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bonnie-kittle-GiIZSko7Guk-unsplashEach week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified right after we post new jobs, consider becoming a Premium Member!

So, without further ado, this week we posted 46 Online Adjunct jobs from 19 different schools. Currently, we have a total of 670 online jobs listed. Click below to see them!

This Week’s Online Teaching Job Summary

10 Online Teaching Positions – Rasmussen College

6 Online Teaching Positions – CTU-Online

5 Online Teaching Positions –  Western Governors University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: American Public University System, Cambridge Network, Capella University, CSU Global, ECPI UniversityEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Franklin University, Grantham UniversityKeiser University Online, South University, Southern New Hampshire University, Strayer University, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of the People, University of Maryland University College (UMGC), and Walden University.

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andrew-neel-cckf4TsHAuw-unsplash (1)Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified right after we post new jobs, consider becoming a Premium Member!

So, without further ado, this week we posted 59 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 19 different schools. Currently, we have a total of 717 online jobs listed. Click below to see them!

This Week’s Online Teaching Job Summary

16 Online Teaching Positions – CTU-Online

11 Online Teaching Positions – St. Clair County Community College

5 Online Teaching Positions –  Columbia Southern University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: American History Museum, American Intercontinental University, Bay Path University, College of William & Mary, Columbia University, Concordia University – Portland, ECPI University, Grantham University, Johns Hopkins University CTY Program (High School), Northwest Florida State College, Rasmussen College, South University, Strayer University, University of Phoenix, University of the People, and Western Governors University.

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2020planner copyHello AdjunctWorld community! And happy New Year! The year 2020 is bringing with it a new look to our AdjunctWorld weekly newsletter and, for many of us, a brand spanking new semester.

Starting the semester off on the right foot is something we all aim to do, but how exactly do we do it? I found a terrific resource out of Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center that helps set a good stage for a new term. I’ll list their suggestions here and, as always, add in my own two cents, especially with respect to online classrooms, since this article is geared toward the the on-ground classroom.

  1. Make Positive First Impressions. NIU offers several suggestions for ushering in on-ground students, but how do we make positive first impressions on our online students? We can communicate early (send an email with a hello and important orienting information a week or so before class begins), we can set up an icebreaker or introductions forum, and we can have the classroom fully ready to launch, with a complete and detailed syllabus as soon as we are able. And be ready to be available! Most questions are asked in that first week.
  2. Involve Students Quickly. Another point in the “create an introductions or icebreaker thread” column: The sooner students are engaged, the sooner their comfort level increases, especially in the online classroom. And, as we know from the research, engaged, confident online learners are the most successful ones. Be prepared to reciprocate their participation yourself.
  3. Identify the value of your course. As the NIU article states, “Not all students come to class with a clear idea of why this subject is important. You may need to help them understand the significance of the course. Do this early on so students will be ready to invest time and energy necessary for learning the subject matter” (para. 9). They offer two suggestions for doing so that can easily be translated online: Connect course with current events and a “Common Sense Inventory” – or an activity designed to debunk common myths and misconceptions in your discipline area.
  4. Clarify Learning Objectives. Along the vein of “Why is this class important”, it is also important to let students know, up front, what they will be able to do after they’ve successfully completed your course. What information will they learn? What skills will they develop? What competencies will they have acquired? And, make sure these goals align with your student’s goals by asking them what they are hoping to get from the course. If you can accommodate any individual goals that seem reasonable, make efforts to do so in your curriculum planning.
  5. Establish Rapport and Create an Inclusive Learning Environment. This is especially important in the online classroom, when the distance necessitates extra efforts at rapport establishment and inclusion. Set the stage with a professional, yet informal and genuine writing tone, be responsive to questions, and make sure that you identify the value of every student, especially as they begin to introduce themselves in the “getting to know each other” thread.

The NIU article goes on to offer some other suggestions as well, so give it a read and consider it an exercise in translating advice normally applied to the on-campus environment to the online one that you are teaching in, or are hoping to teach in.

What are some things you do in your classrooms to make sure the term starts off on the right foot? Please leave a comment below!

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 34 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 11 different schools. Currently there are a total of 709 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

12 Online Teaching Positions – Grand Canyon University

7 Online Teaching Positions – Southern New Hampshire University

5 Online Teaching Positions –  University of Maryland Global Campus

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: Northeastern University, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, St. Clair County Community College, Strayer University, Study.com, University of Providence, Washington State University, and Western Governors University.

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 30 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 17 different schools. Currently there are a total of 706 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

5 Online Teaching Positions – Colorado Christian University

4 Online Teaching Positions – Grand Canyon University

3 Online Teaching Positions –  American College of Education

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: Azusa Pacific University, Bryant & Stratton College, California Institute of Advanced Management, Columbia University, Concordia University Portland, Connections Academy, Daymar College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Franklin University, Grand View University, Rasmussen College, River Valley Community College, Stevens-Henager College, and West Coast University

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 34 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 14 different schools. Currently there are a total of 676 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

9 Online Teaching Positions – Thomas Jefferson University

6 Online Teaching Positions – Stevens-Henager College

3 Online Teaching Positions –  Colorado State University Global Campus

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: CTU-Online, Grand Canyon University, Mercy College Toledo, Northcentral University, Rasmussen College, Savannah College of Art and Design, Southern New Hampshire University, TEL Library, University of North Texas, West Coast University, and Western Governors University.

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robynne-hu-HOrhCnQsxnQ-unsplashA lot of prospective online instructors write to me with frustration at how long it is taking to land that first job. There are many reasons – not having to do with the one’s ability, motivation, or qualifications – why it is so difficult to “break in”. I review these reasons in our self-paced course Your Guide to Finding an Online Teaching Job and offer some helpful tips on how to spend that “wait time” productively. I often tell folks to hang in there (for as long as one can, is able, or is willing) because online education is not going anywhere anytime soon. It is only going to continue to grow and instructors, especially well-trained instructors who understand how to effectively deliver an online course with the needs of distance learners in mind, will be more and more in demand.

Growth of Online Education

This week, in my web-perusing, I came across a very interesting article out of Inside Higher Ed providing data to support the notion that online education is a rapidly growing field. In his 2018 article titled New Data: Online Education Ascends,  Doug Lederman provides a number of statistics demonstrating the growth of online learning in higher education over the past few years. I’ll bullet-point a few of those stats here:

  • In 2017, overall postsecondary enrollments fell, yet online enrollments substantially grew.
  • In 2017, about a third of college students were taking at least 1 online course.
  • Many institutions view the creation of online programs as a way to address declining enrollment.
  • The growth in online education is largely attributed to traditionally on-ground schools looking to play “catch up” to the growing demand for distance education.
    • In public institutions, the growth is due to traditional on-ground learners taking more online classes (they are not exclusively online learners, but supplementing their traditional education with online courses)
    • In private institutions, the growth is due to more students enrolling in 100% online courses. Although this data might be skewed by a a high number of nearly online-only private, non-profit institutions like Western Governors University and Southern New Hampshire University.

Implications for Professional Development

Indeed, one could confidently conclude that “online education is here to stay” at least for the foreseeable future. And this leads institutions, instructors, academics, and researchers to an obvious follow-up thought: If online education is here to stay, then it needs to be darn good. It needs to be done thoughtfully, mindfully, creatively, and guided by research and the expressed needs of online learners. And our metric shouldn’t be “to be as much like an on-ground class as possible.” This metric is outdated and condescendingly assumes that online education is somehow trying to measure up to it’s big brother “on-campus education.” In the same way a parent should not force their younger artistically or musically-inclined son to play football to be more like his star-athlete big brother, an online instructor or an academic institution hoping to develop more online courses should not force their online classes to “be like” their traditional courses. We need a new metric, one that makes the most out of what the distance environment offers.

For instance, rather than focus on attendance, performance on tests or assignments, and student evaluations as the primary outcome measures, in the online environment we should also focus on increasing and enhancing engagement, as we have come to know this as a major predictor in online student success. The asynchronous discussion-based environment provides so much opportunity for dynamic and important interactions that increase one’s immersion in the learning experience. Swan (2003) identified these interactions:

  • Interactions between the student and the course content
  • Interactions between the student and the instructor
  • Interactions between the student and his/her classmates
  • Vicarious interactions (the student observing all the discussions between both the instructor and other students and between the their peers).

Therefore, an online classroom environment that encourages all four of these interactions, capitalizes on them, and facilitates them mindfully and on purpose is providing just one example of what is included in a darn good online class.

How We Help

Given what will continue to be a rise in the need for knowledgable, trained online instructors coupled with growing interest in finding online teaching work among educators, we at AdjunctWorld have taken a three-pronged approach to serving our community.

  1. We bring the jobs to you with what is the largest (and free!) database of online-only teaching jobs on the web, including emailed job alerts for our premium members.
  2. We train you in the best practices in online delivery via our 4-week, instructor-led online teaching certificate course: Fundamentals of Online Teaching (OT 101).
  3. We guide you through the often frustrating and difficult process of applying to online teaching jobs with our self-pace course Your Guide to Finding an Online Teaching Job.

If you have any questions about premium membership, our certificate training course (OT 101), or our Guide course you can click on the respective links or email Brooke for more information.

Feel free to leave a comment below! We love to hear from members of our growing community!

~Brooke

References:

Lederman, D. (2018). New data: Online education ascends. Inside Higher Ed, retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/11/07/new-data-online-enrollments-grow-and-share-overall-enrollment

Swan, K. (2003). Learning effectiveness: what the research tells us. In J. Bourne & J. C. Moore (Eds) Elements of Quality Online Education, Practice and Direction. Needham, MA: Sloan Center for Online Education, 13-45.

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 51 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 19 different schools. Currently there are a total of 697 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

25 Online Teaching Positions – St. Clair County Community College

6 Online Teaching Positions – Thomas More University (IN, OH, KY only)

2 Online Teaching Positions –  Western Governors University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: AIU Online, Bellevue University, Colorado State University Global, CTU Online, Delaware Technical Community College, Grand Canyon University, Grantham University, Herzing University, Lakeland University, Northern Arizona University, Prairie View A&M University, Purdue University Global, University of Central Florida, Walden University, Waldorf University, and Winston-Salem State University

Personalized Daily Job Alerts

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 34 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 15 different schools. Currently there are a total of 685 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

7 Online Teaching Positions – Trident University

7 Online Teaching Positions – Georgia Military College

3 Online Teaching Positions –  Western Governors University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Campbellsville University, Colorado State University Global Campus, ECPI University, Grand Canyon University, Grantham University, New England College, Northcentral University, Park University, Purdue University Global, Sierra Nevada College, South University, and University of the Cumberlands.

Personalized Daily Job Alerts

Would you like to be alerted to the jobs in your discipline(s) right after they are posted on AdjunctWorld, rather than waiting for this weekly summary, or watching for our facebook & twitter posts?  Over the past week we’ve sent out hundreds of daily job alert emails to Premium AdjunctWorld Members.  Click here for a description of all of the Premium Membership benefits and how to subscribe.

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Each week we will summarize all the adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified moments after we post new jobs, please LIKE our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

So, without further ado, this week we posted 32 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 11 different schools. Currently there are a total of 701 adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

11 Online Teaching Positions – Trine University

5 Online Teaching Positions – Purdue University Global

3 Online Teaching Positions –  CTU-Online

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Allen Community College, Eastern Oregon University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Iowa Wesleyan University, Sichuan DHJM Education Consultant, University of Phoenix, West Coast University, and Western Governors University.

Personalized Daily Job Alerts

Would you like to be alerted to the jobs in your discipline(s) right after they are posted on AdjunctWorld, rather than waiting for this weekly summary, or watching for our facebook & twitter posts?  Over the past week we’ve sent out hundreds of daily job alert emails to Premium AdjunctWorld Members.  Click here for a description of all of the Premium Membership benefits and how to subscribe.

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