Web Courses at Other Universities

There are many web sites that include links to web courses or course resources offered by universities throughout the world. We have singled out some as examples of the interesting ways faculty are integating electronic resources into their courses.

Dr. Olu Oguibe, Art History, U. of South Florida

Dr. Oguibe's creativity is evident in the choice of resources he has made available for his students in his African American Art course.

Professor Landon, American Literature, U. of Maryland

Take a look at the resources for this course in American Literature of the Civil War. You may want to see the Internet Literature Sites that is linked to this site. (This site is one of many found in the American Studies Crossroad Project )

Professor Robert A. Gross, American Studies, William & Mary College

This course, titled Multicultural Pasts, explores the field of American Studies through the lens of multiculturalism. The Electronic Resources button links to an array of resources, including the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress, a collection of sound recordings, films, photographs and documents.

Dr. Alan D. Thornhill, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Rice U.

Click on the Teaching & Learning Technology button to get some interesting insights regarding the power of incorporating internet resources into courses.
Dr. Thornhill's home page is also also worthwhile.

Now that you have had an introduction to how some faculty in diverse disciplines are incorporating links to important resources as part of their course development, take the time to look at the following sites. While many of the syllabi included in these sites give links to valuable resource materials, you may notice that many assume students have the analytical skills of information competence. We hope you will have a link to this site and its tutorials to help your students gain those skills.

Teaching and Learning on the World Wide Web

Over 500 examples of how the web is being used as a medium of learning. This searchable collection of the Maricopa Community Colleges includes sites that range from courses delivered entirely via the web to courses that offer specific class assignments or courses that offer class support materials via the web.

World Lecture Hall (WLH)

This University of Texas site contains extensive lists of links to faculty-created web pages organized by subject categories. Viewing them may help in planning your own courses.

American Studies Web Courses

The American Studies Crossroads Project is an international networking and curriculum development project. It has links to dynamic syllabi in a variety of discipline areas. These can be a good resource on how to incorporate internet resources into your syllabus. This site also includes some case studies of faculty describing how they have used technology to enhance instruction in their disciplines.

Electronic Theses

An interesting directory of dissertations and theses is located at the University of Virginia web site. These may prove to be valuable electronic resources for courses.

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