External Resources

Distance Education Sites

California Virtual Campus
The CVC Professional Development Center Web site is a training and staff development portal for the CVC project. The Professional Development Center, in cooperation with other California projects, provides training, course hosting, and other resources for faculty and staff developing online courses.

Course webcasts and live and on-demand webcasts of prominent speakers. They are experimenting with Podcasting. Podcasting automatically delivers MP3 audio recordings of classroom lectures to computers and portable MP3 players.

CSU Dominguez Hills, Distance Learning
CSU Dominguez Hills claims to be the largest distance learning program in California, offering students an opportunities to earn nine academic degrees and eight academic Certificates without ever coming to campus. They use “Blackboard” for online courses.

The MERLOT Project
The MERLOT Project is a collaboration among 22 higher education institutions and systems, including the California Community Colleges. Its purpose is to develop a free, Web-based resource where faculty can easily find digital learning materials organized by academic field, together with evaluations and guidance for their use.

Technology Costing Model

WCET, Technology Costing Methodology Project
The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) and WCET partnered to propose the Technology Costing Methodology (TCM) project. This site also has a good Resources section with Current Research on Quality in Distance Learning.

Workshops, Learning Modules, Distance Education News and Articles

@ONE Technology Training
@ONE provides educational technology resources to California Community Colleges faculty and staff.

CVC Professional Development Center
California Virtual Campus. A training and staff development portal for the CVC project. This site provides training, course hosting, and other resources for faculty and staff developing online courses. Their course catalog displays online courses throughout the state (i.e., they list over 200 online math courses). Their Resource Center is extensive. They include up-to-date articles and opinions about a wide range of online instruction topics.

Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education (PDF, get Adobe Reader)
From Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Learning Styles
From University of Minnesota Duluth