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
Post and Comment
- 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.
+ 3C Media Solutions
3C Media Solutions is the educational media distribution source for video content, podcasts, streaming services, and event coverage for the 112 campuses of the California Community Colleges System.
As part of the TTIP South project, 3C Media Solutions is a collaborative effort to advance distance learning and support the mission of the CCC system by acquiring and distributing educational and professional development programming for the California Community Colleges system (CCC). 3C Media Solutions, formerly CCCSAT, was established in 1998, is grant-funded through the CCC Chancellor’s Office, and is based at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA.
If you currently have both an EduStream account and a 3C Media Solutions account, the please contact us and we will facilitate moving your EduStream files over to your account. At this time, please upload any new files to 3C Media Solutions instead of EduStream.
If you do not have a 3C Media Solutions account:
Please click on this link. By using your EduStream user name (or email address), you can establish an account with 3C Media.
+ 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