I have been teaching online classes full time for more than six years now. I taught a lot of different courses, with various Institutions, most of them around the topic of Intercultural studies. I have also developed a handful of courses and got to teach them multiple times. Teaching a course you developed yourself is a unique experience. Seeing how students respond to the content, the workload and overall structure of the class is a unique experience.
When you teach online, you can teach all year long, and that is what I have done for the past seven years. The only break I have is three weeks in July. Every day, every weekend, every month, eleven months out of the year. I had thousands of students in my classes from around the world. Every new class I teach brings with it new perspectives and insights. I want to share with you some of these insights and some things I have learned from teaching online. These thoughts are in no order, just the one that came to mind during a very long flight (what else is there to do during long flights):
I am a firm believer that everyone should consider taking online classes but my experience for the past few years showed me that some students don’t have what it takes to succeed in an online environment.
Hey everyone, today I will be reviewing a fairly new (2013) web based platform called Degreed.
I have been using degreed for the past few months and so far I am very impressed with the tool. Recently, the organization I work for acquired a business license and I have to admit, it is very much worth it. I use it for my PhD research as well as my professional development. Continue reading
Welcome to this page. This is where I will be writing and sharing some experiences from my travels. I enjoy traveling and learning new things, that is why I wanted to create an entire section called travelearn, so I can create a repository of the things I have learned in all my travels and will continue to learn when I travel.
I was honored to receive this award and to be honest, even more honored that Moody Bible Institute Distance Learning won this excellence award two years in a row. There were 19 courses submitted and MBIDL won the COTY award and the honorable mention by our one and only Professor Elizabeth Smith, for her Human Development 1 course. I consider these awards as a mere recognition and confirmation of the hard work, innovative and creative work that Faculty and staff are doing here at MBIDL. These awards really belong to all of MBIDL.