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LESSON 1: What is Online Learning?

http://www.idc.com
IDC is the world's leading provider of technology intelligence, industry analysis, market data, and strategic and tactical guidance to builders, providers and users of information technology. IDC delivers dependable, high-impact insights and advice on the future of ebusiness, the Internet, and technology to help clients make sound business decisions.

http://nces.ed.gov
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations. Browse through and search their major statistical compendiums and discover educational statistics from all program areas.

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LESSON 2: What Are the Advantages of Online Learning?

www.w3.org
The World Wide Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative is one of the largest research and information programs developed to provide guidelines on creating accessible websites and online courses.

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LESSON 3: What Are the Issue on Online Learning?

http://www.aaup.org/spcintro.htm
The American Association of University Professors has recommended that contractual arrangements be made between faculty and administration prior to the start of a project because the advent of instructional technology has blurred definitions between pure "delivery service" and actual co-creation and, thus, ownership of an online course.

http://dsc.ucsf.edu
Computer and Internet Use Among People with Disabilities.

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LESSON 4: What's In This Book For Me?

No links.

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LESSON 5: What Is the Online Environment?

http://www.microsoft.com/ie/download
Download free IE Web browser.

http://cgi.netscape.com/cgi-bin/upgrade.cgi
Download free Netscape Web browser.

http://www.macromedia.com
Allows user to see dynamic and interactive multimedia, streaming audio, and graphics created with macromedia Flash.

http://www.real.com
Reads streaming audio and video files allowing fast, live and on-demand high quality audio and video viewing.

http://www.acuit.com
Allows Web access to thousands of chatrooms, permitting synchronous voice contact.

http://www.macromedia.com
A collection or suite that includes an illustration program, Web authoring software, and animation and interactive multimedia program. This is recommended only for those interested and capable for developing their own multimedia capabilities.

http://www.thelist.com
For a listing of ISPs

More ISPs
http://www.att.net
http://www.concentric.net

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LESSON 6: What Are the Tools of the Trade?

http://www.xoom.com
You may also purchase large collections of copyright free web objects, animated gifs, Java buttons, photos and videos on CD-ROMs. Try the above website to purchase a 5-disk CD-ROM collection called the Web Empire.

http://www.animfactory.com/
A website for purchasing CD-ROM collections of animations and clip art suitable for Web design projects

http://www.real.com
Go here to listen to a live radio show or music

http://www.ichat.com
You can also use Web-based audio and a microphone to converse with people just as you would a telephone. There are a number of programs that allow you to do this for no cost beyond the Internet connection. You can find examples at the above site.

www.real.com
If you are interested in viewing video or even live television over the computer go to

http://www.hearme.com
Many chatrooms allow the instructor special privileges such as muting students, disconnecting students, or even assigning special privileges to guests. This is an excellent medium for inviting special guests to participate with your class while they remain in their own country, office, or home. Try downloading free software at the above site.

http://distancelearn.about.com/education/
You may also communicate in many chatrooms by talking over a microphone much as you would in a conference call on a telephone. Here's an idea. Kristin Hirst at "Distance Learning," supports a chatroom on the subject of distance education at the above location.

http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html
There are hundreds of Web sites devoted to the discussion of proper behavior while surfing the net. You might try the above site for an interesting trip through the Netiquette maze.

http://www.mscomm.com/~twoton/
If you are using a microphone, it may be a challenge to set it up and have it work perfectly the first time. You could obtain some help at the above URL.

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LESSON 7: What Are Online Course Delivery Platforms?

http://www.ctt.bc.ca/landononline
There are a number of websites that offer an evaluation of online course delivery platforms. Among the most useful and objective of these is provided by Bruce Landon.

http://www.ctt.bc.ca/landononline/choices.html
A comparison table for many online course delivery platforms applications is available at this site

http://www.ecollege.com
The eCollege site is accessed at (http://www.ecollege.com) with Internet Explorer 5.0 or later.

http://www.prometheus.com
For additional information and a trial run of the Prometheus online course delivery platform system go to this site.

http://www.blackboard.com/coursesites.html
For additional information and a trial run of the Blackboard online course delivery platform system go to this site.

http://www.mhhe.com
For additional information and a trial run of the Blackboard online course delivery platform system go to this site.

http://www.adlnet.org
ADL's Sharable Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM). You can obtain details on SCORM at the above site.

http://www.imsproject.org
A global coalition of educational institutions, commercial organizations, and government entities adopted specifications for the interoperability of distributed learning resources. This organization is known as IMS (Instructional Management Project). Information on IMS may be found at the above site.

www.imsproject.org/metadata
The imbedded IMS meta-data will help insure that distributed learning resources and Internet learning products will work on a variety of IT platforms. The meta-data specification is found at the above site. A number of companies have signed onto the SCORM initiative and will intend to provide small, reusable, sharable course content that can be retrieved from several interoperable repositories.

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LESSON 8: Will My Teaching Style Translate to the Online Classroom?

http://icmc.huji.ac.il
McLaughlin, M. and R. Sheizaf. Ed., Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

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LESSON 9: Tranlsating Content to Online

http://www.bluemountain.com/
You can extend your personality into the course sending electronic greeting cards such as at the above address.

http://www.orderpens.com/home.pens/
You can order custom pens from the above address with your own personal message for your class.

http://ntx2.cso.uiuc.edu/wss/services/cyberprof/index.html
Cyberprof:/ University of Illinois

http://www.ecollege.com
eCollege.com

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil
Filamentality. This is a do-it-yourself, fill-in-the-blank site that starts you off by picking a topic, then searching the Web, and assembling relevant Web sites that may then be turned into appropriate activities for students. Try it out...it's great for a template.

http://www.uiowa.edu/~idt/courses/7W120
Intro to Instructional Design/ Univ. of Iowa

http://www.unc.edu/cit/guides/irg-38.html
Learning Over the Internet

http://www.lotus.com/home.nsf/welcome/learnspace
Learning Space/Lotus

http://www.pbs.org/adultlearning/als/
PBS Adult Learning Systems Online/tele-Web Courses

http://www.cet.sfsu.edu/online-resources/webbased.html
Resources for Creating Online Courses

http://www.csp.edu/courses
Resources for Developing On-line Courses in a Box. Concordia University

http://thenode.org
The Node- A "not-for-profit" organization that promotes effective uses of Internet-based technology. It offers rich resources on instructional design, and pedagogy and community forums (that are timely and on going.

http://dossantos.cbpa.louisville.edu/cbpa/webcourse/index4.htm
The Web Course Development Home Page/Univ. of Louisville

http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/w/d/wdm2/research.htm
Web-based Instruction Resource Site

http://homebrew.cs.ubc.ca/webct/

WebCT Course Tools

http://bignosebird.com
Conducting a search online for "web page design tutorials" will offer up a wealth of free advice. For example, Bignose Bird, boasting of the oddest name on the Internet, offers free materials and tutorials for webmasters.

http://www.htmlhelp.com
Web Group Designs offers HTML help and tips on web design.

http://www.criticalthinking.org
Critical thinking skills are increasingly important in our complex world. For more information, check out one center for critical thinking, which is associated with Sonoma State University at the above site.

http://tlc.ai.org/portaidx.htm
Additional information on portfolio assessment can be found in teacher resources online, including The Access Indiana Teaching and Learning Center's Teacher Resource Guide may be viewed at the above location

http://www.acs.appstate.edu/~krb/syllabus/netiquet2.txt
"Netiquette" may sound more like a matter for Emily Post than academicians, but we already know from our traditional classrooms how "not writing too good" often first translates itself as an ignorance of such basic writing considerations as audience and writer role. For more information on Netiquette, try the above site.

http://www.aaup.org/ipguide.htm
American Association of University Professors, Special Committee on Distance Education and Intellectual Property Issues. 2000. "Suggestions and Guidelines for Institutional Policies and Contract Language on Ownership."

http://www.cetus.org/fair5.html
CETUS. 2000. "Fair Use: Overview and Meaning for Higher Education."

http://www.center.rpi.edu/Pewsym/mono2.html
Property Policies for a New Learning Environment. The Pew Learning and Technology Program

http://www.loc.gov/copyr
U.S. Copyright Office. "Report on Copyright and Digital Distance Education." May 1999.

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LESSON 10: The Mechanics of Putting Your Materials Online

http://www.pubtool.com
you can obtain excellent video and CD-ROM tutorials ON USING Macromedia products, Microsoft Office, CorelDraw and many other software tools at the above site.

http://www.mhhe.com/ucanteachonline
The site associated with this book contains an instructor's gallery with many different online course types represented.

http://www.Macromedia.com/
You can contact Macromedia at the site above and have them send you a trial CD-ROM that has fully functioning programs for Freehand, Fireworks, Flash, and Dreamweaver on it.

http://www.scantips.com
If you want to become more specific and sophisticated in choosing scanning parameters then visit a website dedicated to the basics of scanning at the above site.

http://www.consumersearch.com
You will find that when you are ready to purchase a scanner there are lots of them out there. Perhaps the easiest way to decide what is best for you is to visit a site that provides evaluations of over 50 of the available scanners on the market, their process, and an option to purchase. That site is listed above. Once at the site choose Computers and then the word Other until you see the word Scanners.

http://grapicssoft.about.com/comute/graphicssoft/library/reviews/blr_imged.htm
There are many other image editing software packages available that you may purchase independently. You may see these reviewed at the above site.

http://www.scandoc.com
You could send your materials to a professional scanning service and have them return with all of the documents scanned and saved as digital files on a CD-ROM. Try the above site for this service.

http://www.kodak.com/US/en/digital/products/photoCD.shtm
There are a number of vendors now offering to digitize your film. If you want a tutorial on digital photos, want to know about Photo CD, would like to download Photo CD software, or locate a Photo CD service provider, then give the above URL a try.

http://www.filmworks.com
If you have just a roll of film that doesn't require high resolution then most digitizing services will work just fine for Web applications since the resolution doesn't have to be very high. You might try Seattle Filmworks at the above site.

http://www.snapfish.com
If you're really economical then try the above site. They will send you back your negatives, a full set of prints on Kodak paper, post your password protected photos on the Web, and notify you by email at no cost but the $1.69 for return shipping. Advertisers pay the rest. You can download the photos off the Web for use.

http://www.shortcourses.com/index.htm
There are a number of factors to consider if you're planning to buy a digital camera. I suggest taking a short Web course in selecting a camera and another in using it at the above site. You can even download an electronic book on editing digital photos at this location.

http://216.110.36.24/DIGCCAM01.htm
Another source for digital camera reviews.

http://www.networkmusic.com/webaudio/pres_frames.html
Because I don't want any copyright problems and I also want to make life easier by using properly formatted and digitized music that is keyword searchable, I buy a CD-ROM collection from Presentation Audio at the above site.

http://www.mscomm.com/~twoton
You can use Sound Recorder to record, play, and edit sound files. To use Sound Recorder, you must have a sound card and speakers installed on your computer. If you want to record live sound, you also need a microphone. As noted in Lesson 6, if you are using a microphone, it may be a challenge to set it up and have it work perfectly the first time. You could obtain some help at the above URL.

www.artbeats.com

www.flixdisc.com

http://www.prismo.com
Stock video clips come from companies at the above URLs

http://realmedia02.ecollege.com/schools/ecollege/stevemack/home.htm
If you are going to do video yourself, then you should view a four minute streamed video clip on the Web titled "How to Shoot Video for the Internet" presented by Steve Mack, the manager of the media lab at RealNetworks. You'll need RealplayerG2 or better to view the streamed video. Open your browser and click on the above URL to view the clip.

http://desktopvideo.about.com/compute/desktopvideo/cs/howtoeditvideo/index.htm
If you would like some tips on basic to advanced video editing try the above location.

http://www.macromedia.com
The viewing of Flash produced animations requires a Flash plug-in that is free from the above site.

http://animation.about.com/arts/animation/msubflashexemplars.htm
If you would like to see a variety of superior Flash animations then visit the above site.

http://animation.about.com/arts/animation/msubwatchgif.htm
Examples of GIF animations may be seen at the above site.

http://www.xoom.com
You can also purchase from Xoom at the above site, a collection of 6 CDs containing thousands of animated GIFs searchable by subject. This very inexpensive collection called the Web Clip Empire also comes with Web objects, photos, and video clips for use on the Web.

http://graphicssoft.about.com/compute/graphicssoft/library/reviews/blr_web.htm
There are several Web graphics software programs that you might wish to evaluate and that have been reviewed at the above site.  

http://www.pearsoned.com
Pearson Distributed Learning provides a showcase of technology solutions grouped into four major categories that include: Book Specific Website, Discipline Specific Websites, Courses Management Systems, and Other Technology Solutions. These technology solutions may be viewed at the above site.

http://www.mhhe.com
Since more publishers are entering this digital arena continuously, there's a good chance that your subject matter is adequately covered by one of these publishers. To learn more about digital solutions from McGraw-Hill visit the above site.

http://www.cogitomedia.com
Cogito Learning Media, Inc. recruits leading educators as authors to produce course content that is accurate and up-to-date with engaging interactive lessons and exercises designed to provide instant feedback. You may obtain more information and see demos at the above site.

http://www.hmco.com
Some of the electronic online services provided by Houghton-Mifflin are available at the above site.

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LESSON 11: Conducting the Class

http://distancelearn.about.com/education/distancelearn/library/blpages/blnsd.htm
What's the difference?" has become a rallying cry for researchers on both sides of the online learning debate. Each side has compiled a compelling array of research studies supporting the "no significant difference" phenomena as shown in the above site.

http://cuda.teleeducation.nb.ca/significantdifference.htm
There is research group that explores the "significant difference" of online education from in class education. These studies are presented/described in the above site.

http://www.virtualchautauqua.org
And, as it turns out, with sites as above, the performing arts have been put online in video, audio and text, and the artists are available via synchronous and asynchronous discussion, thereby removing geographic boundaries.

http://www.hbsp.harvard.edu
The Harvard Business School Publishing now offers case studies online as well as course templates centered on these case studies as at the above site.

http://virtual.park.uga.edu/cdesmet/231stud.htm

http://ubli.buffalo.edu/libraries/projects/tlr/large.html

http://www.inform.umd.edu/CTE/lcn/index.html
Use filters on your email to organize responses. There are several excellent websites that address the issues of teaching large classes and/or using TAs. The above websites are useful for these purposes.

http://www.mla.org/main_stl.htm
The above website Modern Language Association (MLA) Style contains useful tools and additional links for evaluating web sites.

http://www.beadsland.com/weapas/
The above site. At the American Psychological Association (APA) Style contains useful tools and additional links for evaluating web sites.

http://virtual.park.uga.edu/cdesmet/231stud.htm
Desmet, C. 1997, "Teaching large classes with the Web."Office of Instructional Development, 1997.

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LESSON 12: How Do You Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Course?

http://www.ihep.com
There are twenty-four benchmarks considered essential to quality of Internet-based education that deal with all levels of support and involvement in the success of an online learning program and teaching experience. You should familiarize yourself with all of these in more detail. The study focusing on this issue can be found through the Institute for Higher Education Policy website as above.

http://www.cnets.iste.org/teachstand.html
The International Society for Technology in Education has recommended its own National Educational Technology Standards for K-12 educators as seen at the above site.

http://www.ascd.org/readingroom/books/danielson97book.html
For an excellent overview of what portfolios are and the many types of portfolios that can be used in the classroom, including the online classroom, check out the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's (ASCD) website as above.

http://www.wiche.edu/telecom/Projects/balancing/principles.htm
Each commission adopted and implemented a common statement of Principles of Good Practice in Electronically Offered Academic Degree and Certificate Programs developed originally by the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET). See the above site for more information.

http://www.wiche.edu/Telecom Guidelines.htm
The accrediting commissions developed a draft document on Guidelines for the Evaluation of Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs. These evaluative guidelines may be found at the above site.

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