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This page will be updated on a regular basis with resources and links for teaching online.

Instructional Skills Workshop Online(Royal Roads)
http://courses.ecuad.ca/course/view.php?id=433#section-0
A resource for instructors who are or wish to teach online

Facilitating Learning in Synchronous Environments(Royal Roads)
http://courses.ecuad.ca/course/view.php?id=902#section-0
In this course from Royal Roads, you will learn how to critically evaluate the technologies involved in synchronous learning.

Tony Bates’s E-Learning Resources for Post-Secondary Education
http://www.tonybates.ca/resources/e-learning-resources-for-post-secondary-education/

CRLT Occasional Paper #18: Online Teaching (Zhu, Dezure, & Payette, 2003)
This paper explores key questions to consider when planning an online course and provides guidelines for effective instructional practices.

Designing Good Questions for Online Discussions (Penn State)
Excellent source for learning how to use questions more effectively to facilitate critical thinking and to focus, redirect, and deepen discussions.

Instructional Design (Illinois Online Network)
An ever-changing collection of articles related to teaching online (including Tip of the Month), basic resources, and spotlight issues. As this site is well-maintained, it is worth occasionally checking in to see if new material has been added.

Instructional Strategies for Online Courses (Illinois Online Network)
An ever-changing collection of articles related to teaching online (including Tip of the Month), basic resources, and spotlight issues. As this site is well-maintained, it is worth occasionally checking in to see if new material has been added.

The site provides a summary of instructional strategies for online course.  Effective online instruction depends on learning experiences appropriately designed and facilitated by knowledgeable educators. Because learners have different learning styles or a combination of styles, online educators should design activities that address their modes of learning in order to provide significant experiences for each class participant.

Virtual Resource Site for Teaching with Technology (University of Maryland University College)
This website includes two modules. Module 1 explains how to select the appropriate media to accomplish specific learning objectives Module 2 describes pedagogical strategies that promote interaction in the online environment.

Online Course References (Raritan Valley Community College)
Online references for the following topics: instructor and student roles, building online learning communities, online course design, examples of online courses and degree programs, online/distance education information for faculty, online conferences on online course instructors.

Teaching College Courses Online vs. Face-to-Face (Smith, Ferguson & Caris, 2001, T.H.E. Journal)
This article describes the differences between teaching online and teaching face-to-face courses.

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