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NEW resource for project-based student teams in courses and Creative Inquiry groups! Successful Strategies for Teams — Student Handbook, by Dr. Frances A. Kennedy with Dr. Linda B. Nilson, and Templates for Team Tools.

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Websites for Instructors

  • Assessment

    Sites on Developing and Grading with Rubrics (aka Primary Trait Analysis and Holistic Scoring Guides)

    Resources from AAHE Assessment Conferences and Publications

    Scoring Rubrics: What, When, and How? (Research and Evaluation, e-journal)

    Using Rubrics Across the Disciplines and a Variety of Tasks

    Assessment of Student Learning Gains
    Known as the FLAG site, it summarizes research done at several major universities on assessing students learning gains and the most effective methods, as perceived by students. The site gives access to a broad collection of classroom assessment techniques for science, mathematics, engineering and technology courses.

    Constructing Written Test Questions
    The National Board of Medical Examiners wrote this 181-page guide for faculty in the basic and clinical sciences but its good advice applies to all disciplines. It includes these topics, among others: sampling, psychometric considerations, multiple-choice items, matching items, true-false items, one-best-answer items, technical flaws in items, "irrelevant difficulty" and imprecise terms.

    Evaluating Teaching by Student Gains
    Extensive discussions about items that measure student gains in learning teaching evaluation forms.

    IDEA Center Teaching Evaluation Forms
    The IDEA (Individual Development Educational Assessment) Center has online versions of its instruments, which have been well tested by reliability and validity. The most popular product is the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction System, which focuses on student learning to assess and improve instructor effectiveness.

    Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment
    This North Carolina State University site contains hundreds of links to the assessment resources and strategies of numerous universities and colleges, as well as general assessment guidelines and principles.

    Teaching Portfolios
    Written and assembled by Dr. Eileen M. Herteis, Director of the Gwenna Moss Teaching and Learning Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, this comprehensive site has sections on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) as well as the nature and philosophy of the portfolio.

    Writing Multiple-Choice Items Requiring Comprehension by Russell Dewey

    Writing Tests of All Types by Robert Runté

  • Building Websites

    Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction
    The Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (Maricopa Community College) is an environment for continuous learning, experimentation and systemic, professional and personal change. Select "Resources" for helpful links.

    Media Builder
    Links to free image files, fonts and online font tools.

  • Electronic/Digital Portfolios

    Alverno College Diagnostic Digital Portfolio
    Most of this site is password protected but it does give brief details.

    California State University, Los Angeles

    This site describes CSULA's Webfolio Project and includes student samples.

    GateWay Community College, Maricopa
    A growing number of community colleges include ePortfolios in their curriculum.

    LaGuardia Community College
    Here is another community college site with many links to ePortfolio information, guidelines, resources and student samples.

    St. Olaf College

    This Web portfolio site covers the ePortfolio's educational purpose and goals as well as providing guidelines, templates and models.

    Tidewater Community College
    Donna Reiss's Webfolio Project site features templates, resources and student samples.

    Virginia Wesleyan College
    This site includes student samples as well as general information on ePortfolios.

    The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative offers a comprehensive website on ePortfolios with links to model examples from various colleges and universities, information on portfolio software and relevant websites, readings, presentations and conferences. EDUCAUSE has the goal of helping students reflect more effectively on their learning experiences, thus enhancing both learning and the faculty's ability to document their accomplishments. The organization also has an interest in fostering the development of strong institutional ePortfolios for the purpose of educational improvement.

  • Evaluating Website Quality (also for your students)

    How to Evaluate Web Resources
    A handy guide to help students quickly evaluate the credibility of any resource they find on the internet. Using visuals as well as text, it directs students to several key site features to assess and offers links to four additional resources.

    Internet Detective
    This site offers a free, light-hearted, one-hour tutorial that helps students develop the critical thinking skills required for sound Web-based research. Students will gain practical knowledge on how to discern the quality of websites and why they need to evaluate online resources to inform their scholarly work. The tutorial is divided into five parts designed to appeal to students: 1) "What’s the Story?" to help students understand the need for online research skills; 2) "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" to introduce them to online hoaxes, scams and misinformation; 3) "Detective Work" to teach them how to evaluate Web information; 4) "Get on the Case" to give them practice in website evaluation; and "Keep on the Right Side of the Law" to teach them about plagiarism, copyright and proper citations and referencing.

    World Wide Web Virtual Library’s Evaluation of information sources
    Evaluation of the the information resources found on the World Wide Web.

  • Learning, Writing and Speaking Resources for Your Students

    Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers by Robert Harris
    A comprehensive compendium of strategies of awareness (educating students), prevention and detection for instructors.

    Brain Infographic
    An interactive, 3-dimensional graphic of the brain with learning strategies (84 in all) related to different parts of the brain. They pop out when you click on the "+" areas. Use Chrome or Safari to access, not Internet Explorer.   

    Clemson University — College Survival Skills
    A comprehensive website designed to help undergraduates improve their study skills. Developed by Jerry Waldvogel, associate professor of biology instruction and agricultural education, through an award from the Provost's Innovation Fund. The site has information on general study habits, time management, note taking, textbook reading, exam preparation and how to interact with instructors.

    Combating Internet Plagiarism
    The full title of the article at this site is "Internet Plagiarism: A Teacher's Combat Guide" by Jill Suarez and Allison Martin. A good resource for faculty with plagiarism questions.

    Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA)
    The WPA is a national organization of professional administrators of writing programs. At this site are several WPA position statements on issues of relevance to writing programs.

    Copyright Guide for Students
    This site helps combat plagiarism by explaining copyright law to students. 

    Monitor on Psychology on Internet Plagiarism
    "Keeping plagiarism at bay in the Internet age," by Bridget Murray (February 2002), focuses on what instructors can do to prevent plagiarism. One click away is another related article by Ms. Murray, "Technological tools to detect plagiarism," which includes a link to the service

    Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    This Purdue University site offers some valuable resources for students to improve their writing, such as handouts, PowerPoint presentations and hypertext workshops.

    Oral Presentations
    Guidelines for giving an oral presentation. Written for faculty presentations but relevant to students.

    Plagiarism Prevention Guidebook for Students
    Created by Affordable Colleges Online, this guidebook helps students understand what plagiarism is, what the consequences of plagiarizing are, and most importantly, how to avoid it entirely. It provides a great deal of info

    Plagiarism: Avoiding and Preventing
    This open-access, expert-driven resource is written for both students and faculty. The guidebook includes dozens of resources to help students avoid plagiarism and help faculty prevent it as well as additional tools and examples to teach and/or learn proper citation. The resource also addresses the differences between intentional and accidental plagiarism, ways to avoid plagiarism, tools for proper citation, and more.

    Plagiarism in Colleges in the U.S.A.
    This definitive web book by Ronald B. Standler covers the legal side of plagiarism including the following topics: sources of plagiarized works, laws against plagiarism (copyright, trademark, fraud and statutes about term paper sales) and more.

    Plagiarism software
    This site contains a paper on plagiarism software entitled, "Plagiarism by Adult Learners Online: A case study in detection and remediation," written by Christine Jacoy California State University, and David DiBiase, Penn State. It was published the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (

    Plagiarism Quiz
    Indiana University off a ready-made quiz on plagiarism that helps clarify the definitions and differences.

    Princeton's Presentation Skills for Faculty

    Princeton's Presentation Skills for Students

    Purdue University's Avoiding Plagiarism
    This site concisely addresses the important basics, such as when to give credit, what is common knowledge and what are gray areas. It ends with a practice exercises of vert short cases.

    Questia Online Library
    Questia promotes itself as "The world's largest online library of over 45,000 books and 360,000 journal, magazine and newspaper articles." It offers a plagiarism detection service as well.

    Study Skills Help Page MTSU
    This site offers many study skills links for students.

    That Cheating Heart, Mississippi State University Libraries

    University of Minnesota Study Strategies
    Includes time management, memory techniques, motivation, test-taking skills and much more.

    Writing Tutorial Services
    This Indiana University site contains easy-to-read pamphlet on how to write, cite, proofread and avoid plagiarism.

  • Models of Instructional Technology Applications

    Distance Education Resources
    Excellent advice on designing and implementing distance learning courses, plus a brief history of distance education.

    Ebook Educating the Net Generation
    Educause brings you this multimedia collection of chapter that explore the Net Generation, the first generation to have grown up with information technology and the implications of their unique experience for higher education, including curricula, teaching, classroom and lab space design, service, faculty development. This volumes examines these young students' learning preferences, attitudes, aptitudes and expectations and how they depart from those of today's faculty and administrators. You may download this ebook at no cost as an html or pdf document.

    E-Learning Reviews
    The Swiss Centre for Innovations in Learning (SCIL Switzerland) and the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL Stanford) together have created this website on e-learning to facilitate tracking and reviewing the research literature on e-learning across the disciplines.

    Learning Possibilities Through Instructional Technology
    Dorothy Frayer provides specific examples (via links) of Learning Possibilities Through Instructional Technology. This is from 1997 so not all of the links work but it is still very useful.

    Freemake Blog
    A vast collection of digital resources and tools for college instructors and K-12 teachers.

    MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, is a vast, open resource for faculty and students in higher education. It contains an ever-growing database of online learning materials, peer reviews of materials and assignments in just about every academic and professional field of study.

    Online Instruction Using Learning Objects
    Developed by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, this site is a comprehensive resource on "learning objects" - — that is, chunks of educational content that can be reused, referenced and regrouped in different combinations for various learning environments to facilitate object-oriented programming.

    Syllabus Media Group: Campus Technology
    An online magazine that also has a schedule of conferences related to how technology is used to support teaching and learning.

    Teaching Learning Technology Group (TiLT)
    Showcases an assortment of technological applications to enhance student learning and development.

    The Node
    Highly recommended site on teaching, technology and distance learning.

    Web Tools Newsletter
    This is a free weekly newsletter supported by the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the City University of Hong Kong. Anyone can subscribe. It features articles related to technology and teaching and learning (e.g., quality control and standards for instructional design).

    A faculty resource site on teaching students how to use the web to gather and analyze information and draw their own conclusions from it; has a search function.

    WebQuests, Complete Guide
    Advice on designing and assigning WebQuests along with examples of effective WebQuests.

  • PowerPoint: Effective Uses
  • Research on Teaching

    List of Journals on College Teaching

    List of Teaching Conferences

    Current Issues in Education
    College of Education, Arizona State University

    Education Review  
    A journal of book reviews

    Electronic Journals in Education
    This site lists and links to cost-free, peer-reviewed, scholarly, electronic journals in education from around the world. It was assembled by the American Education Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG) on the Communication of Research. Here are links to just a few such journals that are based in the U.S.

    Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    (JoSoTL) Indiana University

    Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment (JTLA)

  • University Support Services for Instructors

Websites for Instructional Use

  • General

    California Digital Library
    A huge collection of websites, scholarly materials, images, electronic books, data and statistics.

    Carnegie Foundation's Teaching Commons 
    Developed by the Carnegie Foundation's Knowledge Media Laboratory, this site serves as a portal to many teaching and learning resources in K-12 and higher education. It offers collections of cases (especially in science and math), course materials (e.g., a history course on the American frontier), individual lessons (e.g., bystander intervention in psychology), learning objects (e.g., 3-D animations in biology) and educational research reports, as well a newsletter and a blog. Instructors can view, borrow and share materials and make comments on the contributions of others. A companion site is the KEEP Toolkit, which offers Web-based tools and templates for creating the kinds of digital knowledge representations available in the teaching commons.

    Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
    This initiative give access to free, publicly available online courses and course materials on a variety of subject matter, including biology, calculus, causal reasoning, chemistry, economics, research methods, French, logic and proofs, physics, statistics and statics.

    Chemistry Resources
    Designed for undergraduate chemistry students as a review, supplementary, or career planning resource, this site links to extensive lessons on key concepts and representations (e.g., atomic structure, chemical reactions, Lewis diagrams and structures), numerous learning resources and study recommendations, information about careers in chemistry, professional organizations, and journals.

    CSERD Metadata Catalog
    This catalog is a searchable repository of information about Web-based teaching materials for mathematics, computer science and the sciences, some on the page of the Computational Science Education Reference Desk and some on other websites.

    Digital Research Tools (DiRT)
    This wiki compiles over 20 categories of tools and resources that can help scholars, particularly those in the humanities and social sciences, conduct research more efficiently or creatively. This site is run by Lisa Spiro, director of the Digital Media Center at Rice University. Among its offerings are citation-management software, multimedia authoring tools and text-analysis resources. The directory of tools is organized by research activity and included reviews of certain tools with possible ways to use them.

    Educational Uses of the WWW at M.I.T.
    M.I.T.'s version of the World Lecture Hall, this site features links to hundreds of M.I.T.'s courses in a wide variety of disciplines. Not every course is open to the public view, but most are. M.I.T. is in the process of developing links to all 2000+ of its courses.

    EduResources Weblog
    This site is an entryway to online instructional resources for faculty who are developing online courses or supplementing their classroom courses with Web-based resources. The Portal (link on first page) gives access to online instructional resources while the weblog addresses the development and use of these resources (click on "Browse Resources" to find a list of the 15 categories of the resources: General Multi-Discipline HE Repositories, Guideline Referatory Sites for HE Faculty, Search Tools for Academic Resources, etc.).

    Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
    Access to over 70,000 online and offline textbooks in 13 different languages.

    The museum of science, art and human perception located at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Over 500 interactive exhibits.

    Find Digital Video
    This directory, housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Undergraduate Library, provides access to millions of online video from a wide ranges of sources: Google, Yahoo, the Associate Press, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS (including NewsHour), Frontline, Independent Media centers from all over the world (including foreign language), the Research Channel, Annenberg Learner, UC Berkeley Free Online courses, YouTube, Gofish, Revver, iFilm, MetaCafe, IFC Medialab and a number of history sites (see History).

    Internet Archive
    This site contains a large number of moving images on topics ranging from animation and cartoons to youth media and even feature film classics--all available to view by streaming or by download.

    Internet Public Library
    Houses reference materials and collections in most disciplines.

    Journals at JSTOR
    A vast archive of articles from scholarly journals across the disciplines.

    As the home page explains, MERLOT is "a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education." It contains thousands of links to annotated online learning materials, most of them peer reviewed, ranging from whole courses to learning activities (simulations, case studies, teaching modules, assignments) to databases. Members have more privileges than browsers and membership is free, allowing submission of personal creations for consideration in the collection.

    MIT OpenCourseWare
    Almost 1,000 of MIT's courses are accessible here at no charge, including all course materials used.

    National Academy Press
    Access of over 3,000 books published by the National Academy Press and the Joseph Henry Press, all of which you can read online in their entirety for free.

    National Science Digital Library
    Click on University Faculty and search for rich, technologically sophisticated instructional resources in all the sciences, economics, mathematics, public health and other fields.

    New York Public Library Digital Library Program
    Free access to the digitized "accumulated wisdom of the world."

    Notre Dame's OpenCourseware
    This site give access to syllabi, lecture transcripts and other instructional materials in selected courses in the following fields: African studies, American studies, anthropology, Arabic and Middle East studies, architecture, East Asian languages and literatures, gender studies, history, medieval studies, peace studies, philosophy, political science and sociology.

    Ohio Learning Network
    In its efforts to promote productive use of technology in education, the Ohio Learning Network offers teaching and training resources and advice, a listing of upcoming workshops and conferences, and distance learning information. It has established a learning Communities Initiative, which enables Ohio faculty to share course materials with other faculty in the state.

    Online Books Page
    Contains thousands of link to online books housed across the internet.

    Open Educational Resource Archive
    This internet archive is a varied collection of instructional content including courses, study guides, exercises and recorded lectures. It is directed to students, faculty and self learners at all levels.

    Pacific Bell's Blue Web'n
    Features a wide variety of examples of instruction uses of the Web at the K-12 as well as college levels. A weekly update is available.

    Shodor Education Foundation — Curriculum SearchS
    This site allows you to search for instructional resources by grade level (including undergraduate and graduate) or by subject matter/field (including mathematics, economics, education, engineering, the humanities and the sciences). Almost all the materials in the database are interactive learning objects--some animations, others simulations.

    Smithsonian Institute
    Information about the Smithsonian and an index to a wide variety of subject areas.

    Syllabus Finder
    This site gives access to materials for over 100,000 courses from university websites, 39,000 of which are cache on George Mason University servers. GMU's Center for History and Mass Media created this massive site and its customized Google-based search engine, which locates and retrieves courses of interest.

    Teaching Tips
    Developed and maintained by Dr. Richard Lyon, this site posts a weekly teaching tip that is aligned with the rhythm of the academic year, plus tips from the previous four weeks. In addition, it also offers a resources section that lists over 200 specialized websites, alphabetized by topic.

    Visible Knowledge Lab
    This site displays a collection electronic posters describing teaching projects and scholarship-of-teaching projects conducted by 70 faculty across the disciplines. It offers assistance and resources for conducting research into teaching and learning and various online tools and discussion space for project participants.

    World Lecture Hall
    The World Lecture Hall (WLH) contains links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver class materials.

  • African American Studies

    Black/African Related Resources
    This is a list of online information storage sites that contain a significant amount of information relating to, or of concern, to Black or African people, culture and issues around the world, either in files or conferences.

    LexisNexis™ Primary Sources in U.S. History
    Search by keyword, subject or collection for access to Web based teaching resources on African American Studies, Presidential Studies or Women's Studies.

  • Antiquity, Archeology, Anthropology

    Becoming Human Paleoanthropology
    Created by Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins, this site is pitched to both undergraduates and laypeople who are interested in human evolution and how researchers study the subject. It is a constantly evolving, multimedia resource featuring news about the latest events and discoveries in paleoanthropology. The centerpiece of this site is a Web documentary about evolution and the scientific search for early hominid life.

    Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
    Archives glossaries, images and transliterations.

    Perseus Project
    Perseus "is a continually growing digital library of resources for studying the ancient world located in the Classics Department at Tufts University.

    Roman Law
    The home page for the Roman Law branch of the law-related Internet project at the University of Saarbrucken. The essential part of the site is "some fragments of the Corpus Iuris (the collection of laws initiated by the Emperor Justinian) with the apposite parts of the gloss of Accursius."

    Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI)
    The University of Pennsylvania Library has digitized and given free access to its vast collection of historical literature (in Arabic and Latin, among other languages), works of art, music and images of archaeological treasures.

  • Art
    Art Navigator
    A guide to a plethora of art resources on the Web.

    Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America 1520 -1820
    This site allows access to previously unavailable art images from three centuries of the colonial period around the worlds. Drawn from library and museum collections in the U.S. and abroad. Each item is described in terms of its functions and implications and is linked to primary concepts in Spanish American art (e.g., the pre-Columbian tradition, political motives behind colonial architecture, etc.).

  • Biology

    Association for Biological Laboratory Education (ABLE)
    ABLE was founded to promote information exchange among university and college educators actively concerned with teaching biology in a laboratory setting, improving the undergraduate biology laboratory experience by promoting the development and dissemination of interesting, innovative and reliable laboratory exercises. Each workshop/conference brings together a group of selected presenters with about 140 participants from university and college biology departments throughout Canada and the U.S.

    Environmental Sustainability
    This site was developed by Second Nature, a Boston-based national organization that provides resources for faculty in higher education to integrate environmental sustainability into the curriculum, with a focus on interdisciplinary courses. Second Nature offers college-level instructors a range of programs, training sessions, one-on-one consulting as well as online resources.

    R.R. Hake on Biology Education
    R.R. Hake, "Research, Development and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education (REDCUBE): A Web Guide for Non-Biologists." This vast pdf file connects to the massive literature and Web resources on research, development and reform in undergraduate biology education. The latest version (1999) contains 47 biology-educator profiles; 446 references (with 124 on general science-education reform); and 490 links on biology associations, instructors' website, scientific societies, science projects, cognitive psychology, U.S. government resources and searches and directories.

    Visible Human Project
    Complete, three-dimensional representations of the male and the female human body, all anatomically detailed.

  • Business

    Using Technology in the Classroom
    Several articles from professors of marketing, managerial accounting and other business fields discuss using different technologies in their classrooms.

  • Chemistry

    Chemistry Resources
    Designed for undergraduate chemistry students as a review, supplementary, or career planning resource, this site links to extensive lessons on key concepts and representations (e.g., atomic structure, chemical reactions, Lewis diagrams and structures), numerous learning resources and study recommendations, information about careers in chemistry, professional organizations, and journals.

    The IrYdium Project, Carnegie Mellon University
    This project, led by Chemistry professor David Yaron, develops educational software to integrate into introductory chemistry courses. The software aims to create simulation-like environments in which students take the role of the practicing scientist and apply key concepts to real-world issues. It is easily used over the Web through Network Computing and Remote Database Technology. The applets include a general virtual lab simulation for aqueous chemistry, in addition to concept tests, in which students can conduct diverse experiments in acid-base and thermal chemistry.

    Organic Chemistry Glossary and Learning Resources
    Almost 100 chemistry and organic chemistry terms are define on this site.  It also includes links to additional on chemical terminology, spectroscope use, the Dobson Spectrophotometer, chemical structure drawing software, and numerous learning resources, such as organic chemistry flashcards and quizzes.

    WWW Chemistry Resources
    Links to a variety of chemistry-related sites on the Web, developed by Max Kopelevish, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Engineering

    National Engineering Education Delivery System
    NEEDS, the National Engineering Education Delivery System of the Synthesis Coalition, is a multimedia courseware development and distribution system to support engineering education. It provides global access to a growing database of engineering information.

    Resources in Engineering and Science Education
    Richard Felder is the Hoechst Celanese Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Felder's papers and workshops focus primarily on active and cooperative learning and other instructional methods designed to reach a variety of learning styles.

    The Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education is an NSF Engineering Education Coalition committed to the comprehensive revitalization of undergraduate engineering education. This is a searchable database containing the contact information for SUCCEED members, individuals responsible for specific projects and coalition universities and departments.

  • English and Composition

    Home page of an international journal of literature, opinion and the arts.

    A site featuring poets from the Washington, D.C., area. It also lists writing workshops and conferences around the U.S.

    Displays a wide variety of poems from the formal to the speculative.
    Gives free access to general literature, poetry and reference materials.

    The Cortland Review
    Home page of a relatively prestigious electronic journal, which features audio clips of poetry readings. Works include those of R.T. Smith, Charles Simic and Mark Jarman.

    Drunken Boat
    Includes a culturally and artistically diverse assortment of literary and visual works of art.

    Electronic Poetry Center
    Source of up-to-date online poetry news and excellent poetry links.

    English Department at the University of Pennsylvania
    The website includes directories, courses, program information and literary resources on the Web.

    Early English Books Online
    Over 100,000 English-language works.

    Free Verse
    Home page of an online journal specializing in translated poetry.

    Great Literature Online
    This site by Eldritch Press contains free links to hundreds of great English, French (translated), Russian (translated) and American literary books and poems, some on themes such as Christmas, the "Great War" and boats.

    Humanities Text Initiative
    A diverse library of medieval poetry, secular and religious texts and Abraham Lincoln's speeches.

    PENNsound, University of Pennsylvania

    A large collection of sound recordings and videos of poetry readings.

    A vast archive of thousands of article, poems and stories from the print version of Ploughshares.

    Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI)
    The University of Pennsylvania Library has digitized and given free access to its vast collection of rare and not-so-rare books and manuscripts in many languages, Shakespearean works, diaries, works of art, music and sheet music and images of archaeological treasures.

    Smartish Pace
    Partners with the print publication Smartish Place. Contain interviews with poets, poetry reviews and poems by both new and renowned writers.

    A varied, esoteric collection of recordings of radio shows, musical performances, poetry readings, literary criticisms, audio art, "expanded cinema" performances, videos and other media works without copyright restrictions, as long as they are used for noncommercial and educational purposes only. Access is free; rights belong to the author(s).

  • Entomology

    Beetle Science
    This Cornell University site summarizes entomological methods and reports new developments and findings in the field - — e.g., the appearance of the Asian longhorned beetle in the United States.

  • History

    American Historical Association
    The AHA provides a variety of resources to support history instructors. One highlight is the AHA's collaboration with the AAHE on a teaching portfolio project.

    American Memory Project 
    This Library of Congress site provides access to historical materials that document the American experience. The video collections are found in the Motion Pictures section.

    American Studies and the New Technologies: New Paradigms for Teaching and Learning
    Contains Alan B. Howard's article originally prepared for the Ninth Annual Learning and Literacy Network Learning Conference held in Beijing, China on July 19, 2002, describing the linked Web based projects: 1) Uncle Tom's Cabin site created by Stephen Railton; 2) The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the Civil War by Edward Ayers, Anne Rubin and Will Thomas; 3) The Salem Witchcraft Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project, led by Benjamin Ray; and 4) the website of the American Studies Programs at the University of Virginia, which is built entirely by students.

    Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
    Archives glossaries, images, and transliterations.

    Documenting the American South
    This rich, research site gives access to a huge digitized collection of sources on Southern history, culture and literature from the colonial era through the early 20th century, sponsored by the Academic Affairs Library at UNC Chapel Hill. Since 2004, 1,300 books and manuscripts have been collected, most being complete with a bibliographic record. The resources are topically categorized: First-Person Narratives of the American South, Library of Southern Literature, North American Slave Narratives, The Southern Homefront 1861-1865, etc.

    Early English Books Online
    Over 100,000 English-language works.

    ECHO stands Exploring and Collecting History Online, a directory of scholarly resources developed and maintained by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. In its vast collection are over 5,000 annotated websites addressing the history of science, technology and industry. Some of the websites are reviewed. Visitors can browse by discipline, historic period (ancient through modern) or type of content (audio, artifacts, images, links, etc.).
    Drawing on materials from the 21 History CD-ROMs developed by MultiEducator over the last decade, including a timeline of major world history events beginning in 10,000 BC and ending with 1999, as well as complete history of U.S. Presidential elections, offering state-by-state tallies and graphs of the electoral and popular vote. This election component links to a biography section covering the lives of the American presidents and first ladies. Another feature of this site is historical, economic, demographic and geographic information on all countries of the world.

    H-Net's online teaching resources consist primarily of discussion lists on topics related to teaching history and social science, such as teaching the U.S. history survey course, teaching history in high school, using multimedia to teach history, etc.

    Humanities Text Initiative
    A diverse historical collection of medieval poetry, secular and religious texts and Abraham Lincoln's speeches.

    LexisNexis™ Primary Sources in U.S. History
    Search by keyword, subject or collection for access to Web based teaching resources on African American Studies, Presidential Studies or Women's Studies. By subscription only.

    National Video Archives of the United States
    These historical videos include NASA space flights, United Newsreel productions from World War II and footage from the Department of the Interior.

    Organization of American Historians
    The OAH offers a range of teaching resources, including a new website devoted to teaching about current articles in the Journal of American History.

    Valley of the Shadow
    Subtitled "Two Communities in the Civil War," this rich archive details American life in one Southern Community and one Northern community from 1859 to 1870. Authored by Professor Edward Ayers at UVA, it includes a wealth of original, primary sources including diaries, letters, speeches, newspapers, church records and census data. Detailed directions are provided on how to use the site in teaching.

    What Happens When Students Read Multiple Source Documents
    This document describes an approach that uses ideas behind the case method.

    Yale Library
    This subject guide for american history and american studies provides information about the Yale University Library's print and microform collection, online databases, internet resources and other resources for conducting research.

  • International Affairs

    General International Relations Resources
    Annotated links to about 20 IR resource websites for research and teaching.

  • Languages

    CAPL: Cultural Authentic Pictorial Lexicon, German
    Professors Michael Shaughnessy and Jason Parkhill of Washington and Jefferson College initiated this pilot collection of "culturally authentic license-free imagery" to teach German vocabulary. Funded by a grant from Washington and Jefferson College, the major topics include art and architecture, banking and money, city life, clothing, food and drink, free time and more.

    Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI)
    The University of Pennsylvania Library has digitized and given free access to its vast collection of rare and not-so-rare books and manuscripts in Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Latin and Spanish.

    Yamada Language Guides
    The definitive guide to language resources on the World Wide Web. Has links to language related news groups and mailing lists.

  • Mathematics

    Dr. Vogel's Calculus Pathologies
    This site housed on the Texas A&M University server shows both the equations and geometric figures associated with beginning through advanced level calculus functions, such as: a non-differentiable function with partial derivatives everywhere; a function without a limit, although limits exist along all lines; and a function with a single critical point, which is a local minimum but not a global minimum.

    Extend: Perspectives on Mathematics Education
    "EXTEND is a national Internet forum on mathematics education intended to involve new constituencies, to engage new voices and to examine new perspectives." The following major topics are explored through forum reports, position papers and reader commentary: access, expectations, articulation, integration and numeracy.

    Graphics for the Calculus Classroom
    Excerpts from a collection of graphical demonstrations developed for first year calculus, with links to graphics for complex analysis.

    History of Mathematics
    This site is exactly what the name implies.

    This site offers free resources to students in mathematics, science and engineering. It was developed by Waterloo Maple, a provider of advanced software products for mathematics education, research and industry. Content includes tutorials, course-specific examples and general reference information. Instructors can also take advantage of this site with links to educational PowerTools, Waterloo Maple's suite of free and full-powered add-on packages. These include complete sets of curriculum material for various college and university level courses, including calculus, linear algebra and engineering mathematics.

    Math Applet Animations
    Dozens of animations (applets) developed by International Educational Software in Japan. Topics include trigonometry, calculus, vector, complex numbers and conics.

    Mathematics 101: Leading Sites for Math Teachers 
    "101" refers to the number of teaching resources that this site links to. The resources range from advanced curricula to instructor blogs, games, and activities for teaching math at all age and skill levels. Also accessible from the left panel are 100 Savvy Sites on Statistics and Quantitative Analysis and 101 Prime Resources On Advanced Mathematics.

    Mathematical Sciences Career Information
    Everything you ever wanted to know about mathematical nonacademic employment. Features profiles of the careers of mathematicians in nonacademic positions and a questions and answer forum that allows you to query the mathematicians featured this month.

    StatLib is "a system for distributing statistical software, datasets and information by electronic mail, FTP and WWW" developed by the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Third International Mathematics and Science Study(TIMSS)
    Has data on half a million students from 41 countries in the fourth, eighth and twelfth grades. Provides a comparative view of education in the world.

  • Medicine

    International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)
    IAMSE had its beginning years ago as part of the Association of American Medical Schools (AAMC) annual meeting. Its goal is to advance medical education through faculty development and to ensure that the teaching and learning of medicine continues to be firmly grounded in science.

  • Philosophy

    American Philosophical Association
    Provides references for software to use in teaching philosophy, as well as pointers to Internet and World Wide Web sites with philosophical content.

    Teaching Philosophy
    This site, developed at by philosophy professor John Immerwahr at Villanova University, focuses on designing introductory philosophy courses, although the materials and strategies it provides are useful across many disciplines. Its organization follows the typical thinking process involved in preparing to teach a course, beginning with the obstacles and challenges, then the planning and design, then the composition of the syllabus, and onto the lectures and discussions, the assigning readings and the tests and written assignments. The website materials are brief and succinct but include references to in-depth resources.

  • Physics

    AAPT Physical Science Resources
    The Physical Science Resource Center of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

    American Journal of Physics
    Home page of this online journal published by the American Association of Physics Teachers.

    Discrepant Events in Physics
    A discrepant event, or "counter-intuitive demonstration," is a type of instruction, usually in the form of an experiment, that reveals and allows correction of students' misconceptions about the physical biological world. The reality of these demonstrations confuses students (puts them in disequilibrium) by casting doubt on their erroneous "theories" and assumptions. It also captivates them and motivates learning. This site contains a variety of discrepant events for the classroom or laboratory.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System
    Four bibliographic databases with over 3.5 million records, maintained by an NASA-funded project.

    Physics and Astronomy Songs
    This site contains songs that are appropriate learning aids for general science courses and physics and astronomy courses at the introductory, sophomore, advanced undergraduate and graduate level. Songs address electricity, magnetism, optics and quantum mechanics.

    Physics Demonstrations
    This free-access site houses hundreds of interactive online simulations that demonstrate key physics principles. Created by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Department of Physics Education, it features colorful, student-oriented experiments on over 100 different topics including Conservation of Energy, Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Sounds and Waves, Microwaves, Thermodynamics, Electricity, Magnets, Circuits, Light, Radiation, Quantum Phenomena, Torque, and Physical Chemistry.

    Research in Physics Education
    Richard Hake has been engaged in a development, dissemination and research program to improve introductory physics education at the local, state and national levels. This site contains many article and papers, including "Lessons from the Physics Education Reform Effort," as well as links to other excellent physics education websites.

    The Parallax Project
    The home page provides this concise description: "Between 1910 and 1969, the Allegheny Observatory published 10 volumes of star parallax data and calculations collected and produced by researchers working at the Observatory. The published reports, known as the Publications of the Allegheny Observatory of the University of Pittsburgh, contain information that is of great value to astronomers. The Digital Research Library at the University of Pittsburgh has made the publications available online for searching and browsing. The volumes can be searched by many star identifiers."

  • Political Science

    Access to Presidential Studies
    Lexis-Nexis recently introduced Access to Presidential Studies, an online resource for high school and college students and researchers that provides historic information about all 43 U.S. presidents. Users can search and retrieve the complete text of inaugural addresses, State of the Union addresses and scholarly articles dating back to George Washington's presidency. The site includes autobiographies, office diaries, executive orders from 1862 through 1904, photographs and images. It houses information from the Office of the President, as well as other sources like the media. Registered users only.

    Thomas’s U.S. Congress on the Internet
    Legislative information on the Internet. Check on the latest bills in Congress.

  • Psychology

    Discovering Psychology
    "The Discovering Psychology telecourse and educational video series first premiered in 1990 as a visual resource for teaching introductory psychology. The 26 video programs review the history of the field, including the work of early and contemporary theorists, practitioners and researchers, illustrating their work with footage of classic experiments and modern studies"

  • Public Health Science

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    This School's open courseware project provides links to the content of its most popular courses, including adolescent health, behavior and health, biostatistics, environment, global health, health policy, injury prevention, mental health, nutrition, public health preparedness and refugee health. The impetus for this project was the administration's sense of moral imperative to furnish equal and open access to public health knowledge and solutions to problems.

  • Religion

    Humanities Text Initiative
    A diverse library literature including religious texts. Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion provides information about Wabash Center programs, all of which are free, for faculty who teach courses in religion and theology in colleges, universities, theological schools and seminaries. The site also houses the Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching Theology and Religion, an annotated guide developed and regularly updated by a theological librarian and an array of other teaching resources.

  • Science

    Case Studies in Science
    The State University of New York at Buffalo has experimented with case studies in science for a number of years. They have found that "students exposed to the case method have been extraordinarily excited and actively involved in their learning."

    ECHO stands Exploring and Collecting History Online, a directory of scholarly resources developed and maintained by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. In its vast collection are over 5,000 annotated websites addressing the history of science, technology and industry. Some of the websites are reviewed. Visitors can browse by discipline, historic period (ancient through modern) or type of content (audio, artifacts, images, links, etc.).

    Free access to over 600,000 articles from almost 350 science journals.

    Impact Lab
    Popular Science Magazine calls this site one of the "top five science blogs in the known universe." Boasting 91 topics covering both popular and obscure science, it is hosted by the DaVinci Institute, a futurist think-tank famous for identifying emerging technologies.

    National Institute for Science Education (NISE)
    1) College Level One
    2) Project FLAG: Field-Tested Learning Assessment Guide for SME&T

    R.R. Hake, "Research, Development, and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Web Guide for Non-Biologists"
    An Adobe Acrobat document gives non-biologists a point of entry into the vast literature and Web resources relevant to research, development and change in undergraduate biology education.

    Science Blog
    This well respected, multi-sciences blog organizes posts among 16 categories and gets up to 10 new posts daily.

    Science Songs
    Songs help student learn and remember even complex material. This site gives access to many dozens of songs about topics in astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computers, geology, mathematics, medicine, nutrition, pharmacology, physics and general science.

    Science Teaching Reconsidered
    Science Teaching Reconsidered is a book-on-the-web written by the Committee on Undergraduate Science Education (U.S.), National Research Council in 1997, put out by the excellent National Academy Press. It contains numerous creative and innovative methods and tools for teaching science.

    This constantly updated and highly regarded blog spanning all the sciences features otherwise unpublicized research findings.

  • Vendors

    The following is a commercial site that may be of use in textbook selection (the texts have companion multimedia and/or online sites):

    Pearson Education
    Complete online distance learning package. Instructional designers are available to assist in integrating class notes, presentations and other unique materials into pre-built course environments.

  • World Civilization

    The World Civilization Virtual Library
    Dr. Deborah Vess of Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville created this site as a supplement to course materials for her world civilization courses. There are multiple links to online museums, research databases, virtual tours of important historic sites and other resources.


  • The Teaching Professor
    OTEI has purchased a group site license allowing members of the Clemson University community free access to The Teaching Professor, a respected higher-education newsletter produced monthly by Magna Publications. As most of its articles are carefully edited excerpts from other publications (books, journal articles, other newsletter articles), it is a very time efficient way to keep up on research and trends in college-level teaching and learning. The articles range in nature from concrete teaching tips to research findings to theory.

    There are two ways to access the latest issue or browse the archives:

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    You are invited to subscribe to these 1,000-2,000 word postings on higher education sent electronically twice a week to over 25,000 subscribers in over 650 academic institutions in over 100 countries.

    The goals of the mailing list ("desk-top faculty development, one hundred times per year") are to provide:
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    Postings fall into one of five categories: (1) Tomorrow's Academy; (2) Tomorrow's Graduate Students and Postdocs; (3) Tomorrow's Academic Careers; (4) Tomorrow's Teaching and Learning; (5) Tomorrow's Research.

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