NSF- User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations:
ISWorlds Qualitative Research on Information Systems:
IS Worlds Survey Research in IS:
Management Information Systems Research:
Ron Rices bibliography on statistics and research methods useful for studying new
Judith Wilde and Suzanne Sockey, EVALUATION HANDBOOK:
Bill Trochini's (Cornell) Center for Social Research Methods, a website
is for people involved in applied social research and evaluation.
FIPSE Evaluation Bibliography
Evaluation of Online Courses
The Web of Asynchronous Learning Networks home page.
ERIC is the Educational Resources Information
Center (ERIC) At its Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation site, you can
find "links to some of the best full-text books, reports, journal
articles, newsletter articles and papers on the Internet that address
educational measurement, evaluation and learning theory."
Flashlight: Helping You Analyze and
Improve Educational Uses of
Technology (charges fees)
U of Illinois Online Resources:
Research Reports from "CTER," an online Master of Education Degree in
Curriculum, Technology, and Education Reform offered by the U. of Illinois Online
Shadish, William (1998). Some Evaluation Questions. Practical Assessment, Research
& Evaluation, 6(3). Available online:
The No significant difference phenomenon:
Educational Resources Information Center:
(Canadian) TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence:
Assessment Report Available from National Academy of Sciences
The Committee on the Foundations of Assessment was established by the National Academy of Sciences to address the critical need
for "new kinds of educational assessments that better serve the goals
of equity." Their report "Knowing What Students Know: The Science
and Design of Educational Assessment" was released in pre-publication
form and can be ordered from the NAS website
Links to Educational Research Methods Resources
Educational Research: Qualitative and Quantitative
(On online description and order form for a good text
on educational research methods)
Resources for Faculty Teaching Online:
ONLINE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION:
This web site was developed by Central Queensland University in Australian and is "devoted to world's best practice in online collaborative learning in higher education, and related topics: here you'll find links to online articles, books, journals, and other relevant information."
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)is a continuously growing collection of online learning materials and support resources that help faculty enhance their online courses.
Learning to Teach On-Line (LETTOL): LeTTOL is for teachers, lecturers, trainers, materials developers, and academic or technical managers. It provides an
opportunity for participants to gain an understanding of how on-line learning works
New Jersey Virtual Us Faculty Center:
Usable Web - Many links to resources for creating user friendly websites:
Illinois Online Networks Resources, including especially,
Instructional Design for Online Courses:
Sample Focus Group Topic Guide (for teachers who had
participated in a teaching enhancement workshop)
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks
Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR)
Journal of Interactive Media in Education[On-Line]
Journal of Computer Mediated Communication (JCMC) (occassional special issues and frequent articles on CMC and education)
The Technology Source (ISSN 1532-0030), a peer-reviewed bimonthly periodical published by the School of Education, UNC-Chapel Hill, is to provide thoughtful, illuminating articles that will assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools into teaching and into managing educational organizations.
The Online Journal of Distance Education Administration
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Learning Outside the Classroom: The Sloan
program in asynchronous learning, Anytime, Anywhere, Online
Martin Ryder, "an engineer trapped in a teacher's mind," has put together a
remarkably comprehensive gathering of categorized links about learning
theories. We especially recommend these two pages to begin exploration.
For theoretical resources for Psychology and Learning, see:
Celebrities in Cognitive Science: Authors. In this section, Ryder
highlights his pick of celebrity cognitive scientists.
The Theory Into Practice (TIP) database was assembled by Greg
Kearsley. TIP is "a tool intended to make learning and instructional theory more
accessible to educators. The database contains brief summaries of 50 major
theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by
learning domains and concepts."
The Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education at the University
of Michigan develops theories and practices for learner-centered technology
and curriculum. For a complete list of papers see:
We highly recommend this online paper:
Learning Theory in Practice: Case Studies of Learner-Centered Design by
Elliot Soloway et al.
Brigham Young University's Instructional Psychology & Technology
program has a virtual learning library. At this site, you can find important
links to learning theory and research (learning theories), measurement and
evaluation, instructional design and education topics.
Community Learning Network of the Open School (Open Learning Agency)
in Vancouver, British Columbia has assembled a page on Learning Theory.
"Proponents of information technologies in education speak of assisting
student-centered learning through technology's ability to access, store,
manipulate and analyze information, thereby enabling learners to spend less
time gathering information and more time reflecting on its meaning."
At Funderstanding, a site devoted to helping corporations make better
products for children's learning, they have put together an overview of the
main Learning Theories: Constructivism, Behaviorism, Piaget's,
Developmental Theory, Neuroscience, Brain-Based Learning, Learning
Styles, Multiple Intelligences, Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking,
Communities of Practice, Control Theory, Observational Learning, and
Vygotsky and Social Cognition.
Carolyn D. Jacobson has used an online mindmapping tool to describe
learning theories visually. This is an excellent method of visualizing the
connections among the theories from Jacobson's lens. While many of the
websites linked belong to others, we recommend the innovative way that she
has organized the information.
The JSU Encyclopedia of Psychology has a section called, Paradigms and
Theories. This database is worth a visit at