Instructor needed

Subject: Instructor needed
From: Kenneth Rainey <ktrainey -at- MINDSPRING -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 22:01:15 -0500

TECHWR-L News Readers:
>
>Advanced Tech Writer Needed to Facilitate Online Workshop
>
>My name is Dr. John Reid. I am a full time Associate Professor of English
>and Multimedia at Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, Georgia). In
>addition, I am the founder of JER Group, Inc., an educational online
>service provider. Our organization is in the business of developing and
>delivering accredited online workshops and certificate programs to Internet
>savvy learners worldwide. Through partnering relationships with
>institutions of higher education students who enroll in our courses can
>earn Continuing Education and Staff Development credits. We are currently
>working on a proposal that would allow us to deliver credit courses as well.
>
>We are seeking an academic or industry practitioner of exceptionally high
>talent and experience to mentor and facilitate students enrolled in our
>Certificate in Technical Writing Program. We need someone who can
>facilitate an Advanced Technical Writing workshop of his or her own design
>over a 6-8 week span of time. You can find out more about that sequence by
>navigating to: http://www.jergroup.com/tech.htm.
>
>Here are the details of how we do business so you can make an informed
>decision.
>
>You will create your own online workshop and be able to deliver it either
>by e-mail, web page and or a virtual learning environment (see
>http://www.nicenet.org). If you have a book or other materials already
>online you can use these as well.
>
>In the online environment both facilitator and student work at their own
>pace and according to their own schedules. We do not require real time
>contact unless a facilitator desires to move in this direction.
>
>No real time interaction or set times are required to facilitate the online
>workshop.
>
>We will tender you a simple contract that serves to guide our business
>arrangement. You will be placed on our newsletter mailing list that offers
>insightful information about online teaching.
>
>At the completion of your workshop, you will fill out an online student
>completion form at which time JER Group, Inc. will tender you payment for
>your services.
>
>The investment of time and effort in preparing for and conducting a JER
>Group workshop is surprisingly small.
>
>Because the role of the online facilitator is to guide and mentor students
>in self-discovery rather than lecture, it becomes the learner's
>responsibility to engage in self-directed study using the materials you
>create. Once these are developed the bulk of your work is completed. You
>now have time to facilitate and move the student along as you see fit.
>
>If you have not had the opportunity to teach an online workshop, this is an
>excellent means that will provide you with the necessary skills and
>experience you can use in may other projects. Of course, some of our
>recruits already have a background in computer-mediated distance education.
>
>
>I would like you to consider becoming a JER Group workshop facilitator. As
>already mentioned, we need someone who can teach Advanced Technical Writing
>online. We would also be open to other skills as well. You can find more
>information about asynchronous learning and teaching at www.caso.com. Just
>click on "articles".
>
>Finally, moving affirmatively over the course of the next few weeks would
>assure your place on our facilitator staff for summer 98.
>
>I look forward to hearing of your interest.
>
>Please post your reply in the subject heading as: "Facilitation
>Interest-Adv Tech"
>
>Regards,
>
>John Reid
>
>JER Group, Inc.
>Producers of online courses
>for Internet savvy adult learners
>Dr. John E. Reid, Jr.
>Director
>706-216-3406
>profjer -at- mindspring -dot- com




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