The following is a brief selection of links to web sites of interest to faculty who teach with technology.
The sites include comprehensive collections of links, including teaching resources, published peer-reviewed scholarship,
and informative articles about new developments in the field.
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Online Resources: Teaching and Learning
- The Teaching Learning Technology Group Home Page
- A very rich source of tools, techniques, advice, and experience. An essential website.
- The premier national organization for the application of technology to higher education.
Click on the “Resources” page for access to Educause Review and Educause Quarterly, two essential
- The Sloan Consortium
- The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is an institutional and professional leadership organization
dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education. The Sloan website has a
tremendous breadth of resources. Access to these resources requires registration. To establish your account,
click on the "Register" link, choose "institutional membership," and enter Bronx Community College. Once in
the site, one recommended resource is the peer-reviewed Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN).
- The Syllabus Finder
- An excellent resource for finding online syllabi across disciplines. Don't be fooled by the apparent
focus on history on the web page. Enter your discipline in the search box and you will find many examples to
peruse. Click on the "Web Links" button on the left to jump to more extensive collections of online books, syllabi,
and resources across all disciplines.
- World Lecture Hall
- A very extensive collection of web-based syllabi from across many disciplines.
- University of Minnesota Wiki Site
- A good, practically-minded guide to using wikis in classes.
- User’s Guides to Blogs and Wikis in Blackboard
- Click on this link to access the user's guides for our blog and wiki tools. When you access the page, scroll down
to the "Teams LX" (wikis) and "Journals LX" (blogs/journals) links. These will take you to downloadable PDFs that walk
you through instructions on how to set up these tools in your courses.
- International Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research
- This site includes detailed reports from institutions that have established e-portfolio programs and engaged in
formal research about their impact.
- Innovate—an online journal
- Innovate is an online journal that publishes consistently interesting articles about online education. You need to
register (it's free) to access the complete journal. You can also search through their archives.
- The Technology Source
- The Technology Source was the previous incarnation of Innovate. This link goes directly to the archive of articles
published between 1997 and 2003.
- Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
- A high-quality, peer-reviewed journal of scholarship in online education.
- Implementing the Seven Principles
- A very influential essay that discussed the benefits of integrating the "Seven Principles of Effective
Undergraduate Education" with instructional technologies.
- The Seven Principles Applied
- A large collection of links and resources inspired by the “Implementing the Seven Principles” article and
organized around application of the "seven principles" through instructional technologies. Developed by the Ohio
- Portal Search Website
- A website maintained by the British Academy that allows you to search for "portal" sites designed to organize access to
thematically unified links (dozens if not hundreds at a time). This site (the Latin American Network Information Center) is a
good example of the type of portal the British Academy site is designed to find.
- MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)
- The largest single source of online teaching materials for post-secondary education. An essential resource for anyone
Web 2.0 Tools
- Thread is a new way to talk about and share your images, documents, and videos.
- Simple, effective online collaboration multi-user whiteboard, live audio, image collaboration, text-chat and more.
- PBworks hosts over 300,000 educational workspaces, and has helped transform teaching and learning for millions of
students, parents and teachers.
- Cam Studio
- CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI
- Windows Producer
- Use Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint to capture and synchronize audio, video, slides, and images, then preview
and publish a rich media presentation virtually anywhere for viewing in a Web browser.
- Photo Pos Pro
- Photo Pos Pro is a powerful free piece of software that allows you to easily create, edit, enhance, print, and
manipulate your digital photos and computer graphics.
- Any Video Converter
- Any Video Converter Freeware–the Free Video Converter–is the most renowned free video converter for converting video
files between various formats, with fast converting speed and excellent video quality. This powerful free video converter
application makes video conversion quick and easy.
- Any-Audio-Converter.com is specialized at audio converting applications. It enables users of all levels to easily and
quickly extract audios from videos and online videos including YouTube, Google Video and NicoVideo, converting audios between
MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, WAVE and M4A and converting many unprotected audio formats.
- Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows,
GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
- Lame MP3 converter for Audacity
- Allows Audacity to export MP3 files.
- YouTube Video Wizard
- Use this to insert YouTube videos into a PowerPoint slide. All you need to do is provide the YouTube video URL
that appears in the browser address bar.