In addition to the many great links on the Resources wiki we have created as a part of our learning activities, below is a list of other valuable sites.
Additional Resource Sites
Below is a list of more websites and Sblogs that you should add to your favourites. They provide valuable insight into online teaching practice or teaching and learning in general.
Educational Technology Committee: represents the colleges' practitioner knowledge base on matters pertaining to the application of teaching and learning technologies. The committee produces a newsletter called "HotSpot" with very practical tips and ideas to support the use of learning. The committee also hosts an annual conference with a focus on teaching and learning with technology.
eLearnNetwork.ca: is a collaborative group that provides support services to students specifically in rural or remote areas of Ontario. The mandate is to work with colleges, universities and other organizations, such as OntarioLearn, to support the delivery of flexible learning opportunities. The organization has a variety of resources available to faculty including training and eLearnTube.
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology: is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on all aspects of educational technology and learning.
Faculty Focus: publishes an e-newsletter three times per week focusing on key topics for online teachers. In addition to this, the group publishes relevant free reports on critical issues that are available with a subscription to the site. The website featuring innovative strategies, best practices and fresh perspectives on what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to teaching, learning, and leading in higher education today.
Educause: is an international, non-profit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. There are a number of valuable resources and articles available through its website.
League for Innovation: is an international organization that serves community colleges through the development of web resources, hosting of conferences and webinars and through a web-community. The organization focuses on current IT trends and how they impact education. Some valuable resources that can be found on this site are the eNewsletter Legue Connection, iStream and the Learning Summit. Visit the website to find out if your college is a member.
TLT Group: is a not-for-profit group that models effective teaching and practice through opportunities for practitioners to share and exchange ideas. The website is full of many great resources including links to their free "Friday Live" webinar series.
Educational Origami: is a blog and wiki about the integration of information and communication technologies into the classroom.
Partner College Faculty Development Websites
- Your own academic institution is a very good source for support and resources. Below are a list of some of the teaching and learning websites from our partner colleges that provide information that can help you become a good online teacher:
- Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning (HETL): is as a very valuable resource for educators planning to incorporate technologies in their teaching and learning activities. It highlights some of the best practices that a good online teacher should keep in mind.
- Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online; Quick Guide for New Online faculty: an article by Dr. Judith Boettcher. Dr. Boettcher is a contributor to many League publications and has noted a number of valuable resources on her website.
50 Free Collaboration Tools That Are Awesome for Education: a blog posting that highlights some web tools that the more technically savvy instructor can consider incorporating into their learning environment. Reviewing this blog may also spark some creative ideas as to how you can increase interaction in your sites.
THE Journal (Technological Horizons in Education): is a clearing house of articles, resources and links related specifically to the use of technology in higher education.
More resources are available through the Teaching Resources Wiki page. If you have a resource that you would like to share with the group, be sure to add it to our Teaching Resources Wiki.