Online Learning & Instruction
20's Resources for Creating Web-based Lessons
If you're new to this process, this is a great place to start! You'll
find plenty of links, tutorials, and tools here.
(http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/) is a free service provided
by Packard Bell where you can quickly create and maintain an updated
page of links on a specific topic.
WebQuests are a topic unto themselves. They provide a structured
method of providing an interactive online learning experience for
your students. Here are some resources to get you started with this
- If you've never experienced a webquest before, why not invite
your colleagues to complete the Staff
Development WebQuest (http://faculty.nl.edu/mhan/NECC99Web/sdwebquest.htm)?
- If you like it, you may want to learn more from the WebQuest
Training Materials at http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/materials.htm
or you may want to do more webquests
for professional development (http://faculty.nl.edu/mhan/NECC99Web/pagesix.htm#WQpro)
- If you feel you're ready to start composing webquests, here's
- Once finished, you'll need a way to evaluate
the webquest (http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquestrubric.html)
for Online Learning (http://edweb.sdsu.edu/triton/july/rubrics/Rubrics_for_Web_Lessons.html)
provides a wealth of places to look for ideas and ready-to-use rubrics
in your online activities.
has a nice site with articles and links to support your implementation
of online learning.
with the Web (http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/Teach-with-Web/index.htm)
From the University of New South Wales, this is a work-in-progress
tutorial on how to teach effectively online. Check out their other
online tutorials linked from this page as well.
Based Instruction Resources (http://english.usu.edu/jcurry/wbi.html)
An excellent site maintained by John Curry. Includes articles on
theory, evaluation and design of web-based instruction.
Professional Development: Suggestions for Success (http://www.att.com/learningnetwork/virtualacademy/success.html)
ISTE looks at the variety of courses currently available for educators.
Based on learning styles, they help you determine which types of
courses match your environment for the best outcomes. In addition,
they offer strategies for making the most of online educational
of an Online Course (http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/cc/edu/online/components/)
Written for the faculty at North Carolina State University, this
guide presents an excellent starting point when you're considering
putting a course online.
Page Design for Designers (http://www.wpdfd.com/wpdhome.htm)
Based on the assumption that you already know how to create a page,
this site provides very rich resources. Everything you need to know,
including rulers to measure your web pages for maximum compatibility
with various browsers and computer screens. However, it has white
text on a black background, so it is VERY hard to read.
Use and Your Online Course (http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/cc/edu/online/fair_use.html)
No discussion of authoring online would be complete without the
copyright discussion. Again, North Carolina State has provided the
basics with links. Remember, however, that this is an evolving issue,
so be vigilant about seeking the latest information.
for Online Course Materials (http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/template/intro.html)
These templates can be used to create your own online course. Read
the use guidelines before using the templates.
Web Templates for Online Courses (http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/cc/pub/teachtools/menu.html)
Again, from North Carolina State Univerisyt, these code generators
ask you to complete a form with your information, then they email
you the HTML code for the page. Look at the sample course that was
generated from these engines and decide which of them you want to
use. Judy Davis Akane at North Carolina State said it was okay to
use these - at your own risk! Do not call them for support!
to Build a Web-Enabled Course (http://www.virtualbusiness.com/e-learn/index.html)
An excellent, create example of a web-based course on web-based
courses. For example, she provides a slide presentation as her course
overview, as well as the review points for each lesson. Her links
are well-researched and provide even more depth to this course.
and Tell (http://www.pcshowandtell.com) provides short movies
on more than 50 software packages. You have to download their player
and it only works on 166MHz Windows computers or better, but if
you have that combination, it's worth it. It's free.
(http://www.smartplanet.com) provides courses on "everything".
You can get a free trial membership and try it out before paying
(http://www.youachieve.com) is one of the premiere online training
sites for business skills. You can subscribe to different programs,
depending on what you need to learn. Look for the course on Customer
Service Online by Dr. Cates.
Training (http://www.ontimetraining.com) provides business-oriented
courses for a fee. Get the 49-day free trial to see if it's for
Top of Page
Back to Free Resources