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Teaching and Learning with Web Course Management Systems


This list of websites was generated, initially, for the faculty members involved in the case study. Our hope was that it would help them develop a deeper understanding of issues, problems, solutions, and so forth that are associated with teaching with technology.

31 Listings; Updated Fall 2000

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Regarding On-line Discussion

  • Guest Lecturer: Concrete Steps for On-line Discussion by Karen Peters
    Directions for threaded discussions.

  • The Asynchronous Spectrum by Murray Goldberg
    Discussion on the experiencing asynchonous communication.

  • Expanding Class Discussion Beyond the Classroom Walls by Susan Powers and Karen Dutt
    The authors describe the experiences and lessons learned when they created an online discussion for pre-service students enrolled in an elementary education course. The authors also describe their goals for the online discussion and factors that affected the learning environment, and give examples of the discussions.

  • A Framework for Designing Questions for Online Learning by Muilenburg and Berge
    To quote from the abstract, "This article describes a theoretical framework for designing questions for starting online discussion and follow-up questions to maintain the discussion. This framework is placed within a broader context of discussion within a constructivist, online environment. Numerous examples of discussion questions which were gathered from experienced online instructors are presented with the goal of preparing students and teachers to participate effectively in online discussions."

  • The Whys and Hows of Online Discussion by Knowlton, Knowlton, and Davis [No longer on-line]
    Syllabus magazine, June 2000, Vol. 13, No. 10
    This is a very readable and informative article; we recommend this highly. The authors provide a rationale for using online discussions. They also provide tips on how to design discussions for success, facilitate discussions for maximum learning, and evaluate discussions. Copies of the article are available in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching.


Regarding Assessment

  • Deliberations: Assessment
    A series of url's as additional resources on assessment and teaching from Deliberations - a website for a lively and continuous process of debate on learning and teaching in higher education

  • The ThinkerTools II Project
    The ThinkerTools II Project is developing a performance assessment model that will enhance the teaching and learning of scientific inquiry, while helping students to develop a knowledge of the physics of force and motion.

  • Evaluation of Three Educational Online Delivery Approaches [PDF, 1024 Kb] by Edwards Clark and Janie Harden 1997
    Provides example variables of student perceptions of educational media formats.


Regarding Course Structure

  • Challenges and Considerations When Conducting an Online Course [Microsoft Word, 38 Kb] by Amy Sheng Chieh and Yahya Mat Som, 1999

  • Teaching Online: A Professional Development Model [PDF, 462 Kb] by Trey McCallie and LeAnn McKinzie
    Explains a faculty training model for 'development and conversion of course materials to be delivered on the World Wide Web'

  • Differences between the Online Course Information and the Classroom Syllabus and How to Bridge the Gap by Lee Christopher , Naropa University
    A CITE paper that provides helpful information on rethinking your syllabus.

  • The Role of the Online Instructor/facilitator by Dr. Zane Berge
    Dr. Berge presents an overview of the roles and functions of the online instructor by categorizing them into four areas: pedagogical, social, managerial, and technical. The article provides useful, albeit brief, discussions of many important considerations for online teaching and learning.

  • Cite Conference papers
    Links to papers from the cite conference held March 22-24,2000.

  • The Virtual Autopsy2

  • Tools, Templates & Training by Department of Educational Technology, at San Diego State
    In spring and summer 1997, this website was developed for faculty at CSU; the content has been maintained since then and made available to the world. The information and links here are "designed to provide you with some 'best practices' for online teaching and learning, along with some tools and templates to implement those strategies." The content is divided into five areas: Strategies and tactics for on-line teaching and learning Document preparation for on-line courses On-line student learning activities Growing an on-line learning community Management of on-line course resources.

  • The Online Report
    Definitions and summaries of pedagogical techniques.


Regarding Fair Use & Copyright Info




Tools & Resources

  • Resources for Moderators and Facilitators of online Discussion by Steve Jones
    An excerpt from a book Cyber Society: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community.

  • Virtual Teaching with Technology by UMUC-BellAtlantic
    The University of Maryland University College received funding from the Bell Atlantic Foundation to develop the Bell Atlantic Virtual Resource Site for Teaching with Technology. This website is being developed as a "resource for faculty seeking direction in appropriate ways to use Web-based technologies to accomplish key learning strategies." Currently, the site has one module that consists of "resources for use in the selection of appropriate media to accomplish specific learning objectives." Of particular interest is the "systems approach" which consists of 7 steps to follow in developing online components of a course.

  • Reference Listing
    Tufts University Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Committee


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