Naturally online teaching is an important role in the field of distance education. However, there's a lot more to this rapidly growing industry. Not only does some have to teach an online course; someone must design it first. And though occasionally that is one and the same person; frequently it is someone else. In fact, it may be a whole team of other people.
Because online education is a great area for those in the education field who want to work-at-home jobs, I have put together a whole series of articles on the subject:
Types of Online Education Jobs - Jobs for online teachers and education professionals range from K-12 to college with opportunities in both the public and private sectors. See list of online teaching jobs.
Finding Online Faculty Positions - This article lists institutions that hire online faculty--everything from deans to teaching assistants. It includes both online colleges and brick-and-mortar schools.
Finding Online K-12 Jobs - K-12 teachers looking for work at home jobs will find opportunities here. This list includes online teaching and tutoring K-12 jobs plus test writing and instructional design.
Bilingual Teaching Jobs From Home - Some of these jobs require a teaching certificate and a college degree, while with others bilingual ability and teaching experience will do. This list of bilingual teaching jobs includes both kinds of positions.
Online Teaching Employment Resources These employment resources for teaching jobs--i.e., list of companies and employment databases--can help you narrow your search specifically to online teaching jobs.
Work-at-Home Job Profile: Online Tutoring - Find out the qualifications and education required for this work-at-home job as well as salary information, then search this list of companies with online tutor jobs.
Work-at-Home Job Profile: Instructional Designer - Instructional designer jobs are very often work at home jobs. Find out what education and experience is required for this in online education.
Online Course Development: The Process and the People - The first step in turning your professional experience in education into a job in online course development is knowing course development process and the positions required in that process.