The following readings may be of interest to instructors and faculty members seeking to include additional technology into their courses, including blended learning elements. Click on any of the following tabs in order to see corresponding tools and information.
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; and communication, portal, and security solutions, etc.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The Informational Technology section tends to cover headline stories more than practical applications.
Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE)
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
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.
International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL), Quarterly
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)
Periodical devoted specifically to using information technology in the teaching of mathematics and science.
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia:
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)
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)
Quarterly covering preservice and inservice teacher education, graduate programs in areas such as curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional technology, and educational computing.
The 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)
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.
Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)
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.
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 TLT (Teaching Learning and Technology) Group
Nonprofit founded 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)
International, educational, and professional nonprofit 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.
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
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.
Professional association of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway. AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.
Professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications, and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. OLC is a key factor in the transformation of the e-Education field by providing support through conferences, quality learning opportunities, and tools for individual and institutional success.
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 website 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
This very user-friendly introduction to the process of developing a presentation walks you through the steps of creating slides, adding other features, and showing the presentation.