Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

CTEL Pedagogy

CTEL recognizes that program and course development must be conducted in a systematic and supported way, focused primary on high quality pedagogy. We hope these resources will help:

Course Design Resources

Quality Matters

Online Professional Development Webinars

Online Recorded Magna Webinars

CTEL Library Resources - Books and Recorded Seminars

Online Course Self-Assessment and Peer-Mentoring Guide


NCLC Faculty Forum Recordings

Conferences for Online Learning and Technologies


USM Presentation Resources

Lenny Shedletsky's Third Russell Chair Even - Students Talk About Discussion | Part 1 | Part 2
Lenny Shedletsky's Second Russell Chair Presentation on Discussion Online (Elluminate Recording, note that the recording starts about 4 minutes before presentation begins)
Lenny Shedletsky's Russell Chair Presentation "Discussion Online"

Online Discussion Strategies

Special Reports from Educause:

Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are:

Time to adoption: One Year or Less • Electronic Books
• Mobiles
Time to adoption: Two to Three Years • Augmented Reality
• Game-based Learning
Time to adoption: Four to Five Year • Gesture-based Computing
• Learning Analytics

Horizons Report 2012


Horizons Report 2011

Horizons Report 2010
Horizons Report 2009

Horizons Report 2008

Articles of Interest

Online Learning Resources

  • Why Wikis? Student Perceptions of Using Wikis in Online Coursework

Creating community in online classes:

  • Building community in an online learning environment: communication, cooperation and collaboration
  • An Online Learning Community: the Student's Perspective
  • Building a Learning Community Online

Assessment and evaluation in online classes:

  • Formative Evaluation: A Practical Guide
  • Building an Evaluation Plan for Fully Online Degree Programs
  • Free Assessment Tool - TooFast (mid-term course evaluations)

Effective Practices Repositories:

  • Educause Resource Center

Selected peer reviewed journals in distance and online learning:

  • Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
  • International Review of Research in Distance and Open Learning
  • Journal of Interactive Online Learning
  • Journal of Educators Online
  • Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN)

Distance Learning:

  • Distance Education and Faculty Preparation Time
  • Building Community in an online learning environment

Emerging Technologies


NCLC Recordings

USM is part of the New Century Learning Consortium, which partners similar sized higher ed institutions for collaboration and development resources.

NCLC has a listserv that you can opt-in to for correspondence between fellow partners.  Follow these instructions to opt-in:

To join the listserv, send an email to with the following line in the subject: 
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Once you've joined the list, simply send an email to and your message will be distributed to all members of the list.

Here is a listing of presentations of the NCLC Faculty Forums for the past few years.