I'll never forget that glorious day back ~2001 when I realized that online teaching was a thing. Despite a few detours and (largely unsuccessful) ventures into other professional endeavors, the thought of living where I wanted to, having a flexible schedule, and most importantly, avoiding traffic, was and continues to be a major driving force…Read more 4 Ways to Go Digital this Month (w/Online Teaching)
Talking about pay is a universally awkward topic. I’m not quite sure if this is a natural reaction to the topic or if some standard was set long ago that essentially deemed that such talk was inappropriate in polite conversation. But we gotta get paid Truth be told, nobody goes into online teaching to make…Read more You Gotta Get Paid!
I admit, I have bought into the concept of certificates and certifications. In 2017, how can you blame me, though? It seems that every company and entity with a .org behind it’s name is pushing some type of certification or a certificate in some niche specialization to those willing to put in the time (and,…Read more Office Hours with the Prof 9-13 Are Certs Worth It?
Over the last few years, more and more attention has been drawn to for-profit higher education in the United States. In some cases, this attention seems to be warranted as some institutions that are marketing and offering “life-changing” opportunities for potential students to land their “dream jobs” upon graduation, have very little track record of…Read more Office Hours with the Prof 9-5 For-profits…should you attend? Should you teach?
I don’t want to name names or to provide any unrealistic expectations (good or bad), but I’m sure that a lot of people are curious about the actual compensation that online college professors, course developers/writers, etc. receive. To be honest, it’s a bit complicated. As we all know, different institutions and different online teaching jobs have different…Read more Online Teaching Pay – Part 1
Last week I was talking to a friend of mine about the numerous advantages that online teaching offers and after a few minutes of discussing the lifestyle, flexibility, and support that I (usually) enjoy, I began to notice an ever-brightening twinkle in his eye. “Online Prof, you know how much I would kill to do…Read more Office Hours with the Prof 8-22 Passion v. Demand
In many parts of the country, fall term is getting ready to start back up, if it hasn’t already. When most people think about college, they probably instinctively think about the Fall term because so many of the more “iconic” college visions occur during this time: Everyone likes to reminisce about their first day or…Read more Office Hours with the Prof 8-15