Professional Development for Online Instructors

Have you considered becoming an online instructor? Reasons many educators choose to teach online include:

  • Teaching is something they have always wanted to do
  • They are stay-at-home parents who would like to work from home in addition to raising their children
  • They have careers in a particular field in which they would like to teach
  • They are retired and would like to continue working part-time to share the knowledge they have gained throughout their career.
  • They are pursuing higher education and would like to gain experience in the field of teaching prior to becoming a professor

Whatever your reasons may be, once you become an online adjunct instructor there are certain requirements that will be expected of you, in addition to your teaching responsibilities.  Learn More> #www.patriciapedrazanafziger.com #teachers #professors #instructors

 

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12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers

Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom. But you’re busy — meeting standards, prepping students for tests — and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, technologically. Learn More > #teachers #technologyinclassroom

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Why is Social Media so Alluring?

Social media offers many valuable capabilities beyond sharing a great selfie. Students worldwide habitually access social media on their mobile devices. Learners from nearly every cultural background take time from their busy schedules to participate in social media to keep up to date with their friends or family. It is a newly evolved form of socialization, and what once appeared to be a fad, is only gaining momentum.  Learn More> #socialmedia #teachingwithsocialmedia #facebook #sociallearning

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Instructional Design for e-Learning

In the past few years, the use of e-Learning tools has increased dramatically due to the popularity of distance learning and as a method of delivery for training in the corporate world. Also known as web-based training (WBT), Internet-based training (IBT), or computer-based training (CBT), e-Learning may be accessed through many different forms of media. Today, more instructors are further educating themselves on the benefits of teaching via e-Learning and using it as a companion tool for classroom instruction as well.  Learn More > #distancelearning #elearning #insructionaldesign #onlinelearning #teaching

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The Number of Women in Tech Jobs is Expected to Hit a New Low

Despite efforts to get more women into tech fields, a new study from Accenture and Girls Who Code called “Cracking the Gender Code”finds that the number of women in those jobs will fall to historic lows over the next decade.  Learn More> #geekgirl #code #girlswhocode #womenintechnology

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Online Tutors – Smarthinking

At some point in your academic life, the need for a tutor will likely arise, and whether you decide to enlist the assistance of a tutor is a personal choice. However, using the services of a tutor is not something most students are comfortable announcing to their friends; as a matter of fact, some students are simply embarrassed by the fact that they need a tutor.  Learn More > #onlinetutors #tutors

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Plagiarism Detectors

To alleviate any temptation you may have regarding plagiarism, keep in mind identifying plagiarized work is as easy as the act of plagiarism itself.  Learn More > #plagiarism #plagiarismchecker #writing

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A Critical-Thinking Mindset

No matter what level of education people achieve, chances are they have, or will eventually come across, the term “critical thinking.” Critical thinking is a process in which an individual questions the reasoning behind a particular claim or decision. Learn More > #criticalthinking #students #education

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Reducing College Stress

Attending college can be a wonderful life-changing decision, but can also increase stress and anxiety in your life. Developing good organizational and time management skills is a must for students who attend college full-time. Even attending college part-time for those who have a full-time job and busy personal life, can create major stress. Stress is a body’s reaction to environmental influences, and can affect a person’s physical and mental well-being.  Learn More> #students #teachers #stress #stressmanagement

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Understanding Learning Styles

As an online instructor, you are faced with the challenge of providing education to students who may come from a variety of age groups and cultures. Selecting the best teaching techniques to employ in such an environment demands an understanding of how individuals learn. There are essentially three main learning styles instructors should always keep in mind while developing coursework for their students. Learn More > #onlinelearning #distancelearning #learningstyles

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