Course components and relevant research


American Association for Higher Education, American College Personnel Association, & National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. (June 2, 1998).  Powerful partnerships: A shared responsibility for learning. Available online at

Angelo, T. (April 1993).“A teacher‘s dozen: Fourteen general, research-based principles for improving higher learning in our classrooms.” AAHE Bulletin, 45(6), 3-7, 13.

Angelo, T. (May 1999). “Doing assessments as if learning matters most.” AAHE Bulletin, 51(9), 3-6. Available online at

Barron, A. (1998). “Designing web-based training.” British Journal of Educational Technology, 29(4), 355-370.

Bull, K., Shuler, P., Overton, R., Kimball, S., Boykin, C., & Griffin, J. (1999). Processes for developing scaffolding in a computer mediated learning environment. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 429 765). Retrieved March 11, 2003.  Rural Special Education for the New Millennium. Conference Proceedings of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) (19th, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 25-27, 1999)

Chickering, A., & Gamson, Z. (March 1987). “Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education.” American Association for Higher Education Bulletin, 39(7), 3-7. Available online at

Farrell, I. H., & Moore, D. M. (2000-2001). “The effect of navigation tools on learners‘ achievement and attitude in a hypermedia environment.” Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 29(2), 169-181.

Fisher, M. (2000-2001). “Design guidelines for optimum teaching and learning on the web.” Journal of Educational Technology Systems, (29)2, 107-118.

Grasha, A. F., & Yangarber-Hicks, N. (Winter 2000). “Integrating teaching styles and learning styles with instructional technology.” College Teaching, 48(1), 2-10.

Grunert, J. (1997). The course syllabus: A learning-centered approach. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Co., Inc.

Howell, D. (Summer 2001). “Elements of effective e-learning: Three design methods to minimize side effects of online courses.” College Teaching, 49(3), 87-90.

Kolb, D. (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR.

McKeachie, W. J. (1994). Teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. (9th ed.). Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company.

Moore, M. G., & Kearsley, G. (1996). Distance education: A systems view. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth ITP Publishing Company.

Najjar, L. J. (June 1998). “Principles of educational multimedia user interface design.” Human Factors, 40(2), 311-323.

National Survey of Student Engagement. (2001). “2001 NSSE viewpoint: Improving the college experience: Using effective educational practices.”   Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and Planning. Available online at

National Survey of Student Engagement. (2000). “Improving the college experience: National benchmarks of effective educational practice.”   Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and Planning. Available online at

Parkes, J., & Harris, M. (2002). “The purpose of a syllabus.” College Teaching, 50(2), 55-61.

Sherer, P., & Shea, T. (Winter 2002). “Designing courses outside the classroom: New opportunities with the electronic delivery toolkit.” College Teaching, 50(1), 15-20.

Shulman, L. (November/December 2002). “Making differences: A table of learning.” Change, 34(6), 36-44. Available online at

Terrell, S. R., & Dringus, L. (1999-2000). “An investigation of the effect of learning style on student success in an online learning environment.” Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 28(3), 231-238.