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8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course - OLC

8 Things You Should Know before Using Social Media in Your Course - OLC | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Planning to use social media in your upcoming course?  It can be a great way to enhance social learning and improve engagement.  There are a variety of available platforms, and many creative ways that faculty are integrating social media into their teaching practice.
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As an online instructor, everything you do online should be a polished professional effort.  These tips from the OLC make great sense.

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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, April 12, 2:55 AM
Good to know. I have used social media more carefree, but I might have to change my attitude.
Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, June 24, 12:25 AM

As an online instructor, everything you do online should be a polished professional effort.  These tips from the OLC make great sense.

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What is the SAMR Model?

Published on Jul 12, 2016
The SAMR Model is a way for teachers to evaluate how they integrate technology into their teaching. Is it an act of substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or redefinition? 

Get tips on great edtech tools and teaching practices at http://www.commonsense.org/education
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Excellent resource for instructional designers and online instructors. 

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The SAMR Model is a way for teachers to evaluate how they integrate technology into their teaching. Is it an act of substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or redefinition?
 
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Adjunct Project Shows Wide Range in Pay and Working Conditions

Adjunct Project Shows Wide Range in Pay and Working Conditions | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Adjuncts reported earning $2,987 per three-credit course, on average. Instructors at 16 colleges said they made less than $1,000.
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This database can be searched to reveal salary ranges per course on a state by state basis.  Fresh data! 

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Online Instructional Design Graduate Certificate University of Wisconsin-Stout

Online Instructional Design Graduate Certificate University of Wisconsin-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Instructional Design Graduate Certificate Online Program Information. Graduate certificate designed for professionals interested in enhancing their skills, developing focused competency in instructional design or switching careers.
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8 Ways To Encourage Online Learner Reflection In eLearning - eLearning Industry

8 Ways To Encourage Online Learner Reflection In eLearning - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Reflection helps online learners absorb and assimilate the information more effectively. It also allows them to put their newfound knowledge into a real-world context. In this article, I'll explore 8 ways to encourage online learner reflection through your eLearning course design.
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UW-Stout Certificate Programs encourage reflection via weekly writing and e-portfolio development.  

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Hire eLearning Candidates For Skills Or Potential? - eLearning Industry

Hire eLearning Candidates For Skills Or Potential? - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Should you Hire eLearning Candidates for skills or potential? Check whether you should hire eLearning Candidates for skills or potential.
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What does it really take to build a flourishing online learning program? - eCampus News

What does it really take to build a flourishing online learning program? - eCampus News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A new survey tracks institutions' progress toward creating and increasing a solid online learning program and other offerings for students.
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For more than a decade UW-Stout has been creating strong online programs. Great teachers with expert training in both the art of online teaching and academic disciplines, backed with robust technology and university support, make it possible.
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How to Humanize Your Online Class (Infographic and slideshow)

How to Humanize Your Online Class (Infographic and slideshow) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Humanized learning increases the relevance of content and improves students' motivation to log-in week-after-week. When students relate to an online instructor as something more than a subject matter expert and begin to conceive of themselves as part of a larger community, they are more likely to be motivated, be satisfied with their learning, and succeed in achieving the course objectives (Picciano, 2002; Rovai & Barnum, 2003;  Richardson & Swan, 2003).
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Click through to a great infographic with a powerful presentation slideshow feature.  These are ideas that EVERY online teacher should know. 

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Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, March 21, 8:38 AM
"Very thorough guidelines" ...
Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 24, 4:30 PM
Nice infographic :)
Daniel Collins's curator insight, July 10, 12:15 AM
An infographic with some great ideas the online teacher can try with their courses.
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Syllabus: Humanizing Online Learning

Syllabus: Humanizing Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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"When students relate to an online instructor as something more than a subject matter expert and begin to conceive of themselves as part of a larger community, they are more likely to be motivated, be satisfied with their learning, and succeed in achieving the course objectives (Picciano, 2002; Rovai & Barnum, 2003; Richardson & Swan, 2003). The end goals of humanized online learning are fostered through integrating learners voices, engaging students in the active construction of knowledge, fostering emotional connections, and providing students with choices. Ultimately, humanized learning increases the relevance of content to learners and improves one's motivation to log-in week-after-week."

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There is lots to be learned by just reading the syllabus for this two week online training from Cal-State University Channel Islands!

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 9, 4:38 PM
Learning is often most effective when relational. Developing a human touch to online lessons and instructions is critical for engagement.
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e-jobs: Online Faculty – Digital Literacy job with The Los Angeles Film School 

e-jobs: Online Faculty – Digital Literacy job with The Los Angeles Film School  | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Seeking Online Faculty to develop curriculum, teach, and support students in Digital Literacy. In this General Education course, students learn how to navigate, evaluate, create, and critically apply information using the critical and practical aspects of digital tools, technologies, and resources. Through applying their knowledge to their academic studies and professional development, students will recognize digital literacy’s significance in information sharing, community building, citizenship, and education.
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Put your masters in communications to work! 

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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork (EdSurge News)

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork (EdSurge News) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners. Students lack the ability to strike up an impromptu conversation about last week’s homework or compare notes with whoever’s sitting next to them in class. The absence of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in
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What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting | Educator Innovator

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting | Educator Innovator | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting.
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Make it happen in the writing process classroom.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 5:13 PM

Making and writing go together. 

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e-Jobs: Online Teaching Idaho Digital Learning Academy

e-Jobs: Online Teaching Idaho Digital Learning Academy | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Minimum Qualifications:
Idaho resident (preference given to applicants residing in Idaho; out-of-state applicants may still apply)
Bachelor's Degree in Education or content area
Current Idaho Secondary Teaching Certificate (preference given to state-issued certificate; applicants with an interim certificate may still apply)
Endorsement in content area
Highly-Qualified Status
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Here's a change to teach online at the k-12 level.  

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State Certified Teachers - Online Opportunity- iTutor.com Inc. - Rochester, NY

State Certified Teachers - Online Opportunity- iTutor.com Inc. - Rochester, NY | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

$20 - $40 an hour - Part-time
iTutor.com is an online supplemental education company. We work with school districts and parents across the country to provide K-12 home bound instruction, credit recovery and test preparation through our online platform. Our instructors create their own schedules and work from the comfort of their own homes. As we continue to grow we are looking for New York certified teachers that would like the flexibility that we offer through our online classes. Our preferred candidates are Math, Physics, Chemistry, French, and Italian certified teachers.

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Most K-12 teachers I know work more than one job. Here's an alternative to coaching or summer sales jobs. Check it out! 

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Average Adjunct Salaries trending upward during 1st quarter of 2017

Average Adjunct Salaries trending upward during 1st quarter of 2017 | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

I've been keeping track of average adjunct salaries since September 2016.  This link will take you to the UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Career Center to learn more! 

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Average salaries (as reported by Simply Hired.com) are up 4k since September 2016.  If you have the subject matter expertise and the online teaching skills, a geographically flexible career may be yours. 

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UW-Stout’s online academic programs earn national attention

UW-Stout’s online academic programs earn national attention | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The online academic program offerings, including two in particular, at University of Wisconsin-Stout have been recognized by national ranking organizations.
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Great School, Great Online Programs. 

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Why I Teach Online

Why I Teach Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Having the option to work remotely and asynchronously was a godsend. I figured my online students would have no idea if I were moderating online discussions or grading papers while sitting next to a spouse hooked up to an Oxaliplatin IV. During this family crisis, I knew I would miss being in the same room with students, and the instantaneous give-and-take of a physical classroom. I only ever envisioned online teaching as a short-term reassignment.
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My online career allows me to be a primary caregiver for my loved one. This aspect of the work wasn't what I'd anticipated. In the end it was a God send. 

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EJobs: Lead Instructor - Nursing - CTU Online in Home

EJobs: Lead Instructor - Nursing - CTU Online in Home | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Provide guidance and/or supervision to faculty relative to instructional methods, course content and professional development; provid
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6 Activities To Develop Your eLearning Expertise - eLearning Industry

6 Activities To Develop Your eLearning Expertise - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Want to know how to Develop Your eLearning Expertise? Check 6 activities to help you build your eLearning expertise as an eLearning developer.
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Behaviors & Strategies for Improving Your Instructor Presence

Behaviors & Strategies for Improving Your Instructor Presence | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Establishing a connection with online learners is a demonstrated strategy for increasing student motivation in online classes (Jones, Kolloff & Kolloff, 2008) and a marker of instructor excellence (Palloff & Pratt, 2011). Employing the the behaviors and strategies noted below is an effective step towards making your online students' learning more relevant and increasing their investment in your class (DuCharme-Hansen, Dupin-Bryant, 2005).
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I dare you to read these lists of behavior and strategy ideas and not find something new.  Great resource. 

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MFaculty's curator insight, March 11, 8:56 AM
This is a very simple process for meeting students where they are and strategically guiding them along the learning path. 
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Hello from the Other Side! A Student Perspective of Online Learning

Hello from the Other Side! A Student Perspective of Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
I recently enrolled in an online doctoral program and now find myself in the role of an online student and not just an online instructor. I have learned so much from being on the “other side of the screen.” Here are five essential things to consider as you build successful online learning opportunities for your students.
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This anecdotal survey of what students what from their online teachers makes simple sense.  

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e-Jobs: Adjunct Faculty in Special Education (Online)

e-Jobs: Adjunct Faculty in Special Education (Online) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Northwestern College is seeking highly qualified applicants to teach online graduate courses in special education in its M.Ed. Special Education and special education endorsement programs.  Northwestern has a thriving online program in education that focuses on relevant content, high engagement, faith integration and authentic learning experiences. The Education Department at Northwestern uses a ‘teacher as servant’ model that prepares teachers to do God’s work in the world at public and private preK – 12 schools.  Online faculty teach 8 week courses remotely using Blackboard.
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In my experience, special education teachers make spectacular online teachers because they deeply understand the principles of differentiated instruction. If you are a veteran special education teacher take a look at this job! 

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16 of this year's biggest teaching and learning issues in higher ed - eCampus News

16 of this year's biggest teaching and learning issues in higher ed - eCampus News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE survey of college and university thought-leaders reveals key issues within faculty development, academic transformation, and much more.
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EDUCAUSE identifies 16 key issues in higher ed this year.
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3 Signs an Online Graduate Certificate Is Enough

3 Signs an Online Graduate Certificate Is Enough | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
You want to advance in a specific area of your current field. Employers want a well-trained workforce and more are seeking employees with specific expertise – so, a graduate certificate is a good way to expand an existing skill set. Some employers will pay for employees' certification courses. And many graduate programs will include graduate certificates as preparation for a full graduate degree.
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Our graduate certificate in e-learning and online teaching will:

  • Expand the geography of your career.
  • Follow your passion.
  • Boost your salary with new skills.

 

Enroll Today: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/elearningcertificate.cfm

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What To Do When Online Discussion Dies - eLearning Industry

What To Do When Online Discussion Dies - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Ever had a discussion forum or social chat fall silent? Students that are deeply engaged in forums and chat have a more enjoyable experience and are more likely to complete their course successfully. Here's how you can reignite engagement when online discussion dies.
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Tips for students and for instructors on what to do when a discussion runs out of gas. 

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.