How do you keep up with the latest news and information about online learning? In addition to our blog, Design. Technology. Learning.(of course), the following are recommended resources to help you stay current.Blogs, Podcasts and Listservs
Journals, Newsletters and Articles
Books (Online - Download Free)
Books (Print Media)
Blogs, Podcasts, and ListservsOnline Learning Update- Ray Schroeder's Blog
Techno-News Blog - Ray Schroeder's Blog
Educational Technology- Ray Schroeder's Blog
Moving at the Speed of Creativity- Wesley Fryer's Blog
Connect Learning - David Warlick's Blog
Edublog Insights- Anne Davis
Ed-Cast - The Higher Education Podcast Repository
EPNweb- The Education Podcast Network
Real Time Minute- Jonathan Finkelstein's Learning in Real Time Podcast
This Week in Tech- Leo Laporte's Netcasts
Sloan-C Higher Education Listserv- Current Issues in Online Learning
ITFORUM- Instructional Technology Forum Listserv
Journals, Newsletters, and ArticlesInnovate Journal of Online Education
Bimonthly, peer-reviewed journal. From their website, "The journal focuses on the creative use of information technology (IT) to enhance educational processes in academic, commercial, and governmental settings." Each article includes an interactive webcast and online discussion.ijCSCL - International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Quarterly, peer-reviewed journal. From their website, "The primary aim of the journal is to promote a deeper understanding of the nature, theory and practice of the uses of computer-supported collaborative learning. A main focus is on how people learn in the context of collaborative activity and how to design the technological settings for collaboration."MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
From their website, "MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed, higher education, online learning materials created by registered members, and a set of faculty development support services. MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy."JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Quarterly, peer-reviewed journal from MERLOT. From their website, "...an online publication addressing the scholarly use of multimedia resources in education." JIOL - Journal of Interactive Online Learning
Peer-reviewed journal from the National Center for Online Learning Research (NCOLR). From their website, "The journal focuses on providing a venue for manuscripts, critical essays, and reviews that encompass disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives in regards to issues related to higher-level learning outcomes."JALN - Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks
Quarterly, peer-reviewed journal from the Sloan Consortium. From their website, "Our mission is to provide practitioners in online education with knowledge about the very best research in online learning."AACEJ - International Forum on Information Technology in Education
Quarterly, peer-reviewed journal from AACE (The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education). From their website, "...a multidisciplinary forum and focal point for AACE members to exchange information between disciplines, educational levels, and information technologies."EDUCAUSE Review
Bimonthly journal from EDUCAUSE. From their website, "The magazine takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, what these mean for higher education, and how they may affect the college/university as a whole."Distance-Educator.com's Higher Education Channel
News and information from higher ed and open learning. You can subscribe to receive this newsletter via email.TechLearning - Technology and Learning Network
Information on technology trends, new products, news for administrators, technology professionals, and teachers.
From their website, "...nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology."The Sloan Consortium
From their website, "...Sloan-C encourages the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction." Excellent resource for current research, articles, workshops and best practices.LearningTimes
From their website, "...an open community for education and training professionals. Members have free access to a wide range of opportunities to interact and network with peers from across the globe. Member activities include live webcasts and interviews with industry leaders, online debates and discussions, live coverage of industry conferences, and international working groups." This is a growing online community with lots of free resources, including recorded webinars on current topics.Tapped In
From their website, "K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, and professional development staff, as well as university faculty, students, and researchers gather here to learn, collaborate, share, and support one another." This community has been online for almost ten years and is a popular community for teachers where they can collaborate and work on projects across classrooms from around the world.
Conferences are held entirely online with live presentations, online discussions and networking among education and technology professionals.
Books (ONLINE - DOWNLOAD FREE)834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction A collection of tips from members of the eLearning Guild. 71 pages. (2006). 701 E-Learning Tips e-Learning tips from The Masie Center. 141 pages. (2004). Theory and Practice of Online Learning Theories, tools and methods of designing and delivering learning online from Athabasca University. 454 pages. (2004). The Instructional Use of Learning Objects Online version of the book published in 2001 covering the concepts of learning objects.
BOOKS (PRINT MEDIA) Aldrich, Clark. (2005). Learning by Doing: A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-Learning and Other Educational Experiences. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. Bonk, Curtis J., & Graham, Charles R. (2006). The Handbook of Blended Learning: Global Perspectives, Local Design. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. Prensky, Marc. (2001). Digital Game-Based Learning. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Conrad, Rita-Marie, & Donaldson, J. Ana. (2004). Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. [Volume 1 of the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning Series] Finkelstein, Jonathan E. (2006). Learning in Real Time: Synchronous Teaching and Learning Online. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. [Volume 2 of the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning Series] Hricko, Mary, & Howell, Scott L. (2006). Online Assessment and Measurement: Foundations and Challenges. Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc. Johnson, Kay, & Magusin, Elaine. (2005). Exploring the Digital Library: A Guide for Online Teaching and Learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. [Volume 4 of the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning Series] Palloff, Rena M., & Pratt, Keith. (2005). Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. [Volume 3 of the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning Series] Palloff, Rena M., & Pratt, Keith. (2003). The Virtual Student: A Profile and Guide to Working with Online Learners. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Thiagarajan, Sivasailam. (2005). Thiagi's Interactive Lectures. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.
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