Blog by Dr. J and Professor D

Online Teaching as a Career: A New 3 Day Workshop

Brand New

Are you interested in becoming an online instructor?

Are you just beginning your career as an online instructor?

If so, there is a brand new resource that has been developed by The Institute of Excellence in Online Teaching for your professional development: a three day new online instructor orientation workshop. This was created by Dr. Bruce A. Johnson and Professor Linda Dick, who both have extensive experience with online teaching, course development and curriculum design, along with faculty development experience.

There are many resources available for online instructors but there is one place where you can find workshops and classes that will provide what you need for your professional development: The Institute of Excellence in Online Teaching.

Five Strategies Every Successful Online Instructor Needs

Strategies Online Instructors Need

There are a lot of people who want to make online teaching a career option either part-time or full-time if they can find the work. This has made it a competitive field and for those who are already teaching online they want to make certain there are plenty of opportunities made available to them. Once you are offered a course to teach you have to make a decision that you are going to be more than an average instructor if you are going to continue to receive future class offerings. You must also decide that you will devote the time necessary to create conditions that are conducive to the development and well-being of your students. It is not an easy task to manage an online class and excel as an educator but there are strategies you can implement to meet these demands and allow you to be successful.

Collaborative Skills Achieve Positive Participation Results

Achieve with collaboration

One of the ways to achieve success in an online class is to actively pursue collaboration skills. One of the easiest skills to collaborate with online is using the art of conversation inside the discussion threads or discussion boards.  With a little bit of attention to details you can turn your already strong conversational skills into point-earning posting skills.