Additional Resources

General Resources

Teaching Modalities – Terms

The Hybrid Flexible Menu

Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository   This is — as the title suggests — a repository of articles and how-to documents related to all aspects of online teaching. Developed and maintained by the University of Central Florida’s Center for Distributed teaching

Creating Online Learning Experiences: A Brief Guide to Online Courses, from Small and Private to Massive and Open by Matt Crosslin, et al.   This is an open educational textbook on creating online courses.

Blaine Smith and Cynthia Brame. Blended and Online Learning. Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

Miller, Michelle D. (2017) Minds Online: Teaching effectively with Technology. Boston; Harvard University Press. This books is heavy on cognitive theory to explain why certain methods of teaching work, but it does have a couple of very practical chapters.

Darby, F., & Lang, J. (2019). Small teaching online : applying learning science in online classes (First edition.). Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand.

Eyler, Josh (2018)  How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching. UWV Press

Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID–19 A report developed by: the Online Learning Consortium, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and Every Learner Everywhere, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
Released: May 2020

Course Design

Liz Thompson (2016). Applying motivational design principles to create engaging online modules. In Chen, B., deNoyelles, A., & Thompson, K. (Eds.), Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning. Retrieved January 7, 2020 from

Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses     This is a guide produced by the University of Arkansas that covers the basics of designing a course that is accessible for all students. Some of these design features may be more applicable for our courses than others, but there is good advice about color choices, text choices, and document types that you should consider in designing your course and preparing materials.

Mesa Community College Center for Teaching and Learning. Designing an Online Course.

Robert K. Noyd. A Primer on Writing Effective Learning-Centered Course Goals

Edward J. Maloney and Joshua Kim. “Fall Scenario #13: A HyFlex Model“ Inside Higher Ed.

Beatty, Brian (2020) Hybrid-Flexible Course Design. EdTech Press.

DeRosa, Robin (2020) Introducing Hy-Flex Course Design.

Hybrid Flexible Menu (used in the Monday opening talk)

Communication and Connection

Lederman, Doug (2020) “How College Students Viewed This Spring’s Remote Learning”. Inside Higher Ed. 5/20/2020

DeNoyelles, D. (2015). Setting discussion expectations. In Chen, B., deNoyelles, A., & Thompson, K. (Eds.), Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning. Retrieved June 9, 2020 from

Johnson, Jason.  “Best Practices for Synchronous Online Discussions”. In Higher E-Learning. Retrieved June 9, 2020 from

“Fostering Student to Student Communication” in Online Teaching in a Box, developed by the University of Illinois CITL.

Activities and Assessment

Asynchronous Strategies for Inclusive Teaching  from the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning Brown University

Sohini Kumar, Kay.   June 3, 2020.  A Medley of Multi-Modal Projects  from  Inside Higher Ed – GradHacker Blog.

The following is a list of resources about creating formative assessments from a variety of university and college teaching resource centers:

McMurty, Beth The Chronicle of Higher Education weekly newsletter on teaching – June 4, 2020. “What Does Trauma Informed teaching look Like?”

Sarah Rose Cavanagh’s guide for The Chrionicle on engaged teaching

Sarah Rose Cavanagh’s book, “The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion”