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Other Resources

  • Periodicals, Websites, and Publications

    Campus Technology . Free magazine and sponsor-supported white papers. More about IT, but some articles on teaching.

    Educause Review . Free subscription and available in IUP Libraries.

    IUP Libraries

    • International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. IUP Libraries.
    • Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks. IUP/Keystone Libraries.
    • Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education. IUP Libraries.
    • Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. IUP Libraries.
    • Journal of Educators Online. IUP Libraries.
    • Journal of Interactive Learning Research. IUP Libraries.
    • Journal of Research on Technology in Education. ISTE. Ed tech research, peer-reviewed, topics ranging from original research to theoretical positions and systems analysis. K-12 orientation.
    • Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. IUP/Keystone Libraries.

    Manual for E-Learning at PHSC.

    MOOC List. Online catalog.

    Online Classroom. Newsletter on teaching strategies and issues in online education.

    Online Journal of Distance Education Administration . IUP Libraries, in Education Source.

    Online Learning Journal (formerly Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks). IUP Libraries.

    Student Success Online. Four strategies for boosting success of at risk online students.

    The Technology Source Free, searchable archives.

    THE Journal (Technological Horizons in Education) K–12 version of Campus Technology. Free.

    Organizations and Conferences

    AACE: Association for Advancement of Computing in Education sponsors several conferences:

    Campus Technology

    • Free magazine covering research, case studies, news; conference; webinars; learning resources.
    • Audience: IT professionals, instructional designers, administrators, and some faculty.

    Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP)

    • Broad-ranging conference at Virginia Tech, including integrating technology, pedagogy, funding and publishing the scholarship of teaching and learning.
    • Free proceedings online

    Educause

    • Educause Review . Free periodical.
    • National and regional conferences (with a virtual track), webinars, email news, archives
    • IT administrators, faculty, academic administrators. Both academic computing and administrative computing are covered. Topics include teaching/learning, libraries, digital scholarship and publishing, and analytics.
    • Free library of research and resources on the web, including online learning, connected learning, teaching with technology, social media, adaptive learning, etc.
    • Legislative advocacy and leadership.

    Illinois Online Network (ION)

    ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)

    • K–12 and teacher education
    • Conference, webinars, resources at a reasonable price for members, two journals
    • ISTE standards for K–12 teachers, teacher education, students, administrators, etc.

    Magna Commons

    NEA

    Online Learning Consortium

    • Webinars, workshops, mini-courses, conferences, certificates. Many webinars are free.

    Quality Matters

    • Rubric covers multiple dimensions of quality distance/hybrid course design, including the course itself, delivery, content, institutional infrastructure, LMS, student readiness, and faculty readiness. Rubric is free to review your own course
      • State System subscribes but each institution has to pay a fee.
      • Paid membership required for peer course reviews for faculty that have been teaching online for a while. Peers make recommendations to meet standards.
        • QM seal is awarded to courses that meets standards and can be displayed on web.
      • Professional development
        • Workshops, courses, webinars, conferences, materials, research on best practices
        • Training for peer reviewers
    • National network of peers who interact via evaluation process and professional development

    SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education)

    • Annual conference chiefly related to teacher education; teaching and learning emphasis.
    • Opportunity to publish in conference proceedings; listed in EditLib
    • EditLib digital library (100,000+ articles and papers)
    • Members receive JTATE and AACE journals, discounts, newsletter, blog, interest groups.
    • CITE (Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education) interactive journal online.

    The TLT Group (Teaching, Learning and Technology)

    • Emphasizes “frugal innovations” and “low-threshold technology” that are simple and inexpensive to use in teaching.
    • FridayLive! is a weekly series of free webinars on teaching in higher education, including the use of technology and teaching and learning online.
    • Very informal, with many opportunities to interact.
    • Members only can receive certificate of participation, access archives and resources, plan webinars and seminars, present, serve as discussant.
      • $75 annual membership, but there are frequent discounts

    US Distance Learning Association

    • National Distance Learning Week and conferences - free virtual sessions and archives
    • Free back issues of journal
    • Free Educational Research Reports
      • Books and reports on distance learning trends and techniques
      • Web sites
      • Educational stats on DL
    • $125 individual membership and certificate
      • E-delivery of USDLA News Alerts, USDLA Journal, and USDLA Newsletter
      • Discounts for USDLA products and events
      • National legislative representation

    WebAIM

    • Introduction to Web Accessibility
    • Free checklists and tools for compliance with WCAG standards and Section 508 regulations (Popular Resources, at bottom right of each page)