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1. 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.

2. Preparing to Teach Your First Online Course
Approximately three months before beginning class instruction create an appropriate set of learning objectives for your students. Highlight key areas you expect your students to have a thorough understanding of by the end of the course; they should know how to apply their new-found knowledge in real

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Teaching and Learning Through Social Media
The popularity of social media includes high school and college students communicating and collaborating on a regular daily basis, with the generation of Baby Boomers following along. Even seniors are starting to embrace social media as a way to stay in touch with family and friends.

8. Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement ?
At some point during your academic journey, you will realize the time has arrived to begin hunting for that teaching position you have always desired.

9. Teach Political Science with Twitter
Using Twitter in a classroom requires careful planning to ensure that incorporating it into the course syllabus will optimize the learning experience. Twitter delivers access to numerous real-time current events that can be a valuable instructional tool.

10. Podcasting for Auditory Learners
The component driving the popularity of Podcasts can be summed up in one word: convenience. Podcasts are increasingly popular due to ease of access to them via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.



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