Jim Mitchell's Education Links

Overview

I've accumulated the following links over a number of years. They're grouped by general category and then alphabetically within those categories.

Assessment
 CL-1 College Level One - NSF-supported Innovations in Science, Technology, Math education (STEM) Addresses collaborative learning, Field-test learing assessment and the general topic of learning through technology.
 Cyber-Plagiarism - Univ. Alberta guide
 Engineering Education - Assesment Methodologies and Curricula Innovation
 Evaluation cookbook contents
 Focus group overview
 National Survey of Student Engagement Student Engagement: Pathways to Collegiate Success, offers some insights into the relationships between effective educational practice and selected aspects of student success.
 Online Evaluation Resource Library
 Plagiarism - site discussing it - Netsurfer recommends Devoted to all aspects of plagiarism. It's fairly dull visually, but has a lot of material.
 SPSS Slide show on effective Assessment
 Student Assessment of Learning Gains You may create and use your own assessment module and look a those developed by other educators.
 The Pocket Guide to U.S. Higher Education 2002
Education General
 Higher Education Jobs, Jobs in Higher Education Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.
 The Chronicle of Higher Education The Chronicle of Higher Education is the number one news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students
 Wisconsin Center for Education Research A world leader in education research, from early childhood, to K-12, to higher education, to professional development and beyond.
Education Theory
Concept Maps
 AIS SIGSEMIS - SIGSEMIS- Semantic Web and Information Systems Cultivating the Semantic Web Vision in IS
 Cognitive Mapping - Good set of definitions and links Description, examples and resources for conceptual mapping, concept mapping, semantic mapping, knowledge representation, and Semantic Web; articles; sample maps; flowchart software.
 Concept Mapping FAQs - Novak-type summary This is the resume of Kelvin Thompson.
 Concept Maps Discover Digital Repositories- A Look at Tufts VUE- Syllabus
 Concept Maps Go to School - Wired News 20050531
 Concept Maps in the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum
 Concept Maps vs. Web Pages for Information Searching and Browsing concept maps concept map web page search experiment browse concept mapping knowledge modeling distance learning alberto canas bruce dunn mary jo carnot
 Curriculum Integration - Students Linking Ideas across Disciplines - Reference Concept maps
 Google Scholar- "Semantic Web" "concept mapping" assessment 20050304 - good links
 Google Search - "concept map" engineering curriculum
 Google Search- "concept mapping" "semantic web" - Good results
 Integrating Knowledge across the Engineering Curriculum - Uses Concept Map 1999
 Jeff Weidner - IHMC CmapTools - Concept Map- studyguide.jpg - 200505
 Mindjet- Software for Brainstorming and Planning easy-to-use Project Management software with a visual interface for effective planning, clear communication and efficient management
 The TAO of Topic Maps - Concept Mapping Topic maps are a new ISO standard for describing knowledge structures and associating them with information resources. As such they constitute an enabling technology for knowledge management. Dubbed “the GPS of the information universe”, topic maps are also destined to provide powerful new ways of navigating large and interconnected corpora. Paper by Steve Pepper
 The Theory Underlying Concept Maps - Novak
 VUE concept mapping at Tufts Article in Syllabus 6/2004
 CARET - Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology Funded with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET) is a project of the International Society for Technology in Education, with collaboration with Education Support Systems and the Sacramento County Office of Education. The primary function of CARET is to bridge "educational technology research to practice by offering research-based answers to critical questions." To that end, one of the primary goals of the Center is to offer critical reviews of articles and studies related to educational technology. Fortunately for interested academics and practitioners, these reviews are archived here, and in many cases include links to the full-text of the reviewed article in question and other relevant documents. The site also contains a Helpful Resource" section, which offers a list of thematically organized weblinks (in such areas as curriculum and instruction and policy) and a glossary of terms that is intended to help users of the site as the read the research reviews.
 CHEPS Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) is an interdisciplinary research-institute located at the faculty of Public Administration and Public Policy of the Universiteit Twente, the Netherlands. Since 1984, CHEPS has undertaken and published a considerable amount of research on higher education especially at system and institutional levels. CHEPS seeks to increase our understanding of institutional, national and international issues that bear upon Higher Education
 NTLF - Supplemental Materials Archive Supplemental Materials which are included with many issues of The National Teaching & Learning Forum. Many materials on many topics. very good.
Engineering Education
 Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), housed at the University of Wisconsin, builds off the core principles of teaching-as-research and learning communities to "develop a national faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of their professional careers." The strategy includes the creation of a program of graduate-through-faculty development in STEM higher education that will ultimately be transferred to national universities. Visitors can browse the website for the DELTA project at the University of Wisconsin, which serves as the development laboratory (in partnership with Michigan State and Penn State) for the project. The Diversity Institute aims "to increase the retention of women and under-represented minority students in STEM disciplines through national impact on individuals who shape STEM education at the university level." More information about these programs, courses, and ways to get involved can be found at the website. Still in the early stages, the group has not posted publications or presentations, but does have an Innovative Programs Database and links to related course syllabi.
 Ecotonos- A Multicultural Problem-Solving Simulation Ilene Marker recommends 5/7/2004
 EPICS Program at Purdue University
 FIE Clearinghouse - with links to Engineering Education sites
 Gateway Engineering Education Coalition - Eli Fromm
 JITT - Just in Time Teaching Uses web and in-class exercises very effectively in physics education. Good article in Computers in Education Journal p.51 XIV #2, April-June 2004 Use web-based preparatory exercises to ensure prep for class.
 Preparing Future Faculty
 Scaling Up Innovative Practices in Mathematics and Science Here, we focus particularly on how to use what we have learned from our studies of students and teachers to develop similar innovative practices in new settings. Given the vision of learning and instruction that we embrace, these efforts present challenges, yet hold promise for student and teacher growth.
 Teaching Engineering - Purdue University Chemical Engineering Phillip C. Wankat & Frank S. Oreovicz
 USING CONCEPT MAPS FOR EVALUATING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES Jessica Gerchak 1 Mary Besterfield-Sacre2, Larry J. Shuman3, and Harvey Wolfe4 Abstract - In assessing students’ conceptual understanding of their engineering discipline, traditional methods such as exams and surveys do not capture the level of knowledge integration that students have obtained about their field of study. At the University of Pittsburgh, we are investigating the use of concept maps to measure this “knowledge integration” as part of meeting program objectives. Unfortunately the qualitative nature of concept maps makes scoring and data analysis laborious. To combat this, a holistic metric was developed that effectively measures the comprehensiveness, structure and correctness of students’ maps. In the spring of 2000, a sample of sophomore, junior and senior industrial engineering students developed concept maps of their field of study). This experiment was repeated in the fall of 2002 with seniors, many of who had participated in the initial experiment as sophomores. When traditional methods of scoring the maps yielded little information of value, a holistic approach was developed in an effort to quantify students’ conceptual understanding of their engineering academic program. This paper describes the development of the holistic metric and analyzes the scored maps relative to a number of student related factors. Also discussed is how the scored maps can be further used to evaluate programmatic objectives.
 Women and Men of the Engineering Path A model for analyses of Undergraduate careers Recommended by Joe Wartman 10/02
Faculty Development
 A guide for new faculty, graduate instructors and teaching assistants University of Missouri - New as of 8/2004
 Archives of POD@LISTSERV.ND.EDU - Join, leave maintain 10/8/2002 JEM joined as mitcheje@exchange1.drexel.edu
 Center for Support of Teaching and Learning at Syracuse University
 Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota
 Exchange Magazine - Learning and Teaching in Higher education Exchange magazine exists to stimulate the sharing of ideas, practices and news about learning and teaching in higher education. It aims to encourage positive change by supporting its readers in developing and enhancing learning and teaching in their communities. A tri-annual publication, each issue includes an examination of a different theme along with a look at news and items of interest on learning and teaching generally.
 Harold D. Stolovitch & Associates - HSA Learning & Performance Solutions Has article on Return on Investment in Training ROI
 Learning Networks Effectiveness Research
 MIT Teach Talk Articles - Good summaries
 On-Line Course Resources at Bucknell
 POD Mailing List - Listserve
 POD Network
 POD Network- Useful Links for Faculty Development
 Teaching Resource Exchange
 The National Teaching & Learning Forum
History, Education
 The Underground History of American Education - John Taylor Gatto Each month we will post a new chapter on this Web site. If you are patient, in 18 weeks you will have read the book in it's entirety.
K-12 Education
 GLEF - The George Lucas Educational Foundation Hundreds of articles, expert interviews, research, and resources highlighting success stories in K-12 education. Short videos provide case studies in technology integration, project-based learning, emotional intelligence, teacher preparation, assessment and more.
 Professional Development Modules - GLEF
Learning Theory
Education History
 Perseus Digital Library
 Roman Empire - List of Links annotated
 The Ancient Greek World Index
 The History Guide
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art I Timeline of Art History Home Page The Timeline of Art History provides an overview of the history of art as illustrated and represented in the Museum's collection. The material presented here has been researched, written, and reviewed by the Museum's curatorial staff. It serves as an important reference and research tool for anyone interested in studying art history and related subjects such as archaeology, anthropology, and history. As an online publication, it will expand in breadth and depth, and be continually updated with new scholarship from the Museum and key links to outside online resources.
 The Roman Empire -
 Winged Sandals - Greek Myths The Winged Sandals explores the magical world of Classical Greek mythology, a place filled with awesome gods, daring heroes and fabulous monsters. Unique, interactive digital storytelling.
 World History $ HyperHistory Timeline
 Herrmann International - HBDI - four-quadrant model
 Stanford Learning Lab
 VARK -- A Guide to Learning Styles - Has Questionnair recommended in Stein - Using Student Teams
 VARK Learning Styles Questionnaire
Online Education
  Instructors Try Out Updated MOOs as Online-Course Classrooms
 Academic Commons Academic Commons provides a forum for academic professionals interested in investigating educational technologies within a liberal-arts context, advances opportunities for collaborative design, open development, and rigorous peer critique of such resources, and connects technology to the outcomes of liberal arts education.
 Academic Technologies for Learning
 Bear's Online Distance Education Degree Guide
 Bork - UC Irvine
 brain games, puzzles and pastimes
 BrainPOP -Online movies - technology education
 Catching Digital Cheaters
 EDUCAUSE Effective Practices and Solutions
 enCore Graphical MOO
 FNO educational technology students schools libraries teachers parents staff development
 Free-ed.net - Free Education on the Internet - Many Courses - free
 Free-Ed.Net - Free Online education - Recommended by RefDesk Free online courses, tutorials, study guides and lessons in 120 academic and vocational/technical topic areas.
 Guide to Distributed Learning - Univ. of Alberta A rich collection of resources have been created and assembled by Learning Solutions staff members over the years. These include items such as PowerPoint presentations, web pages, Flash animations, and PDF files. Each resource is flagged with a symbol to give an indication of what you can expect to see, and in some cases hear.
 John Seely Brown- Learning, Working & Playing in the Digital Age Highly recommended by Liz Haslam 200409.
 Journal of Information Techology Education The Journal of Information Technology Education (JITE) is an annual publication that seeks to "improve IT education around the world by publishing high quality articles on best practices and other topics" of interest to teachers. Papers are mainly written by university professors that want to share their insights into effective educational methods and technologies. The 2003 volume of JITE includes an interesting paper about ways to help ease secondary school students' transition into a university-level IT program. Another paper addresses elementary school teachers' understanding of computer technology. Some additional topics are distance education, development of technology-assisted learning applications, and much more. [CL]
 KurzweilAI.net
 Learn2.com Store
 Low Threshold Applications - Steve Gilbert's Group - Good
 MERLOT online educational materials for higher education MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.
 MIT OpenCourseWare | OCW Home
 Online resources - by Faculty Development Associates - List of links on major topics A selective, lightly annotated set of links of interest to educators.
 Plagiarism.org
 StudyWeb Links for Learning
 Survey of faculty use of technology winter 2001
 The Busy Educator's Guide to the World Wide Web
 The Educator's Reference Desk- Resource Guides "The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community."
 The Learning Federation - From Federation of American Scientists JEM heard panel discussion at FIE 2004. Very impressive.
 The Switched-On Classroom
 Top Teaching Resources - Recommended PCMag 200504 SAT Software
 Visible Knowledge Project - Learning Technology Inquiry Located at Georgetown University, the Visible Knowledge Project (VKP) "aims to improve the quality of college and university teaching by focusing on both student learning and faculty developments in technology-enhanced environments." By drawing on the strengths of their 12 partner schools (which include large research universities and community colleges), the various faculty from each institution involved with VKP document the impact of their various pedagogical and technological innovations on student learning and present them in a variety of formats. Many of these engaging projects and tools are available on the website, and may be searched by institution or discipline title. Quite a few will be of interest to instructors, as they feature such topics as Dante and the Journey to Freedom and Multiple Media for Cultural Analysis. Along with these helpful resources, visitors can learn more about the project, read the quarterly newsletter, and learn about individual participants who have taken these ideas to heart throughout the duration of the VKP. - From Scout Report 2/27/2004
 World Wide Learn - Directory of Online Education World Wide Learn - World's Largest Online Education Directory. Includes online college, university and graduate degree programs, online courses and education, online training programs and online continuing education resources for the virtual student.
Post-Secondary Education
 Archives of POD@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
 Harvard's Project Zero Products and Services They have done excellent work and are widely cited. Most of the items cited here are for sale rather than free access.
 Journal of Student Centered Learning issue #1 plus call for papers by Ted Pan
 New Forums Press - Author Guidelines - Journal of Student Centered Learning JEM invited by Ted Panitz to submit article on Teamwork Journal of Student Centered Learning
 NSCS - National Society of Collegiate Scholars - Home The National Society of Collegiate Scholars offers recognition and community involvement to first and second year students at colleges and universities across the United States.
 Resources for Syracuse University - One of the oldest and best Faculty Development Programs
 Tomorrow's Professor Listserv Archives - Rick Reis Tomorrow's Professor - Desk-Top Faculty Development, One Hundred Times A Year
Pre-College Education
 Kathy Schrock's - K-12 Resources, links, tips tricks for technology in classroom portal of possibilities for effective infusion of technology into the curriculum!
 School House Software Reviews - Not searchable
 School.net
 SuperKids Educational Software Review - Good
Problem Based Learning PBL
 Center for Problem-Based Learning Core
 Center for Problem-Based Learning Research and Communications
 PLTL Workshop Project
Study Aids
 British Interactive Group - interactive education online museum exhibits British Interactive Group. Information about hands-on exhibits and activities in the UK.
 CNET - Back to School Downloader's Guide
 International Cover Art for Harry Potter (Lesson Plan)
Teamwork
Large Lecture Group Exercises
 Large Lecture Group Work - Beating the Numbers Game Very good discussion of techniques for large-lecture including collaborative projects outside of the lecture.
 Topics for Teachers - Student Teamwork
Teaching Teamwork
 Best Practices for Facilitation - Grove Consulting Recommended by Ray Wells - 2/14/2003
 Making Learning Visible Site for educators who want to learn about documentation of individual and group learning.
 Teaching Cross-Disciplinary Teaming Through Design "There is concern that traditional approaches to undergraduate engineering and business education do not prepare graduates to function effectively in the context of cross disciplinary teams that they will encounter upon graduation. Under the sponsorship of the NSF, an interdisciplinary faculty team at Auburn University has been developing and refining an undergraduate course using the product design process as a vehicle for teaching engineering, business, and industrial design students to work together effectively in cross-disciplinary teams. The course development, its structure, its implementation in 1994, and the impact of the course on seniors are reported here."
 Teaching Teamwork Skills - MIT - Brief summary
 Teaching Teamwork Skills, Part 2
 Team Learning - Book site - Good - U of Oklahoma
 Teamwork Web Site - JEM
 Topics for Teachers - Student Teamwowrk - Syracuse site
Teamwork Assessment
 Leadership - The Tuckman Model - Forming, Storming, Norming, and Perform
 Symfonys TEAMwork Questionnaiare - 9 categories - self-rating
 Teamwork Questionnaire - 32 questions - Score to find stage of progress. JEM Made into spreadsheet 2/5/2003. Sent to Don Clark for approval to use. Based on Tuckman model
 Teamwork Questionnaire - What stages is group in - 32 Questions
 360 teamwork self-rating - Intro
 360 teamwork self-rating - University of North Texas JEM wrote author 1/14/2003 asking about it.
 Assessing Teaming Skills
 bruce tuckman forming storming norming performing team development mo
 CRS - Effective Meetings - Home Page for Exercises Older material - may have been replaced by National Network for collaboration - still useful Center for Rural Studies - Effective Meetings Pages * Exercise 1: The Individual in the Group * Exercise 2: Value of Groups * Exercise 3: Team Building Opinionnaire * Exercise 4: The Outer Space Experience * Exercise 5: Self and Group Reflection * Exercise 6 1. Small Group Introductions 2. Guidelines for The Effective Use of Newsprint * Exercise 7 1. Nominal Group Technique 2. Guidelines For Using the Nominal Group Technique 3. Building Working Groups: What Size Group is Best? 4. Reaching Your Community 5. Making a Commitment to Capacity Building * Exercise 8: Identfying Your Role in Capacity Building * Exercise 9: A General Assessment of Needs * Exercise 10: Choosing the Best Training Activities to Meet an Objective * Exercise11 1. Feedback for Facilitators 2. The Facilitator's Role 3. Facilitator's Observation Sheet * Exercise 12 1. Developing Real Input into Policy 2. Results From a "Developing Real Input" Workshop 3. Membership vs. Leadership
 Don Clark's Leadership and Training Pages - Much good stuff including questionaires - most free
 Groups - strategies to make them work - Good slide show
 Improving Team Performance in Software Engineering Set of slides of experiment using Kolb tools to measure team effectiveness. Demonstrates good correlation of benefits of "providing specific instruction in group communication" and "success on team projects" "Team success and subject matter knowledge are positively related" "Forming teams that are synergistic can improve team performance"
 Laying the Foundations for Effective Teamwork "Team skills may be developed in students by lectured instruction on these skills and by explicitly delegating to each team member the responsibility for applying them. This article outlines this approach and reviews student feedback on their own development." Paper describing experience in Britain
 National Network for Collaboration Full Framework and exercises for team formation. In the context of community development, but very appropriate. Understanding Collaboration - Submenu Initiating & Advancing CYFAR/CREES USDA Focusing on Outcomes Collaboration in Context Defining & Building Subject Index Insuring Successful Collaborations
 Project Management Forum
 Promoting Student Centered Instruction - Fostering Teamwork Good summary of issues faced in instituting and using cooperative work in classrooms. Uses individual evaluatioin as well as group evaluationi.
 Teamwork Pre-Test Terry Halfhill survey on teamwork for Auburn.
 The New X-Men - Extreme Programming - in Teams of 2 - Wired 0803 8/22/2003 JEM subscribed for 2 years
 Topics for Teachers - Student Teamwork Contents - Fairly general About Collaborative Learning What are Some Basic Configurations of Teams? How Can Team Exercises be Integrated with Other Course Work? Rationales for Teams Strategies for Integrating Team Exercises Establishing a Climate for Supporting Teams Guidelines for Teams Specialized Roles Team Meeting Two Important Rules for Team Learning Help is Available
Update: 16-Apr-2010