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Foundations for Online Teaching: Best Practices for Online Instruction

A guide for finding resources on online instructional design, tools, and technologies.

Guides to Teaching Online

SPOTLIGHT ON: Hybrid Pedagogy

Hybrid Pedagogy is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles that combine personal experience, current conversations, and theoretical foundations.  The journal also hosts a podcast, HybridPod, which presents interviews with educators about teaching and learning in a digital age.  It also hosts multi-day institutes across the country, as well as online courses.   

Check out: Monreal, Tim. 2016. "Beyond Surface-Level Digital Pedagogy." Hybrid Pedagogy

Peer-Reviewed Journals about Distance Education

The library subscribes to several journals dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed articles on the theory and practice of online education:

Distance Education Report

Published twice a month, the Distance Education Report covers distance program development and management, marketing and recruitment, faculty development, ethics, student retention, assessment, and more.  

Check out: Raths, David. 2016. "How to Design Standards-Based Online Courses." Distance Education Report 20(16): 5. 

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL)

IRRODL is an open-access, refereed e-journal that publishes original research theory, and best practice in open and distance learning.   

Check out: Cho, Moon-Heum and Scott Tobias. 2016. "Should Instructors Require Discussion in Online Courses? Effects of Online Discussion on Community of Inquiry, Learner Time, Satisfaction and Achievement." International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 17(2).

Quarterly Review of Distance Education

The Quarterly review publishes articles, research briefs, reviews of specific programs, and editorials related to the theory and practice of distance education.  

Check out: Watts, Lynette. 2016. "Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication in Distance Learning." Quarterly Review of Distance Education 17(1): 23-32.  

American Journal of Distance Education

Established in 1987 with the mission of promoting research and disseminating information about distance education in the Americas, AJDE explores topics about teaching-learning relationships where the actors are geographically separated, and communication takes place through technologies.  

Check out: Baglione, Stephen L. and Kevin Sullivan. 2016. "Technology and Textbooks: The Future." American Journal of Distance Education 30(3): 145-155.


Can't find what you're looking for above?  Try searching in ERIC, the primier education database from the U.S. Department of Education.  

Blogs on Technology in Higher Education

Blogs on teaching with technology offer platforms for educators to share new tools, approaches, and techniques.  Here are just a few to get you started.  You might also check out EdTEch Magazine's "50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs".  


 

 ProfHacker

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 Duke CIT

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  CAT FooD

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