13 – Kenny Tapp, Online Professor ECCN Podcast

Ten years ago, 77% of college students in the U.S. took at least some classes online. But among students that took online classes, only 39% said they offer the same educational value as in-person classes, according to Pew Research. Over the past year, those attitudes have changed. 60% of students and faculty in the U.S. are more optimistic about online learning. And 3 out of 4 students would consider fully-online courses in the future, according to a large survey reported by Inside Higher Ed in April. As college classes across the US are beginning the fall semester, the demand for online classes only seems to go up, and with it the demand for instructors that can teach online. But what is it like to be an online professor, and how to prepare for this career path? I spoke with Kenny Tapp, who has been teaching meteorology, physical geography, and astronomy, on campus, and for over a decade online — first part-time, and then full-time — at a number of colleges in the U.S. Links: Kenny Tapp: http://www.instagram.com/kennytapp National Quality Matters Program: https://www.qualitymatters.org/professional-development/toc, Free resources: https://www.qualitymatters.org/qa-resources Webinars and workshops on online education by the Online Consortium of Oklahoma: https://www.ocolearnok.org/events-and-learning/on-demand-webinars/ Survey on online college learning (2011): https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2011/08/28/i-online-learning/ Attitudes towards online teaching (2021): https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/04/27/survey-reveals-positive-outlook-online-instruction-post-pandemic — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/eccn/message
  1. 13 – Kenny Tapp, Online Professor
  2. 12 – Katharine Hayhoe, TNC Chief Scientist
  3. 11 – Julian Reyes, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
  4. 10 – Native American Perspectives on Climate Change Adaptation
  5. 09 – Dilshanie Perera, postdoc in climate and inequality at the NYC Climate Museum
  6. 08 – Joseph Trujillo, Hispanic weather risk communication researcher
  7. 07 – Phil Clifford, co-director of AAAS myIDP
  8. 06 – Hailey Wilmer, USDA rangeland social scientist
  9. 05 (part 2) – Jessica Whitehead, North Carolina's Chief Resilience Officer
  10. 04 (part 1) – Jessica Whitehead, North Carolina's Chief Resilience Officer