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External Links

Teaching Strategies/Resources

College Sites

Honolulu Community College District: This site contains links to teaching resources in both practical areas (such as dealing with difficult behaviors, motivating students, and first day activities) to more theoretical areas such as critical thinking, learning theory and human development.

Lansing Community College: This site provides access to helpful handouts, essays on teaching excellence, links to a variety of websites focused on teaching, learning and technology, online resources, and web tutorials.

Los Rios Community College District: The following contains links to a variety of colletge and organizational web sites that have information related to teaching and learning. (Log in required)

University of California: The University of California has digitized thousands of historical images and documents from its vast collections, and from museums and libraries across California, and has made them available to the general public through Calisphere, which has an easy interface that allows faculty to access resources that bring history alive through firsthand accounts, images, and original documentary evidence.

University of Michigan: This site contains links to information in the areas of Academic Integrity and Incivility in the Classroom, Evaluation of Teaching, Learning Styles and Theories, Multiculturalism/Diversity in Teaching, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Syllabus and Course Design, Teaching Methods and Approaches, Testing and Feedback on Student Learning, and Using Technology in Teaching.

University of California, Berkeley: This web site contains links to information in the following areas: planning your class and thinking about teaching, syllabus design, lecture tips, dealing with key points in the semester, getting students involved, dealing with problems and issues, assessing and evaluating your teaching, balancing your life, encouraging undergraduate research, encouraging civic engagement, diversity, incorporating technology, and encouraging student writing.

Valencia Community College: This site contains links to essays on various topics related to curriculum development and teaching and learning. The site explores assessment, course design, teaching methodologies, and the role of the teacher among others.


Academic Earth: This site contains links to video lectures in a broad range of disciplines.  Contributing Institutions include Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning: This site contains links to articles about the scholarship of teaching and learning and to projects designed to enhance student learning in the various educational sectors.

The Center for Student Success: This web site contains links to resources and promising practices being utilized in California Community Colleges.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT): This site provides access to online learning materials organized by discipline.

On Course: This site has teaching resources (generated and field tested by instructors!) to integrate student development activities into instruction in order to enhance student success and retention. Particular areas addressed include materials to support establishing a positive learning environment in class from the beginning, developing students’ self-responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, life-long learning skills, emotional intelligence and self-esteem. Miscellaneous teaching tips are also accessible on this site.

Rubistar: This web site has rubric templates that can be used/modified in the areas of art, oral presentations, multimedia, mathematics, science, music, work skills, and for evaluating work products.

Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence: This web site has examples of modules and links to web resources in the areas of teaching and learning, technology, specific disciplines, and career/personal development.

WGBH Forum Network - This site provides access to free online lectures that provide the opportunity for people to "Exchange ideas with the world’s leading scientists, educators, policymakers, artists, and authors.".  The lectures are presented by WGBH Boston with PBS, NPR, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and The Lowell Institute.

References to Select Articles

Capturing and Directing the Motivation to Learn (Author Unknown, Article from Stanford University Newsletter on Teaching)

Retaining Students in Classes: Putting Theory into Everyday Practices by Laura Saret

Teaching Tips from Experienced Teachers by David G. Myers

Ten Ways to Make Your Teaching More Effective (Author Unknown, copyrighted by UC Regents)

When Capable Students Fail: The Academic Sustainability Gap by Katie Hern

Links to Hybrid Course Success Studies 


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