Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Online Teaching and Training Careers

Are you interested in advancing your career with new opportunities and want to...

• Teach online in a technical, community college, or higher education

• Work as a virtual school teacher in new K-12 environments

• Develop and deliver training for your district, business, government, health care,

or other nonprofit organizations

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Becoming an Online Teacher

Bobby Hobgood provides an excellent overview on becoming an effective online instructor. He describes three critical phases of online course development: preparation, design and teaching.

Future of Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Kyong-Jee Kim and Curtis J. Bonk explore the results of a survey of postsecondary administrators and instructors regarding future trends in online teaching and learning. Includes predictions about the changing roles of online instructors, student expectations, and projected technology use in online teaching and learning over the next few years.

Table 3 Copyright © Kyong-Jee Kim and Curtis J. Bonk

Table 3 image used with permission from Educause Copyright © 2007 by EDUCAUSE

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Education (PDF file)

John Watson and Jennifer Ryan report on the fast-paced growth of K-12 online schools and how successful online programs with quality outcomes are

being developed and delivered at many different levels, from national organizations to single-district, as well as state-led, multi-district, and consortium programs.

Promising Practices in Online Learning (PDF file)

John Watson gives examples of how blended learning combines the best elements of online and face-to-face learning, and is increasing educational opportunities for students all over the world.

National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (PDF file)

In February 2008 the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) released this report to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of quality guidelines and best practices for online teaching.

Tech Tip – Free Software Training Quick Reference Sheet

Here’s a wonderful time-saving resource for technology training. The CustomGuide Learn-on-Demand Web site has a selection of free printable “cheat sheet” software user guides for Macintosh and Windows. Each of the colorful PDF quick sheets is appealingly formatted with screen shots and keyboard shortcuts. Sheets can be shared with staff and students and posted on your school or organization’s Web site.

Titles include:

Summer Courses are Filling Quickly – Don’t Delay


Participate from your home computer; no travel to campus is required. Select university billing, and no payment is due until summer session begins.

Final Call for Courses Beginning on June 16 and June 23 Register online

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators

RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas K-12

EDUC 744 909 Teaching Writing with the 6-Traits

EDUC 744 917 Inspiration and Kidspiration: K-12 Strategies to Build Study Skills and Comprehension

EDUC 744 914 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (Grades 4-8)

EDUC 744 965 Issues and Problems in Teaching Primary Mathematics - K-3

EDUC 744 925 Bullying in Schools

EDUC 744 928 Instructional Applications of Digital Photography

EDUC 744 938 Digital Media and Visual Literacy

EDUC 744 941 Mentoring Teachers

EDUC 744 949 Assessment for Learning

EDUC 744 951 Teaching Information Literacy with Primary Sources

EDUC 744 954 Instructional Leadership Skills

EDUC 744 956 Building Better Instruction with Technology

EDUC 744 963 Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) in General Education

EDUC 744 964 Workforce Development: Every Teacher’s Responsibility

EDUC 744 929 Web Design for Educators

EDUC 744 937 Applications for iPods and Handheld Computers

EDUC 744 939 Intermediate Web Design

Register online

Originally created for the UW-Stout Infobytes Newsletter Karen Franker, Editor

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