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1. Online Student Motivation
Staying focused on your degree is a great way to maintain motivation, but with all the stresses and distractions surrounding you on a daily basis, concentrating on course requirements is not always an easy task.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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. 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

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. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.



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