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Resources Provided by Other Academic Institutions 

Anytime, Anywhere: Online Learning Shapes the Future

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Carnegie Mellon, Office of Technology for Education
The Office of Technology for Education assists Carnegie Mellon faculty with evaluating, designing, implementing, and funding the use of information technology tools for teaching and learning, with the overall objective of improving the learning environments.

As Teacher Use of New Technologies Has Spread, Have Most Teachers Changed How They Teach?
Historians of technology point out that it took a half-century after the introduction of turbine-generated electric power in the U.S to eventually light streets, power trolleys, create industrial assembly lines, and upgrade the home with incandescent lights, refrigerators, telephones, and automatic washers.

Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching:
Best Practices in Distance Education (Click Here)

In the traditional college classroom today, faculty and students arrive with a certain set of expectations, shaped largely by past experiences. In the online classroom, an entirely new set of variables enters the equation. This special report explains the “rules of the road” for online teaching and learning.

What’s a Digital Portfolio and Why Should You Use it?
The concept of digital portfolios is supported by national and international education pedagogy: 1) ISTE makes it important to “interact, collaborate, and publish with peers…” and “contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems”, 2) the International Baccalaureate PYP program requires a digital portfolio be maintained throughout the student PYP school years, and 3)  Common Core State Standards considers collaboration and publishing fundamental to accomplishing educational goals.