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e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Instructor-Art - Nevada State College

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Instructor-Art - Nevada State College | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree.
Previous teaching experience in an online environment.
Evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, educational excellence, and mentoring undergraduate students.
Preferred Qualifications:

A terminal degree
Demonstrated commitment to active learning and innovative teaching
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Teaching Art Online will allow an artist to live where they want. It also provides the kind of flexible schedule an artist needs.  IF you have online teaching skills this might be a great fit.  

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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Are you ready to go back to school?

 

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

 

NEW: E-Learning and Online Teaching Career Center

 

About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

 

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Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in e-learning settings. Become an effective online instructor.


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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Note-taking: A Research Roundup :: Jennifer Gonzalez

Note-taking: A Research Roundup :: Jennifer Gonzalez | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Every day, in classrooms all over the world, students are taking notes. I have my own half-baked ideas about what makes one approach better than another, and I’m sure you do too. But if we’re going to call ourselves professionals, we need to know what the research says, yes?

"So I’ve combed through about three decades’ worth of research, and I’m going to tell you what it says about best practices in note-taking. Although this is not an exhaustive summary, it hits on some of the most frequently debated questions on the subject.

"This information is going to be useful for any subject area—I found some really good stuff that would be especially useful for STEM teachers or anyone who does heavy work with calculations, diagrams, and other technical illustrations. Of course, there’s plenty here for teachers of social studies, English, and the humanities as well, so everyone sit tight because you’ll probably come away with something you can apply to your classroom."

 

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An exceptional summary of key research on the topic. Succinct practical, and with numerous links, this post is a must-read for every educator starting in about grade 4 up through graduate school and adult ed.


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Thanks to Jennifer Gonzalez for this literature review.  Also a tip of the hat to Jim Lerman for his insights on this topic. 

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5 Guidelines For Developing Good Online Assessments

5 Guidelines For Developing Good Online Assessments | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Wondering how you can start Developing Good Online Assessments? Check how you may start Developing Good Online Assessments.
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Online professionals know that appropriate assessments are an essential element of online design.  Build your foundation on these 5 guidelines. 

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Technology Tips Newsletter - Empathy

Technology Tips Newsletter - Empathy | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Tech Tips Newsletter - Empathy Should Become Part of Everyone’s Vocabulary
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Do you understand the difference between sympathy and empathy? Interested in free classroom activities for teaching tolerance and empathy? Looking for a way to lead virtual teams? Look here for all this and more. 

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Learning Trajectories in K-12 Online Mathematics Courses

Learning Trajectories in K-12 Online Mathematics Courses | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Present research has devoted attention to a long-standing problem: how to better serve students who take K-12 online mathematics courses by investigating learner subgroups based on their semester-long learning trajectories. Mixture growth modeling was used to examine month-by-month scores students earned by completing assignments. The best-fitting model suggested four distinct subgroups representing (1) nearly linear growth, (2) exponential growth, (3) hardly any growth, (4) and early rapid growth. Follow-up analyses demonstrated that two different types of successful trajectories were more likely associated with advanced level courses, such as AP or Calculus courses, and foundation courses, such as Algebra and Geometry, were with the unpromising trajectory. Given those results, implications for practitioners and researchers were discussed from the perspective of self-regulated online learning and evidence-based mathematics instructional practices.
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New research from the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute. If you teach math online (or blended) you MUST read this report.  

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Schoology, NEO, Claroline, Chamilo: The beginning of the LMS long tail -

Schoology, NEO, Claroline, Chamilo: The beginning of the LMS long tail - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Phil Hill
With reporting contributions from Jeanette Wiseman and O'Neal Spicer

We have described how the global LMS market is converging in the sense that the Big Four - Moodle, Blackboard, Instructure, and D2L - end up being the primary competitors in more and more global regions, often with similar dynamics. We have also described Sakai and its decline in some detail. But what about the next level down? Let's consider four LMS solutions that are still quite active but with fewer institutional users than Sakai - Schoology (whom we have described before), NEO, Claroline, and Chamilo. The following graphic shows both primary and secondary system usage in higher education in six different global regions, and all four systems have more than 100 active implementations.

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Want an insiders advice on Learning Management Systems, look here!  The LMS market is deep, complex, and always evolving.  Choosing an LMS means a lot of hand wringing, committee work and significant risk for those that make the decision. 

 

Everyone has a favorite, most don't want to give up the one they know and be forced into climbing a new learning curve. 

 

Ultimately,  you land in an LMS that might not be your 1st Choice.  When this happens my best advice comes from Stephen Stills: "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you are with."

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A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes | Presence

A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes | Presence | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Whatever you call them – learning goals, learning objectives, outcome statements, learning outcomes (my go-to) – we should be able to indicate the knowledge or skills we intend students to gain.

The good news is there are general elements to include in naming what students will know, think, or do as a result of engaging with us.
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Many academics won't admit just how confounding writing learning outcome statements can be. This guide is one path to understanding for those scratching their heads on this evergreen issue. 

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 23, 7:58 PM
Even though this is not specifically aimed at schools, the simplicity of the advice and the 'formula' for breaking down your 'learning outcomes' could be useful to teaching staff.
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Training Contracts: 8 Things eLearning Pros Need To Know

Training Contracts: 8 Things eLearning Pros Need To Know | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Joseph R. Codde first introduced the term "Learning Contract" in 1996, years before the term "eLearning" was even coined. However, it’s the perfect addition to online training programs that lack structure and learner motivation.
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Combine the wisdom of the past with the demands of the now. Use Learning Contracts to promote engagement.

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The Importance Of Time Management In Online Learning 

The Importance Of Time Management In Online Learning  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Want to know about the importance of Time Management In Online Learning? Check how to master your time management skills when you're an online student.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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You never really 'save time', you just learn to use the time you have more effectively.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 10, 2017 9:00 AM

Not a lot of time mgt. tips but i do agree with one thing If you’re always wishing you had more hours in the day, you don’t know where all your time went, or you feel stressed you need time mgt. Most requested skills and in my observation the least executed.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 11, 2017 1:15 AM
The Importance Of Time Management In Online Learning
Nathalie Ferret's curator insight, August 18, 4:13 AM
 Indeed, an important skill that all online student must have/learn.
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8 Ways To Simplify Your Online Teaching Approach

8 Ways To Simplify Your Online Teaching Approach | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Dr. LIz Hardy, "...it’s a challenge to offer the personal support they may need.
After all, online teachers are often overwhelmed too!

One of the easiest ways solutions is to use an approach that’s well within your grasp: greater simplicity."

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Liz Hardy shared common sense steps to simplify your online teaching life.  The best part is that by following this advice you also help your students lower their stress and succeed. 

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Rubric: Multi-Axis Self Evaluation of Your Course Designs

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This insightful rubric will help you see your course design work from many points of view.  Stretch your design thinking!

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Take Advantage of Opportunities to Sustain Your Instructional Vitality

Take Advantage of Opportunities to Sustain Your Instructional Vitality | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Persistent tiredness evolves into something more sinister. I would venture that we all know faculty who trudge to class without enthusiasm, who are happiest when students don’t show up for office hours, and who end up disconnected from content they once loved and students who, now more than ever, need teachers committed to learning. The question about them, which is really about us, is how long were they just tired before burnout set in?
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I love the phrase 'Sustain Your Instructional Vitality".  It resonates with one of my favorite sayings, "Protect Your Teaching Spirit". Both concepts speak to the same idea: how can we teach from the heart and have a life outside the classroom? 

 

Conferences and professional networking are part of the answer. Time management, work and life flow are also in the equation. Perhaps this article can help you find your own unique path.

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Work-Life Balance Is Over -- Create A Work-Life Flow

Work-Life Balance Is Over -- Create A Work-Life Flow | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Work-life balance? Forget it. I’m serious. It’s a misnomer and it can set you up for failure. Work-life balance implies that if you spend a set amount of time on your work, you’ll have to spend that same amount of time on whatever else makes up your life - personal time, physical fitness, family, parenthood, hobbies, etc.
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We used to say, "Go with the flow..." but it is more realistic to advise we find our flow through life and work. Here's some hints (if you have the time to read them)!

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Developing a Survey Instrument for Evaluating K-12 Blended Teacher Readiness - Webinar 9/21/18

Developing a Survey Instrument for Evaluating K-12 Blended Teacher Readiness - Webinar 9/21/18 | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Blended teaching — which combines online and in-person instruction — is becoming more commonplace in K-12 schools.  In this webinar, we share the results of a two-year long project to develop an instrument for evaluating K-12 blended teacher readiness. We also provide list of core competencies for blended teaching along with resources can be used in professional development for in-service or pre-service teachers.
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Free Webinar sponsored by Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.  September 21, 2018 at 3:30 EST.

 

If you're blending or preparing to blend k-12 instruction... be there!

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E-Jobs: Online Full-Time Faculty - Instructor - Philosophy American University

E-Jobs: Online Full-Time Faculty - Instructor - Philosophy American University | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.
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Is there any job better than online philosopher?  Put your degree to work with online teaching skills and deep subject matter expertise.

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Graduate Certificate Teaching Math Specialist Interventionist

Graduate Certificate Teaching Math Specialist Interventionist | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Graduate Certificate for Math Specialists. Online Courses Mathematical Concepts, Math Assessment, Math Games, RTI, Apply to Recertification and MS Degree
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Set your sites on a new way to teach. Specialize in what you love and watch your career soar.

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Math Specialist Job Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, elementary and middle school educators will be able to

  • Provide intervention and diagnosis in school mathematics.
  • Evaluate math intervention programs to determine effectiveness and appropriateness for specific contexts.
  • Implement formative and summative assessment and diagnostic assessments in mathematics.
  • Analyze reform-based issues in mathematics education.
  • Evaluate instructional strategies for intervention, remediation, enrichment and acceleration issues in mathematics.
  • Design mathematics professional development activities to achieve specific goals and purposes.
  • Develop opportunities to teach math in context to establish relevancy for students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
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Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever

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This brilliant site is a favorite of Math teachers working in blended teaching environments. Powerful tools for teachers, parents and students.  Go SEE it! 

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CV vs Resume - What is the Difference? [+Examples]

CV vs Resume - What is the Difference? [+Examples] | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Do you know what is the difference between a CV and a Resume and when to use which? If no, find out now.
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Here's a detailed article, with examples, to help you build an effective CV or Resume. Knowing when and where to use either document will help you tune your job search.  

 

Academics, and instructional designers seeking work in higher education in the U.S.A. should read this article to check their understanding and spark their thinking. 

 

For detailed information on finding online teaching jobs:

https://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/elearn_careers/index.html

 

For detailed information on finding instructional design jobs:

https://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/idjobsearch/index.html

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Ca donne des idées. je m'aperçois que sans le savoir j'ai fait un mix entre les deux
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Online Teaching Pay: A university fine tunes its approach 

Online Teaching Pay: A university fine tunes its approach  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online instructors at Colorado Mesa University get paid per student for overtime hours. Now the institution is tweaking a model that's enticing to instructors but may not be best for students.
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Online teaching pay is like gold: it is different everywhere you find it. This article from Inside Higher Ed,  gives you a glimpse at the possible rewards (and risks) of paying online teachers well. 

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Designing Computer-Based Training Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout

Designing Computer-Based Training Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

EDUC 767 Designing Computer-Based Training (CBT)

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructors: Nicholle Stone and Dr. Amy Gullixson
Tuition: $441 per credit hour ($1323 per course)<

Fall: August 27 - October 19, 2018
Tuition Due: October 10, 2018

Spring: January 7 - March 1, 2019
Tuition Due - February 27, 2019

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This course is part of UW-Stout's Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.  Cohorts forming now!  Many classes are already filled. Enroll today. 

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We’re Online Teachers, Not Elvis Impersonators!

We’re Online Teachers, Not Elvis Impersonators! | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Authenticity and honesty help to make a genuine connection with your students.

It’s a terrible idea to try and be something you’re not.
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Teach from the heart.  Tap into your passion for teaching. Be real and present and you'll be the teacher.. online or face to face.. you want to be. 

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Hope filled news | School in the Cloud

Hope filled news | School in the Cloud | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In 1999, Sugata Mitra’s pioneering “Hole in the Wall” experiments helped bring the potential of self-organized learning to the public’s attention. Research since then has continued to support his startling conclusion that groups of children, with access to the Internet, can learn almost anything by themselves.

From the slums of India and villages of Cambodia, to schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and United Kingdom, Professor Mitra’s experimental results offer an intriguing new future for learning: a future in which ‘knowing’ may be obsolete.
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I've followed this project for many years.  Sugata Mitra provides the children of the world with a continual series of occasions for hope.  Inspiring video. 

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Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments

Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Online Group Projects — Yikes! You can hear the moans and groans of students echoing through your computer monitors as you start the first week of your online course. The reasons for requiring a group project vary from one discipline to another, but there are educational and career motives for requiring group projects. Students will have an opportunity to develop team skills, improve communication skills, and leverage their own personal interests and experiences to contribute to a group project.
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Online Group Projects have been some of the very best (as a few of the worst) experiences I've had working teaching and learning online.  This five step approach will help you improve the  group work experiences for your students! 

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In today's world, more and more group work is required more than individual work. Group work improves personal and social values, whether in a community, school, or at work. However, when it comes to developing online group work, many problems can arise. The document explains that assigning specific tasks according to the student's abilities, constant communication and creating learning environments can help the success of the assigned work. .
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Trends and Issues in Instructional Design Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout

Trends and Issues in Instructional Design Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design
Online Course
3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Nicholle Stone
Tuition: $441 per semester hour graduate credit
$1,323 per course
Fall: August 27 - October 19, 2018
Tuition Due: October 10, 2018
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UW-Stout Online Fall Cohort forming now.  These classes fill fast!

http://wwwcs.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/idtrends.cfm

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Tips and resources for instructional designers entering the field

Tips and resources for instructional designers entering the field | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Though it has existed longer than many realize, the field of instructional design remains an emerging profession within higher education. As a result, many instructional designers tell "Inside Digital Learning" that they came to the field following a major career change. Some find the move daunting. Having a helping hand or a guiding voice can make all the difference.
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Good advice for those thinking about a career shift to instructional design.  Are you ready for a change?

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Online Course Evaluation Guidelines - UW-La Crosse

The UWL Online Course Evaluation Guidelines are intended to help instructors create and teach well-designed online courses. The
Guidelines outline specific features of online courses and recommend ways to design, deliver, and improve courses. The Guidelines identify the key features of courses and gives suggestions on how to implement each one in a course. Not all Guidelines will apply in every course.

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Guidelines come with implementation suggestions.  If you are designing or revising an online course be sure to evaluate your work with this useful resource. 

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