New Year, New Semester!

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Hello 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… Read more »

4 Misconceptions about Online Teaching

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While I am enjoying some more time indoors on this hot August day in Kentucky, I’ve been perusing the web, looking for some good information to share with you. I happened across this article out of The Chronicle of Higher Education by Flower Darby (. The entire article is a good read, but I’ll highlight the section that… Read more »

Showing Online Students You Care

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The phrase “show, don’t tell” has been popping up on my radar a lot lately. In editing student papers, in researching best practices in CV and cover letter writing, and…in my web reading this week!   A fellow AdjunctWorld community member, Dr. Bruce Johnson, publishes a blog with regular articles about online education. I came… Read more »

Academic Freedom and the Structured Classroom

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One of the things we discuss in our popular Fundamentals of Online Teaching  (OT 101) certificate course is how some schools will provide their online adjuncts with everything the need to teach a course up front. They will give you a syllabus and assignments and even early messages to students and all you do is plug-and-play. Other schools… Read more »