How Much Money Does an Adjunct Make Teaching Online?

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I just typed “online adjunct instructor” into Glassdoor.com and got a very interesting, specific number: $57,613. Interesting because, as a career online adjunct instructor myself, the fact that this number can be calculated at all is baffling, given how much variability there is not only among adjuncts themselves, but also among schools. Also, is this… Read more »

Should I Have My CV Reviewed?

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Should you have your curriculum vita (CV, also known as the “academic resume”) reviewed prior to applying for online teaching jobs? Yes! If a school asks for nothing else, they will ask for your CV. Curriculum vita, roughly translated, means “life’s work;” it is a document that shows how you, over the course of your… Read more »

Avoid These 5 Common CV Mistakes

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If a hiring school asks for anything, they will ask for a curriculum vita (CV) – the “academic resume” – as part of your application package. Therefore, it’s a very important document and one that should be crafted with care. It helps to look at examples, to seek the guidance of academic mentors, and to… Read more »

Breaking Down the Online Teaching Job Application Process

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Over in our OnRamp course, we’ve had several discussions about the “parts” of an online teaching job application. These include: The CV, the cover letter, the Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and the interview. While some schools ask for additional materials (i.e., student evals, Statements of Faith, writing samples, etc.), these four are by far and… Read more »

Update your CV with LMS Training

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In addition to minimum education requirements and teaching experience, a very common requirement or preference in online teaching job descriptions is “experience with X LMS”; X being the Learning Management System that the particular school uses. You may have experience as an instructor or a student using one or more LMSs (and you should highlight… Read more »

Other Remote Work Opportunities

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In our 4-week course OnRamp: A Practical Guide to Landing an Online Teaching Job, we discuss the idea of developing multiple remote income streams. A lot of our job-seeking online adjuncts are looking for ways to spend the “wait time” – the time between applying, applying, applying and eventually landing that online teaching position, and one… Read more »

Great LMS Training Website – Lynda.com

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This week, a member of our AdjunctWorld community asked this question, “How can I learn the different learning management systems online or where can I find a tutorial application for the online environment?” It is a great question and I was tempted to answer it by researching web trainings for each of the popular LMSs… Read more »

Shorter Classes = More Learning?

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This week finds me restructuring a traditional 14-week semester-based online course into a 5-week accelerated summer session (also online). What to do, what to do? Keep the tests but make them worth more points? Cram three discussion board questions into each week? Or two, because three would be too much? If I cut back from… Read more »