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1. Games and Quizzes
Everyone, needs to take a break sometimes, including distance learning students. It is necessary for our mental health. We need to reduce the stress in our lives. I have therefore added Games and Quizzes to the subject list to the left of this article with a few fun games you can play.

2. Understanding Learning Styles
As an online instructor, you are faced with the challenge of providing education to students who may come from a variety of age groups and cultures. Selecting the best teaching techniques to employ in such an environment demands an understanding of how individuals learn.

3. Educational Lectures on YouTube
Today, educators who have traditionally taught in a classroom are being compelled to use new technologies that assist the teaching process in a virtual setting. The goal for instructors making this transition is to shift from teaching on-campus to teaching online as seamless as possible.

4. A Multigenerational Classroom
There is one commonality that all online instructors will face, and that is a multigenerational classroom, particularly in higher learning. Since the majority of online instructional programs are available to students nationwide, and in some cases globally, your classroom will likely contain a rang

5. Motivation to Pursue a Doctorate
While studies show an average 50 percent completion rate for students pursuing a doctorate, those who are successful tend to have strengths in perseverance and both oral and written communication.

6. Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Technology
In the past century, methods of learning and teaching have been affected greatly by a number of factors including economic changes, cultural changes, technological innovations, and globalization.

7. Evaluate Student Performance with Rubrics
In academia, a rubric is a scoring tool that identifies criteria related to a particular assignment or learning objective. It is what both teachers and students use to ascertain the requirements for meeting a specific grade.

8. Professional Development for Online Instructors
Whatever your reasons may be, once you become an online adjunct instructor, there are certain requirements that will be expected of you in addition to your teaching responsibilities.

9. Making a Good Impression Through Writing
Writing is considered one of the most important transferrable skills for employees to possess. The quality of writing is what first captures a job recruiter’s attention.

10. Building Online Community
More students drop out of distance learning courses than on campus courses. It may be possible to change those statistics by creating community in online courses. This could decrease students' feelings that they are completely on their own in the course and therefore increase their motivation.



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