Additional Resources

Online / Distance Education


  • Effective Workload Management Strategies for the Online Environment [Penn State Report] 
    A selection of the most effective workload management strategies, chosen by experienced online educators from national and international institutes of learning, are divided into the following four categories: (1) Authoring Strategies, (2) Teaching Strategies, (3) Course Improvement and Revision Strategies, and (4) Institutional Strategies.

  • On-Line Learning Distance Learning Resources [University of Washington]
    The University of Washington has offered distance learning since 1912 and uses their extensive experience in providing a knowledge base that offers "how to" tips for people wishing to create their own Distance Education content. The information presented by the University of Washington is extensive, detailed, and clearly written. Information is presented in a text format and contains numerous hyperlinks to additional resources.

  • E-Text: Focus on Videoconferencing for Teaching and Learning 
    This E-Textbook is for instructors who have little or no experience of using video conferencing. It contains case studies in real teaching situations.

  • Online Learning Update 
    The Online Learning Update blog has been published daily since early in 2001. It is intended to provide a scholarly chronicle of the development of the technology, pedagogy and practice of online learning at all levels of education in the U.S. and elsewhere.

  • AccessDL 
    The Center on Accessible Distance Learning (AccessDL) is a place to share guidance and resources on making distance learning courses accessible to students and instructors with disabilities.

  • Universal Design, Universal Access 
    This paper discusses access, legal and policy issues, and it presents an overview of design considerations for assuring that a distance learning course is accessible to potential instructors and students with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.

  • U.S. Distance Learning Association
    USDLA through its mission of supporting the development and application of distance learning focuses on all legislation impacting the Distance learning community and its varied constituencies.

  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
    The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.

Course Design and Delivery

  • The Faculty Room
    The Faculty Room is a space for faculty and administrators at postsecondary institutions to learn about how to create classroom environments and academic activities that maximize the learning of all students, including those with disabilities.

Online Learning Research

  • Is e-learning as effective as classroom learning?
    Author: Sitzmann, Traci. Source: T+D v. 59 no8 (August 2005) p. 18

  • Fifty-one Competencies for Online Instruction
    Author: Smith, Theodore C. Source: Journal of Educators Online v. 2 no2 (July 2005).
    Fifty-one competencies for online instruction ... are shared by Ted Smith and correlated with quality learning outcomes for students. Smith divides the competencies into those needed prior to, during, and after the course has been completed.