Dr. Jodi Servatius
January 20, 2002
Horton, Sara. WEB TEACHING GUIDE: A
practical approach to creating course web sites.
Web Teaching Guide is for educators who are thinking of adding a Web site component to their classroom teaching. It has a companion Web site and “was one of 32 outstanding professional and scholarly titles honored at the 25th Annual Awards Ceremony of the Association of American Publishers Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division.” (Web Teaching Guide)
Cappola, Nancy W., Hiltz, Starr R. and Rotter,
Naomi. “Becoming a Virtual Professor: Pedagogical Roles and ALN” Proceedings
of the 34th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2001. Ed. Jia,Shen. 2001 Asynchronous
Learning Networks. 1/28/2003 http://www.alnresearch.org/JSP/
This paper presents a study of role changes that occur when instructors move from F2F to Online instructors. It presents a number of interviews with instructors in which they describe how the process impacted their teaching roles.
· Buchanan, Elizabeth A., Ph.D. “Assessment Measures: Pre-Tests for Successful Distance Teaching and Learning?” Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Volume II. Number III (Winter 1999) http://www.westga.edu/~distance/buchanan24.html
This paper discusses what skills are necessary for both students and instructors to be successful in the Distance Learning environment. It provides a listing of criteria participants should meet, in order to participate in Distance Learning.
McAllister, M., Prof., Reivero,
C., Assoc.Prof., and Hallam,
Stephen F., Dean. "Twelve Important Questions to Answer Before You Offer
a Web Based Curriculum." Online Journal of Distance Learning
There are many questions the faculty of a school should ask before embarking on a Distance Learning program. This paper, written by three highly experienced educators, presents twelve probing and focused questions for faculty to utilize in making the decision to offer Distance Learning in their school.
Rossman, JALN H., Ed.D. "Successful Online Teaching Using An Asynchronous Learner Discussion Forum." JALN
This paper discusses ways to increase satisfaction
and efficiency of participants when utilizing Asynchronous Learner Discussion
Forums. Based on surveys of over 3000 Distance Learning Students, the author
provides many ways to improve usage of discussion forums.
· MEHS Student Portfolios 2002. Mt. Edgecombe High School. 18, Jan. 2003 <http://www.mehs.educ.state.ak.us/ portfolios/portfolio.html>.
This is a high school web site that presents a number of students’ portfolios of school work. It offers a forum for students to display their accomplishments on the web and has the effect of creating additional benefits for their participation in high school. This is an excellent project for a High School English course.
· Virtual High School: Bringing Innovative Education to the World. 1998. VHS. Inc. 19, Jan. 2003 <http://www.govhs.org/website.nsf>.
The Virtual High School offers free, over two hundred Distance Learning courses for high schools to offer their students. In order for a school to participate in the VHS, the school must have two of it’s faculty train and then teach courses in the VHS. VHS offers its courses throughout the US.
· CyberGuides: Teacher Guides & Student Activities 2002. SCORE: Schools of California, Online Resources for Educators 20,Jan. 2003 http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/ score/cyberguide.html
This web site is a creation of the San Diego County Office of Education. The site provides pre-made lessons for the State of California’s required high school reading list. “CyberGuides are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature. Each CyberGuide contains a student and teacher edition, standards, a task and a process by which it may be completed, teacher-selected web sites and a rubric, based on California Language Arts Content Standards” (SCORE)
Standards for Quality Online Courses
Michigan Virtual University presents an approach to evaluating the quality of Distance Learning courses. The site offers a list of criteria for evaluating courses. In addition it offers, for free, an application to make performing evaluations easier for the user.
· Microsoft FrontPage Education Solutions Toolkit for SharePoint Team Services: Product Guide. 2002. Microsoft Corp. 19, Jan, 2003<http:// www.sharepointsample.com/productguides/FrontPage2002forEducation.doc>.
This Microsoft document describes the features of web software program that allows for a high level of collaboration between users. Microsoft is promoting it as an alternative to commercial Course Management Systems.