Online Teaching Opportunity: Focuses on New Career Path

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With 3.2 million students enrolled in online education programs in 2005 and nearly 75 percent of online schools expecting enrollment increases, online teaching opportunities are growing fast. The Teacher's Aid section of provides educational resources for teachers and professionals interested in online teaching positions.

As both universities and secondary schools continue to expand their distance learning programs, online teaching opportunities are growing rapidly., the world's premier online directory of education, is a top online resource for prospective students interested in online degree programs as well as professionals looking for online teaching positions.

Enrollments in distance learning programs grew from 1.98 million in 2003 to 3.2 million in 2005, and nearly 75 percent of schools offering online programs anticipate enrollment growth, according to a Sloan Consortium report. This explosion in online education is creating rapid growth in online teaching opportunities. focuses on online teaching careers in their Teacher's Aid section ( The site offers articles and advice on topics such as:

  •     Online Teaching - Managing Workload and Technology
  •     Professional Concerns - Intellectual Property
  •     Classroom Discipline - Cheating and Plagiarism
  •     Career Success - Finding Online Teaching Positions

Online teachers enjoy a range of benefits over their classroom-bound counterparts. Faculty listed "reaching out to more students," "flexible, customized teaching and learning," and "greater interaction" as three of the benefits of online education in the National Education Association's "Focus on Distance Education." The benefits of online teaching make it an attractive career option for a wide range of people, from current teachers and professors to working professionals looking to change careers.

"Well prepared and well supported educators have always been the key to educational success, and this clearly extends into the online world," said Reg Weaver, National Education Association (NEA) President in an NEA press release. Prospective online teachers can find a range of resources to support their professional development and career search on's Teacher's Aid section ( is the world's premier online directory of education, featuring informative resources, more than 2,500 online courses, over 1,600 online degree programs, 200 online universities and 2,300 campus-based career college programs. receives thousands of visitors each day and has been featured on


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