Resources

Books and other Print Materials

Hamilton, D. (2010). The Online Student's User Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Successful Online College Student.

Barrett, S., Poe, C., & Spagnola-Doyle, C. (2012). Power Up: A Practical Student's Guide to Online Learning (2nd Ed.). Pearson Education, Inc.

Websites

Citation Tools and Resources:

Scavenger Hunt: Exploring Google Docs- Teaches how to use the Explore feature in Google Docs by Catlin Tucker. Make a copy of this activity.

EasyBib Bibliography Creator - Citation generator add-on for Google Docs.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - The OWL Research and Citation Resources include style guides for MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style. The Electronic Resources style list is particularly helpful.

Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS) - The OSLIS Citation Maker has templates for MLA for Elementary, MLA for Secondary, and APA Style. Students can enter information into a template, and that information is formatted automatically in a way that can easily be copied and pasted into a paper or presentation.

Recipes4Success Citation Maker - This commercial product can be used without a login, as long as students do not close their browser. It uses a drill down query and template to create an automatically formatted citation that can by copied and pasted into a paper or presentation.

Son of Citation Machine - This online tool includes MLA 7, APA 6, Turabian and Chicago style guides. It provides style references for print and digital materials. It allows you to enter information, and that information is formatted automatically in a way that can easily be copied and pasted. Note that this website has a large number of advertisements, so may not be appropriate for students.

Online & Blended Learning

iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework

iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching, Version 2

SmarterMeasure Online Education Readiness Tool

Tips for Being a Successful Online Student

The Anatomy of an Online Course

Hardware & Software You'll Need for E-Learning

Penn State Online Course Readiness Survey

Video

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