Online Resources

Online Publications

ZSR provides subscription access to two online newsletters that our office recommends:

  • NewslettersThe Teaching Professor is designed, “to provide ideas and insight to educators who are passionate about teaching.” Faculty Focus is a companion blog that can be accessed freely online.
  • Online Cl@ssroom is another newsletter from the same publisher that focuses on teaching and learning in online and blended environments.

Note: Subscription access to ZSR Journals may require VPN login from off-campus locations (learn more).

Multimedia Design for Learning

Designing media with learning outcomes in mind can be demanding. Richard Mayer and Roxana Moreno offer several strategies for developing learning experiences with cognitive load in mind in “Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning.” In addition to cognitive load, another valuable consideration when designing instructional videos is student engagement. “How video production affects student engagement: An empirical study of MOOC videos” by Guo, Kim, & Rubin evaluates a large data set of online learners to make recommendation about video production design.

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 4.04.10 PMTeaching and Learning Services, RIT

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is a unit of the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) at Rochester Institute of Technology. Their goal is to further faculty teaching effectiveness and student learning, and their website includes a variety of resources in support of course design, development, and delivery.