eLearning Centre



Seven Principles For Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
Chickering, A. & Gamson, Z. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin (39)7. Available on the web from various sources in PDF format, including http://www.lonestar.edu/multimedia/SevenPrinciples.pdf.

Guiding Principles for Faculty in Distance Learning
Simonson, M., Smaldino, S, Albright, M. & Zvacek, S. (2006 ) Teaching and learning at a distance: Foundations of distance education. ( 3rd) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.

Basic Skills for Online Instructors

Crys, T. E. (1997) Competence in teaching at a distance. In Crys, T. E. (Ed.) Teaching and learning at a distance: What it takes to effectively design, deliver, and evaluate programs (pp. 15-18). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Characteristics of Meaningful Learning as Guidelines for Designing Constructivist Learning Environments
Jonassen, D . ( n.d. ) Design of Constructivist Learning Environments .

General Guidelines for Distance Education Programs

Mehrotra, C. M., Hollister, C. D. & McGahey, L. (2001) Distance learning: Principles for effective design, delivery, and evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Online Classroom

The Online Classroom is a publication which provides practical information on how to develop and improve your online course.

Teaching Professor

The Teaching Professor is a publication available both online and in print form to all Saint Mary's instructors.

For more information, please visit CAID's Resource Collection, under "Electronic subscriptions" to find out how you can subscribe to these publications.