The Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service from the University of Illinois - Springfield is a hub for the study and application of online learning pedagogy, technology, and best practices.
eLearn Magazine A publication of ACM, Association of Computing Machinery, that focuses on best practices, research, and related info on instructional technology.
Illinois Online Network provides resources and faculty development opportunities to learn more about designing and teaching online courses.
Instructions to access resources from Magna Publications Free best practices resources (online newsletters and Magna Commons webinars) for IIT Faculty and Staff compliments of IIT Online. NOTE: You must be logged into the portal to access this page. Please do not share the codes outside of our campus community.
MERLOT, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. Almost all academic disciplines are represented, including biology. engineering, information technology, and mathematics.
Quality Matters The Quality Matters organization developed rubric standards for design and development of online courses.
Supporting Learning And Technology in Education SLATE is a regional group of educators who support learning and technology in education through communication, collaboration, and innovation while developing a community of practice.
The Sloan Consortium Sloan-C is committed to quality online education and in addition to its many conferences and research, one of its publications is the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks - see the file below for their annual summary of effective practices from December 2011. Sloan C's 18th Annual International Conference on Online Learning was held October 2012. Here's a link to one of their plenary panels, Evolution or Revolution? What's Happening with Traditional Online Learning? Sloan-C also produces the Quality Scorecard for Online Programs.