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Explanations of CTEL resources

USM Online's Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) supports the efforts of faculty, departments, and programs who want to develop online and blended programs and courses. Faculty can get initial consultation, course development assistance, instructional design, technical help, and support for course delivery at CTEL.

Teaching online can be challenging. You need to find new ways to help your students learn, create community, and to provide a sense of immediacy with students who may never see you in person. Some of the resources CTEL provides through the library include the books, eBooks, and webinars listed here.

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Books and eBooks


Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms: Richardson, Will (2009) 

The course syllabus : a learning-centered approach: O'Brien, Judith Grunert (2008)

Going the distance : a handbook for part-time & adjunct faculty who teach online / Evelyn Beck and Do: Beck, Evelyn (2005) 

Learning online with games, simulations, and virtual worlds : strategies for online instruction: Aldrich, Clark (2009) 

Using wikis for online collaboration : the power of the read-write Web: West, James A (2009)


Changing cultures in higher education: moving ahead to future learning edited by Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Dirk Schneckenberg (2010)

Handbook of reflection and reflective inquiry: mapping a way of knowing for professional reflective inquiry edited by Nona Lyons (2010)

Instructional explanations in the disciplines edited by Mary Kay Stein, Linda Kucan (2010)

Learning communities in practice: Anastasia P. Samaras ... [et al.], editors (2008)

Learners in a changing learning landscape [electronic resource] : reflections from a dialogue on new roles and expectations: Jan Visser, Muriel Visser-Valfrey (2008)

Multiple perspectives on difficulties in learning literacy and numeracy edited by Claire Wyatt-Smith, John Elkins, Stephanie Gunn (2010)

Peer-Led Team Learning: evaluation, dissemination, and institutionalization of: Gafney, Leo  (2008)

Technology enhanced learning: quality of teaching and educational Reform. First International Conference: TECH-EDUCATION (2010)

The unified learning model [electronic resource] : how motivational, cognitive, and neurobiological sciences inform best teaching practices: Duane F. Shell (2010)