Courseware Ideas and Collections for On-Line Learning
There are many technologies that can offer a great deal of flexibility in when, where, and how education is distributed. The Teacher's Guide to Distance Learning from the University of South Florida is intended for K-12 educators who are interested in implementing distance learning technologies. It provides an overview of the advantages and characteristics of the various technologies now being used to reach remote learners.
Get Educated, a distance learning resource center, serves the population of students, eligible for adult education. They publish a free monthly newsletter - back issues are available at the site.
Academy for Teaching Excellence is totally an online opportunity in professional development. Classroom teachers on-the-job can view critiques and protocols for lesson plans from many colleagues by examining actual student work. This site encourages self-reflection with regard to the most important outcome of teaching, i.e. student work.
Distance Learning At A Glance at the University of Idaho describes distributed education and provides a summary for decision-makers.
Advanced Academics has generated 70 online courses with three interest or capability levels: Traditional (more options), Accelerated, and At-Risk. Accredited in the mid-west, this opportunity is a great vehicle for individualizing educational offerings in an era of extreme cutbacks and home schooling.
TELS (Technology Enhanced Learning in Science) delivers online and face-to-face sessions. It is distinguished from other opportunities in that the same courses are implemented by institutions around the U.S. The online instructor is available for questions.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• An Evaluation Checklist for Educational Web Sites
• Assessment of Hands-On Elementary Science Projects
• ESL Resources
• EdTech Leaders Online
• Example Virtual Libraries
• Integrated Studies: Math (sampler)
• Networks for Teachers By Teachers (sampler)
• Photography Resources
• Remote-Sensing Investigations
• Students Prepare for Publishing in 'Zines and Newspapers