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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.


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 …


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.


Open Online Teaching – U. Penn

In the evolving world of online education, MOOCs are the next big thing (no pun intended!) and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Pennsylvania has begun compiling research and information about best practices for design, implementation, and assessment of open online courses.  You can find many …


Instructional Design Tips

Instructional Design Tips for Learning Online from California State University, Chico.  This document is a checklist that covers a comprehensive list of necessary elements in an online course.  It is beneficial not just for instructors new to online teaching, but also for experienced online instructors who want to proof existing …