Distance Education Web Resources and Example Courses



General References:

IDE - Inovations in Distance Education - Guiding Principles and Practices for the Design, and Development of Effective Distance Education

Burks, Oakely II, University of Illinois,World Wide Web - Applications in Higher Education

Distance Education in the College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, History of methods of offering Distance Education

Klaus, John, University of Wisconsin - Several papers on distance education.

Paul Whelan, Preliminary Investigation into the Use of the WWW for Remote Access Teaching, School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University. Good ideas with links to many other papers.

Ronny Lohuis, Final report in connection with the study at the Faculty of Educational Science and Technology at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Paper which describes how to set of a course for internet delivery.

Dr. Christian Stryker,Teaching Successful Telecourses, Montana State University. Tips on how to organize and keep up both for students and professor.

Klaus, John, Distance Education On-line Courses on the Internet, (links to world wide sources)

Distance Education at a Glance...A Series of Guides Prepared by Engineering Outreach at the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Delivering Instruction on the World Wide Web, Thomas Fox McManus, University of Texas at Austin

Yale University C/Aim Web Course Style Guide

Globewide Network Academy - listing of 15,000 Distance Education Courses

Rapid Time Classes - Hybrid of Online and Traditional Class at Citrus College, Glendora, CA

Archipelago - a commercial company developing complete courses for distance education. Currently in development are chemistry, physics, and economics.

Home Page of World Lecture Hall - Subject Index for course with materials on the Internet. Many are not offered exlusively as an online course, but contain supplementary materials, lecture notes, and other resources.

Examples of Engineering Courses

World Lecture Hall - Engineering Courses

Texas Tech University College of Engineering
On-Line Degree Programs. Requires about 8-10 software resources for the programs - some are shareware. Lectures delivered by VCR some software by CD-ROM.
Seven types of Engineering Tracks such as: Chemical
Engineering , Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering

Example Chemical Engineering Course from Texas Tech University

Iowa State University College of Engineering Course
Courses are offered primarily through video tape.

Distance Education at Carnegie Mellon University School of Compter Software Master of Software Engineering

Course on Electronmagnetism from MIT
Samples of animations of mathematical equations on electronmagentism.

Examples of Mathematics Courses

World Lecture Hall - Mathematics Courses.

David Thomas, Visualization and Communication Tools for Mathematics and Science Teaching, Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University.

Mathematica Track Home Page Christopher A. Barker
1995 San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95207, USA

The Geometry Center, Center for the Computation and Visualization Geometric Structures

Mathematical Links of Interest, University of Toronto

Geometry in Action - Graph Drawing

Geometry in Action - David Epstein, Department of Information and Computer Science, University of California - Irvine. Many links and applications

24. Math Reader for Mathematica (plug-in)

25. Math 4554: Numerical Methods for Engineers. Uses Mathematica.

25. Formula One/Net (plug-in for live spreadsheeets)

Examples of Physics Courses

26. World Lecture Hall - Physics Courses

27. Distance Education in Physics at the University of Oregon. Several courses with environmental focus are listed.

Physics On-line- Richard C. Smith, Department of Physics, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA. A lengthy paper discussing the results of teaching online.

Examples of Chemistry Courses

World Lecture Hall - Chemistry


Computational Chemistry and Organic Synthesis

Time development of quantum mechanical systems - Institute of Physics, Technical University of Budapest

Tarek G. Shawki, Mechanics on the Internet, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

MathCad documents for Physical Chemistry

Teaching chemistry on-line: Why it should be done, George R. Long and Theresa Julia Zielinski

Examples of Web Discussion Boards

Web Discussion Board - Discus Freeware program from Hope College, Michigan, USA

Implementation of Discus at Elmhurst College

Choosing Web Conferencing Software by David R. Woolley

Conferencing on the World Wide Web - list of software

World Wide Web Course Development and Delivery, Web Based Conference, November 11 - 22, 1996