For New Students
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Faculty Resources
- Regular Effective Contact - helpful strategies to meet Board Policy
- Syllabus "blurbs" for online classes
Adapting a syllabus from a face-to-face class? Here's a Rich Text Format document with various statements on issues like plagarism, discussion forums, avatars, etc. that are specific to online classes.
- You Can Teach Online - Here's How! PowerPoint from May workshop
- Relationships Between Interactions and Learning in Online Environments
Kathy Swan presents research findings on best practices in interactive learning and how they can guide effective course design and facilitation in this article from Sloan-C.
- How Students Develop Online Learning Skills
Successful online students share their secrets for getting the most from online classes, focusing on time management, active participation, and practice in this article from Educause Quarterly.
- Template for the Design and Development of Online Courses
When faced with the challenge of teaching online, faculty members often struggle with the process of how to translate the course content into the online teaching environment. This document written by Andrea Henne, EdD Dean, Online and Distributed Learning provides an excellent module matrix to assist in online class development.
- Assessing Learning Objectives Bloom's Taxonomy
Bloom's Taxonomy provides a useful structure in which to categorize test questions when assessing student learning. This site provides a table of the taxonomy and sample questions using Bloom's Taxonomy.
- Use With Caution, the Perils of Wikipedia
Good information about Wikipedia and academic use from a CNN article.
- Should I use or cite Wikipedia? Probably not.
From Williams College, an informational site about Wikipedia use in academic research.