Since organizations require their employees to work effectively as members of teams. Since I come from the "working" world that you will someday be required to perform, I use learning teams as “laboratories” for developing team effectiveness skills. An average team is 3-6 people, like in a working environment. Here are the files you will need for your team.
|Team Charter - Use this to create your team|
|Team Evaluation - Use this to evaluate your team at the end of the course|
Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers by Robert Harris
A comprehensive compendium of strategies of awareness (educating students), prevention, and detection for instructors.
Comparing and Evaluating Web Information Sources
Has definitions for terms such as "fairness," "accuracy," and "currency".
Evaluate Your Sources
Includes questions designed to help users evaluate on-line information.
James O'Donnell, a classicist at the University of Pennsylvania, created this page to introduce, describe, and exemplify new Internet-based resources for teaching that are already available and easy to use.
Learning Possibilities Through Instructional Technology
Dorothy Frayer provides specific examples (via links) of Learning Possibilities Through Instructional Technology. This is from 1997 so not all of the links work, but it is still very useful.
Learning Technology Consortium
The LTC web site is dedicated to issues related to teaching, learning, and technology, with specific links related to effective practices, training, and classroom design and support.
MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, is vast, open resource for faculty and students in higher education. It contains an ever- growing database of online learning materials, peer reviews of materials, and assignments in just about every academic and professional field of study.
Office of Training Technology SPIDER Site
This U.S. Navy site contains over 1200 active files and over 3000 links on educational and training-related issues for the military, government agencies, and institutions of higher learning. The links that are showcased include
Online Instruction Using Learning Objects
Developed by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, the site is comprehensive resource on "learning objects" -- that is, chunks of educational content that can be reused, referenced, and regrouped in different combinations for various learning environments to facilitate object-oriented programming.
Models for PowerPoint: Effective Use Sites
PowerPoint: Getting Feedback
This Flashlight Program study package offers survey items for gathering student feedback about slides, videos, and supporting materials.
Principles of Online Design
A collaboration between faculty, instructional designers, and media developers at Florida Gulf Coast University developed guidelines to help faculty develop high-quality online instructional materials.
Syllabus Media Group: Campus Technology
An online magazine that also has a schedule of conferences related to how technology is used to support teaching and learning.
Teaching and Learning on the Web
Numerous links to course applications on the web.
Teaching Learning Technology Group (TiLT)
Showcases an assortment of technological applications to enhance student learning and development.
The site offers a free, light-hearted one-hour tutorial that helps students develop the critical thinking skills required for sound web-based research. Students will gain practical knowledge on how to discern the quality of web sites and why they need to evaluate online resources to inform their scholarly work. The tutorial is diveded into five parts designed to appeal to students: 1) "What’s the Story?" to help students understand the need for online research skills; 2) "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" to introduce them to online hoaxes, scams, and misinformation; 3) "Detective Work" to teach them how to evaluate web information; 4) "Get on the Case" to give them practice in web site evaluation; and "Keep on the Right Side of the Law" to teach them about plagiarism, copyright, and proper citations and referencing.
Highly recommended site on teaching, technology, and distance learning.
UNC-Chapel Hill's Online Magazine: New Chalk
Featuring uses of technology by faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. New issues are posted bi-weekly with each issue focused on a particular use of technology.
Internet Searching Tips
Includes a link to a page on free versus fee-based areas.
Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources
A full-text article that presents points to be considered about the value and reliability of Web sources. Provides a link to another full-text article "Thinking Critically about Discipline-Based World Wide Web Resources."
World Wide Web Virtual Library
Evaluation of the the information resources found on the world wide web.
Internet Resource Centers hosted by Course Technology at www.course.com that offers Web links, updates to textbooks, study tips, quizzes and assignments, and supplementary projects.
WebCT can be located at http://webct.calhoun.edu.
Library and LRC resources and services are accessible on-line at http://lib.calhoun.edu/lib
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Parts of the Chronicle—including the day's headlines—are freely available online. Particularly relevant for online instruction in higher education is the Chronicle's guide to Internet resources http://chronicle.com/free/
The mission of Converge magazine is to foster a new vision of Digital Education while maintaining the Human Touch.
Educational Theory on the Web (Founded by the John Dewey Society and the Philosophy of Education Society)
Publishes articles in the philosophy of education and theoretical work in other educational disciplines.
Innovate: Journal of Online Education
The journal focuses on the creative uses of information technology to enhance educational processes in academic, commercial, and governmental settings.
Interactive Educational Multimedia
Interactive Educational Multimedia is a journal for dialogue and reflection about the application of multimedia technologies in education. The publication is open to all who wish to propose articles on this subject. The site publishes articles related to research into the educational aspects of multimedia technologies in all its facets: implementation and design of materials, teaching and learning, experiences, etc. The journal is published biannually, although extra issues may appear and/or monographs without a fixed frequency. The journal is published in English although the articles may appear in their original languages as well. The journal publishes three different types of articles:
Peer Review Articles: articles that have passed the evaluation carried out by a group of experts.
Guest Articles: articles approved by the editorial board of the journal.
Reviews: short articles about books, software or Web sites.
This journal originated as a result of the intellectual work of the Multimedia Teaching and Learning Research Group GREAM, part of the Sciences of Education Institute at Barcelona University, together with the Network for Educational Multimedia.
Internet Based Distance Education Bibliography
The American Center for the Study of Distance Education (Penn State College of Education)
This excellent bibliography was created and is maintained by the American Center for the Study of Distance Education.
KAIROS: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
Kairos is an electronic journal designed to serve as a peer-reviewed resource for teachers, researchers, and tutors of writing, including such areas as composition studies, rhetoric, technical and professional writing, creative writing, and literary studies.
The goal of Kairos is to offer a progressive and innovative online forum for the exploration of writing, learning, and teaching in hypertextual environments like the World-Wide Web. At the same time, they hope to balance between the cutting edge of the Web and the traditional academic need for juried publications will help electronic scholarship earn a stronger and more valued place in the field.
Technology Review: An MIT Enterprise
THEN is a peer-reviewed journal that takes a humanities-based approach to research on technology in education.
University of Colorado at Denver School of Education
Created and supported by the School of Education at the University of Colorado, this electronic journals list points you to articles—many in peer-reviewed journals—on learning technologies, communications and culture. Some journals address education in a broad sense, others address specific fields.