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 »

Application Frustration?

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Several times a month, and three times this week alone, I receive emails from frustrated members of our community who apply to online teaching job after online teaching job and rarely -if at all – receive any acknowledgement from the school let alone opportunities to interview. I hear you loud and clear. I myself am… Read more »

Sample Netiquette Statements

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Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! The fall semester is right around the corner and that finds a lot of us opening our computers and wiping the dust off of our syllabi. As I dust mine, I find myself wanting to update what I’ve decided is a rather weak netiquette section. Netiquette rules are the… Read more »

Learning Styles – A Dying Theory?

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Learning styles are one of the most discussed pedagogical concepts. Theories of learning style posit that individual differences in learning can be accounted for by preferred modes of learning that vary from person to person. Perhaps the most common theory of learning style is the VAK theory proposed by Neil Fleming. He believed that individuals… Read more »

CollegeClassroom.net – Excellent Resource for Adjunct Instructors

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Hello fellow Adjuncts! Last week I was alerted to an excellent resource for adjunct instructors – CollegeClassroom.net. This website is a completely free file-sharing platform for college teaching materials. What you can find here are full sets of teaching materials (syllabi, assignments, lecture content, visual aids, etc.) uploaded by adjuncts just like yourself (as well… Read more »

Getting LMS Experience – Where to Start?

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When listing what they are looking for in a job candidate, most schools either require or “strongly prefer” adjunct instructors with Learning Management System (LMS) experience.  Some schools specify which LMS they want their candidates to have experience in, others don’t, simply wanting their adjuncts to be savvy across the board. Because this requirement is… Read more »