A 10-module tutorial on the creation of accessible and usable distance education materials; developed by the Georgia Tech Research on Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) project.
Checklist of Competencies for Effective Online Teaching
Developed by San Diego Community College District to help faculty improve the design and
delivery of online courses. Also see their Checklist of Course Readiness.
This University of Texas System tutorial is directed to faculty who want to learn about how ownership of copyrighted materials works, what is fair use, and how to get permission to use someone else's materials.
Distance Education at a Glance
A series of fourteen online guides prepared by faculty at the University of Idaho.
Distributed Learning Guide
Explores five stages in developing technology-enhanced courses: analysis and design, development, production, implementation, and
review; produced for instructors by the University of Alberta.
E-Learning for Development
A tutorial of six online modules that introduces e-learning, instructional design, and evaluation; developed by the Rice Knowledge Bank for educators and trainers involved in sustainable agriculture and development.
Directed more toward corporate applications of web-based training, this primer includes helpful lists of personnel needs, conversion criteria, interactivity levels, and production metrics.
Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions
Describes practical strategies and tips for planning and managing online discussion activities.
Guidelines for Creating Student Services Online
Provides background and resources from a three-year project to develop learner support guidelines; produced by the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET).
Lists 23 small exercises to do on the web to expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.
National Primer on K-12 Online Learning
Provides an overview of K-12 online programs, benefits, challenges, teaching-learning issues, technologies, and policies; from iNACOL.
Online Education Resources and Tutorials
Collection of documents from the Illinois Online Network describing strategies and tips for online teaching and distance education.
Online Teaching Tutorials
Introductory tutorials on getting started online, active learning online, and instructional design support for e-learning; developed by Minnesota Online Center for Teaching and Learning.
Principles of Online Design
A guide for faculty on how to design, manage, and support online courses; developed by Florida Gulf Coast University.
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eBooks from the eLearning Guild
More than 15 free e-books on various topics, including tips on e-learning management, instructional design, costs, tools, and enterprise strategies; published 2005-2012.
- Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice
The 28 contributors to this book address questions of policy and practice at the national and international levels; Commonwealth of Learning, 2012.
- Learning Strategies
Contains 10 papers offering diverse perspectives on the ways organizations are meeting business changes with new learning strategies; The Masie Center, 2011.
Education for a Digital World:
Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe
A collection of papers on strategies, tools, and examples for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process; BC Campus and Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009.
Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training
Examines considerations in using mobile learning for distance education applications; Athabasca University, 2009. Also see New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education.
A handbook on how to design and produce live e-learning events, or webinars, including job aids, examples, and references; eLearning Guild and WebEX; 108 pages, 2007.
Plan to Learn: Case Studies in eLearning Project Management
Presents 22 case studies by authors in eight countries, dealing with a variety of elearning project management issues in corporate and educational sectors; CeLEA, 180 pages, 2006.
Theory and Practice of Online Learning
Based on Canada's open university experience, the book's 16 chapters address practical issues
faced by online educators, from infrastructure and course
development to student support and copyright issues; Athabasca University, 454 pages, 2004.
701 E-Learning Tips
Tips from senior managers and training professionals in major corporations around the world compiled into 14 chapters covering the ABCs of elearning, from getting started to global implementation strategies; The Masie Center, 141 pages, 2004.
- The Instructional Use of Learning Objects
An online version of 12 chapters discussing the concept of learning objects and its relationship to instruction and learning, 2001.
- More free e-learning books
A list of 41 free books on e-learning topics, compiled and posted by eFront Blog, Nov. 2010.
Rapid E-Learning Tutorials
More than 200 tutorials and tips on how to design e-learning courses and materials.
Strategies for Managing the Online Workload
Collection of 57 audio tutorials on course management strategies and tips; developed by Penn State World Campus.
A tutorial for faculty and educators interested in using Web-based media in their teaching; created by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Web-Based Training Primer
An introduction to web-based training--its features, advantages, disadvantages, and design guidelines.