Blog by Dr. J and Professor D

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. 

Reflect to Motivate – A Path to Success

To Succeed we must believe

Reflect to Motivate – A Path to Success

Are you an adult learner returning to college?  If so did you know that your learning skills are more advanced over the average high school student entering college?  One of the most powerful tools you already posses is life experience.  Using life experience to help you work your way through your academic journey can be helpful when you use self-reflection as a tool.  Self-reflection can help you to develop self-motivation and this is a proven valuable asset to cultivate.  When you self-motivate you will see an increased academic skill level.  As an adult learner, you may be more interested in self-directing your own educational experiences and this will work to your advantage.