Sunday, November 9, 2014

Where and How to Find Online Teaching Jobs (Part 1)

Teaching is the best job in the world. You help people. You spend your work life energy participating in an endlessly fascinating process. You also get paid to learn.

Online teaching adds geographical independence and a big dose of entrepreneurship to the life of a teacher.  I've found that to be a very good thing.

As an instructor and program advisor for the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program I teach online classes every semester.  Another very important part of my job is helping people find work.

I try to keep our students informed of new jobs as I find them. However,  every time I search I find thousands of online teaching jobs.  I can't republish them all but I do have an archive of online teaching  e-Jobs on my E-Learning page.

The best think you can do is learn to search for the e-Job you want.  Let me show you where you can find those job leads for yourself.  (Don't miss the RSS feeds highlighting e-jobs found in the right hand column of this blog.)

I'm convinced, that at this very moment, the perfect online teaching job is waiting for any talented teacher with the right combination of subject matter skills, e-learning training and professional networking.

The E-Learning Employment Triangle

e-learning employment triangle e-learning opportunities come from your subject matter expertise, 21st century networking skills and e-learning and teaching experience
The E-Learning Employment Triangle

With the proper qualifications most work will come through your professional network. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't search directly for work and put together the necessary paperwork to land the online teaching jobs you seek.

Here are two job search engines that produce results.  Take the time to set up accounts and upload fresh resumes or CVs.  Be sure your online e-portfolios are polished and ready for a critical eye.  Then start searching!

HigherEd Jobs

One final hint:  These snapshots represent searches for very recent jobs.  You can also search for all job listings because even if the institution doesn't have a job available right now, you might land one in the future.   Don't under estimate the power of getting your application into the Adjunct hiring pool.

Read More about Finding E-Learning Jobs! 
Here are more articles about strategies for finding online work, and the kinds of preparation and paperwork you should be working on: 
  1. Where and How to Find E-Learning Jobs
  2. Finding E-Learning Jobs* This will help you see the big picture! 
  3. Finding Online Teaching Jobs: Are you a Online Teaching, Adjunct Instructor, K-12 Virtual Teacher? 
  4. E-Portfolios for Career Development: It's not just resumes anymore! This is why we require a portfolio based on your course work in the E-Learning Certificate Program.
  5. Make Money Teaching Online Cheesy title, but a great marketing plan for anyone looking for an academic online career.
  6. Successful Techniques and Proven Strategies for Finding Online Teaching Work

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10 Month Fast Track to Your Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and online Teaching

Become an Effective Online Instructor in Just 10 Months - Make it happen in 2015 

Prepare for designing online courses, teaching in blended or online classes or training in elearning settings.

How long is a course? 

Each course is 8 weeks. These intensive courses earn 3 Graduate Credits.

Begin January 2015 and complete the certificate in 10 months.

EDUC 760 Elearning for Educators January 5 - February 27, 2015 
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning March 2 - April 24, 2015
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning May 4 - June 26, 2015
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation  June 29 - August 21, 2015
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum + Internship September 14 – November 7, 2015 (Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763 

It's possible to skip a semester or two between courses if that works better for you than taking the courses back to back. Each course is offered three times per year.

Begin May 2015 and complete the certificate in 10 months.

EDUC 760 960 E-learning for Educators May 4 - June 26, 2015
EDUC 762 961 Assessment in E-learning June 29 - August 21, 2015
EDUC 763 900 Instructional Design for E-Learning August 24 - October 16, 2015
EDUC 761 900 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation October 19 - December 11, 2015
EDUC 764 930 E-Learning Practicum + Internship January 20 - March 27, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about the Practicum + Internship
NOTE: Twelve of the course graduate credits may be applied as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program.


How much will it cost?

2014-2015 $415 per semester hour graduate credit
Each course is 3 semester hours graduate credit - $1245 total cost per course.
There is no registration fee and no program application.
E-textbooks are provided free.
Full Access to training videos
Full access to Brainfuse personalized tutorials
Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.


When can I start and how do I register online?

Register online to reserve your spot now. This program is very popular and courses fill well before the start date. There is no registration fee.
All courses are offered three times each year (spring, summer and fall).

Do I need to apply for admission to the university's graduate program?

No, you do not need to apply for graduate admission to the university unless you are beginning a Master's degree program at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

When is the registration deadline?

Registration is available until each session is filled or five business days before the course begins.


What is the prerequisite?

Completion of a bachelor's degree

May I enroll in one course, such as Instructional Design for Elearning, without taking the other courses?

Yes, many students enroll in a single course and do not take the other courses.

Find Online Teaching Jobs

How will a graduate certificate help me?

Include your graduate certificate courses on your resume and LinkedIn profile as an indication of your commitment to acquiring new skills and extending your knowledge.

Add our graduate certificate to your existing masters degree to demonstrate subject matter expertise in e-learning.
Share your certificate projects in an online portfolio showcasing your expertise and competencies.

"... for students balancing the jobs they must have with the advanced education they desire – a situation faced by most students today – completing a certificate can be the most direct path to career success."
~ The Certificate Solution

What type of online teaching job opportunities are available?

The courses are designed for experienced trainers and educators interested in entering the field of online teaching or those who wish to blend web-based instruction into their face-to-face classes. Our students are:
  • Trainers in corporations, nonprofit organizations, business, government, and military
  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full time)
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full time)
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
  • Health educators involved in patient education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
  • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education leaders
  • Continuing education facilitators
Check out our E-learning Graduate Certificate Magazine - Finding E-Learning Jobs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an application fee?


Is the course open to international students?

Yes, students from 23 different countries have enrolled in this program.

Will I receive a certificate document to include with my resume?

Yes, upon completion of all five online courses, you will receive an official certificate from the university, in addition to the 15 graduate credits on your University of Wisconsin-Stout transcript.

Are online courses open to veterans and military service members?

Yes, you can work online from anywhere in the world. We encourage veterans and military service members working at the graduate level to join our program. UW-Stout was selected as a Military Friendly School, and this honor places us in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide.

What are the participation expectations?


Is financial aid available?

You may qualify for aid if you are enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Stout Master of Science in Education degree program and enrolled in a minimum of five (5) credits.

Will this include designing self-paced learning materials?

For those who seek training in the skills necessary to develop self-paced e-learning products, print materials, computer-based training, orientations and compliance tutorials, project management or redesign of existing curriculum for just-in-time delivery and electronic performance support systems (EPSS) consider our Instructional Design Certificate program.


  • Eight-week intensive online courses
  • Expert facilitation by veteran online instructors
  • Small, highly interactive classes
  • Professional-quality projects for an e-portfolio to aid in job searches
  • Career mentoring and job placement assistance
  • Highly competitive tuition
  • Credits apply as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program
  • Accreditation

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University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Critical Thinking: Teaching and Learning

My father taught me to 'always examine the premise' of an argument.   He explained that if you accepted someone's premise you could be easily convinced they were 'right'.  If you looked skeptically at the basis of their argument  you would think more clearly and argue your for your position more effectively.  Dad wanted me to become a lawyer. I almost did, but chose education instead.  I wanted to work with people when they were at their best.

I've been fortunate   I've had many great teachers. The one that had the biggest impact on my 'critical thinking' was Dr. Richard Paul.

He was the keynote speaker at a education conference I attended in the late 80's.  His talk was challenging.  He took the crowd to task and spent an hour beating the educational establishment like a cheap drum for not systematically teaching critical thinking. I loved it. It felt good to have my own beliefs validated in a dramatic and Socratic manner

Dr. Paul's ideas and passion lit me up.  I was lucky to run into him in the hotel bar. We had 2 hours of fascinating discussion, part debate, part conversation. This talk changed my teaching life. I learned I could hang in with a heavy weight thinker.  I saw a way to make a change in my classroom.

Richard Paul was a man who made me think.  And it was good.

I bought his books.  I used his Socratic questioning methods in class. I printed and hung a banner that said:  Learn how to think! on my classroom wall. This became one of my foundation values as a teacher.  It remains so to this day.

Feeling the Heat

One of my most cherished memories is of being pilloried in the principal's office by an outraged parent. This particular father had a truly brilliant daughter. She had a hungry inquisitive mind. Critical thinking gave her a way to understand her world.

Dad didn't like it. His voice shook with anger as he pointed at me and shouted:

"How dare you teach my child to challenge authority!"  
I'll admit that I was very upset by this at the time. It didn't change my teaching methods but it did make me aware that some folks believe that critical thinking is dangerous. Over the years that encounter has become a badge of honor. 

Richard Paul's work clarified by thinking about teaching. I wanted to attend the summer session at his Foundation for Critical Thinking in Sonoma California but simply couldn't afford the time or money.(Being a young teacher with a growing family and a pitiful pay check had it's limitations.)  Now, I truly regret not following that path. 

Recently I found a great two part video from Richard Paul that reminded me why I wanted to learn more from him.  I watched both videos several times.  Once again his ideas lit me up.

Critical Thinking - Standards of Thought - Part 1

Critical Thinking - Standards of Thought - Part 2 Foundation for Critical Thinking:

Dr. Paul was a lot more interesting in that bar in Arizona than he is in these brief lectures. Still he lays out the foundations of critical thinking in less that a half an hour.

As I wrote this, I  thought about my access to professional development education and the long drive to Sonoma that kept me from attending Paul's training in the 1980's,  "I wish there had been an online option back then."

So I just checked and found there are two online courses offered through Cal-State Sonoma on critical thinking for instructors.  I'm tempted!

Dennis O'Connor -- Thinking about thinking in La Jolla CA while the piano player echos the halls with fine music.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies!

EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies 

Online Course 1 semester hour graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
Tuition and Registration
EDUC 650 900 September 29 - October 24, 2014
Explore effective ways to use social media to connect communities of learners in virtual and physical spaces, to communicate with parents, and for personal professional development. Learn how to use social networks and cloud-based tools including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other personal learning networks.

Who should enroll?

Designed for elementary, middle school, and high school classroom teachers, school library media specialists, special education teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators and support staff at all levels.

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of how to sign up for accounts using web-based tools and a willingness to explore social media instructional strategies.


Social media strategies for professional development, global collaborative initiatives, learning community development and collaborations. Digital citizenship and learning outcomes and assessment using social media.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. NOTE: You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer the credit to another university.


A free e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.
Levinson, M. (2010). From fear to Facebook: One school’s journey. ISTE: Eugene, OR. ISBN-13: 978-1564842701
If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from from or ISTE. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

E-Learning and Online Teaching Magazine: curated articles at the tap of a tag

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Register Today - UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching

University of Wisconsin Stout

There are only a few openings left in the courses that begin in September.  Register  Today to reserve your place:

EDUC 760 E-learning for the Online or Blended Classroom
September 16 - November 8, 2014
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
September 15 - November 7, 2014
September 29 - November 21, 2014
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning
September 15 - November 7, 2014
Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning
September 22 - November 14, 2014
For those who have completed the previous four classes.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum
September 15 - November 8, 2014
Take Direct action and Register Online (No registration fee)
The university tuition for 2014-2015 is $415 per graduate credit ($1245 per reading course). No tuition is due at the time of registration. 10% is due in mid-September with the balance due in mid-October.
Seven year time limit
There is a seven year time limit to complete the five courses in the E-Learning Certificate based on the date you begin your first course. If you wish to apply the credits you earn in the e-learning certification as electives in our Master of Science in Education degree program, the same seven year time limit applies.
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Feel free to email me, Dennis O'Connor -  or call my cell at 530-318-1145.
I hope to hear from you before the Labor Day Holiday.

I look forward to learning with you,


Dennis O'Connor
Program Advisor
E-Learning & Online Teaching
School of Education
Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
530-318-1145 (Cell)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Leveraging Apps and Mobile Tools for Learning - UW-Stout Tech Tips

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Stout University of Wisconsin
Tech Tips Newsletter
September 7, 2014
Editor: Karen Franker
In this issue...
1. Final Call for September Online Courses – A Few Openings Left
2. Leveraging Apps and Mobile Tools for Learning
3. Tech Tip: 8 Ways to Display an iPad on a Projector Screen
4. Our Featured Course
Final Call for September Online Courses
Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.
List of Online Courses with a Few Openings

Register Online Today 
10% of the tuition is due in mid-September with the balance due in October.
Leveraging Apps and Mobile Tools for Learning
Discover the leading strategies, devices, and apps to support successful mobile learning experiences in K-12, higher ed, and corporate training. Compare experts’ opinions about the merits of Chromebooks vs. iPads and explore the possibilities of wearable technology.
Managing Your Digital Classroom with Wearable Technology
Tanesha Dixon provides a fascinating look at how the Pebble digital wristwatch facilitates instant instructor –student communication and provides immediate feedback on learner progress within a 1:1 classroom.
Katrina Schwartz describes ideas for providing equitable classroom technology access in K-12 schools, regardless of income level, by creating a culture of trust and responsibility.
The TeachThought staff applies the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) to explore effective teaching activities which incorporate apps.
Meghan E. Murphy reports on the surprising findings of a school’s one-year experiment using iPads and Chromebooks side-by-side in the classroom.
Ann Bell, UW-Stout online instructor, has created a wiki repository of excellent resources for using Chromebooks in educational settings.
In addition, her Mobile Learning Wiki provides extensive links to a wide variety of mobile learning resources.
Laura Devaney reports on five key approaches for successful implementation of mobile learning including: use of a reliable framework to evaluate devices and apps; and keeping students’ prior knowledge in mind.
Tech Tip
8 Ways to Display an iPad on a Projector Screen
Featured Course 
EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design
3 semester hours graduate credit
September 29 – December 5, 2014 
  • Integrate Chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers in the classroom, library media center, professional development, training, and administration/assessment activities
  • Apply mobile learning instructional strategies and live assessment tools such as ebooks, digital textbooks, digital assessments and surveys
  • Identify mobile applications that work best for your learners (adult learners, K-12, or college-age students)
  • Learn to use mobile tools for project management tasks, differentiation, transition to flipped/blended learning, and assessment data analysis
  • Develop tools and metrics to evaluate the success of mobile learning technologies

Final Call for Online Courses Beginning in September
Register now to reserve a spot. Register Online!  

Instructional Design for E-Learning September 15 – November 7, 2014 
Assessment in E-learning September 15 – November 7, 2014
E-learning for Educators September 15- November 8, 2014
Children's Literature in the Reading Program (grades K-5) September 15 – November 28, 2014      
Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior September 22 – November 14, 201
Bullying in Schools  September 22 – October 31, 2014
Effective Classroom Management September 22 – October 31, 2014
Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (Grades 4-8) September 22 – November 14, 2014         
Leading and Directing Reading Program – Reading Specialist September 22 - December 5, 2014 
Collaborative Communities in E-learning September 22 – November 14, 2014 
Supporting Literacy Instruction September 29 - December 12, 2014   
Reading in the Content Areas K-12 September 29 - December 12, 2014 
Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI) September 29 – November 7, 201
Using Games for Learning and Assessment September 29 – October 24, 2014 
PK through Elementary 6-Traits Writing Instruction September 29 – November 21, 2014 
Mobile Learning Instructional Design September 29 – December 05, 2014 (for Chromebooks, cell phones, tablets and iPads) 
Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies September 29 – October 24, 2014
List of October and November Online Courses
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Friday, August 29, 2014

UW-Stout Students: 2000 self-paced online courses available now 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 is now integrated with your UW-Stout account, it can recognize you, maintain a learning transcript and make certificates available for your professional purposes.
Online students (and teachers) go to school 'in a computer'. Gaining technology skills is part of the double loop effect of online classes. You learn the curriculum and you begin to master the communications technology that allows you to be present with your students.
We don't expect the graduate students in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate to be technical wizards. We do encourage independent learning and the confident attitude that "I can learn this."  
One service we provide to students is 24/7 access to the superb video based online self-paced courses provided by  This is available to all UW-Stout students who are registered in an online class.
Our online classes begin mid September. Now is a good time to brush up on your software

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Audio Feedback: Streamline Your Online Assesment

Tech Tips Newsletter
August 13, 2014
Editor: Karen Franker
In this issue...

1. Register for a Fall Online Course
2. Creating Audio Feedback
3. Tech Tip: Using Vocaroo to Make Voice Recordings
4. Assessment in E-Learning: Our Featured Course
Registration is Open for Fall Online Courses
Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.

List of Online Courses with Openings

Register Online 
Sign up today to reserve a spot. 10% of the tuition is due in mid-September with the balance due in October.    
Creating Effective Audio Feedback
Explore the benefits of incorporating audio feedback to build stronger instructor-learner connections. Discover free audio tools that quickly record comments-- often in less time than it takes to write them.
‘Speaking to Students’ with Audio Feedback
Debbie Morrison explains how to use a voice recorder app and Evernote to provide meaningful and useful feedback.  
My Test Run with Audio Feedback
Melissa Venable describes seven audio recording tools including Audacity and Screencast-o-Matic, and offers four “lessons learned” including privacy and file size issues.  
Using Asynchronous Audio Feedback to Enhance Teaching Presence and Students’ Sense of Community(PDF)
Philip Ice and others share results of a study which found that students who received audio feedback “overwhelmingly” preferred audio over written feedback, and felt it increased perceptions of instructor caring as well as sense of involvement in the course.  
Audio- the Personal Touch in Online Courses
Alastair Creelman reports on a study by Cavanaugh and Song which found that students in a composition course were more positive about receiving audio versus written feedback. Instructors tended to provide more global commentary via audio and more local commentary via written feedback.  
Teacher’s Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive
Med Kharbach provides the steps to add audio comments to any Google document.  
Kaizena Adds Support for Giving Audio Feedback on Google Presentations
Richard Byrne describes how the Kaizena tool embedded in Google Drive allows instructors to add audio comments to Google presentations.  
Using Audio Feedback – Case Study (video 8:09 minutes)
Simon McIntyre describes the strategies he uses to effectively incorporate audio feedback in his courses.   
Tech Tip: Using Vocaroo to Make Voice Recordings 
(video 2:41 minutes)
Richard Byrne shows how to use the free Web-based recording tool Vocaroo to create audio recordings and export hyperlinked files, QR codes, MP3, or WAV files.    
Featured Online Course

EDU 762 900 Assessment in E-Learning - 3 graduate credits

September 15 - November 7, 2014
Instructor: Jim Erbe
  • Experience audio and video options that save time grading assignments and increase quality feedback.
  • Improve your online teaching effectiveness with hands-on practice using online assessment tools.
  • Sharpen your discussion facilitation and improve student engagement.
  • Understand how to quickly detect, document, and minimize plagiarism in the online classroom.
  • Learn to create strong learning objectives, concise rubrics, and effective assessments for groups and individuals.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in elearning settings.

Graduate Certificate Program! 

Prepare to be a Great Online Teacher

Develop and enhance your online teaching skills.

Teach online from anywhere as a highly effective e-learning professional.

Hone your skills to compete in a rapidly growing job market! 

Review our homepage for all the details: MORE


This is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate, is an approved elective in the online Master of Science in Education degree program, and is open as an individual course to students seeking professional development.
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning 3 graduate credits NOTE: This is the fourth in the series of five required courses.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum 3 graduate credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763 and Consent of Instructor.

The university tuition is $415 per graduate credit ($1245 per course) for 2014. The tuition for this program is the same fee for in-state and non-Wisconsin residents. There is no registration fee to reserve a spot
There is no application form and no transcripts are required to register. Simply complete the easy, no-hassle secure online registration form at: 


  • Free e-textbooks are provided when you login to the courses.  
  • Free access to LYNDA.COM self-paced video tutorials to help develop software skills useful to any educator or trainer.  
  • Free access to Brainfuse eTutoring, an on-demand system, enhanced with live tutoring support in a number of subjects including writing, computers, and technology.

No travel to campus is required. The courses are totally online. You will be able to complete everything electronically from registration to course advisement to accessing the library research articles via the distance learning library databases.  

The courses are designed for both experienced educators and those interested in entering the field of online teaching.

Set your goals. Change your future. Enroll Today.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cell Phones and Daggers: Moocs, Disruption and Change

Moocs are disruptive. 

Open education is disruptive.

The traditional gatekeepers of knowledge are losing their leverage.  Will the ripple effect of major universities 'opening' their virtual doors to students from around the world knock over the dominoes of change? 

I hope so. 

I see a world where access to information makes lives better. Moocs make lives better for those with the self-guided learning skills needed to learn independently.

Free (or almost free) access to reliable, expert curated information is a miraculous opportunity for anyone literate enough to take advantage of a MOOC.  

Combine inexpensive mobile technology with the archived course content available right now, add translation software and satellite bandwidth and the possibility of reaching across the globe into the most remote spots on the planet becomes real.  

Information brings change. Inexpensive and reliable information is a powerful disruptive agent. 

A telling example of this kind of change can be seen happening right now in one of the most war torn corners of the planet. 

Mulukan Ayalu, who may be the busiest man in Dalifagi (Paul Salopek, 2013)

This story by Paul Salopek, of an electronic oasis certainly 'disrupted' my thinking: 

The open education based free access to knowledge aspects of MOOCs inspire me. The short term disruption of my online world unsettles me.  

Not a bad place for an educator to be.

~ Dennis

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Our Favorite Blogs: Last Call for Summer Classes

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June 5, 2014
Editor: Karen Franker
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In this issue...

1. Last Chance to Sign Up for June and July Online Courses
2. Our Favorite Blogs
3. Tech Tip: 10 Best Tips for Editing Video like a Pro                                                                                                                                     
Final Call for Late June and July Online Courses
Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.

Register Online for a Course Starting in Late June or July 
Sign up today to reserve a spot. No payment is due until July 16th.
The following classes still have a few openings:

Our Favorite Blogs
This summer explore the best blogs that focus on innovative teaching and learning through thought-provoking posts. Discover some new favorites to add to your RSS feeds and bookmarks.
Online Learning Insights
Debbie Morrison’s blog provides consistently thoughtful, well-researched observations about online and open education. Recent topics include: helping students to be successful online, learner-centric course design, and MOOC expectations vs. realities.
Terry Heick connects K-20 educators with tips and resources to support the implementation of innovative learning that results in substantive personal and social change. Recent topics include: flipped teacher professional development, habits that make thinkers, and teaching with video games.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Med Kharbach focuses on the reviews, tips, tutorials, and guides for effectively integrating technology in the classroom. Popular recent topics include: body language tips for presentations, plagiarism detection tools, and Web tools for end-of-school-year activities.
MindShift: How We Will Learn
Tina Barseghian’s blog examines the future of learning, including cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, and educational policy. Recent topics include: student data issues, transparent school culture, and what makes learning stick.
Kelly Walsh explores the evolving use of technologies in education and their impact on student success. Regular features include guest posts from technologists as well as Friday “tweet wrap” synopses of the week’s tech tips. Popular posts include: 3D printing, 3 steps to voice-over PowerPoints, and adaptive learning tools.
Hybrid Pedagogy
Jesse Stommel’s scholarly blog is a digital journal which connects discussions of critical pedagogy, digital pedagogy, and online pedagogy between K-12 and higher education faculty. The blog is unique in inviting readers to submit articles and participate in a collaborative peer review process with the editorial board. Recent topics include: Net neutrality and increasing engagement in high-enrollment classes.
E-Learning Industry
Christopher Pappas and others share articles of particular interest to instructional designers. This e-learning community site also includes job postings. Recent article topics include: storyboarding scenarios, gesture-based interactions, and assessing the ROI of e-learning.    
Tech Tip: 10 Best Tips for Editing Video like a Pro
Kari Mulholland provides examples of ten excellent video editing tips to keep in mind for a polished and professional final product.   
List of additional online courses starting in September 2014

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