Posts tagged Online Teaching

Online Business

The Key To Online Teaching Business: Paying It Forward

Recently, I’ve been reading Howard Rheingold’s Net Smart, a brilliant book about 21st century online learning, networking and “crap detection”, in short: essential skills for our daily online life and business. And there was one sentence that kept appearing and…

June 21, 2012, by


A Call To All Independent Teachers

When we started building this site two years ago we didn’t want just another ‘platform’ containing thousands of teacher and student profiles. The Internet already feels impersonal enough sometimes, doesn’t it? So we limited the number of teachers on our…

June 14, 2012, by

Online Teaching

Why The Flash Based Virtual Classroom Is A Relic Of The Past

While online learning is more and more becoming a part of our lives, the technology used to deliver online lessons is often lagging behind. Take the virtual classroom for example. I’ve tried many (free) virtual classroom applications over the years,…

May 6, 2012, by

Language Learning

Online Teaching Platforms: Why We Don’t (Really) Need Them To Make A Living

The blogosphere has been on fire for the last few days, ablaze with articles, comments, rants and promises, all regarding this simple question: If it’s really possible to make a full-time living teaching online, why isn’t it working out for…

March 9, 2012, by

Hacks & Tutorials

How To Optimize The Lesson Preparation Process In Online Teaching

Back in the days I prepared my lessons by jutting down timelines on paper and compiling stacks of copies to hand out during lessons. Nowadays, it’s a bit different. Or as the Thais say “Same Same, But Different.” When you’re…

December 12, 2011, by

Online Teaching

5 Quick Ways To Find Students For Your Online Tutoring Business

When I started teaching online, I signed up on a few  marketplace platforms that promised to connect tutors and students. Like many other tutors, I soon found out that simply being listed was not enough. It was not even close…

October 17, 2011, by

Online Teaching

3 Simple Ways To Spot The Golden Calf In Education Technology

Every online conversation about education, every network of professionals has its share of it these days: The promise of new – of magical improvement due to technology, dressed up as the Redeemer of Broken Education, painted in broad messianic brush…

October 11, 2011, by

Online Teaching

The Quest For The Perfect Whiteboard

Allegedly, the blackboard or chalkboard was invented by the Scotsman James Pillans (1778–1864) who according to his book Physical and Classical Geography (1854) taught Geography with it in Edinburgh. Since 1801 George Baron is supposed to have used a blackboard in his maths…

September 26, 2011, by


3 Reasons Why Technology Won’t Transform Public Education

It was in the early 60ies that a University first experimented with using computers to teach kids maths, according to Wikipedia. That was 50 years ago. That’s half a century! If technology could really revolutionize education it has had plenty…

September 21, 2011, by

Online Teaching

Online Teaching & Learning Tools: What You Need to Succeed

The world of online learning opens doors in the academic world to make higher education more convenient and accessible. I know what you’re thinking: Tell me something I don’t know. Succeeding as an online student requires focus, dedication and strategy….

September 1, 2011, by


The Myth Of The Super-Teacher & Why Money Alone Won’t Transform Education

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s … the super-teacher who isn’t thrown off track by the most snot-nosed interruptions from the last row. It’s the intrepid educator who never loses his temper and will not rest…

August 23, 2011, by

Online Teaching

Why You Don’t Need Anyone’s Permission To Become An Excellent Teacher

When I first thought about teaching online I had no clue. There was the idea, alright. But not an inkling of doability. So, for lack of better alternatives I started sending out applications. In the meantime I continued my daily…

August 15, 2011, by