Teaching Resources for
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LINKS Reviewed by LEP
is a "Website for Academics, Librarians
and Eeucational Developers"
This online "magazine" emanates from London Guildhall and Kingston
Universities. It features well-written articles on a wide range of
topics, such as "Improving the quality of the learning environment" and
"Using the internet as an aid to teaching and learning." Under "Other
Educational Sites" it includes many excellent links. Those of particular
interest to psychology faculty will be found under Science and Technology
and Social Science-Based Educational Development Resources.
Teaching Psychology--an Online Handbook
"From the University Instructional Development Project of the Graduate
School of the University of South Carolina--we bring you teaching
advice from the experts! Whatever your experience level, you're sure to
learn something here that will boost your teaching skills." Here are some
two dozen essays, including excerpts from journal articles, on a variety
teaching topics such as lecturing, class discussion, cheating, exam creation,
and the like. In spite of the title, most of the essays are not limited to
the teaching of psychology. For instance the excellent piece on Classroom
Management was writen by a math professor.
Preparing Future Faculty. " a national network of academic leaders reshaping graduate education
to include preparation for the full range of faculty roles subsumed by the terms teaching, research, and service."
Mike's Master Index of WWW Sites (about the Internet, University Teaching,
Technology and Education. Put together by Michael Albright,
Instructional Technology Center, Iowa State University.
College and University Instructional Support Centers. Also by
Michael Albright, this page includes both alphabetical and geographical
listings (updated 12/97), as well as a "best-of-the-best" list (last
updated in Feb. 97). Most of Mike's picks are media,
instructional technology, or A/V centers as opposed to teaching and
MegaLists of Teaching Resource Centers:
MIKE's BEST of BEST: UNITED STATES
State University, Instructional Technology Center. Media services;
video and audio production; distance learning center; repair services;
off-campus residential facilities. (In addition to the ITC page, the
Academic Computing Services page also has relevant links. I found the
Technology Plan particularly
interesting, in light of what we are trying to do at Columbia.)
State University, Educational Development and Technology. I haven't
been able to connect to this yet.
State University Chico, Instructional Media Center. The Instructional
Media Center is just one part of Chico's extensive
Technology and Learning
Program. I was very impressed by the resources available at this
site, as well as by the design of the web pages.
Washington University, Instructional Media Center
College, Instructional Services
Illinois University, Media Services
Mason University, Instructional Development Office
University Medical Center, Department of Educational Media
University, Instructional Support Services
County Community College, Educational Technology Center
College of Ohio, Center for Creative Instruction
Institute of Technology, Educational Technology Center
Diego State University, Instructional Technology Services
Texas State University, Media Services
Alabama, Educational Media & Technology
University of Alabama at
Birmingham, Department of Photography and Instructional Graphics
California, Los Angeles, Office of Instructional Development
Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Instructional Support
University of Houston, Clear
Lake, Instructional Technology Center
Idaho, Educational Technologies and Services
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Office of Instructional Resources
Nebraska-Lincoln, Information Services, Instructional Technology
New Mexico, Media Technology Services
University of Pittsburgh,
Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education
Texas at Austin, Liberal
Arts Media Center
State University, Multimedia and Distance Learning Services
Lee University, Media Center
Listed below are teaching centers within visiting distance of Columbia
University, from Online University Teachng Centers: United
Teaching Technologies - University of Maryland
"Teaching Technologies is a unit of Academic Information Technology Services (aITs), formerly the Computer Science
Center, at the University of Maryland. Our mission is to facilitate the threading of information technology into the
fabric of undergraduate and graduate education. We provide tools (software), facilities (technology classrooms), and
most of all, support to faculty and students."
In addition to Academic Information Technology Services (aITs), the Univ.
of Maryland also has a Center for Teaching Excellence
(CTE). Together, CTE and aITs co-sponsor periodic Teaching With Technology
symposia, which provide "a forum in which faculty innovators share their
experiences and the tools they have developed in an ongoing effort to integrate
technology into their curricula."
Center for Instructional Advancement and Technology
- Towson University
"The Center for Instructional Advancement and Technology
supports Towson University's commitment to excellence in
teaching. It is the faculty's central resource where solutions in
the enhancement of the teaching/ learning experience can be
explored and developed. The Center provides faculty the
opportunity to investigate and apply current and experimental
technologies to instructional delivery. The CIAT staff works
collaboratively with faculty on: 1) curriculum and course design,
development of course materials, teaching and learning strategies,
and 2) uses of new and powerful technological applications as they
apply to teaching and learning."
LEP's COLLEGE TEACHING BOOKMARKS (more or less alphabetical)
Celebration of Excellence in Teaching. Cronin's inaugural address
as he assumed the role of President of Whitman College.
Gutenberg Juncture. How can the new instructional technology be used
to improve learning?
- A Publication on Information
Technology at Emory University This is an electronic version of a periodical
published at Emory.
- The Faculty. Information
Technology Center at Emory University, services for faculty.
Today: Internet Resources: Report on Term Paper Mills (C.O.H.E.
B. Fraser: The Web: a classrooom sans walls
- Basic Embryology
Review Program. This award-winning web site provides an Overview of
prenatal development that is open to the public.
- Biological Bases
of Behavior. This site won a Teaching and Learning award, and it's
easy to see why. . .
- The Bell Curve:
Two Reviews Psych 2280 students might benefit from the second of
these, "Soft science with a neoconservative agenda," by Donald Dorfman,
published in the May 1995 issue of Contemporary Psychology.
- California Virtual University
- Campusmall. "a cool place for student, faculty and staff to
save bucks via educational rebates or to have fun entering cool contests."
Children's Figure Drawings. An archive of drawings of "someone you
know" by 6, 8, 9, and 10-year olds.
- Communication Media
Center (Information Services) - Oregon State University. OSU's centralized
instructional media service, providing faculty with instructional media
resources for enhancing classroom and distance learning instructional processes.
- Courses Via the Web (Frontiers
in Education), Oregon State University
- CTL: Teaching at Stanford
I highly recommend this Introductory Handbook For Faculty, Academic Staff/Teaching,
And Teaching Assistants, by Michele Marincovich.
- Derek Bok Center
for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, has excellent
resources for faculty and teaching assistants. See, for instance, the
- Developmental video archives
. From the Loughborough teaching resources on Human Development, some very
useful samples from a large (but inaccessible) database.
- Division 2: Society for
the Teaching of Psychology
- EdTech WebRing
Visuals - Introduction
- EHR Home Page
- Evaluating Web Resources
- Multimedia teaching lab
- New Chalk Vol.1, No.10
- OTRP Online - Internet
Resources for Teachers of Psychology. This megasite is part of the
TOPSS (Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools) home page.
Its primary purpose is to provide resources to enhance the
teaching of psychology at the secondary level.
- Portal to The Evergreen State College
PsychREF. Resources in psychology on the internet. A particularly
well-designed and comprehensive site, edited by Vincent Hevern of
LeMoyne College. The site is organized around four main topics,
- Resources For Involving Scientists in Education
- Seton Hall University
- Teaching with Electronic
- Technology Tools for Today's
- The Center for Academic Technology - Home
Chronicle of Higher Education: Information Technology
Development of Children
Educational Technology Resource Center
- The UC Berkeley Instructional Technology Program
- The World Lecture Hall.
The World Lecture Hall (WLH) contains links to web pages created by
faculty in various academic disciplines who are using the Web to deliver
class materials. Clicking here
will take you to the Psychology section, but you might also want to visit
other disciplines for examples of how to use the web in your teaching.
(Warning: Some of the links appear to be primarily for advertising purposes.)
- University of Redlands Campus Web Site.
- Washington Center for
Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education. Connection refused.
Ed Tech Resources. This link appears to be dead. Check bookmarks at
home; I think I located a newer version recently.
Selected Columbia Sites
This page was modified on July 22, 1999