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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Should We Meet in Person?

If you’ve ever found yourself working on a group project in an online class, you’ve probably asked this question. When I recently encouraged my online students to advise each other on their group work, of the five “design teams” one chose to meet in person and recommended this to the other groups. Since they all […]

How to Nail Every Type of Interview

The interview is the most important part of the hiring process, so make sure you impress no matter what type of interview you’re facing.

8 Career Questions to Ask Your Online Professor

Students may not realize it, but one of the great benefits of online courses is the number of adjunct instructors. This group of educators, mostly part-time, faces a lot of challenges related to employment, but brings a valuable perspective to the classroom, one that tenured faculty may not have had in a while – practical […]

Coming Soon: The Digital Public Library of America

I remember as a graduate student in an on-campus program admitting to a colleague that I had never been in the library. This confession was met with shock and dismay, and a lack of awareness of exactly how much access I had to the library collection online. Locating and retrieving articles from the comfort of […]

What Can You Expect of Your Online Instructor?

If you are considering enrollment in your first online course, you may wonder how it all works. The online learning environment presents a number of challenges to communication and content presentation, all addressed through the use of technology. Your instructors in these courses are charged with a number of tasks – both educational and technological […]

10 Student Suggestions for Surviving Online Group Assignments

“Completing group assignments online can be really tricky. What are your tips for the other teams?” This was the question I asked my online students in a live session earlier this month. They are about midway through the design and development of their own online learning projects as members of small groups, and have already […]

The New Resume: Getting Hired in the Social Age

The format of the resume has changed over the years, and these new trends can help candidates in their job search.

A “Stop Doing” List for Online Instructors

Tips for creating to-do lists are everywhere, but could taking items off of your list actually be more helpful? A recent Inc. article from business founder Benjamin Wald provided “An Entrepreneur’s ‘Stop Doing’ List.” So many of us as online instructors are entrepreneurial in action and spirit, often putting together a combination of teaching and […]

The STEM Jobs Everyone Wants and How to Get Them

This guide highlights some of the hottest, fastest-growing jobs in STEM and provides advice that will help students navigate the job market.

Get Ready for Open Education Week

This week is Open Education Week 2013! It runs from Monday March 11th through Friday the 15th, with the goal of “raising awareness of the open education movement and opportunities it creates in teaching and learning worldwide.” Whether you are new to open education or an experienced educator looking for new ideas, you can “connect, […]