Online Resources

Online Resources


General Teaching and Learning Resources

  •, a network of professional development resources and learning modules designed specifically for the needs of community college faculty
  • The Teaching and Learning Commons is an intellectual community space provided to enrich and encourage an exchange of knowledge about teaching and learning.

Assessment Resources

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Classroom Assessment Resources

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  • Short Introduction to Classroom Assessment
    • British Columbia Institute of Technology's longstanding "How To" series' introduction to classroom assessment covers the basics of classroom assessment and includes a quick guide to planning an appropriate project.
  • Teaching Goals Inventory Online
    • The University of Iowa has done all of higher education a favor by obtaining the rights to put the "Teaching Goals Inventory" online. Faculty can sign in, complete the inventory, and print out the results.
  • Create an Online Assessment Tool
    • Survey Monkey "...has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily."  With this online program you can create your surveys and compile the results.  


  • Classroom Assessment Articles and Information
    • Honolulu Community College Teaching Tips and Guidebook on a wide range of topics.  Specifically there is a great list of resources on Classroom Assessment Techniques. A great follow-up resource.
    • Penn State has an excellent online resource through their Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence. As part of the site, they have two well presented articles on classroom assessment for faculty who need 'more' material.
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques
    • Virginia Commonwealth University has a great site with Cross and Angelo's original CATs organized as they did it. The site contains a short introduction to classroom assessment, then a quick links to their CATs page. Cross and Angelo's Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Course Planning and Assessment Handbook
    • The University of Massachusetts has done us all a great favor by putting their "Course-Based Review and Assessment" manual online.  The 50+ paged manual is great for more information or as a stand-alone source. Online Handbook

Learning Centered Teaching Resources

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  • The 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges are serving as incubators and catalysts for the Learning College concept by building on values that place learning first.
  • Kevin Carey's article on Cascadia University and "What your alma mater could learn from Cascadia University": "Built to Teach"

Universal Design for Learning Resources

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  • Universal Design for Instruction Fact Sheet from the University of Connecticut's Center on Post Secondary Education and Disability's FacultyWare program, which provides online resources on Universal Design.
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning

Cultural Diversity Resources

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  • Harvard's Project Implicit blends basic research and educational outreach in a virtual laboratory at which visitors can examine their own hidden biases.

Conversation Cafes

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  • Conversation Cafe: Promoting community, democracy and wisdom world-wide through generating millions of open, respectful public conversations.


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  • Peer Review provides a quarterly briefing on emerging trends and key debates in undergraduate liberal education. Each issue is focused on a specific topic, provides comprehensive analysis, and highlights changing practice on diverse campuses.

Online Books, Videos, and Courses

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Concept Mapping Tools

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  • The IHMC CmapTools client is free for use by anybody in order to create mind maps.  In particular, schools and universities are encouraged to download it and install it in as many computers as desired, and students and teachers may make copies of it and install it at home.

  • FreeMind is mind-mapping software written in Java. Recent developments make this software a highly productivity tool for creating various mind maps.

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