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1. 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.

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. What is Accreditation?
The accreditation process has been utilized for over a century. It was originally established to ensure the quality of education provided by secondary and postsecondary educational institutions.

7. 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.

8. A Critical-Thinking Mindset
No matter what level of education people achieve, chances are they have, or will eventually come across, the term “critical thinking.” Critical thinking is a process in which an individual questions the reasoning behind a particular claim or decision.

9. 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.

10. 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.



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