Teaching and Learning
Indie TeachingIndie Teaching empowers anyone who wants to teach to offer courses outside of the traditional walls of schools and publishers. Here you can find learning resources and services to enable teachers to create, publish, and profit from their own online courses.
To support others in their journey as an indie teacher, I offer the following resources:
What is an Indie Teacher? - a blog post introducing what an indie teacher is, how to make money through indie teaching, and some of the suggested technology options.Guide to Indie Teaching - a free, online book to take you through the process of ideation, validation, design, build-out, and launch of your project
If you would like to schedule a coaching, please schedule an initial consultation. The only investment to get started is your time.
How to Become a Professor
If you are interested in becoming a professor teaching at a college or university, I also have several resources available:
How to Become a Professor? - My book at Amazon on how to become a professor in today's competitive academic labor market.
How to Personalize an Online Course on Lockdown: Faculty teaching online courses often find the course is locked down to prevent changes. This article discusses tactics for supplementing a course that is on lockdown to allow personalization.
When do Colleges and Universities Hire Faculty?: After I published my book, I realized that one of the common misunderstandings that higher ed job seekers have is when the season for hiring is. If you ask me about openings in August, you are too late. This article provides an overview of the academic hiring season.
What am I Qualified to Teach?: Another pain point for people looking to become professors is understanding what they are qualified to teach in higher education. It is not as straightforward as you might think, and I try to pull back the current on some of the dynamics at play here and how that impacts hiring.
I have been a teacher and administrator in higher education since 1997. I have been actively engaged in online products and services longer than that. I am particularly interested in how online media can be used as a force for good especially though greater access to learning resources. Indie Teaching is one of several projects. Having worked with 1000s of faculty, I know there are many very smart and very talented who have more to offer than they are given the opportunity to do through colleges and universities. My goal is to help them build a platform that extends their teaching and their impact. These same lessons and resources can be used by anyone with a goal to teach others.
Future of Higher Education
The current fourth industrial revolution places greater expectations for educational systems to support life long learning. At the same time, formal educational systems are being confronted by changes in demographics and technology. These changes provide both risk and opportunity for organizations that effectively plan for the future.
- Higher Ed and Employer Partnerships
- How to Teach -out a University with Dignity
- What are Online Program Managers and Why Do They Exist?
- How to Start a University
- Proposal for a New Model for Higher Education
- How to Develop a Signature Pedagogy
In learning organizations, learning analytics offer a data-driven approach to improve learning and performance. How do we measure learning and how do we use those metrics to improve learning and other outcomes such as learner engagement and satisfaction? Effective analytics are essential for both learning quality assurance and improvement.