Perhaps one of the greatest debates in the hunt for online teaching jobs is whether or not a candidate needs a terminal degree to teach. Hint: You do not – but it does help. Statistics, information, and advice for the professor questioning whether to invest in a terminal degree.
Perry D. Drake is assistant professor and academic director, Social and Digital Media Marketing, University of Missouri–St. Louis.
It is hard to imagine holding a university-level class today in which students do not engage with the web or social media in one form or another, whether by using Google search, bookmarking or sharing an article, taking an online survey, posting or commenting on a blog, or using e-mail or text messaging. So, what rules should we, as instructors, follow to ensure no legal or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) issues arise?
The Internet revolution brought a lot of changes in the educational system. Instead of relying on textbooks, notebooks and other conventional classroom materials, students today rely on their tablets and smartphones, which carry a lot of potential for making the material more interactive and understandable. There are both free and paid online educational resources out […]
Lynda.com is a constantly growing library of more than 2,000 self-paced online courses. This diverse catalog includes software training, programming lessons and even “concept” tutorials on topics such as design and photography.
Since Lynda.com is now integrated with your UW-Stout account, it can recognize you, maintain a learning transcript and make certificates available for your professional purposes.
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Angela Hoistion, PMP's insight:
The Web Literacy Map is a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.
Shannon Mersand: "This is a resource I am building to help myself, and possibly others, as they work toward building and facilitating online courses. It was inspired by my interactions with fellow students, Deb Kabler and Dr. Kay Lehmann in Collaborative Communities in eLearning. It is very much a work in progress."
Too often, instructors get caught up in seeing forums as a quantitative measure of how much a student has learned, gauging understanding by replying with prompts that are, frankly, as boring or as tedious as some of the material students have been asked to read.
These conversations between students have more depth and more personality because they are creating, building, having fun and interacting. They are not just replying to a prompt. They are using their imaginations. The process brings an energy and passion that engages them.
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