Distance Learning Resources
- Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever
This article explains how the famous Seven Principles of Undergraduate Education by Chickering and Gamson can be applied to online courses.
- 100 Ways to Teach with Twitter
Links to various resources that meet the goal of providing ideas and examples for using Twitter in the educational process.
+ Audiovisual Websites
Audio, Photo, Video, Powerpoint and Podcast Resources.
- Photo bucket
- Picasa vs. Flickr
- 5 other Photo Sharing Sites Worth Knowing
Photo Search Engines
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- TopTV Bytes
- Annenberg Media
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+ Online Instruction Websites
Websites with tips, strategies, and instruction to improve an online course
- Virtual, Virtual Valley Etudes Course
This is a sample online course with modules, discussions, and assignments contributed by Valley College instructors. Come and see what you can do in an online course. Userid is "firstname.lastname@example.org"; the password is "guest."
- Competencies for Online Teaching Success (COTS)
This is a great series of about 30 very short videos from a variety of experts on a variety of online teaching subjects. Excellent ideas and advice to help you create that great online course.
- Creating Stimulating Discussions
This site from the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning clearly describes many of the elements that are needed for effective online class discussions.
- Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium
This is a good collection of online teaching tips.
- Palomar College - Academic Technology Resource Center
This site has some excellent links to online teaching ideas and links to other websites with additional online teaching strategies.
- Elements of Good Online Courses
From the University of Hawaii, this might be a bit dated, but it does contain some great points as to what should be included in an online course.
The INTELECOM Online Resources Network ™
The INTELECOM Online Resources Network™ is a hosted and supported digital repository and subscription database of academic video clips - streamed on demand - for use in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.
Choose from a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. In addition, as with academic journal databases, new content is added on an ongoing basis.
Easy to use!
- Obtain user ID and password: Please contact Deanna Heikkinen at (818) 947-2657.
- Go to www.intelecomonline.net
- Select your academic discipline, course, and clips you would like to view. Just click on “copy to my course” to paste videos into your online course, PowerPoint, discussion post, or blog.
Check out the list of available teaching videos – 23 subject areas to choose from, such as adult basic education, business, ethnic studies, psychology, sociology, etc.
Sponsored by Title V and Stem grants.
A cost effective, user friendly resource for providing institutions with the video-on-demand capabilities they might not otherwise be prepared to implement or manage.
Edustream is an online library of video resources that includes space where you can upload media content you wish to show in your online or stream into your face-to -ace classes. Edustream has a library of videos that you can search for and use in your classes. There is also space where you can upload media content from videos to powerpoints that can only be shown in your MyLAVC Portal and Etudes online Classes.
To Access Edustream
- Go to the website at http://www.edustream.org/
- Select Member Login
- User Name: this is the name part of your email. If your email is email@example.com, your user name would be bryantk
- Password: 1234pass
- After you log in you will be asked to “Accept” the Edustream conditions. Once that is done, you may begin creating a playlist for your class by uploading your videos or searching for videos in their Repository.
- You may also “Edit My Account” and create a new password for security reasons.
Creating Your Playlist
- Select “Add New Playlist
- Write in your Playlist name, for example, it may be a class or subject that you are teaching.
- Select “Add Content” and select which of the three choices you would like to enact.
- If you select “Search for content in Repository” you will be given a search box where you may type the topic of your search. Find the media you wish to use and add it to your playlist.
- If you select “Content from my local computer or server” you will be giving a “browse” box where you look for the file on your computer to upload and the file that contains the material you wish to share with the class. There is a second box where you can upload the file that has the video captioning material.
- If you select “Content on the Internet” you will be asked for the web address and then some additional information on that site.
- Once you have created your playlist, you have a list of media resources you may use in your class.
+ Instructional videos
A list of show videos that are related to instruction.
Here are short videos where experts discuss the competencies needed to be successful in an online teaching environment.
The link: Instructional Videos YouTube Series