ABOUT ONLINE RESOURCES
Education at a Glance
The University of Idaho
Faculty of Engineering prepared this guide to help teachers, administrators,
facilitators, and students understand distance education.
to Develop an Online Course
Developed by Priya
Williams, Web Designer, Stylus Systems Pvt.Ltd., this is a tutorial
that will help convert a simple paper course/seminar into an online
Environment for Web-based Learning
KEWL is an open-source
courseware package developed at the University of the Western
Cape in South Africa. It includes all the tools necessary to run
and manage an online course. KEWL is available free of charge.
For an example of KEWL output, go to Seawood Africa: http://www.seaweedafrica.org/.
Maryland Faculty Online:
Technology Training Curriculum
Designed by the University
of Maryland, this curriculum presents critical issues common to
all institutions: establishing and incorporating standards of
good practice, integrating instructional technologies into curricula,
securing resources, providing incentives for faculty, and measuring
outcomes through carefully designed assessment strategies.
Open Courseware Initiative
MIT states that the goal of its Open Courseware Initiative is
"to make MIT course materials that are used in the teaching
of almost all undergraduate and graduate subjects available on
the web, free of charge, to any user anywhere in the world. MIT
OCW will radically alter technology-enhanced education at MIT,
and will serve as a model for university dissemination of knowledge
in the Internet age." Although the Initiative won’t
be formally launched until September 2003, some materials are
available on the site now and it is possible to register for updates.
Producing and Teaching an Online
Guide and manual developed at the University of Memphis for developing
courses using Web-CT. Overall discussion useful for any software
Virtual Resource Site for Teaching
The Virtual Resource Site for Teaching with Technology was developed
by the University of Maryland University College and was designed
to be used by instructors anywhere in the world. It contains 40
examples of assignments or exercises used in online courses at
various institutions. Examples are organized by the type of technology
used, as well as by the type of learning activity the modules
are meant for.
World Lecture Hall
The World Lecture Hall publishes links to pages created by faculty
worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in
any language. Some courses are delivered entirely over the Internet.
Others are designed for students in residence. Many fall somewhere
in between. In all cases, they can be visited by anyone interested
in courseware on the Internet - faculty, developers, and curious
students alike. The Web site is not updated regularly, however.
(The last update was in December 2001.)