Teaching and Learning in a Virtual Environment
Master the Basics: Netiquette—Improve your Internet Etiquette!! Netiquette refers to the social rules of decorum for interaction in virtual communities. Learning proper netiquette and modeling it for your students helps them to become responsible members of their online communities.
Journal of Online Teaching and Learning (JOLT)—A freely available, peer reviewed online journal that addresses teaching and learning online using various multimedia. Sponsored by MERLOT.
Journal of Interactive Online Learning (JIOL)—A free available, peer reviewed online journal that addresses learning interactions online. Sponsored by the Virtual Center for Online Learning Research, this journal contains research articles as well essays and reviews on issues related to learning online.Media for Teaching and Learning
An entertaining video on how not to use PowerPoint:
What is a good PowerPoint?—This is a terrific blog entry on how to create effective and visually appealing PowerPoint slides that accentuate your presentations. Illustrates the "less is more" principle quite beautifully.
Digital Glyphs: Imaging Ideas for a Visual World—Enhance your use of visuals in the classroom by reviewing the ideas on this site and completing the activities. Also includes activities and resources for education levels K-20.
Rubistar- This is a neat site for learning about scoring rubrics and creating them. Rubrics are important assessment tools for online teachers because many of the assignments are often project-based.
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation - this is a freely available online journal on the topic of educational assessment and evaluation. Look for good resources on classroom assessment techniques.
A Few Web 2.0 tools
SlideShare - These are both free services that allow you to share your presentations online. You can set up private sharing to keep your content for your students' eyes only and the tools supports audio narration as well. Have fun!
Diigo�A tool for social bookmarking. Educators can set up annotated lists of websites and link to these resources from a lesson module in their course shell.
EduTube - The YouTube of education!! Find free, good quality, educational videos for use in your classes. (Check out this neat example on Web 2.0 technology and society: http://edutube.org/en/video/machine-using-us-web-20)
Prezi - Create your own zooming presentation and host it from the web. Visit the site to see samples! There are both free and paid accounts available.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence�This site is a searchable portal that provides links to various tools and resources for educators across all levels.
Copyright - Fair Use and Online Courses- This is information on how fair use applies to online courses.
Fair Use Check List - Use this check list to help you determine if you intended use of materials falls within the guidelines of fair use. This form could also be used to document your attempts to follow fair use guidelines when adopting materials for use in your classroom.