FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Glenn D. Oliver
WEBSITE TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS RECRUIT TALENTED ONLINE FACULTY
Innovative site will match qualified faculty and trainers with colleges, universities and corporations.
October 1, 2010 – A team of entrepreneurs with extensive experience in higher education and commerce has launched a website that will make it much easier for colleges, universities and corporations and highly qualified online faculty and trainers to find each other.
Dlfaculty.com, a clearing house that brings employers and prospective employees together, is the only higher education site of its kind. It is tapping into one of the biggest trends in both higher education and the corporate world: distance learning. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 66 percent of the nation’s higher education institutions offer online undergraduate and graduate courses – a figure that continues to soar. Eight percent of the colleges offer degrees that are entirely online.
Around the world, distance learning is also booming. Some analysts estimate that distance learning is now a $60 billion industry worldwide.
“As distance learning grows, the demand for qualified online faculty will increase,” said Glenn D. Oliver, the site’s managing director. “DLfaculty.com exists to fill this need.”
Initially, Dlfaculty.com will serve chiefly as an online faculty recruiting site. But in the coming months, the company plan to expand into other areas, including the professional development of online faculty members. Eventually, Dlfaculty.com will feature a regularly updated blog as well as news and other information of use to online faculty and client organizations.
“As the site grows and adapts to the changing world, there will be other benefits to users,” said Oliver. “We intend to be on the cutting edge of distance learning. We all know that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for college professors to land full-time positions at traditional universities. Teaching online opens new doors for those who seek these kinds of opportunities. Our goal is to help make these opportunities happen. This is also a great opportunity for those seasoned professionals out there who want to teach at the college level but who only want to do it part-time.”
Here’s how the site works:
Qualified faculty members and trainers submit their resumes for evaluation by dlfaculty.com. They will receive a response within 24 hours and those who are qualified are immediately entered into the site’s database that can be accessed by prospective employers. There is no fee for faculty members or trainers to sign up.
To commemorate its launch, Dlfaculty.com will be giving away three prizes in the coming weeks to qualified online faculty who register at the site. One of the prizes will be worth $500. Registration is simple – and free. Simply go to www.dlfaculty.com and follow the instructions.
Dlfaculty.com is a job recruiting site for qualified faculty and trainers who desire to teach online at colleges, universities or corporations. The site brings together colleges and universities with qualified English-speaking faculty from around the world.