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Reading about Teaching & Learning

Razran Complex Library

The Razran Complex Library in Razran 315 houses books on a range of teaching and learning topics, and has an excellent (and growing) collection of books on reading and writing.

General Advice

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an advice section with frequent feature articles on teaching and learning. The Chronicle's blogs ProfHacker and Wired Campus cover technology in higher education and provide useful tips.

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning has an extensive collection of documents offering teaching advice, on everything from planning your syllabus to writing letters of recommendation.

The MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory has an archive of teaching materials, adaptable for a range of different teaching objectives, which include a fun and insightful booklet, The Torch or The Firehose, written by Mathematics professor Arthur Mattuck.

Assessment & Evaluation

Assessing learning outcomes: Lessons from AAC&U's VALUE Project [Special issue]. (2009, Winter). PeerReview, 11(1).  Available through the Rosenthal Library eResources via Academic Seach Premier.

Chauncey, B. (2004, November, updated 2006, July), Alternative assessment in higher education: Web sites for a learner-centered approach. C&RL News

Miller, R., and Leskes, A.  (2005).  Levels of assessment:  From the student to the institution.  Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Key Professional Organizations

Association of American Colleges and Universities (Washington, DC)

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Stanford, CA)

EDUCAUSE (c1999-2009)

Compilations of Helpful Resources

Alexander, B.  (2007, February). Using technology in teaching and learning: Resources to help you navigate a digital worldC&RL News, 68(2).

Hart, J.  (2009). 25 tools:  A toolbox for learning professionals. Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies.

Karrer, T. Top 100 eLearning Items: eLearning technology.

Trends in Teaching and Learning / Keeping Up

Alexander, B.  (2009, May/June).  Apprehending the future: Emerging technologies, from science fiction to campus realityEDUCAUSE Review, 44(3), 30-45. 

Little, J.K. et al. (2009, May/June). Charting the course and tapping the community: The EDUCAUSE Top Teaching and Learning Challenges 2009EDUCAUSE Review, 44(3), 30-45.

Design and best practices

Blended learning and online tutoring [electronic resource] : a good practice guide
Janet MacDonald.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Gower, c2006.

View online; access limited to specific CUNY colleges.

Rubric for Online Instruction
by California State University, Chico is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

Effective Practices | The Sloan Consortium

Blended learning: 21st century learning environment
Proceedings from the 2010 ELI Online Fall Focus Session, a two-day, in-depth exploration of the theme of Blended Learning through presentations, project rounds, discussion sessions, and virtual interaction.

Handbook of blended learning: global perspectives, local designs
edited by Curtis Jay Bonk and Charles Ray Graham (Pfeiffer, 2006)

(Only parts of this book are available online; the library in Razran 315 has a copy.)

Opening up education: the collective advancement of education through open technology, open content, and open knowledge
edited by Toru Iiyoshi and M. S. Vijay Kumar (MIT Press, 2008)

The blended learning book: best practices, proven methodologies, and lessons learned
by Josh Bersin (Pfeiffer, 2004)

(Only parts of this book are available online; it's available in the library in Razran 315.)

Thanks to Claudia Perry (GSLIS) for assembling most of the content on this page.


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