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August 2013

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Quality Matters Rubric

“Quality Matters Rubric Standards 2011-2013 Edition with Assigned Point Values.”  A useful rubric from the Quality Matters Program at MarylandOnline that is largely applicable to all instructional situations, but that does include some criteria that is specific to online instruction and/or teaching with technology.

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Theory/Practice: Online Learning

“Theory and Practice of Online Learning, edited by Terry Anderson and Fathi Elloumi, is concerned with assisting providers of online education with useful tools to carry out the teaching and learning transactions online. It presents, in an easily readable form, the theory, administration, tools, and methods of designing and delivering …

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Web Resources from Vanderbilt

An excellent website with many resources for teachers from the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University.  This website includes a variety teaching guides approaching instruction from different standpoints, teaching topics to explore, and an online library of print and video resources.

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Web Resources from CMU

The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University hosts a valuable website for faculty looking for information on course design and teaching best practices.  This site contains excellent resources pertaining to course design; using technology in the classroom (both virtual and physical); a section on teaching …

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Bb Grade Center

The Blackboard Grade Center is a great way to organize your grades during the course, as well as to quickly determine final grades.  As an added bonus, when you maintain the grade center on a regular basis you keep your students both informed and responsible for knowing their status in …