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 »

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 »