Online Instructional Resources
Teaching with Technology: Online Teaching
This web page focuses on resources for designing fully online courses and
“hybrid” courses that include both in-classroom and online instruction.
The links below provide multiple sources of information and examples from college
and university websites worldwide, including links to Michigan State University’s
technology support system. The final two sections are devoted to articles and
assessment materials that focus exclusively on Hybrid Courses
or Online Courses.
Teach Online (Michigan State University, Virtual University
Design and Technology Group).
An extensive collection of resources for fully online and hybrid instruction.
Includes materials for course design, pedagogy and techniques, assessment, and
links to other sites that offer information on many aspects of online instruction.
Virtual University Design and Technology (vuDAT) at Michigan
This site is designed to help faculty at MSU use technology to enhance teaching
and learning. Contains a variety of online resources, examples, and tools. Includes
self-paced tutorials for using ANGEL, material on pedagogy and techniques for
fully online or hybrid courses, and links to a library of resource documents
for faculty and their students.
SUNY Teaching, Learning, and Technology Cooperative (State
University of New York).
A comprehensive site for online teaching and learning. Provides links to sites
for online teaching and learning organizations, conferences, e-publications,
and e-teaching resources useful for online course developers.
Tim Roberts’ Online Collaborative Learning Site (Central
Queensland University, Australia).
A website devoted to best practice in online collaborative learning in higher
education. Offers links to a wide range of online resources—articles,
e-journals, and websites—as well as extensive annotated bibliographies
of offline articles, books, and journals.
e-Learning Centre (United Kingdom).
A comprehensive site offering information and services on e-learning. “Library”
contains links to articles, papers, research reports, and resource collections;
“Showcase” provides examples of online courses and projects; “Products
and Services” provides links to e-learning tools, systems, and other resources.
World Lecture Hall (University of Texas, Austin).
This site is a clearinghouse that offers links to courses worldwide that use
the Web for delivery of some or all course material. Some are entirely online,
while others are hybrid or designed for on-campus students. Search by course
or disciplinary area. Also has links to other useful sites for online teaching
Deakin Studies Online: Contemporary Online Teaching Cases
(Deakin University, Australia).
Over 70 Deakin University faculty discuss their uses of technology for instruction.
Courses can be browsed by discipline, faculty, or case participant.
Technology in Teaching and Learning (Learning and Development
Services Center, Edith Cowan University, Australia).
Provides a searchable database of over 2000 selected sites, articles, and documents
dealing with technology in teaching and learning. Includes case studies of effective
online teaching and information on using technology in campus-based, hybrid,
and online courses.
Illinois Online Network: Online Education Resources (University
Provides an extensive set of resources on such topics as instructional design,
assessment/evaluation, pedagogy, communication, and many other materials useful
for online course developers. Also offers fee-based online courses for faculty
on online teaching.
The TLT Group: Teaching, Learning, and Technology.
This site offers materials and services on using technology in teaching. Some
resources are free, while others require a fee or university subscription.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to Course Development
A site dedicated to helping instructors design courses that integrate technology
at various levels: classroom-based with web-presence, web-enhanced, web-centric,
and online. Offers step-by-step tutorials at each level with specific planning
guides, teaching strategies, and assessment tools.
e-Learning Centre: Blended Courses (United Kingdom).
Contains over two dozen links to information, examples, models, and materials
that mix face-to-face and online learning.
Hybrid Course Website (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,
Learning Technology Center).
Although this site is designed for UW faculty, many features are open to all,
including a list of advantages/challenges, discussion of program development
for both faculty and students, and links to articles on hybrid courses.
Teaching with Technology Today: Hybrid Courses, Vol. 8, No.
6, March 2002.
This focused issue features five online articles by experienced hybrid course
instructors discussing various aspects of hybrid course design and implementation.
“Seven Principles of Effective Teaching: A Practical Lens for
Evaluating Online Courses,” Charles Graham et al. From the Technology
Source Archives, March/April 2001 (University of North Carolina).
Applies the “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education”
(Chickering and Gamson, 1987) to four online courses and develops guidelines
for more effective online instruction.
“(My) Three Principles of Effective Online Pedagogy,”
Bill Pelz (Herkimer County Community College). In Journal of Asynchronous Learning
Networks, Vol. 8, No. 3, June 2004.
This recipient of the 2003 Sloan-C award for Excellence in Online Teaching describes
the specific techniques he uses for creating an online environment in which
students do (most of) the work, collaborate on projects, and establish an online
learning community. Provides many strategies for use in online courses.
Rubric for Online Instruction (California State University,
Chico, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching).
This site is designed to promote high quality online instruction. Includes a
rubric for assessing an online course, design tips for online learning, and
examples of courses in many disciplines that received awards for Exemplary Online
Principles of Online Design Checklist (Florida Gulf Coast
University, Faculty Development and Support Services).
Provides a checklist to assess online courses with links to explanatory material
and examples for each instructional design principle.
Virtual University Design and Technology: http://vudat.msu.edu/resources/
MSU Online Learning & Continuing Education: http://online-contined.msu.edu/