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Action Research
  1. Center for Collaborative Action Research (Pepperdine University)


Academic Integrity
  1. U.S. Copyright Office: Copyright in Education
  2. Copyright Website
  3. Copyright Resource: Central Michigan University
  4. Faculty Focus: Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Education*
  5. McGrail, E. & McGrail, J. P. Copying Right and Copying Wrong with Web 2.0 Tools in the Teacher Education and Communications Classrooms


American with Disability Act (ADA) Compliance
  1. AccessAbility: Accessibility and Usability at Penn State
  2. National Center on Universal Design for Learning


  1. Liberal Education, 99(2): Transparency in Teaching: Faculty Share Data and Improve Students’ Learning


Classroom Management
  1. Faculty Focus: 10 Effective Classroom Management Techniques Every Faculty Member Should Know*
  2. Faculty Focus: 15 Strategies for the College Classroom*


Deep Learning
  1. Teaching for Quality Learning at University: Assessing for learning quality: II. Practice
  2. Educause: Facilitating Deep Learning in the Adult Online Learner
  3. Learning and Teaching: Approaches to Study “Deep” and “Surface”


Distance Learning
  1. New Jersey Virtual Community Colleges Consortium (NJVCCC): Best Practices for Distance Learning
  2. USDOE: Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies (Full Report)
  3. USDOE: Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Onine Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies (Summary)
  4. Faculty Focus: Tips for Creating a Distance Learning Program*
  5. Faculty Focus: Distance Learning Administration and Policy: Strategies for Achieving Excellence*
  6. Faculty Focus: 10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching: Best Practices in Distance Education*
  7. Faculty Focus: Online Course Design: 13 Strategies for Teaching in a Web-based Distance Learning Environment*
  8. Faculty Focus: Designing Online Courses: Models for Improvement*
  9. Faculty Focus: 11 Strategies for Managing Your Online Courses*
  10. Faculty Focus: Student Collaboration in the Online Classroom*
  11. Faculty Focus: Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs*
  12. Faculty Focus: Strategies for Increasing Online Student Retention and Satisfaction*
  13. Threaded Discussion Approaches


Emotional I.Q.
  1. Emotional I.Q. Inventory


Learning Styles
  1. The VARK Guide to Learning Styles
  2. The Felder-Silverman: Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire
  3. Articles & Colums by Dr. Richard Felder (North Carolina State University)
  4. Institute for Learning Styles Research
  5. Kolb, D. (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.


  1. Video: Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us


Open Source Resources
  1. CTL Pinterest Boards
  2. OpenCourseWare Consortium
  3. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
  4. MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching


Quality Matters
  1. Quality Matters: Inter-Institutional Quality Assurance in Online Learning


  1. Association of American Colleges and Universities: VALUE Rubrics
  2. RubiStar
  3. teAchonology


Teaching Strategies
  1. Learning Pyramid
  2. Teaching Excellence Articles: Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education
  3. Kurland, Shelley:  Using iPads to Develop 21st Century Skills
  4. Faculty Focus: Effective Strategies for Improving College Teaching and Learning*
  5. Faculty Focus: Keys to Designing Effective Writing and Research Assignments*
  6. Faculty Focus: Tips for Encouraging Participation in Classroom Discussions*
  7. Faculty Focus: Effective Group Work Strategies for the College Classroom*
  8. Faculty Focus: Strategies for Teaching Large Classes*
  9. Faculty Focus: 11 Strategies for Getting Students to Read What’s Assigned*
  10. Faculty Focus: Teaching Mistakes from the College Classroom*
  11. Faculty Focus: Course Design and Development Ideas That Work*
  12. Faculty Focus: 15 Strategies for the College Classroom*
  13. Why Use Blackboard? (Developed by Leslie Harris, Bucknell University)
  14. 75 Reasons to Use Blackboard (DePaul University)


Web Links
  1. Faculty Focus
  2. The Chronicle of Higher Education
  3. Instructional Technology Council
  4. Alice.org: Carnegie Mellon project in computer programming in 3D environment
  5. National Center for Education Statistics
  6. Online Teaching Survey (Self-Assessment)
  7. The Higher Education Academy


Other Resources
  1. Bloom’s Taxonomy: Writing Learning Outcomes
  2. Bloom’s Taxonomy vs. Cognitive Complexity
  3. CCM Course Options: Alternative Delivery Methods