Resources for Teaching and Learning Online


Being an Online Instructor - Effective Online Teaching Practices

An article that looks at instructional contact time is measured in online courses.

A compilation of eleven articles from Online Classroom that provides advice from online instructors who recognize the value of engagement and its role in student retention and success.

Although a small sample size, the research findings align with other studies of the same nature.

Importance of forums, role of the instructor, and alternatives to text-based forums.

Best Practices from University of Rhode Island. Align with current research with regard to instructor presence and  benefits of using rubrics for grading.

A research piece from the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, Volume 20, Number 1 - February - 2019, concerning nonverbal communication such as eNVC (electronic nonverbal communication) in asynchronous education

Being an Online Student: Tips and What to Expect

Tips for developing the necessary skills for succeeding in the online learning environment.

A great resource of recommended practices to be a successful online student.

An interactive self-assessment for students considering, or preparing for, online learning.

As the title suggests, tips for students regarding aspects of online discussions, including the composing a post, responding to others, encouraging further dialog, and more. Useful for faculty, too!


Information from SUNY Potsdam

Information regarding Distance Education and the TEACH Act.

Deep link to the section about Fair Use.

Comprehensive list of topics related to copyright.

Addresses the four factors of Fair Use and dispels some common myths.

Includes information regarding deep linking, inline linking (embedding), framing, and more.

Potsdam Policies & Resources

UX (User Experience), Usability, and Design

Issues in usability for the web, generally speaking.

Links to Articles by Topic rather than the home page. Covers the user experience in design.

Content Curation in Higher Education

"Perhaps the most effective use of curation in the classroom is when learners become curators themselves. Content curation requires a wide range of higher-order thinking skills, including evaluating, synthesizing, and analyzing."

Includes information on some curation tools such as Flipboard, Wakelet, PearlTrees, and others.

An article extolling the value and utility of content curation.

A curation tool (!) that illustrates content curation with examples of content about content curation...

The "ultimate list" (as they call it) of content curation tools, including Pinterst, Flipboard,!, Storify, ContentGems, and many more.

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