- eLearning Continuum
- Planning Your Course
- Course Checklist
- Tour of eLearning
- Common Carmen Tools
- Example Gallery
- Workshop Series: Taking Your Course Online
Visit OSU's Learning Technology site
Video recording, equipment loan, and video streaming services.
Copyright Help Center
Information about copyright and fair use, for both print and non-print materials.
Multimedia consultation and training, including video, audio, and web software.
Media hosting and collection management.
Services related to Carmen, Ohio State's learning management system, computer labs and classroom technologies, video production and media storage, videoconferencing and webcasting, equipment loan, and technology workshops and consultation.
University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT)
Consulting and programs related to course redesign and student learning strategies.
University Libraries eReserves
Electronic reserves and copyright clearance.
Web Accessibility Center
Information and resources for developing accessible online materials.
Principles of Online Design
Florida Gulf Coast University provides this set of principles for faculty who are designing online instructional materials. Sections of the site address instructional design, interaction and feedback, instructional media, course management, and support services.
Penn State Learning Design Community Hub
This resource addresses a number of topics of interest to instructors developing online courses. Click on the links in the left-hand column for best practice recommendations, expert opinion, references to scholarly articles, and additional links.
Virtual Resource Site for Teaching with Technology
This site from University of Maryland University College lists examples of learning activities used in online courses in many different disciplines. (Although some of the links are out of date, the general descriptions can still spark ideas.) A second tab on the site groups technologies by how easy they are to learn.
Best Practices in Online Teaching
This self-paced online course, part of Penn State World Campus, provides practical strategies and pedagogical advice for instructors teaching in an online environment.
Download these Microsoft Word documents to plan and evaluate your online course.
Planning Your Online Course: Student and Instructor Expectations
Download Expectations Worksheet
Planning Your Online Course: Working Through the Details
Download Details Worksheet
Reviewing Your Online Course: A Rubric for Assessing the Completeness of your Course Design
adapted from the Quality Matters model of online learning assessment: http://www.qualitymatters.org/
Download Course Review Rubric
Designing Web-Based Training: How to Teach Anyone Anything Anywhere Anytime
Author: William Horton
A nearly-comprehensive reference on eLearning techniques. Although not everything presented applies in every online course, this book covers a wide range of options.
e-Learning by Design
Author: William Horton
A follow up to Horton's Designing Web-Based Training (2000), this book includes more recent technologies.
Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula: A Practical Guide, 3rd Ed.
Author: Robert M. Diamond
Broad coverage of course design concepts. Written for novices, this guide provides a starting point to help instructors branch out into specific topics in course design.
Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment
Authors: Barbara E. Walvoord, Virginia Johnson Anderson, and Thomas A. Angelo
A guide to designing courses that help students perform tasks appropriate to their field, not just learn facts. Although a decade old, this book presents a clear model for "assignment centered teaching" that is still highly relevant.
e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, 2nd Ed.
Authors: Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard E. Mayer
Tips for instructors as they design course materials and visual aids. Key points include ways to cut information clutter so students can absorb messages more easily.
Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction
Authors: Rita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson
Ideas to help instructors plan online learning activities for online learners.
Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint
Author: Jane Bozarth
A how-to book on using PowerPoint to create interactive learning tools. As the title implies, the book goes beyond static bullet points to explore advanced features and how to use them effectively in teaching.
Books and other resources suggested by Jeff Glazier, College of Engineering, and Valerie Rake, Technology Enhanced Learning & Research.