Bailie
The purpose of this study was to examine whether a set of instructional practices commonly prescribed to online faculty in the higher education setting were consistent with the expectations of a group of experienced online student participants. Online faculty performance conventions were collected from 20 institutions of higher learning located in the United States. The collective practices yielded three primary domains related to administrative faculty performance expectations in online instruction: Communication, Presence/Engagement, and Timeliness/Responsiveness. Undergraduate participants representing a cross section of colleges and universities in the United States were surveyed to determine their expectations for online faculty as compared to scaled items derived from the lists of participating institutions. The results of this investigation offer practitioners insight into how administrative instructional guidelines relate to the user demands of an informed group of undergraduate online students.
Shake up your point of view!
Here's an interesting paper published by the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. Spring 2014 - Volume 17 Issue 1