Follow Us:

VIII. DISTANCE AND ONLINE LEARNING

Guidelines for Bringing a Classroom Online/How to Manage Online Classes

Recommended:
*** Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods
Unlike most distance education books, this guide focuses less on policy and funding but on building high-quality teaching and learning within a distance-based system

*** How to develop an online course
Go through this detailed step-by-step guide to developing an online course, focusing on converting traditional classroom content for teachers trained only in ‘live’ instruction.

*** Online Instructor Toolkit
The University of Tennessee has developed the Online Instructor Toolkit to assist instructors in preparing and teaching their online courses.

Other Useful Sites:
Instructional strategies for online courses
This Illinois Online Network webpage shows different learning strategies that can be used for online learning to address various learning styles of the students. The examples of these strategies are learning contracts, lectures, mentorship, collaborating learning.

Developing an effective online course
This website is itself like a online course on developing online courses.  It is a very thorough course starting with course instruction, evaluating existing online courses through setting goals and objectives and course outlines, choosing appropriate types of assignments etc. with conducting formative evaluation at the end.  

Distance Education: Access Guidelines for Students with Disabilities
These guidelines are developed by The High Tech Center Training Unit in collaboration with the Distance Education Accessibility Workgroup, California Community College, for distance learning to assure it is accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. The document includes basic requirement for providing access, Access Guidelines for Specific Modes of Distance Education Instructional Delivery (Print media, Audio Conferencing, Video Conferencing/Video Transmission (Live) , Video Transmission (Pre Recorded),World Wide Web, Instructional Software, Laser Video Disc, CD ROM, DVD).

Classroom Aid
This website provides teachers with various forms of resource, eg. Open Educational Resources, Technology Resources, Educational Apps and Leaning Games, for different disciplines, in classroom instruction settings. Teachers can find instructional design principles, the right learning content (shared digital books) and successful online instruction stories.