Distance learning resources
Best practices in distance education
- Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education (Online Learning) Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever
In 1987 the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Bulletin published “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering and Gamson). This paper from the late 90s presents the Seven Principles with respect to the technologies available for their implementation.
- Quality Matters
The Maryland statewide consortium Maryland Online received a FIPSE grant to develop a “quality assurance and continuous improvement in online education.” They achieved this goal by creating a rubric with research-based standards.
- Rubric for Online Instruction
Site offers review of baseline, effective, and exemplary criteria for the online learning environment, developed by California State University, Chico faculty and staff.
Online resources for distance education faculty
- The Sloan Consortium
A Consortium of Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education
The publications of EDUCAUSE examine the transformation of higher education through information technologies.
The MERLOT site (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) provides multi-disciplinary digital online learning resources for faculty and higher education.
- University of Idaho Engineering Outreach Distance Education at a Glance
A comprehensive resource for the development of a distance education course.
- United States Distance Learning Association
National organization providing leadership and advocacy for distance education.