Latorial FaisonJob Title:
Online English InstructorCurrent Employer:
DeVry University OnlineWhere:
Oakbrook Terrace, ILYears of Experience:
10Other Relevant Work Experience:
Higher Education Administration, Public School Teacher, Poet/WriterEducation:
Univ. of Virginia, 1995, BA English; VA TECH, 1997, MA English; Univ. of Phoenix, 2014, Ph.D. Higher Education Admin.Salary:
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Online Teaching Jobs - Online English Instructor Job Description
Many people dream of working from home, but anyone who has searched for Internet-based employment knows that it can be hard to find legitimate online jobs. However, if you have the credentials to apply for college-level teaching jobs, an online instructor position could provide the freedom of a home-based job along with the professional satisfaction of an academic career.
Careers in online education have grown in the last several years, including jobs at online universities. In this Salary Story, we hear from an experienced online instructor who teaches for DeVry University. Find out why online jobs for teachers can be both challenging and rewarding.
PayScale: What is your online teacher job description?
I teach English courses online from the comfort of my own home. I manage one to two courses every eight weeks. Course management includes contacting students via e-mail regularly; posting course and university announcements to students; and grading weekly discussions, writing assignments, and team assignments. In addition, I enter grades several times a week in the online grade book. I teach in the eCollege platform. Sometimes contacting students via telephone is required, but most contact occurs through the online environment or via e-mail.