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There are many educational resources related to teaching with technology that can help provide ideas, activities, and resources. The following links contain a wealth of information related to best practices in teaching with technology, multimedia examples, and techniques for successfully integrating technology in the classroom.

The American Distance Education Consortium Online Resources
A list of resources from the American Distance Education Consortium. Includes a page of educational links, links for excellence in online teaching, and many others.

The Catalyst Web site brings you tools, resources, and support to help you teach with new technologies.

Campus Technology
A technology news magazine focusing on all aspects on technology from technical to educational.

Distance Education Clearinghouse 
The Distance Education Clearinghouse is a comprehensive and widely recognized website bringing together distance education information from Wisconsin, as well as national and international sources. New information and resources are being added to the Distance Education Clearinghouse on a continual basis. The Clearinghouse is managed and maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, in cooperation with its partners and other University of Wisconsin institutions.

This nonprofit organization strives to advance educational technology through promoting best practices. A few of its many initiatives are the annual EDUCAUSE conference and Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference (MARC) conferences which highlight uses of technology in education and business. In addition, a host of seminars and resources are provided.

The Gateway to Educational Materials
The Gateway to Educational Materials is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, nonprofit, and commercial Internet sites. GEM is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and is a special project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology. Teachers, parents, and administrators can search or browse The Gateway and find thousands of high quality educational materials, including lesson plans, activities, and projects from over 200 GEM Consortium member sites.

Learning Resources
The Learning Resources site offers web-delivered instruction using current and past CNN San Francisco bureau news stories. The Western/Pacific Literacy Network and the CNN San Francisco bureau have partnered to develop an online literacy site that benefits all learners and instructors. This material is intended for adult literacy and educational purposes. Though the intended audience is adults, instructors and learners of all ages are encouraged to use this material to promote better literacy. Each module includes the full text of each story and interactive activities to test comprehension. The learner can choose to read the text, listen to the text, and view a short video clip of the story.

Merlot: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.

Seton Hall University is a member and contributing institution and individual membership is free.  In addition, Seton Hall has also implemented the MERLOT/Blackboard building block, allowing faculty members at Seton Hall to search the MERLOT database and pull available resources directly into their courses.

The MyLab series of text-specific online products accompanies Pearson Education textbooks for a variety of courses. Each MyLab product provides a rich and flexible set of course materials for your textbook, along with course-management tools (powered by CourseCompass™) that make it easy to customize your online course. MyLab products give you everything you need to deliver all or a portion of your course online - whether your students are in a lab setting or working from home. The various MyLab series offer students many ways to work and instructors many ways to save time - all in one convenient place. Pearson provides students with pre-paid access when they purchase a new, participating textbook.

Seton Hall University has teamed up with Pearson to offer the MyLab product for Developmental Mathematics.  Other MyLab products are being evaluated.
If you are interested in evaluating a Pearson MyLab online resources, please contact your Instructional Designer.

Theory Into Practice Database
Brief summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by learning domains and concepts.

Virtual Resource Site for Teaching with Technology
This site complies examples how programs or instructors are teaching with technology.  You can search by teaching strategy or by technology.

The TLT Group
Our goal is to help educational institutions improve teaching and learning by making more thoughtful use of information technology. We offer tools, information, training, and consulting that accelerate educational improvement while also helping to control the costs and ease the stresses of change. Note: The TLT Group focuses primarily on higher education.

  • Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever
    Since Arthur W. Chickering and Steven Ehrmann published their Seven Principles of Good Practice in 1987, new communication and information technologies have become major resources for teaching and learning in higher education. If the power of the new technologies is to be fully realized, they should be employed in ways consistent with the Seven Principles.
  • The TLT group has put together their own list of resources »

Voice of the Shuttle
Over 70 pages of links to humanities and humanities-related resources on the Internet. Its mission has been to provide a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources that respects the established humanities disciplines professional organizations and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences and with new digital media.

Online Teaching and Learning Resources

Similar to Merlot, this peer reviewed repository aims to provide a place to view and share educational materials. The materials are often chunked creating mini courses, books, reports, etc. Faculty can search through over 17,000 modules within over 1000 collections. Disciplines include, Arts; Business, Humanities, Science and Technology and Mathematics and the Social Sciences.

DiRT: Digital Research Tools Wiki

This searchable wiki guides faculty towards the right technology tool for students to meet the educational goals of the course. Faculty may search by learning style, cognitive level or by task, among others. Each area provides the definition of the tool, available Web.20 tools, and additional resources.

Quality Matters
Quality Matters is most recognized for its literature based rubric that is designed to ensure quality and academic rigor in online and hybrid courses. Seton Hall University is a subscribing institution.

Sloan-C The Sloan Consortium

The Sloan Consortium houses effectives practices, to which Seton Hall contributes, a plethora of resources, certificate programs as well a host of engaging webinars from key people in the field of online teaching and learning. Its focus is routed in the Five Pillars of Quality Online Education (access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, scale, student satisfaction. Sloan-C is home to the annual Online Education survey ( a collaborative effort between Babson Survey Research Group, the College Board and the Sloan Consortium), and the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN).

USDLA United States Distance Learning Association
USDLA provides the distance learning community with resources, information, research, and networking opportunities for faculty, administration, and learners.

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