Why are online teachers under-represented?
Posted November 05, 2018 07:06:38Many online educators have to do a lot of work to meet the needs of their students and parents online.
However, some of them are less likely to be recognized as a qualified teacher in their fields, due to lack of experience.
Online education has a high percentage of under-recognized online educators.
In 2016, more than 70% of the online teachers in Canada were female.
The number of women in the profession decreased from 62% in 2016 to 58% in 2018.
Women are also underrepresented among online teachers, with 24% of women among the top 10 online teachers out of more than 2,000 online teachers.
According to the latest figures from Statistics Canada, more Canadian students are receiving online education than any other subject, with about 4.2 million Canadian students enrolled in online classes.
However at the same time, there are still barriers to entry in online education.
Online education is an extremely competitive field with many barriers to reach, says Susanne Koehler, a senior lecturer in online learning at Simon Fraser University.
She points to a number of challenges faced by female students and teachers in this field.
Online educators face a number more barriers to access, including the fact that they’re often underpaid, or under-resourced.
Online teachers may also be underrepresented in other professions, such as nurses or teachers, Koehl points out.
There are also barriers to training in online classrooms.
The average age of a female online teacher in 2018 was 23.6 years old, and the average age at graduation for women in this area was 23 years old.
This means that only about 4% of Canadian online teachers are women.
Online teaching is also often a very young profession, meaning many teachers may be under the age of 25.
The lack of funding for online education also hinders online education’s ability to grow.
“It’s very difficult to attract teachers to the profession,” says Koehnle.
“They are not very attractive candidates to employers and employers are reluctant to hire online teachers.”
One way to help online education attract more women is by supporting women in their chosen fields, such and education, says Koeshler.
“Teachers need to be able to talk to their students about their career and what they want to do in life.”
There are also some ways that educators can help attract more female teachers, she says.
“Educators can create online communities for the educators to talk about the opportunities they have in this profession.”
Online education also has a significant impact on the economy in general.
A 2017 report by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIIG) found that online education has created more than 1.5 million jobs for Canada’s online workforce since 2008.
The online education industry has also created more income for Canadian families.
The CIIG report also found that women are more likely to earn higher salaries in the online education sector than in their male counterparts.
The report says women in Canada earn an average of $6,000 more per year in a career that includes full-time work and a paid leave scheme than their male peers.
Online learning is an increasingly attractive field, especially in the fast-growing sector of digital learning, where students learn by doing and the content is designed to help them get into advanced and high-paying career fields.
“Online education has been a very strong contributor to economic growth in Canada,” says Robert Gorman, a professor at the University of Ottawa.
“In addition to helping people learn, it has helped create more jobs and has made it possible for Canadian businesses to hire people in a global market.
It has made Canada more competitive internationally, and in particular, has created a stronger middle class.”
The digital education industry is booming.
By 2020, online education is expected to be Canada’s largest online workforce.
It’s expected to create $12 billion in economic value by 2024.
And while the number of online teachers is still small, this workforce is growing rapidly.
“The industry is growing very fast and it is now the fastest-growing industry in the country,” says Gorman.
The growing number of female online teachers has created an opportunity for Canadian online educators to be more visible, and to promote the work they do online.
The work that is taught online is important, says Gopher.
“It helps people to learn and it helps to develop skills and skillsets that are going to help people when they move into their career.”
Online educators can also work with their peers in the field to create online courses, such workshops and tutorials.
“A lot of people who teach online classes are going online and teaching,” says Michael Mazzarella, a member of the International Association of Online Teachers.
“What we do in a workshop is teach people skills and how to teach.
If we can have the online classroom that people are in, we can give them the opportunity to be on the cutting edge.”
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