What is being an online educator really like?

What is being an online educator really like?

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Conduct independent Internet research to find new tools, tips, and/or practices that can help you increase your efficiency as an online instructor.

Select two tools (Discussion Boards and Rubrics )or practices that you discovered, which you believe can help you to become a more efficient online instructor. Imagine again that your supervisor has asked you to share tools and strategies with your online instructor colleagues. Write a 500-word explanation of your findings so that your colleagues, too, can work smarter. Be sure to address the following for each tool and/or practice:

What is it?
How can it help you work smarter or more efficiently?
How can it help you better manage your time?
How do you plan to use it in your professional practice?
Include the URL address (and any other related resources) so your colleagues can explore the tool and/or practice, as well.
Required Readings

Baleni, Z. G. (2015). Online formative assessment in higher education: Its pros and cons. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 13(4), 228–236.

Kearns, L. R. (2012). Student assessment in online learning: Challenges and effective practices. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 8(3), 198–208.

Portugal, L. M. (2014). Online faculty burn out, best practices and student engagement strategies. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 11(12), 31. Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

Required Media
COFA.online [COFAonlineUNSW]. (2010, October 25). Managing your time when teaching online [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHM6o5RQOnQ&list=PL08E90AD80DB18296&index=4

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2016). Voices from the Field: Effective Online Instructors [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. TRANSCRIPTS ATTACHED

For this module, click into Voices from the Field: Effective Online Instructors and focus on the instructors’ responses to the following questions:

What is being an online educator really like?
How does being an online instructor impact your personal life?
What advice and tips can you offer for achieving work-life balance as an online instructor?
Optional Resources
Blackboard. (n.d.). Getting started: The Blackboard learning calendar. Retrieved from http://images.email.blackboard.com/Web/BlackboardInc/%7B690e671a-6335-448f-8a0d-48be906da1a1%7D_GettingStarted_Calendar.pdf

Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. (n.d.). Online course facilitation and time management: Time management strategies [Multimedia file]. Retrieved from https://ep.jhu.edu/faculty/learning-roadmap-for-new-online-instructors/online-course-facilitation-and-time-management

Lehmann, K., & Chamberlin, L. (2015). Time management strategies for online instructors. Retrieved from https://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/rubrics/time_management.html