Links to literature, guides, and other resources related to best practices in teaching Distributed Learning courses.
Assessment and Feedback
- Grading and Performance Rubrics: Carnegie Mellon explains what rubrics are and provides examples
- Sample rubrics for cooperative learning, research reports, and other assessments, compiled by the University of Wisconsin, Stout
- Association of American Colleges and Universities VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) initiative is a nationwide project that examines direct evidence of student learning. 16 VALUE rubrics, organized by learning outcome.
- Online Assessment Best Practices for Faculty [pdf]
- Tips on Providing Feedback to Online Students (a Faculty Focus article)
- Why should assessments, learning objectives, and instructional strategies be aligned? Carnegie Mellon’s resource on assessments to measure student learning and aligned to instruction so that they reinforce one another
- Chickering and Gamsen’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Educatio[pdf]
- Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom
- Tips on implementing the Seven Principles
- U-Mass Handbook: Teaching and Learning Online - Communication, Community, and Assessment
- Pezl, B. (2004) "(My) Three Principles of Effective Online Pedagogy," Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 8(3),33 - 46
Flipped and Active Learning
- EduCause Learning Initiative’s 7 Things You Should Know About Flipped Classroom [pdf]
- In-class learning activity examples in Univ. of Maryland Teaching Resource Guide [pdf] Effective Classroom Strategies on p. 17
- USC Connect’s ideas for In-class Activities
- Ideas on Fostering Student Interaction in Online Courses (a Faculty Focus article)
- Gender Gap in Online Class Discussions (a Chronicle of Higher Education article)
- Preparing to Teach a Large Online Course. Salter. A. (2015), Chronicle of Higher Education
- Using Debates to Teach Evidence-Based Practice in Large Online Courses, Journal article by faculty/staff from the College of Nursing: Mary Boyd, Beverly Baliko and Vera Polyakova-Norwood (2015), Journal of Nursing Education, 54(10), 578-582.