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Tomorrow, we start Week 3 of our popular online teacher training course (OT 101). In the third week, we discuss what our online students require of us in terms of syllabus design, clarity of policy, and early instructor communications.

Often, OT 101-ers will discuss how some schools will provide you with all of this information 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 expect you to develop a course from scratch. There are pros and cons to each of these approaches, the most obvious being the dichotomy between academic freedom and consistency of course delivery.

Abbot et al. (2018) write eloquently about this topic in their article out of eLearn Magazine titled Quality Control vs. Academic Freedom: Walk the Line. I’ll pull out some of the points they make here:

1. What accrediting bodies want. Accrediting bodies require a balance between academic freedom and some sort of consistency/quality control when it comes to course design. Abbot et al. (2018) state “Across the board, accreditation of colleges and universities is predicated upon the preservation of academic freedom” (para. 6). However, “in an age wherein online education opportunities are expanding rapidly, accreditors have begun to search for consistency and predictability in online college classrooms” (para. 7).

2. Student focus vs. faculty focus. Accrediting bodies are much more interested, these days, on student-focused practices vs. faculty-focused. Consistency of student experience is valued by accreditors as a sign of a program’s strength and effectiveness. Thus, more and more will faculty notice that their classrooms are, for the most part, “ready to go” for them when they come on board.

3. Striking a balance. Since accrediting bodies want both things – academic freedom and consistency – it falls upon administrators, course designers, and instructors to walk this line. How do we do that? These authors offer several suggestions.

a) Consider thinking of pre-established courses as “templates.” Thinking in this way allows instructors to work within a scaffolding, yet add their own unique take on the course as well. Research suggests that students experience less confusion when a standardized template is used and that these templates also encourage faculty creativity since they can focus on the discussions and assignment development vs. the week-by-week calendar.

b) Consider the pre-written syllabus content as a load off! There is tedium involved in explaining the elements of the online classroom (i.e. netiquette), university policies (i.e academic integrity), and aspects of the LMS used. If those are ready to go for us, then one less thing we have to do when there is already so much involved in course prep.

c) Grading rubrics are helpful. A customizable, but otherwise ready-to-go assignment rubric is a helpful tool for students and faculty alike. It helps structure our own thinking about what we are looking for and how to guide students in their preparations. Students begin to see a pattern emerge as far as what faculty expect and this pattern is comforting. If I’ve heard any complaint from students, its this: “This instructor wants me to do it this way and that instructor wants me to do it that way and they both count off if I forget and do it the other way, its so frustrating!” Standardized grading rubrics help with that…although the instructor remains at liberty to assign points and offer feedback within the rubric as they deem fit.

What is your experience working within a pre-designed course? Do you prefer starting from scratch and developing your own course or do you prefer a template? What frustrations do you incur with either practice? Feel free to 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 15 different schools. Currently there are a total of 1,007 Adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

12 Online Teaching Positions – National University

3 Online Teaching Positions – AIU Online

3 Subject Matter Expert Positions  – Top Hat

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at American Public University System, Central Texas College, College of William and Mary, CTU Online, Florida International University, Grand Canyon University, MCPHS University, Pima Community College, Sonoran Desert Institute, Strayer University, Syracuse University, and University of Saint Francis.

 

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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 20 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 14 different schools. Currently there are a total of 1,000 Adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

4 Online Teaching Positions – Grand Canyon University

2 Online Teaching Positions – Iowa Wesleyan University

2 Online Teaching Positions  – Western Governors University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Aiken University, AIU Online, American Public University System, Cameron University, Campbell University, Colorado State University – Global Campus, National University, Purdue Global, Somerset Community College, Study.com, and Walden 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 31 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 13 different schools. Currently there are a total of 1,022 Adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

10 Online Teaching Positions – Cambridge College of Health and Technology

4 Online Teaching Positions – Minerva Schools at KGI

3 Online Teaching Positions  – AIU Online

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Columbia University, Concordia University -Texas, CTU-Online, Grand Canyon University, Northcentral University, Northeast Community College, Southern Wesleyan University, Study.com, West Coast 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 21 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 16 different schools. Currently there are a total of 1,005 Adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

3 Online Teaching Positions – Western Governors University

2 Online Teaching Positions – North Central Texas College

2 Online Teaching Positions  – Ottawa University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Broward College, Butler Community College, Campbell University, College of William and Mary, Columbia University, CTU-Online, Erie Community College, Iowa Wesleyan University, Purdue Global, South College, Southern New Hampshire University, Washington State University, 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 38 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 10 different schools. Currently there are a total of 1,005 Adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

18 Online Teaching Positions – Ottawa University

6 Online Teaching Positions – CTU – Online

3 Online Teaching Positions  – Western Governors University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Louisiana State University, Northcentral Texas College, Northwest Missouri State University, Purdue Global, Southern New Hampshire University, Strayer University, and University of Scranton.

 

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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 43 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 16 different schools. Currently there are a total of 1,022 Adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

20 Online Teaching Positions – Bethune-Cookman University

3 Online Teaching Positions – Upper Iowa University

3 Online Teaching Positions  – West Coast University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at California Baptist University, Columbia University, Concordia University Texas, FortuneTimes Group, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Franklin University, Grand Canyon University, New York University, Nexus University, Purdue Global, Southern New Hampshire University, University of California, Irvine, 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 37 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 17 different schools. Currently there are a total of 997 Adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

11 Online Teaching Positions – EDUKAN

8 Online Teaching Positions – Harford Community College

2 Online Teaching Positions  – American Public University System

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Colorado State University – Global Campus, Columbia Southern University, Florida Institute of Technology, Galen College of Nursing, Grand Canyon University, Liberty University, Los Angeles Pacific University, Northcentral University, Sacred Heart University, Southern New Hampshire University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, University of the Cumberlands, and Waldorf University.

 

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Posted by & filed under Job Listings.

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 39 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 11 different schools. Currently there are a total of 962 Adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

12 Online Teaching Positions – Pierce Mortuary College

8 Online Teaching Positions – Thomas Jefferson University

7 Online Teaching Positions  – Berkeley College

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at California Baptist University, Concordia University – Portland Online, Harrisburg Area Community College, Herzing University, Northcentral University, Southern New Hampshire University, Truman State University, and University of Kentucky.

 

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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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Posted by & filed under Job Listings.

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 22 Online Adjunct jobs to AdjunctWorld from 13 different schools. Currently there are a total of 919 Adjunct jobs listed on our site. Click below to see a selection of these recently posted jobs:

4 Online Teaching Positions – Southern New Hampshire University

2 Online Teaching Positions – University of California, Irvine

2 Online Teaching Positions  – Franklin University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at AIU Online, American Sentinel University, Bryant & Stratton College, California Baptist University, Purdue Global, Quincy College, St. Josephs College, Tiffin University, University of Western States, 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.

Thanks for being a part of the AdjunctWorld Community!