Educational Technology & Teaching Resources


Collections of Articles

Educause is a leader in educational resources for higher education. Educause's website provides a resource pages from which you can search by topic. Of particular interest would be the topic of "teaching & learning."

The Teaching, Learning and Technology Group, has many resource links on its website that lead to collection of articles, workshops and other useful content.

Journals and Other Sources of Current Information

AACE publications page, with links to journals listed below: http://www.aace.org/pubs/default.htm

Campus Technology: http://www.campus-technology.com/
Formerly Syllabus, this monthly e-publication carries articles and features on the use of technology across all areas of higher education: eLearning and course management systems; presentation technologies; communication, portal, and security solutions, etc.

Chronicle of Higher Education, Information Technology section: Similar to Higher Learning, but tends to cover headline stories more than practical applications

Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE): http://www.aace.org/pubs/cite/default.htm
Established by SITE as a multimedia, interactive counterpart of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teacher to Use Technology (PT3) catalyst grant, CITE makes possible the inclusion of sound, animated images, and simulation, as well as allowing for ongoing, immediate dialog about theoretical issues.

EDUCAUSE Quarterly Online: is a practitioner's journal on planning, developing, managing, using, and evaluating information resources and technology in higher education. Written by campus practitioners, articles are peer-reviewed prior to publication, distributed primarily to EDUCAUSE member representatives and to college and university libraries, circulation of approximately 7,400.

Higher Learning: http://hl.teachmag.com/
Extension of TEACH Magazine, the largest national, educational publication in Canada which covers K-12 education, founded 1993 (HL is university-oriented). Covers all aspects of educational technology, including administration.

International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL), quarterly: http://www.aace.org/pubs/ijel/
Formerly International Journal of Educational Telecommunications and the WebNet Journal, IJEL serves as a forum to facilitate the international exchange of information on the current research, development, and practice of e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare, and higher education settings. Led by an Editorial Review Board of leaders in the field of e-Learning, the Journal is designed for researchers, developers, and practitioners.

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching(JCMST): http://www.aace.org/pubs/jcmst/default.htm
Only periodical devoted specifically to using information technology in the teaching of mathematics and science.

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia: http://www.aace.org/pubs/jemh/default.htm
Multi-disciplinary forum to present and discuss research, development and applications of multimedia and hypermedia in education, for the advancement of the theory and practice of learning and teaching using these powerful and promising technological tools that allow the integration of images, sound, text, and data.

Journal of Interactive Learning Research(JILR): http://www.aace.org/pubs/jilr/default.htm
The Journal's published papers relate to the underlying theory, design, and use of interactive learning environments, including authoring systems, CALL, assessment systems, CBT, computer-mediated communications, collaborative learning, distributed learning environments, performance support systems, multimedia systems, simulations and games, intelligent agents on the Internet, intelligent tutoring systems, micro-worlds, and virtual reality based learning systems.

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE), from SITE: http://www.aace.org/pubs/jtate/default.htm
Quarterly covering preservice and inservice teacher education, graduate programs in areas such as curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional technology, and educational computing.

Learning Objective Repositories

Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab (ADL): http://www.academiccolab.org/index.html
The Academic Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Lab is as the focal point for academia in promoting high quality, reusable content for distributed learning. This Co-Lab is the ADL academic link to test, evaluate and demonstrate ADL-compliant tools and technologies to enhance teaching and learning. It also serves as an academic demonstration site for ADL tools and content, including those developed by the federal government, academia, and industry.

Campus Alberta Repository for Educational Objects (CAREO): http://www.careo.org/
"CAREO is a project supported by Alberta Learning and CANARIE that has as its primary goal the creation of a searchable, Web-based collection of multidisciplinary teaching materials for educators across the province and beyond. CAREO (Campus Alberta Repository of Educational Objects) is being undertaken by the the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Athabasca University in cooperation with BELLE (Broadband Enabled Lifelong Learning Environment), CANARIE (Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research in Industry and Education), and as a part of the Campus Alberta initiative."

Learning Objects, Learning Activities (LoLa) Exchange: http://www.lolaexchange.org/
"LOLA serves multiple purposes. At its home at Wesleyan, it serves as a way for us to keep track of the Learning Objects that we are developing as part of our Learning Objects project. We will be able to use LOLA to present our Learning Objects rather than having to make a container for each object by hand. It will also allow us to discover materials developed by other faculty that we might otherwise not know about. Within the context of the group of schools participating in this project, it will make visible materials that we otherwise would not know are available at our institutions."

Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT): http://www.merlot.org/
"MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments."

Organizations Concerned With Pedagogy

Educause: http://www.educause.edu
Nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. Membership is open to institutions of higher education, corporations serving the higher education information technology market, and other related associations and organizations. EDUCAUSE programs include professional development activities, print and electronic publications, strategic policy initiatives, research, awards for leadership and exemplary practices, and a wealth of online information services. The current membership comprises more than 1,800 colleges, universities, and education organizations, including over 180 corporations. EDUCAUSE has offices in Boulder, CO, and Washington, D.C. Formed in 1998 in consolidation between CAUSE and Educom, two associations of higher education staff working with administrative information systems.

The TLT (Teaching Learning and Technology) Group: www.tltgroup.org/
Non-profit founded in 1998 to help educational institutions exhange information about technology and its effective use; sponsored by various technology interests which are clearly named. Runs various programs which help institutions develop the role of Student Technology Assistants, technology strategies, and technology which appropriately serves the whole community including those with disabilities.

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE): http://www.aace.org/default.htm
Founded in 1981, international, educational and professional not-for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology, through publications, conferences, societies and chapters, inter-organizational projects. Membership includes researchers, developers, and practitioners in schools, colleges, and universities; administrators, policy decision-makers, trainers, adult educators, and other specialists in education, industry, and the government with an interest in advancing knowledge and learning with information technology in education. International Headquarters: AACE, P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514 USA E-mail: info@aace.org , Phone: 757-623-7588, FAX: 703-997-8760.

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE): http://www.aace.org/site/default.htm
International association of individual teacher educators, and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. The Society seeks to promote research, scholarship, collaboration, exchange, and support among its membership, and to actively foster the development of new national organizations where a need emerges. SITE is the only organization that has as its sole focus the integration of instructional technologies into teacher education programs.

Tutorials, Checklist and Other Resources

Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI): http://www.csuchico.edu/celt/roi/history.html
The Rubric emerged out of conversations among faculty and staff at California State University, Chico about online courses and what constitutes high quality in elearning and eteaching. The web site has a series of charts presenting helpful criteria arranged by category: learner support and resources, organization, design and delivery, assessment, innovative use of technology and use of student feedback.

PowerPoint in the Classroom: http://www.actden.com/pp/
This very user-friendly (if slightly cheesy!) introduction to the process of developing a presentation was produced by the ACT360 Media Ltd. Digital Education Network. Cartoon characters Sue Special and Jim Jingle walk you through the steps of creating slides, adding other features and showing the presentation.