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Transcript from #AdjunctChat on 1/21/14

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from the first #AdjunctChat of 2014 on 1/21/14, and was facilitated by Virginia Yonkers @Comprof1.

The topic was The challenges and strategies for online adjuncts

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on January 28, 2014 at 4:00pm EST, which will be facilitated by Melissa Venable @Melissa_Venable.

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@Comprof1 #adjunctchat will be beginning in about 20 min. Today’s topic is challenges for online adjuncts. #ecrchat #highered #phdchat 1/21/14 15:39
@Comprof1 RT @Melissa_Venable: Getting ready to join #AdjunctChat at 4pET: Adjuncts teaching online http://t.co/SFKjR5tKbN 1/21/14 15:40
@NewFacMajority RT @AdjunctChat: @readywriting @chrishumphrey @dorothyk98 @Melissa_Venable Today’s #AdjunctChat 4:00pmEST on #adjuncts teaching online http… 1/21/14 15:42
@OhioPTFacAssn RT @AdjunctChat: @readywriting @chrishumphrey @dorothyk98 @Melissa_Venable Today’s #AdjunctChat 4:00pmEST on #adjuncts teaching online http… 1/21/14 15:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 We left the office early due to the storm, so just got home in time for #AdjunctChat that begins in 10 minutes. 1/21/14 15:50
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat will be beginning in about 20 min. Today’s topic is challenges for online adjuncts. #ecrchat #highered #phdchat 1/21/14 15:51
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat Hope everyone is in a warm place. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 15:56
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat We’ll be starting momentarily. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 15:57
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: @AdjunctChat We’ll be starting momentarily. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 15:59
@Comprof1 So let’s start:How many of you currently or have taught online? What % of your time is online teaching? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:00
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 So let’s start:How many of you currently or have taught online? What % of your time is online teaching? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:01
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat begins now! “Challenges and Strategies for Online Adjuncts” http://t.co/qCKXlqgber and http://t.co/KITfZ04EhY 1/21/14 16:02
@AdjunctChat RT @Comprof1: So let’s start:How many of you currently or have taught online? What % of your time is online teaching? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:02
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A1: I taught online a lot. Last semester felt like at least 50% online, and this for a “face-to-face” class. 1/21/14 16:02
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 A1: I teach online now, 100% of my teaching is online. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Great to see you for #AdjunctChat; thanks for facilitating it. The topic is so timely! 1/21/14 16:02
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @IshaiBarnoy Great to see you here at #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:03
@Melissa_Venable @IshaiBarnoy Hello, Ishai! Would you say your F2F course is more “blended” or “hybrid”? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:03
@Comprof1 @AdjunctChat I haven’t taught online for about 4 yrs but will be teaching a course online this summer. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:03
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Q1 I have taught online, and am about to teach another blended course #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:03
@Comprof1 RT @Melissa_Venable: @IshaiBarnoy Hello, Ishai! Would you say your F2F course is more “blended” or “hybrid”? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:04
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A1: Also, I signed up to teach with @Oplerno. I still have to get my stuff together, but … someday soon I’ll get into it. 1/21/14 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Q1 Can you talk more about how you understand your online teaching given the course seems scheduled for in-person? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:04
@IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable #AdjunctChat For official terminology, I would say “blended.” The term “hybrid” is used by my dept. for v. specific things. 1/21/14 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 What are you doing differently to prepare to teach this summer’s online course? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:05
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable Do you also design your course or do you have a separate person design it? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:06
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat By choice, definitely, but pedagogically-motivated. I teach a composition class. Connection & dissemination are key. 1/21/14 16:06
@Melissa_Venable @IshaiBarnoy That makes sense – but it sounds like your course may have some of the same features or qualities. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:07
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer This is something new because it is only 4 weeks so more intense than before #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:07
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Sure! I see it as homework, workshopping, and drafting. 1/21/14 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable The blended course I am teaching @PaceUniversity meets in-person 5x w/ the remainder via distance #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:07
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I also think I need approval from dept so I’ll have to have it completed by May (it goes live in July). #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:08
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Both – sometimes it’s an existing course, but I’m also an instructional designer so have designed my courses, too #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:08
@IshaiBarnoy @Melissa_Venable Yes, very much so. It’s generally hard to practically separate “hybrid” and “blended” approaches. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:08
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 25% of my time is online teaching. #adjunctchat. Has been, in the past, anywhere from 50 to 90%. 1/21/14 16:08
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Ia that a new course for you or one you taught previously? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:08
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy What types of online activities/resources do you use? Do you create your own or use “canned” resources? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy So in this way, it seems all courses may be considered online ones? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:09
@Melissa_Venable @IshaiBarnoy Agreed! I think the terms are often used interchangeably #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:09
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer One I’ve taught a lot (plus dissertation topic: group communication). #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy What do you mean by “canned” resources to use in online coursework? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 1/21/14 16:10
@Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable Was the 90% by choice or required? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:10
@Comprof1 RT @JeffreyKeefer: @IshaiBarnoy So in this way, it seems all courses may be considered online ones? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:10
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat I agree, in a way. Clear exceptions would be courses specifically designed with email as only online resource. 1/21/14 16:11
@Melissa_Venable @JustCallMeAngVS Welcome, Angela! What accounts for the variance? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:11
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Programs from publishers or created by a different instructional designer. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:11
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 I used to teach a lot more online than in-person, though that has changed recently #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:11
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy I also have been an instructional designer for language courses at Empire State. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:12
@JustCallMeAngVS @Comprof1 was teaching 9 courses a sem while earning my Ph.D. and raising 4 children as a newly divorced single mom. No choice. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:12
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable Your choice or the school’s? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 I teach some online; w/ the growth of online instruction, the faculty pool widens #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:12
@IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat Last semester, I made up my own material, almost entirely — “inspired” by others’ successes. 1/21/14 16:13
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy I have seen faculty resources, but not enough materials to primarily teach online using them #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:13
@melovell If you’re a sessional/adjunct academic and you teach online, then you may want to join today’s #adjunctchat. It’s just started. 1/21/14 16:13
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS I teach courses that are offered as “online” courses. Not a lot of mystery or choice. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:13
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Q2 Is anyone an instructional designer who does not actually teach? If not, how much time do you put into designing course? 1/21/14 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy I have some colleagues who do HE instructional design, though have never seen that in my programs #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:14
@IshaiBarnoy @AdjunctSarah @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat I avoid Bb, as a rule. Instead, I use free blogging services. I don’t integrate. I link. 1/21/14 16:14
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable worked adjunct before securing full time work. Now it’s only what I do in the evenings and on weekends. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @melovell Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 1/21/14 16:15
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 Q2 Is anyone an instructional designer who does not actually teach? If not, how much time do you put into design? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer RT @melovell: If you’re a sessional/adjunct academic and you teach online, then you may want to join today’s #adjunctchat. It’s just… 1/21/14 16:15
@AdjunctChat RT @melovell: If you’re a sessional/adjunct academic and you teach online, then you may want to join today’s #adjunctchat. It’s just… 1/21/14 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable Do you teach FT or #adjunct in a PT capacity? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:16
@Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 I think there are a lot of instructional designers working on campuses, as contractors, who don’t teach. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:16
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Some online schools like Empire State or Excelsier have content experts, instructiondesigners, and instructors #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:16
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A2: I teach primarily. Time I put in: Years of experience + 2-3 weeks of intensively drafting & revising posts & handouts. 1/21/14 16:16
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS Teaching is a PT endeavor for me. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I have done a fair amount of instructional design, though mainly with program design and development #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:17
@JustCallMeAngVS @AdjunctSarah @Comprof1 barely. I don’t know how I did it. I am really good at what I do. Students did not suffer. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:17
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer Thanks, I’ve never taught a course without face-to-face classes, so don’t have much to add. Interesting topic. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I wonder if this makes the instruction easier of if it is <gulp> to control what is taught? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:18
@jorgegomez101 to me, teaching online is more challenging than f2f. trying out live (& mirror) conferencing for the first time. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:18
@Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS Do you get paid differently than FT faculty? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @AdjunctSarah @Comprof1 Wow, what a busy bee you were! The best for time management = lots of commitments #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:20
@JustCallMeAngVS @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable No I was not but was poorly paid for the most part as adjuncts typically are. I can be picky now. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:20
@melovell #adjunctchat What resources can people recommend for teachers developing an online course? 1/21/14 16:20
@JeffreyKeefer @jorgegomez101 @AdjunctSarah Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 1/21/14 16:20
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I’ve taught all types. HATED canned programs but did make less time consuming. Just didn’t like outcomes. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:20
@Melissa_Venable RT @melovell: #adjunctchat What resources can people recommend for teachers developing an online course? 1/21/14 16:20
@IshaiBarnoy @melovell #adjunctchat Rule #1: Use what you know how to use, easily and quickly. Then branch out to stuff you actually have to “learn.” 1/21/14 16:21
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Q3 What are some challenges adjuncts may have that FT don’t in teaching online? What are some resources/support you should ask4 1/21/14 16:22
@Melissa_Venable @melovell Reach out to campus-based resources when available – multimedia assistance, general guidance, examples/models #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:22
@AdjunctChat Today’s #AdjunctChat is “Challenges and strategies for Online adjuncts” All are welcome! facilitated by @Comprof1 1/21/14 16:23
@EvoNeuro RT @AdjunctChat: Today’s #AdjunctChat is “Challenges and strategies for Online adjuncts” All are welcome! facilitated by @Comprof1 1/21/14 16:23
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 Q3 What are some challenges adjuncts may have that FT don’t in teaching online? What resources/support? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer RT @IshaiBarnoy: @melovell #adjunctchat Rule #1: Use what you know how to use, easily and quickly. Then branch out to stuff you actually… 1/21/14 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat Q3 What are some challenges adjuncts may have that FT don’t in teaching online? What are some… 1/21/14 16:23
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A3: FT’s and TT’s have the money and time to dedicate to learning and development that #adjuncts don’t. 1/21/14 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 I wonder if saving time means more of other work can be directed your way!? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:24
@Comprof1 @melovell @SloanConsortium has some resources. Also SLN (SUNY Learning Network) & some online uni’s like Empire State College #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:24
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell An instructional designer if one is available Take a short course. Exploring a good online course. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:24
@melovell RT @IshaiBarnoy: @melovell #adjunctchat Rule #1: Use what you know how to use, easily and quickly. Then branch out to stuff you actually ha… 1/21/14 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: RT @melovell: #adjunctchat What resources can people recommend for teachers developing an online course? 1/21/14 16:25
@melovell RT @Melissa_Venable: @melovell Reach out to campus-based resources when available – multimedia assistance, general guidance, examples/model… 1/21/14 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @melovell The best place to go for resources include the departments themselves and our personal networks! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:25
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell My book. Dang it, why isn’t it done yet???? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:25
@melovell RT @Comprof1: @melovell @SloanConsortium has some resources. Also SLN (SUNY Learning Network) & some online uni’s like Empire State College… 1/21/14 16:26
@melovell RT @JustCallMeAngVS: @Melissa_Venable @melovell An instructional designer if one is available Take a short course. Exploring a good online … 1/21/14 16:26
@Comprof1 @melovell Also Merlot (@MERLOTorg ). #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:27
@Comprof1 RT @JustCallMeAngVS: @Melissa_Venable @melovell My book. Dang it, why isn’t it done yet???? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:27
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell Yes, WAITING!! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:27
@melovell #adjunctchat Some good tips there. Thanks! 1/21/14 16:27
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @melovell I find depts are NOT useful unless online degree. IT or Learning Center though. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:28
@Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell What will it be on? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:28
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @melovell Agreed, though Depts at least can direct you to the fac resources if you ask them #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @melovell My experiences is that unis have resources, but you have to know to ask for them #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:30
@Comprof1 Q4 So what challenges do you face being an adjunct who teaches online? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:30
@Melissa_Venable RT @Comprof1 Q4 So what challenges do you face being an adjunct who teaches online? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:30
@tseenster RT @melovell: If you’re a sessional/adjunct academic and you teach online, then you may want to join today’s #adjunctchat. It’s just starte… 1/21/14 16:31
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat For me it’s not having support of dept. Out of site out of mind. If I lose contact at uni I’m lost in system. 1/21/14 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer We are 30 minutes into today’s #AdjunctChat on Teaching Online; all are still welcome #ECRchat #PhDchat #AltAc #NLC2014 #TtW14 #SMSociety14 1/21/14 16:32
@Melissa_Venable A4) Communication with rest of department can be challenging. Also keeping up with deadlines, required “paperwork,” etc. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Q4 Finding the time; teaching online can be MUCH more work than teaching F2F #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:33
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A4: I face the same challenge in online teaching as anything #adjunct-related: I get paid too little, and I get no healthcare. 1/21/14 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: Q4 So what challenges do you face being an adjunct who teaches online? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: #adjunctchat For me it’s not having support of dept. Out of site out of mind. If I lose contact at uni I’m lost in system. 1/21/14 16:33
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Had a problem w/ student and very little support from dept. Student had support from advisor. I was repremanded w/out facts 1/21/14 16:33
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Agreed; if one teaches online AND everything is smooth, easy to be forgotten as not missed #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:34
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat. On other hand, had transcript of interaction not available in a class! 1/21/14 16:34
@AdjunctChat RT @IshaiBarnoy: #AdjunctChat A4: I face the same challenge in online teaching as anything #adjunct-related: I get paid too little, and I… 1/21/14 16:34
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 What a horrible situation; sorry . . . #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:34
@IshaiBarnoy #AdjunctChat A4: The money I need to feel secure/comfortable & the insurance I need to feel in control of my own healthcare choices. 1/21/14 16:34
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Hi everyone, sorry i can only join you for 30m today (first day of classes here) #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:34
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Can you elaborate? What takes up your time? How is it different than face to face? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:35
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Glad you could make it. Do you teach online at all? If so what are some of your challenges? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Given your situation, is online better for you? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga You are always most welcome! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:37
@fabianbanga Sorry I am late; did you talk about ownership of online content? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:37
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat Has anyone had a problem w/ misunderstanding of what it takes to teach online? 1/21/14 16:37
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat No, online is a compromise. I’d rather just teach close to home, for decent pay and health insurance. 1/21/14 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @melovell Do you know any good short courses in developing online instruction? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:38
@JustCallMeAngVS @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @melovell Designing online courses & teaching online. Practical. No Nonsense. Humorous. Can’t wait. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:38
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fabianbanga: Sorry I am late; did you talk about ownership of online content? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:38
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga No, but that is a good point. Especially for adjuncts who may work at multiple sites/orgs. Can you elaborate? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:38
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Yes I teach online and I’m DE coordin 4 my campus and District (kind of adviser to the chancellors) #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga Not yet; what is on your mind about ownership of online content? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:39
@JeffreyKeefer @JustCallMeAngVS @Comprof1 @Melissa_Venable @melovell Quick, get the book out; lots of folks can use that #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:39
@JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable @Comprof1 Student lack of readiness. Poor writing skills. Lack of respect from those with tenure. Low pay. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:39
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 exactly, because I assume you own you content in F2F #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:40
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy How did you get an online teaching position if not near home? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:40
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Do you work with adjuncts? What are some of the misperceptions? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:41
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer 4 example, you create a shell in the campus LMS, it is yours or institution? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:41
@JeffreyKeefer Does anybody think about how online courses would save the uni money (no need for room, no need for supplies), etc.? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:41
@josh_boldt @JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga I know Rob Skiff at @oplerno is big on intellectual property rights for adjuncts, if that helps. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:41
@Comprof1 @JustCallMeAngVS @Melissa_Venable How do you handle poor writing (and reading and self-regulation) skills? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:42
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #AdjunctChat My primary teaching position is not online. I just found my way into it. My new forays haven’t quite solidified. 1/21/14 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer I wonder about teaching online, meaning I use and pay for my own computer, network, and the like. Seems a uni pays less for it #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:42
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer I work with adjuncts all the time (support is the same for FT and PT) #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:42
@SMcDWer RT @FromPhDtoLife: Next #withaPhD chat is Wed, 29 Jan, noon-1pm EST, and the topic is self care. All welcome! cc #altac #postac #adjunctcha… 1/21/14 16:43
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Support may be the same, but are problems the same? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:44
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat So I still have to see what teaching online “fully” is like. But I got into “full” online teaching via twitter. 1/21/14 16:44
@JeffreyKeefer @josh_boldt Yes, I have been trying to get both @fabianbanga and @Oplerno (and YOU) to facilitate an #AdjunctChat http://t.co/VlhjvYNbIC 1/21/14 16:44
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Absolutely. But there are other hidden costs uni’s transferring to online don’t consider. IT is big cost. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:45
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @Comprof1 At least the intended support is the same FT and PT. Often PT cannot make the times offered IMHO #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:45
@JeffreyKeefer RT @IshaiBarnoy: @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat So I still have to see what teaching online “fully” is like. But I got into “full” online… 1/21/14 16:45
@fabianbanga @josh_boldt @JeffreyKeefer @Oplerno intellectual prop rights for all instruc was our first DE negotiation (union, senate, etc) #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:46
@JeffreyKeefer @FromPhDtoLife Thanks; we are talking about online teaching in #AdjunctChat right now, so a nice carry-over. 1/21/14 16:46
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer What are some questions Ishai (or new instructor)should ask before getting into online adjunct job? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:46
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @josh_boldt @JeffreyKeefer @Oplerno Would love to hear more about what happened, how it works, etc. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:47
@IshaiBarnoy RT @Comprof1: @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer What are some questions Ishai (or new instructor)should ask before getting into online adjunct jo… 1/21/14 16:47
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Yes, exactly, a bigger problem than DE: compensation @Comprof1 #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:47
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @josh_boldt @JeffreyKeefer We also have it in our contract (instructor owned). Gets murky w/ publishers though. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:47
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy An initial online teaching question is clarifying how much instruction is synchronous vs. asynchronous #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:48
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Online costs that include personal use of IT and space mean unis save even more $ while trumpeting “convenience” #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:49
@MLAELEVATORHULK WHY #ADJUNCTCHAT NOT IN HULK’S ‘VATOR? HULK UNIONIZED! 1/21/14 16:49
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy Why is that important? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:49
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Also need to ask who pays for tech and/or tech training. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:50
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @Comprof1 I think these issues raise ethical issues of what is fair and how that works with teaching and learning #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:50
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @josh_boldt @Oplerno negotiation should be the same 4 F2F and DE classes, rights should be the same #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:50
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Yeah, why not do all asynchronously? Or at least as much as possible? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:50
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 exactly / #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:51
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Comprof1: @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Also need to ask who pays for tech and/or tech training. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:51
@JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 It depends on the dept needs, expectations, and requirements — all need to be clarified up front #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:52
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Plagerism. Also less work if you are working synchronously (more like traditional class). #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:52
@JeffreyKeefer I just learned that our international students cannot take online courses as that conflicts with student study visas #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:52
@Comprof1 RT @JeffreyKeefer: @IshaiBarnoy @Comprof1 It depends on the dept needs, expectations, and requirements — all need to be clarified up front… 1/21/14 16:53
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy Unfortunately we do not have $$ for tech training #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:53
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer REALLY. I guess the question is why do they have to be in US if they can take online. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:54
@JeffreyKeefer I find that completely asynchronous courses cause many students to struggle with deadlines, as it somehow seems less “real” #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:54
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer I agree, plagiarism is a big problem everywhere. Does turnitdotcom work for you guys? #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:54
@IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Ah, yes, well. With #Adjuncts, many if not most “expectations” are riddled with departmental neglect. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:54
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @IshaiBarnoy You don’t have videos for students and faculty? How do they get answers to tech ?’s. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 That is if a program is completely online, which many of them are not #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:55
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer No more than f2f. Instructional design and getting to know student style better #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer I wonder if online courses will cause even more growth in #adjunct instruction as location and time become less an issue? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:57
@Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer Does that include hybrid or blended courses? (visa restrictions). #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:57
@IshaiBarnoy Okay, #AdjunctChat folks, I gotta jet. Catch you all on the flipside! #ImAWalking90sCliche 1/21/14 16:58
@Comprof1 @IshaiBarnoy @JeffreyKeefer Well,need to finish up. Finally, what issues about adjuncts teaching online would you like to see 4 #adjunctchat 1/21/14 16:59
@Janshs RT @JeffreyKeefer: I find that completely asynchronous courses cause many students to struggle with deadlines, as it somehow seems less “re… 1/21/14 16:59
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer yes, & there r some consortiums already working on outstate students/ u cannot take DE classes outside own state #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:59
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 So far it has only been online or F2F; I think they are exploring blended. Anything to increase numbers! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 16:59
@JeffreyKeefer This has been a very thought-provoking #AdjunctChat; thanks for facilitating it @Comprof1 1/21/14 17:00
@Comprof1 @fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer Doesn’t that defeat the purpose? #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:00
@JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_Venable 1/21/14 17:01
@JeffreyKeefer Interested in facilitating an #AdjunctChat? The next open date is Feb 25. Please get involved! 1/21/14 17:01
@Melissa_Venable 🙂 RT @JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_Venable 1/21/14 17:02
@Comprof1 #adjunctchat @JeffreyKeefer This is a first. No school because of -30F+ windchill tonight. 1/21/14 17:02
@AdjunctChat RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_Venable 1/21/14 17:02
@melovell @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Yes, very interesting. Thanks. #adjunctchat 1/21/14 17:02
@Melissa_Venable RT @JeffreyKeefer Interested in facilitating an #AdjunctChat? The next open date is Feb 25. Please get involved! 1/21/14 17:02
@melovell RT @AdjunctChat: RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_… 1/21/14 17:02
@fabianbanga @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer well, yes! but logic and politics sometimes are natives from different universes. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:02
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_Venable 1/21/14 17:02
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Thank you, Virginia! Helpful topic and discussion. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:03
@JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Unbelievable how cold that will be. Stay warm and safe! #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:03
@fabianbanga RT @AdjunctChat: RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat on Tues, Jan 28 – Topic – “Adjuncts and Academic Blogging” – led by @Melissa_… 1/21/14 17:03
@fabianbanga RT @JeffreyKeefer: Interested in facilitating an #AdjunctChat? The next open date is Feb 25. Please get involved! 1/21/14 17:03
@JeffreyKeefer Off to deal with the storm; thanks all for today’s #AdjunctChat. Lots of food for thought, @Comprof1 Thanks! 1/21/14 17:04
@fabianbanga sorry @Comprof1, hope you do not have to be outside! @JeffreyKeefer #adjunctchat San Francisco is now 70F 1/21/14 17:05
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: @JeffreyKeefer @Comprof1 Thank you, Virginia! Helpful topic and discussion. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:06
@JeffreyKeefer RT @fabianbanga: @Comprof1 @JeffreyKeefer well, yes! but logic and politics sometimes are natives from different universes. #AdjunctChat 1/21/14 17:06
@fabianbanga thank you @JeffreyKeefer and @Comprof1 // will see you next week #adjunctchat, all the best. 1/21/14 17:07
@LProbus RT @JeffreyKeefer: Interested in facilitating an #AdjunctChat? The next open date is Feb 25. Please get involved! 1/21/14 17:07

AdjunctChat Topic Jan 21 ~ Challenges and Strategies for Online Adjuncts

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the today’s #AdjunctChat is:

The challenges and strategies for online adjuncts.

More information about today’s chat, along with background information and questions to consider can be found at the post The challenges and strategies for online adjuncts: Adjunctchat Jan 21, 2014.

Our facilitator will be Virginia Yonkers  @Comprof1 and we will meet on January 21 from 4:00-4:30(ish)pm EST.

All are welcome!