Baas Babelaas wrote:The teachers we are interviewing are strictly doing classroom teaching, not the e-learning side of things.
Yeah, sorry, just off on a rant. We have mid-career people with generally ten plus years' experience (although that's not a rule), and with that, the main thing is where they have worked and what their attitude is, for a teaching job. Because we only teach 22 weeks a year in a uni, you also need to know what you can usefully expect them to do the rest of the time, so whether you can trust them to get stuff up on the VLE, etc, is important. You can tell what you need to know from the CV with older people, you just need to check how much they are bullshitting and what their attitude to certain things is. Basically whether they will be a pain in the arse to manage.
Could you ask them to do a brief pre-interview task? That would give you a lot of info. I would start with a job description (either the published one with the vacancy if it exists or sketch out what you want) and then ask questions based on that.