Further Education Jobs

Education jobs are numerous. Of course, there are those which are solely focused on teaching. There are many educational institutions offering from preschool to post graduate education which constantly hire professional teachers. They alone provide thousands of education jobs for those with degrees in education.

However, there are further education jobs out there which are not limited to teaching. For starters, there are administrative education jobs you can apply to. If you don’t like teaching kids and grown ups, you can always apply for administrative positions like being a dean, principal or department head. Your main focus will be the supervision of the overall function of the institution. You’ll be in charge of educational programs and supervising the faculty and see to it that they’re doing their responsibilities according to standards.

Another interesting job in line with education is that of a registrar and cashier. You don’t need to have an education degree to apply for such positions. A degree in accounting or commerce is enough. As a registrar, you’ll be in charge of the records of all students. On the other hand, being a cashier entails responsibilities such as organizing all accounts including payments of students and salaries of teachers.

If you’re a bookworm, you’ll find the job as librarian very enjoyable. Most educational institutions prefer licensed librarians to work for them but for small schools, a degree in education is enough. In addition, you have to be extremely organized and strict when it comes to the policies of the library in case of borrowing and using of books and other resource materials.

Being a guidance counselor is one of the most challenging education jobs out there. You need to have a degree in psychology to get into this job since it’s very sensitive. You’ll be dealing with students of all ages and from different backgrounds. Oftentimes, you have to help students deal with their problems, decision-making, and preparing them in choosing their desired careers in life.

Just so you know there are also education jobs you can now find online. Many online education portals are looking for tutors to teach English as a Second Language to non-native speakers. You can earn extra money by simply teaching English to foreigners for a few hours everyday or by helping kids with their homework. Not only that, but you can also help others publish eBooks, write articles, and maintain blogs.

Education jobs are varied that even if you don’t have a degree in education, you have a big chance of getting in. You can earn a reasonable salary as a full time employee and earn extra cash at the same time working online or after school hours.

3 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Education Portal

Joining an education portal is the newest way of studying in modern Indian cities and even in many small towns and rural regions. These are online educational resources that offer the promise of easy accessibility with the help of the Internet, and large databases of educational materials for students of different standards. But like in the case of all other service providers, there are both good and bad education portals out there. You need to choose an education portal with caution, as it can make all the difference to your academic performance.

But how do you decide which education website is useful and which not? Don’t worry, as we will list a few tips below to help you find the right portal. Here they are:

Check the question bank: This is a very important criterion for deciding the worth of an education portal. A good website will have a large database of questions and sample papers. It ought to have an extensive question bank for different educational boards in the country, including the CBSE, the ICSE and the State Boards. It should also include questions and sample papers for different medical and engineering tests, like the AIEEE and CBSE- PMT, for instance. The advantage of having a large question bank is that it allows you to practice using the different concepts you have been taught in school. It helps you become thoroughly conversant with all the aspects of a particular academic topic. Moreover, it helps you become aware of your exam taking abilities, which can differ quantitatively from your learning abilities.

Check the type of learning resources: A good website should also use the medium of the Internet to its full potential. Apart from ordinary reading materials and notes, which you can anyway find offline too, it should offer innovative learning resources like video lessons, 2D and 3D animations of important concepts and footage of real life demonstrations. It should also offer the facility of taking real time online tests. All these are indications that some thought has been put into making the website.

Check the faculty: Just as you would check the faculty and their credentials of actual coaching centres, you need to check the people who are involved with an educational website. Go through their profiles on the website and see their experience in the field of teaching and their qualifications. This is very important as these are the people who prepare the sample papers, notes and other study materials made available to you online. Only experienced educators will be able to provide you the most comprehensive yet lucid study materials.

Open Education – How to Think About Your Online Community’s Purpose

Useful metaphors for creating a vision of your online education portal:

1. An InstructorNet Mall of available resources for instructors to meet their needs.

2. A Google “Knowledge Map” of available content that’s searchable, zoomable, and subscribeable through RSS so the network alerts you for items meeting your interests instead of waiting for you to craft a search every time you feel a conscious need.

3. The Amazon/eBay “smart network” that automates the search and recommend function based on stated interests AND by remembering searches and paths

4. Customer Service center for instructors seeking help

5. Tour guides/Marketing Aide to demonstrate “How to use these resources”

6. Magazine model of info mgt/distribution: a targeted demographic, whose readers shape the course of the magazine/tools (Dear Readers! We listened to you!) Lean 6 Sigma (LSS) techniques have a way of accomplishing this, and a partnership with an LSS project seems like a natural one

Other work to be done:

1. Considering how we encourage/reward professional writing like lesson notes, course content, blog/wiki work that contributes to the practice of knowledge, in the same way we have tied promotion and retention to academic writing.

2. A faculty Development Program that incorporates more ideas related to “Master Classes in graduate teaching” on a regular basis. Some ideas include: a. Group learning vs Team-Based learning. b. RSS in the classroom (and blogs and wikis and podcasts…oh my) c. Live dialogue mapping skills to frame group discussions better (Google “Compendium” for demonstrations) d. How about giving Voice to faculty to let them nominate classes they want to receive, or challenges they face, and target the top vote getters?

3. An instructorNet Mall should have a “store” that has searchable index of available, recorded Faculty Development Programs with quick summaries of what’s available for the individual instructor looking to sharpen his practice.

I hope these ideas generate some quality ideas in your situation.