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Insider Insight: Community College FAQ: The Application

Insider Insight: Community College FAQ: The Application | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Rob Jenkins: “The job ad only calls for a CV and a cover letter. Should I include more?... When I speak to graduate students about applying to community colleges, the question I’m invariably asked is, “What do I send in with my application?” Sure, the job ad only asks for a CV and a cover letter but, applicants wonder, “Shouldn’t I also include a teaching statement? A sample course syllabus? Maybe a copy of a published or in-progress manuscript?”

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Insiders have insight.Rob Jenkins brings you inside the hiring process and explains just what to expect when applying for Community College teaching positions.

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A Memo to My Students Re: College and the Real World

A Memo to My Students Re: College and the Real World | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What happens in college and what you’ll be doing in your career aren’t the same, but they aren’t as different as many of you seem to think.
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I work in the real world with graduate students who are learning how to teach online. Many are already accomplished educators seeking to extend their skills to connect with a fast changing 'real world'. 

 

That said, our Graduate Certificate classes emphasize hands on projects that apply to their jobs right now.  That's the key; what you learn in the online class you put to work in your daily routine. 

 

Every time a student initiates a discussion they are practicing their instructor facilitation skills. Every group project delivers essential experiences needed to lead others through the terrain of technology based collaboration.

 

Since I teach EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum, I push my students to change their point of view and think like online teachers. We make that transition by having them teach online in one of or graduate classes.  This is real experience, in the real world --- done virtually! 

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7 Best Search Sites: How to Find Online Teaching Jobs

7 Best Search Sites: How to Find Online Teaching Jobs | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
If you’re an online instructor who’s looking for online teaching job openings, you may find searching for jobs to be a daunting task. Just google “online teaching job.” We did and got 103,000,000 results. Good luck sorting through that humongous pile of data!
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Here's a solid article to get you started searching for your online teaching job.  I found my first online teaching job on Geteducated.com (way back before the turn of the century)!

 

Learn how to go beyond the basic application process by reading my blog series on finding e-jobs.

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Finding Faculty: Hiring Practices That Work (from personal experience as academic hiring leader) | Online Teaching Guest Blog

Finding Faculty: Hiring Practices That Work (from personal experience as academic hiring leader) | Online Teaching Guest Blog | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
It's a monumental investment of time and money when you seek to hire quality faculty. There is no magic bullet or system of guarantees when you want to add the best of the best to your team. As a 20 year educational administrator, I understand the tremendous responsibility it is to secure high performing faculty.
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Most of you are looking for online teaching work. It helps to understand the hiring process from the administrative side of the desk.  The next time you get frustrated filling out long detailed applications, remember hiring is a 'High Stakes" operation for all involved.

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Diversify Your Online Teaching Workload: How Diversification Breeds Opportunity

Diversify Your Online Teaching Workload: How Diversification Breeds Opportunity | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In order to grow your academic career, you need to diversify your online teaching workload. One of the best ways to do this is to think more broadly. By saying yes to unique opportunities, you can open doors that you didn’t even realize existed. Diversifying your credentials shows your flexibility and willingness to adapt.
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The old cliche "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" fits the realities of online teaching. Dr. Nicole Runyon shares insights that will help you advance your career. 

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ismokuhanen's curator insight, April 1, 2016 2:31 PM

The old cliche "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" fits the realities of online teaching. Dr. Nicole Runyon shares insights that will help you advance your career. 

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The old cliche "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" fits the realities of online teaching. Dr. Nicole Runyon shares insights that will help you advance your career. 

Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales's curator insight, April 2, 2016 7:36 AM

The old cliche "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" fits the realities of online teaching. Dr. Nicole Runyon shares insights that will help you advance your career. 

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Online Adjunct Job Tips:  Advice from Online Professors

Online Adjunct Job Tips:  Advice from Online Professors | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
what are your best tips related to getting an online adjunct job, specifically?
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Here's a list of hard won tips about applying for online jobs from the Baab Group. Everyone of these insights will help you reach your goal of teaching online.

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juandoming's curator insight, March 31, 2016 2:23 PM

Here's a list of hard won tips about applying for online jobs from the Baab Group. Everyone of these insights will help you reach your goal of teaching online.

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Here's a list of hard won tips about applying for online jobs from the Baab Group. Everyone of these insights will help you reach your goal of teaching online.

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Online Teaching Jobs: Cold-Calling Deans or Administrators to Get Professor Jobs

Online Teaching Jobs: Cold-Calling Deans or Administrators to Get Professor Jobs | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Recently we noticed a trend – we had a few clients (those looking for on-ground and online jobs) ask us to help them locate a dean or human resources rep at a school they wanted to work for, and they fired off a cold-call email introducing themselves and attaching their CV and transcripts – old-school style.

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Something to think about.  IF you have narrowed your focus and know where you want to teach, this might be one way to land a new job.

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Teaching Online: 5 Tips to get Hired

Teaching Online: 5 Tips to get Hired | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Sheila Fry

Teaching online is exciting but can leave you with many questions. Deciding to adopt the adjunctpreneur® lifestyle and teaching online is very rewarding but can leave you with many questions. You aren't sure you can meet the expectations of hiring managers for your desired position. Do you have the education, skills and expertise to be considered a good fit at an institution and get hired?
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Solid advice on the mysterious and often mercurial process of landing an online job.  Lots of common sense can be found here. If even one tip is something new to you, it is worth your time! 

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VSLA- Virtual School Learning Alliance

VSLA- Virtual School Learning Alliance | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
About VSLA Combining more than 130 years of online and blended learning operational experience, the Virtual School Leadership Alliance is an association of the chiefs of some of the most innovative virtual schools in the US. Consisting largely of leading state virtual schools, and several outstanding consortia, the member organizations serve over a quarter of …
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If you're looking for opportunities to teach in K-12 virtual, one place to start is here.  Review the program descriptions form a dozen different online and blended virtual schools working at the state level. 


This is a good place to research k-12 virtual in general as well. 

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e-Jobs perspective: K-12 - Which States Use Virtual Schools to Fill the Gap?

e-Jobs perspective: K-12 - Which States Use Virtual Schools to Fill the Gap? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"We know that online courses can help fill the gap, and Keeping Pace 2014 research shows how some states are supporting state virtual schools to help meet the needs of students seeking online courses."

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e-Jobs perspectives:

As an online teacher you can leap state lines in a single bound (although you may bounce a bit on landing).

Do some research.

Get perspective.

Your job hunt is national (perhaps international) in scope.


This article details which State Virtual Schools are growing and which are withering. Important information for your K-12 Virtual Teaching Job hunt! 


 

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Average Faculty Salary, by Region, Category, and Academic Rank


Average faculty salaries, grouped by region, category, and academic rank (2014-15). The survey was administered by the American Association for University Professors (AAUP). Results are based on responses from 1,136 institutions.

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For more salary data gathered 2014-2015 visit this index created by Hireedjobs.com: 

https://www.higheredjobs.com/salary/?utm_source=04_23_15&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SalaryDataNonInsider

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The Community College Application: CV or Résumé?

The Community College Application: CV or Résumé? | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

If a job listing asks specifically for a résumé rather than a CV, what should you send?

These days, when applying for any academic job, regardless of the rank, you should probably send a CV.

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Solid advice from Rob Jenkins, Associate Professor at Georgia Sate University Perimeter College.  Bottom line: HR might be thinking resume, but the academics on the hiring committee want to know the details.  The are expecting a CV.

 
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8 Places to Find Online Faculty and Adjunct Positions

8 Places to Find Online Faculty and Adjunct Positions | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As the field of distance education grows, so too does the number of college-level jobs for online faculty. And many of these jobs--at both online colleges and brick-and-mortar universities--are home based and/or part time. For the purpose of this list, the term "online faculty" encompasses everything from teaching assistants to deans--including online adjunct faculty, dissertation mentors and course instructors.
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It is hiring season! Looking for online teaching jobs is like fishing: a continual series of occasions for hope.

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It is hiring season! Looking for online teaching jobs is like fishing: a continual series of occasions for hope.

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The 22 Worst LinkedIn Sins

The 22 Worst LinkedIn Sins | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Take a look at these LinkedIn profile, connection, and interaction mistakes, and if any ring true for you, resolve to make good today.
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If you are working online you have to use LinkedIn!

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UW-Stout Technology Tips Newsletter - Land a Job Teaching Online

UW-Stout Technology Tips Newsletter - Land a Job Teaching Online | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Tech Tips Newsletter - Land a Job Teaching Online  E-learning is a growing field, but it can be difficult to land your first job as an online instructor. These resources will help you find and apply for jobs in e-learning and online teaching.
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Want a job teaching online? Learn how to SEARCH for one! These timely tips will get you started.

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Track Job Applications, Job Search Tracking - ApplyMate

Track Job Applications, Job Search Tracking - ApplyMate | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
ApplyMate.com is a free school and job application manager, tracking system and reminder tool.
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This simple database app can help you organize your online teaching job search.  Applying for online work requires persistence and and organization. This tool can help! 

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e-Jobs: Dani Baab: 17 surprising reasons YOU didn’t get that online teaching job

e-Jobs: Dani Baab: 17 surprising reasons YOU didn’t get that online teaching job | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Dani Baab: "In this article I candidly share what I have learned in over 15 years about why candidates don’t get an interview or the job they were a perfect for."

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Applying for e-jobs is both an art and science.  I find Dani Baab's advice to be consistanly insightful. You will too!

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Get Started Teaching Online: Step by Step

Get Started Teaching Online: Step by Step | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
So what is required to teach online?
A Masters degree
Experience in your field
Passion and commitment to educating others
Internet access and a good computer
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Are you new to the online job search? if so, read this article.  Even if you are a veteran, skim this one. You may find something new. 

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Dani Babb: 17 surprising reasons you didn’t get that online teaching job

Dani Babb: 17 surprising reasons you didn’t get that online teaching job | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Having worked in online education for over 15 years and working with thousands of clients while maintaining the confidence and anonymity of deans and administrators, I have learned a lot about why candidates don’t get that interview or get the job they were a perfect fit for. In this article, my goal is to share with you this candid feedback – even when it hurts to hear (or just shouldn’t be that way!)
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This is a terrific article from an expert in the field.  If you are looking for online work as a teacher read this article! 

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2015’s Best and Worst States for Teachers

2015’s Best and Worst States for Teachers | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Most educators don’t pursue their profession for the money. But that doesn’t justify paying teachers any less than they deserve, considering the profound difference they make in people’s lives. In reality, however, teachers across the U.S. are shortchanged every year — their salaries consistently fail to keep up with inflation — while the law demands they produce better students.
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How does your state stack up?  Time to move?  If you want to live where you are, but teach somewhere else, online teaching and learning might be right for you!

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Explore what careers are right for you – About - – eParachute

Explore what careers are right for you – About -  – eParachute | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Are you a recent graduate searching for what to do with your education? Or a career-changer wondering where else you could go with your hard-earned skills? Or a job-hunter who just doesn't like the options in front of you?

Dream up your next career with eParachute:

Discover your most loved strengths,
Explore hundreds of potential career paths, and
See how well careers match what you love to do most.

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This is the 21st Century version of the classic job search book: What Color is Your Parachute.

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This is the 21st Century version of the classic job search book: What Color is Your Parachute.

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Pinterest Tip: Your Pictorial Curriculum Vitae - Write On Track

Pinterest Tip: Your Pictorial Curriculum Vitae - Write On Track | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Have you thought about having one Pinterest board as your pictorial resume or curriculum vitae? Our latest Pinterest tip explains why it is a good idea.

Via Kelly Lieberman
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When you work online, it is wise to present yourself to the search engines in a strategic and well thought out manner.  Here's a way to get your skills and interests into  the big search index in the sky! 

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Heather Spiva's curator insight, February 8, 2016 3:41 PM

This is amazing and very compelling! I wondered how Pinterest could actually complement the learning world, and sure enough, it can-- all though pictures!