Resource Treasure Chest

There are endless variety of wonderful sites for educators on the web. We have simply listed them alphabetically and expect that you will spend time exploring the many branches of the path. Don't be daunted; there are some wonderful treasures here.
Be aware that some of the sites are commercial portals. These sites contain advertising and, in some cases, may ask for payment for a service or software. They are included because they do offer valuable free services for educators. Their inclusion should not be construed as an endorsement.
Adjunct Nation is connected with the publication Adjunct Advocate which is available in the Adjunct Office. This site has information and job listings tailored to part-time college faculty.
A link to the books we have in the LRC that are related to teaching.

Community College Search Site
A site that provides a handy search tool to locate the web site of any community college around the world.
Among other features, FacultyOnline gives college faculty access to textbook information, including lists of top-selling titles by course and discipline; textbook reviews; book-in-use data; new title information; discussion forums; and a course materials information exchange.
FAST: Free Assessment Summary Tool
A site that allows you to poll your students 24/7 about the class you are teaching. The feedback is anonymous and summarized for you into an Exel document.

Finding, Evaluating, and Integrating Web Resources in a Course
These sites are very helpful when you are just beginning to design a course or a project and you want to use web resources. Even if you don't have such plans, check these sites out. You may get some ideas.
  • Filamentality
    Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the web, gathering good internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities. It helps combine the "filaments" of the Web with a learner's "mentality". Support is built-in through Mentality Tips that guide you along the way to creating a Web-based activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about HTML, Web Servers, or all that www-dot stuff.
  • TrackStar
    TrackStar helps instructors organize and annotate Web sites (URLs) for use in lessons. 
  • What a Site!
    This site is designed like a workshop that takes you through the steps of finding, evaluating, and integrating web sites into a course. Their goal is to help you go beyond providing students with a laundry list of web sites. They believe they are clever, creative ways to build a web activity that makes learning more powerful.
MERLOT is an online community that allows teachers to share material, assignments, activities, etc.
Skip Downing is a college teacher who offers a workshop on student success. This is his website. The section on "Student Success Strategies" has some very useful materials and suggestions.

Online Course Creation and Support
There Sites will usually include tools that allow you to easily create a secure site for a traditional on-campus course. You may be able to post materials, maintain a course calendar, quickly email students, do online testing and post grades. Some sites run the gamut from here to the creation of a completely online course. Many ancillary services and software are also offered.
  • Blackboard  Create a course Web site to bring your learning materials, class discussions, and even tests online. Supplement an existing class or teach a course entirely on the Web.  This site is supported by our Tech Center and the California Virtual Campus.
  •  An all-purpose site for online course creation.
  •   Allows teachers to establish a class web site with student e-mail, discussion board, etc.
  • Quia   An all-purpose site for online course creation.
  •   A site sponsored by the Discovery Channel that provides a puzzle maker and a quiz maker for teachers.
  • WebCT   An all-purpose site for online course creation.

Professional Development Organizations
Links to professional development organizations.

Student Sites
Sometimes it helps to get a student's perspective. View the learning process from the other side by visiting a few sites designed for students.

Teaching Goals Inventory
TGI is a self-assessment of instructional goals available to take online. The TGI was developed by Thomas Angelo and Patricia Cross and reported in their book, Classroom Assessment Techniques: A handbook for College Teachers, 2dn ed., 1993.

Teaching Perspectives Inventory
A short questionnaire to help summarize your views and perceptions about teaching.

Teaching Resource Exchange
A site built by members of the higher education community for members of the higher education community. This site is a source of journals, web sites, and listservs that assist college educators in teaching.
An extensive set of teaching tips from the American Psychological Association.  Some of the tips are specific to psychology, but most are not.  A lot of very useful information.
A collection of syllabi and course materials from hundreds of online college courses. It offers ideas on how to incorporate technology into your courses as well as gives you a glimpse into the approaches taken by other faculty members around the world..