Additional Online Resources
(External to Metro State)
Fundamentals of the Web and Distance Learning
Distance Education Clearinghouse Offers definition of distance learning and links to other distance education resources
Learn the Net.com A good site for learning the basics of web navigation, how to download files, and much more.
Webmonkey Offers a "How-to-Library" with sections on authoring of web material, design, multimedia, and more, as well as feature articles and reference guides.
Online Teaching: Theory and Practice
Beaudi, Bart. "Keeping Online Asynchronous Discussions on Topic. "Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks" (Novemember 1999)
Virtual Resource Site for Teaching with Technology A resource site offering case studies and examples of the use of web-based media in different teaching approaches and learning activities.
Winiecki, Donald J. "Keeping the Thread: Adapting Conversational Practice to Help Distance Students and Instructors Manage Discussions in an Asynchronous Learning Network." DEOSNEWS 9, no. 2 (1999). Winiecki compares the patterns of face-to-face and online asynchronous conversations and suggests some strategies for more effective communication.
Creating a Syllabus
Chapter 4 of Teaching Online: A Practical Guide "Creating an Effective Online Syllabus" I highly recommend you read this chapter (and purchase the book).
Best Practies for Delivering Quality Online Courses (revised and annotated March 2002)
Instructional Design and Learning Styles
Addressing Diverse Learning Styles Through the Use of Multimedia. A paper by Susan Montgomery, University of Michigan, based on the use of multimedia in an engineering class.
An Anonymous Asynchronous Web-Based Role Play. Description of an innovative role-playing activity at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, plus a link to a paper by Mark Freeman and John Capper about this experience
DVC Learning Style Survey for College. Prepared by Suzanne Miller of Diablo Valley College in California, this site explains various learning styles and offers a survey to determine your preferred learning style.
Instructional Design for Online Course Development. From the Illinois Online Network, this page explores topics related to instructional design and development of online courses. The information is presented in clear and easy-to-read fashion for nonspecialists.
Instructional Design Models. Martin Ryder at the School of Education of the University of Colorado at Denver offers this collection of links organized according to different models or theories of instructional design.
Links to Lists of Online Resources
Good Teaching Practices
Examples of Courses/Modules Taught Online
Teaching and Learning on the WWW: A searchable collection of over 885 different uses of the web by instructors, ranging from full classes to online activities, and organized by subject area. The site also has a mechanism for adding new entries .
Sites Containing Articles, Bibliographies or Links to Useful Resources Regarding Distance Education
References on Distance Education at The Center for Academic Technologies for Learning, University of Alberta.
Active Learning Strategies in the Online Environment
ILT Connection The Instructional Technologist mega list of links about learning theory, theorist, constructivism, etc.
Learner-Centered Pyschological Principles 14 psychological principles pertain to the learner and the learning process. They focus on psychological factors that are primarily internal to and under the control of the learner rather than conditioned habits or physiological factors. However, the principles also attempt to acknowledge external environment or contextual factors that interact with these internal factors.
CopyOwn Background A resource on copyright ownership for the higher education community
Color Wheel Pro A unique software program that allows you to see color theory in action. With Color Wheel Pro, you can create harmonious color schemes and preview them on real-world examples.