Freelance teaching online
How would you like to make good money teaching on the side? Several online learning providers are now paying individual faculty members directly to offer courses online. Sign up and you could earn thousands of dollars in your “spare” time!
No so fast… An article in the Chronicle suggests that several questions are raised by this get-rich-quick scheme attractive opportunity. Here are a few:
- Do the interests of the vendor and the university conflict?
- Can a professor sell course content to a vendor or does it belong to the university?
- Is this kind of teaching allowable as an external activity?
- What campus leaders need to know about MOOCs (Educause)
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