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This week we posted 39 Online Adjunct jobs from 14 schools. Click below to see them! We wish you the best in your online teaching job search! And if you have any questions, please email Brooke.

This Week’s Online Teaching Job Summary

9 Online Teaching Positions – EDUKAN

8 Online Teaching Positions – Johnson & Wales University

4 Online Teaching Positions –  Grand Canyon University

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…as well as online teaching opportunities at: American College of Education, American Public University System, Bowling Green State University, California Baptist University, Colorado State University Global, Herzing University, Norwich University, University of Maryland Global Campus, University of the People, Walden University, and West Coast University.

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makarios-tang-lIWQbx3Lw8U-unsplashA couple of weeks ago, our weekend email featured an article on how to craft strong discussion questions and focused on creating “Questions Without Answers.” Given that so many folks are transitioning their courses online in the wake of COVID-19 social distancing efforts and may be considering the asynchronous classroom option, I wanted to follow up with another helpful tip for crafting engaging, community-building, and concept-reinforcing (not to mention research-supported) discussion questions: The Four Questions Approach (by Alexander et al. 2010).

 

The goal of the four questions approach, per the authors, is to facilitate critical thinking in online classrooms. In my experience, it does this very well…and so much more! In the following paragraphs, I’ll summarize what these four questions are and how the inspire not only creative thinking, but personal connection, a cohesive classroom community, dynamic and diverse discussion, and how they give you, the instructor plenty of grist for the mill for exploring a wide range of course material – not just what the initial question covers.

 

1) Analyze. Have students identify one thing (of their own choosing…you can ask them to identify 2+ things if you want) that they found interesting from the assigned reading/video watching that week. This not only gives the learners in your classroom control over their own learning, but ensures that you will have a very diverse discussion and one that covers the entirety of the week’s topics (vs. isolating one idea that you have chosen).

 

2) Reflect. Ask students to continue down this path they have chosen by having them reflect on why they think this concept(s) is important. Why did it stand out to them? Did they disagree with it? Immediately resonate with it? Come up with an example of it right away? Struggle to grasp it? Why did it stand out enough to mention it in their discussion response this week? Reflection is a key component of critical thinking and, I think equally as importantly, it allows students to personalize their learning. Personalizing learning means that students are connecting what they have just learned with something they already knew. This goes deeper than memorization or simple knowledge acquisition. The human brain loves this.

 

3) Relate and apply. Let’s not stop there with our personalization. Staying on that train, have students then apply this idea to something in their own life, or something they see happening around them in their day-to-day. This example, because they created it (and not you, although you can certainly reinforce it and offer another one in your follow-up to them) will stick with them longer, making a deep memory and strong neural connection. This also allows students to share a bit about themselves with other students and this facilitates a community vibe and gives fellow students – in their “mandatory replies” – something to really bite into when substantively responding.

 

4) Questioning. End by asking students what questions they are still left with. What are they still wondering about? This opens the door for you to continue teaching, to offer examples from your professional experience and knowledge base, and gives the student the real and true sense that you are talking to them vs. simply explaining something to the whole class. And it promotes curiosity, it models the idea that none of us ever know it all, and that questioning leads to discovery.

 

In sum, the four questions approach has demonstrated, empirically, to facilitate critical thinking in the online classroom. Alexander at al. (2010) found that when instructors used this approach, students scored significantly higher on The Washington State University Critical and Integrative Thinking Scale. This is wonderful, but I think it is important to keep in mind that this approach does a lot more than that. It personalizes learning, gives students control over their learning (an important andragogical concept in an online classroom populated with adult learners), it creates connections among students, facilitates community, diversifies the discussion, gives the instructor so many in-roads to follow up, and promotes curiosity.

 

Here is an example from my own Personality Psychology class.

 

This week we learned about the influence of the non-shared environment in the development of personality. What did you find most interesting about this research? Why? Apply the notion of non-shared environment to your own family. Does the research hold? Or does your family contradict this idea? What non-shared environment factors were at play in your sibling relationships? What questions are you left with after reading this chapter? 

 

What is your experience of using the Four Questions Approach (or something similar)? If you want to share some examples from your discipline area, please feel free to do so in the comments section below!

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Photo by: NASAEach week we will summarize all the online adjunct jobs we’ve added to AdjunctWorld during the week for easy reference.  If you’d like to be notified right after we post new jobs, giving your application a jump start, consider becoming a Premium Member!

This week we posted 48 Online Adjunct jobs from 23 schools. Click below to see them! We wish you the best in your online teaching job search! And if you have any questions, please email Brooke.

This Week’s Online Teaching Job Summary

6 Online Teaching Positions – Unity College

5 Online Teaching Positions – Wesleyan College

4 Online Teaching Positions –  South University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: Alfred State College, American Public University System, Bryant & Stratton College, Capella University, Colorado State University Global, Eastern Gateway Community College, ECPI University, Grantham University, Northcentral University, Northern State University, Purdue University Global, Southern Illinois University, Southern New Hampshire University, Strayer University, University of Maryland Global Campus, University of New England, University of Pikeville, Upper Iowa University, Walden University, and Western Governors University.

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So, without further ado, this week we posted 40 Online Adjunct jobs from 17 different schools. Click below to see them! We wish you the best in your online teaching job search! And if you have any questions, please email Brooke.

This Week’s Online Teaching Job Summary

10 Online Teaching Positions – Northcentral University

5 Online Teaching Positions – University of Wisconsin Superior

4 Online Teaching Positions –  Walden University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: Bay Path University, Coopersmith Career Consulting, Independence University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Iowa Western Community College, Maryville University of Saint Louis, Profhire, Inc., Regis University, Strayer University, TCSPP, University of Phoenix, West Virginia Community College, Western Governors University, and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

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So, without further ado, this week we posted 40 Online Adjunct jobs from 23 different schools. Click below to see them! We wish you the best in your online teaching job search!

This Week’s Online Teaching Job Summary

5 Online Teaching Positions – Strayer University

4 Online Teaching Positions – Walden University

3 Online Teaching Positions –  Western Governors University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: American Public University System, Asuza Pacific University, Capella University, Chattanooga State Community College, City College, Colorado State University Global, Coopersmith Career Consulting, Grand Canyon University, Lindsey Wilson College, MCPHS, Northcentral University, Portland State University, Purdue University Global, Silicon Valley Business Institute, Stevens-Henager College, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Maryland Global Campus, University of Phoenix, Waldorf University, Western Kentucky University.

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So, without further ado, this week we posted 48 Online Adjunct jobs from 24 different schools. Click below to see them! We wish you the best in your online teaching job search!

This Week’s Online Teaching Job Summary

9 Online Teaching Positions – Grand Canyon University

6 Online Teaching Positions – University of Maryland Global Campus

4 Online Teaching Positions –  Columbia University

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: Allen Community College, American College of Education, Bay Path University, Eastern Oregon University, ECPI University, Elizabethtown College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Georgia Military College, Iowa Western Community College, Midwestern State University, Northcentral University, Purdue University Global, Rasmussen College, Saybrook University, Shorter University, Southern New Hampshire University, Stevens-Henager College, Strayer University, University of California, Irvine, University of Florida, and Western Governors University.

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So, without further ado, this week we posted 87 Online Adjunct jobs from 23 different schools. Click below to see them!

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This Week’s Online Teaching Job Summary

27 Online Teaching Positions – Houston Baptist University

16 Online Teaching Positions – Baton Rouge Community College

7 Online Teaching Positions –  Georgia Military College

AdjunctWorld’s latest 10 Online Adjunct positions

…as well as online teaching opportunities at: Abilene Christian University, AIU Online, Beyond Campus Innovations, California Baptist University, Capella University, Colorado State University Global, CTU-Online, Grand Canyon University, Lincoln Land Community College, National University System, Northcentral University, Purdue University Global, Southern New Hampshire University, Stevens-Henager College, Strayer University, Study.com, University of Maryland Global Campus, University of Northwestern Ohio, West Coast University, and Western Governors University.

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william-iven-gcsNOsPEXfs-unsplash (1)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 these on your CV!). But you may find yourself without direct experience or familiarity with the “X” LMS that a job description lists. If you wanted to invest your time LMS training, where would you start? There are so many LMSs out there, where should one focus one’s efforts?

While there are a lot of LMSs in existence, it does seem that at least 4 are rising to the top as the most popular. eLearningIndustry.com lists the top 4 LMSs and my experience reading online teaching job descriptions echoes and supports this list as the four on which you might focus your training efforts. Below, I’ll list them and link you to places where you might find some good, affordable, or free training.

Blackboard. If you have been a student or an instructor in the past 10 years, I’d be quite surprised if you haven’t come across a Blackboard classroom. Indeed, Blackboard is perhaps the most commonly used LMS in higher ed today. While a lot of training happens once you have been hired by a school, there are avenues for individuals looking to increase their Blackboard navigation skills. Consider Lynda.com as a good resource. Blackboard Help also has some good, free training videos you can watch.

Moodle. Moodle is an open source LMS and as such is a very cost effective solution for most schools. Anyone who wants to offer a course on anything is able to download Moodle to their server for free. If you don’t have your own server, MoodleCloud will host a Moodle classroom for you. Signing up for a free MoodleCloud account will allow you to poke around a Moodle classroom from an instructor angle – and you might even be inspired to create your own course! LearnMoodle.com also provides a terrific Moodle overview.

Canvas. If a school doesn’t use Blackboard or Moodle, I’d put my next dollar bill on Canvas, another very popular LMS. Any efforts spent on training oneself in Canvas will likely bear some fruit. You will need to create a login, but here is a free Canvas orientation class you might find very helpful.

D2L Brightspace. Large online universities like Purdue University Global use D2L/Brightspace, so if you are choosing where to invest your time, choosing training in this LMS is wise. Lynda.com has a great training course on Brightspace and Brightspace Help offers a nice FAQ page for instructors, covering some basic usages of the site, like getting started, discussions, assignments, and quizzes.

And if you do take a training course in any of these LMSs don’t forget to list that on your CV. If a school you are applying to uses any of these LMSs, you will certainly want to drop that detail, at least parenthetically, somewhere in your cover letter!

Have any good LMS training resources to share? Please comment below!

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22 Online Teaching Positions – Baton Rouge Community College

8 Online Teaching Positions – Delaware State University

6 Online Teaching Positions –  Southern New Hampshire University

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…as well as online teaching opportunities at: American Public University System, Capella University, CTU-Online, Eastern Oregon University, ECPI University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fortis College, Georgia Military College, Grand Canyon University, Liberty University, Purdue University Global, Saybrook University, Stevens-Henager College, Study.com, United States University, University of Maryland Global Campus, University of New England, University of the Cumberlands, Walden University, West Coast University, and Western Governors University.

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12 Online Teaching Positions – Thomas Edison State University

9 Online Teaching Positions – CTU-Online

5 Online Teaching Positions –  Stevens-Henager College

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…as well as online teaching opportunities at: American Public University System, Capella University, CSU – Global, ECPI University, Grand Canyon University, Hodges University, Independence University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Liberty University, Madonna University, Maryville University of Saint Louis, Northcentral University, Norwich University, Purdue University Global, Strayer University, University of Maryland Global Campus, West Coast University, and Western Governors University.

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