The Internet offers a wealth of information that can help you answer questions about and generate ideas for your course development efforts. We have found the following sites useful.
Education and Pedagogy
- The Stanford Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning offers many instructional design and pedagogy resources on its website.
- Stanford Online offers a number of free online courses that you can take to get a sense of what others are doing.
- View the Open Learning Initiative at Stanford website for links to open and innovative online courses that model the online course design process and for links to additional “quick tip” resources .
- The U.S. Copyright Office provides information about copyright law and policy and fair use .
- The U.S. Department of Education website offers information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and provides other helpful links.
- You can find information about privacy and publicity rights through the Library of Congress.
- WorldCat.org is an invaluable resource for providing full source details. You can search for books, journal articles, music, and videos, and it provides publication details in various styles (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Turabian).
- The Creative Commons (CC) Wiki offers guidelines on writing attributions.
- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) provides extensive information about accessibility through its Web Accessibility Initiative.
- You’ll find numerous hyperlinks to articles such as Applying the ADA to the Internet: A Web Accessibility Standard by Cynthia D. Waddell and other informative works on the website of the International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet .