This is the first draft of the Best Practices in Online Instruction and Design that has been shared with the BPOID Group. This draft is being submitted to track the progress of this ongoing project.
Box.com offers free online file storage ? a USB memory flash drive online. The benefit of online storage is that files don?t have to be sent back and forth or saved onto an easily misplaced thumb drive. User folders can be marked private, shared with individual users via password, or open to the public.
Explanation of what "accessible" means, and how it differs from terms such as assistive technology and accommodations.
The primary goal of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources is to identify, create and/or repurpose existing OER as Open Textbooks and make them available for use by community college students and faculty. We are seeking the support of faculty to identify, review, evaluate, and make available high quality, accessible and culturally relevant model Open Textbooks.
Overview of OER with a demonstraton of how to create accessible OER with Open Author and the introduction of a protocol for the curation of accessible OER.
The Design Case Studies offer instructors with a starting point for introducing students to the design of technology and policy. Students work with value sensitive design methods to develop tech policy solutions.View or download the PDF version here.
Practical tips for implementing the four principles of accessibility that are the foundation for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development. This text has been reviewed and endorsed by the Community College Open Textbook Collaborative.
Google Calendar is one of the most full-featured Web-based calendars available and it's free. Google Calendar offers calendar synching with Microsoft Outlook and other computer-based calendar tools, as well as the ability to subscribe to other users's calendars, make public calendars, etc.
If you combine the usefulness of an office suite with the Web 2.0 features of a tool like a wiki, you end up with Google Docs. It acts as a word processor, delivered via any browser, with collaborative functionality and wiki?like editing.
Single lecture presentation containing tips for using technology to enhance teaching. Uses proven multimedia design principles to enhance learning.
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