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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.
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.
of Maryland University College
This site has an “Is DE for me” questionaire, and FAQ’s about Distance Education.
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 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.
University, Determining the
Costs of Online Courses
Download a paper focusing on the associated with costs of online instruction.
@ONE provides educational technology resources to California Community Colleges faculty and staff.
California Virtual Campus. A training and staff development portal for the CVC project. This site provides training, course hostin,g and other resources for faculty and staff developing online courses. Their course catalog displays online courses throughout the state (ie., 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.
An online professional development network of resources and learning modules designed specifically for the needs of community college faculty. Includes links to a wide variety of education resources on the Web. SRJC faculty members can register and take .5 hour to 3-hour learning modules on a variety of subjects online.
Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education (PDF, get Adobe Reader)
From Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
From University of Minnesota Duluth