Best Practices for Online Education Programs
Distance Learning Committee members identify 11 areas that are considered best practices for LLU online education.
LLU Distance Education Instructor Guide (updated January 31, 2017)
LLU Distance Education Policy (April 2015)
LLU Distance Education Resources
- Online Course Workshops: by Marilyn R. Eggers, PhD
- Becoming an Online Teacher: by Dr. Bobby Hobgood, Learn NC, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill School of Education
- Guidelines for Online Teaching Success: succinct and easy-to-read strategies and expectations by Mary Bart
- Literature Review - Faculty Participation in Online Distance Education: Barriers and Motivators: by Loreal L. Maguire, Assistant Director, Professional Training and Education, Millersville University
- Preparing Instructors for Quality Online Instruction: by Yi Yang, Ph.D. candidate, and Dr. Linda F. Cornelious, Department of Instructional Systems, Leadership, and Workforce Development, Mississippi State University
- Active Online Learning: blog by Ray Schroeder, Director, Center for Online Learning Research and Service, University of Illinois at Springfield
- Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration: peer-reviewed electronic journal
- NC-SARA - National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
- Essential Principles of Highly Effective Online Teaching: some of these points fit us and others don't. However, there are some good points we could glean from these principles.
- Essential Principles of Quality Checklist: this document was designed for middle and high school courses; however, there may be some principles here that should be adopted by LLU as well.
- Forum Participation Score: from Dr. Judy Peters, School of Nursing, Loma Linda University
- HippoCampus: a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) providing high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge
- Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
- SREB Checklist for Evaluating Online Courses
- SREB Guidelines for Professional Growth of Online Teachers: although designed for online teachers of SREB state virtual schools, many of the standards for professional growth are adaptable and useful for higher education teachers as well. In fact, some of the resources used for this document were actually gleaned from documents for higher education. The standards for what the SREB state virtual schools should do or provide should be related to what the University, schools, or programs should do for the online instructors to help ensure student learning success.
- SREB Standards for Quality Online Teaching: there may be some points here we would want to include in our online teaching.
- Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online: by Dr. Judith V. Boettcher