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gold square bullet Access E-learning
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.

gold square bullet 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.

gold square bullet Copyright Tutorial
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.

gold square bullet Distance Education at a Glance
A series of fourteen online guides prepared by faculty at the University of Idaho.

gold square bullet 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.

gold square bullet 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.

gold square bullet E-Learning Primer
Directed more toward corporate applications of web-based training, this primer includes helpful lists of personnel needs, conversion criteria, interactivity levels, and production metrics.

gold square bullet Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions
Describes practical strategies and tips for planning and managing online discussion activities.

gold square bullet 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).

gold square bullet Learning 2.0
Lists 23 small exercises to do on the web to expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.

gold square bullet 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.

gold square bullet Online Education Resources and Tutorials
Collection of documents from the Illinois Online Network describing strategies and tips for online teaching and distance education.

gold square bullet 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.

gold square bullet Principles of Online Design
A guide for faculty on how to design, manage, and support online courses; developed by Florida Gulf Coast University.

Some online books downloadable for free

gold square bullet Rapid E-Learning Tutorials
More than 200 tutorials and tips on how to design e-learning courses and materials.

gold square bullet Strategies for Managing the Online Workload
Collection of 57 audio tutorials on course management strategies and tips; developed by Penn State World Campus.

gold square bullet Streaming Media
A tutorial for faculty and educators interested in using Web-based media in their teaching; created by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

gold square bullet Web-Based Training Primer
An introduction to web-based training--its features, advantages, disadvantages, and design guidelines.

C.H. Olgren