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Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning Online Community
"The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning (OTL) Community brings together education professionals worldwide to exchange ideas, resources, and best practices that improve online education. The ongoing community features podcasts, tips, and discussions and is facilitated by a team of leading authors and online learning experts."
Faculty Focus information about Online Education
The Faculty Focus site offers a variety of resources for teaching online courses, as well as general pedagogy focused articles about using technology in the classroom.
Designing Effective Online Assignments
The Chronicle of Higher Education piece written by Todd Gilman, Yale University Library.
The Distancing Question in Online Education ( PDF File)
"The growing use of online education, including the development of virtual schools and universities, has not been accompanied by an adequate consideration of both the cognitive and affective domains. In particular, notions of empathy and responsiveness have not been sufficiently explored in classrooms where online computers mediate the geographic and temporal separation of students and teachers. Although I provide little new empirical data on these issues, I reconceptualize the problem of distancing, and I propose strategies for overcoming the problems arising from the use of conventional online models."
Student Performance in Traditional vs. Online Format: Evidence from Introductory Economics Classes
"This study uses a different approach to testing for a difference in student performance between traditional and online courses than prior studies that compare learning outcomes in economics courses. The study uses exam questions as the unit of observation and a specification that includes indicator variables for each student."
Online versus Traditional Face-to-Face Learning in a Large Introductory Course
"In this article, the author presents a comparative study of student performance, satisfaction, and persistence between online and face-to-face classes. The purpose of this study was to examine differences between online and traditional classroom learning for a large introductory FCS undergraduate course."