About this Handbook

Academic Senate. Pasadena Area Community College District. Pasadena City College Faculty Handbook 2011-2012. 2011. Web. /academics/pcc-online/faculty/handbook/index.php.

Distance Education Task Force. PCC Distance Education Policies and Procedures. 2009. Print. http://tinyurl.com/852dtzy.

General Information

Principles of Online Learning

Chickering, Arthur, and Zelda Gamson. “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.” American Association for Higher Education & Accreditation Bulletin. 39.7 (1987): 3-7. Web. 16 Sep. 2011. http://www.aahea.org/bulletins/articles/sevenprinciples1987.htm.

Faculty Preparation

Technological & Pedagogical Readiness

National Standards for Quality Online Teaching. Vienna, VA: International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2010. 2-12. Web. http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/NACOL%20Standards%20Quality%20Online%20Teaching.pdf.

“Checklist of Competencies for Effective Online Teaching.” Online Learning Pathways. San Diego Community College District, 05 18 2011. Web. 16 Sep 2011. http://www.sdccdonline.net/faculty/resources/proficiency_onlineteaching.pdf.

Course Development

Online or Hybrid Course Considerations

“Advantages.” Hybrid Courses: Faculty Resources. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2011. Web. 16 Sep 2011. http://www4.uwm.edu/ltc/hybrid/

Dzuiban, Charles, and Patsy Moskal. UCF’s Distributed Learning Impact Evaluation. PowerPoint Presentation. Orlando, FL. Web. 16 Sep. 2011. http://cdl.ucf.edu/research/rite/presentations/.

Garnham, Carla, and Robert Kaleta. “Introduction to Hybrid Courses.” Teaching with Technology Today. 8.6 (2002): n. page. Web. 16 Sep. 2011. http://www.wisconsin.edu/ttt/articles/garnham.htm.

“Hybrid Classes: Maximizing Resources and Student Learning.” Teaching-Learning Center. Durham Technical Community College, 2002. Web. 16 Sep 2011. http://courses.durhamtech.edu/tlc/www/html/Special_Feature/hybridclasses.htm.

Master Courses

“HCC Online Model Courses.” HCC Distance Education. Houston Community College, 2008. Web. 13 Feb 2012. http://tinyurl.com/724k9wz.

Master Course Policy. Baptist Bible College & Seminary, n.d. Web. 13 Feb 2012. http://tinyurl.com/85hw7hm.

Form D

California Community Colleges. Chancellor’s Office, Academic Affairs Division. Distance Education Guidelines. 2008. Web. http://tinyurl.com/7bcjuch.

California Community Colleges. Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines Task Force. Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines for Students with Disabilities. 2011. Web. http://tinyurl.com/6wprymr.

Course Design

Design Fundamentals

“Online Learning Theory and Design Principles .” Online Learning Theory and Design Principles . Division of Information Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011. Web. 22 Dec 2011. http://academictech.doit.wisc.edu/online-teaching-resources/designing/online-learning-theory-and-design-principles.

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Anderson, Lorin, and David Krathwohl, ed. A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Abridged Edition. 1st ed. New York: Longman, 2001. Print.

Dalton, J, and D. Smith. Extending Children’s Special Abilities; Strategies for Primary Classrooms. Melbourne. Department of Education. 1986. Web.

Wikipedia contributors. “Bloom’s Taxonomy.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 17 Dec. 2011. Web. 22 Dec. 2011.

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Churches, Andrew. “Bloom’s Taxonomy Blooms Digitally.” Tech & Learning. 2008. Web. 22 Dec 2011. http://www.techlearning.com/article/blooms-taxonomy-blooms-digitally/44988.

Clark, Don. “Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Domains.” Big Dog & Little Dog’s Performance Juxtaposition. 2010. Web. 22 Dec 2011. http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html.

Forehand, Mary. “Bloom’s taxonomy.” Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology. 2010. Web. 22 Dec 2011. http://projects.coe.uga.edu/epltt/index.php?title=Bloom’s_Taxonomy

Course Assessment

Assessment Fundamentals

Harmer, Jeremy. How to Teach English. 2nd. Essex: Pearson Education, 2007. Print.

Hughes, Arthur. Testing for Language Teachers. 2nd. Cambridge: Cambridge Language Teaching Library, 2002. Print.

Nunan, David. Practical English Language Teaching. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003. Print.

Formative & Summative Assessment

Carnegie Mellon Assessment Task Force. Assessment Examples and Tools. Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, n.d. Web. 6 Feb 2012. http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessment/index.html.

Garrison, Catherine, and Michael Ehringhaus. Formative and Summative Assessments in the Classroom. Association for Middle Level Education, 2007. Web. 6 Feb 2012. http://www.amle.org/Publications/WebExclusive/Assessment/tabid/1120/Default.aspx.

Authentic Assessment & Course Design

Mueller, John. Authentic Assessment Toolbox. N.p., 2011. Web. 6 Feb 2012. http://jfmueller.faculty.noctrl.edu/toolbox/index.htm.


Rhodes, Terrel. “Making Learning Visable and Meaningful Through Electronic Portfolios”. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. January-February (2011): n. page. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. http://www.changemag.org/Archives/Back Issues/2011/January-February 2011/making-learning-visible-full.html.

Lorenzo, George, John Ittleson, and Diana Oblinger, ed. “An Overview of E-Portfolios.” Educause Learning Initiative.Educause, n.d. Web. 19 Nov 2012. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli3001.pdf.

Evaluating Assessment

Andrade, Heidi Goodrich. Understanding Rubrics. 22 October 2001. Web. 4 May 2012. http://learnweb.harvard.edu/alps/thinking/docs/rubricar.htm.

DePaul University. Assessment: Types of Rubrics. Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. 2012. Web. 4 May 2012. http://condor.depaul.edu/tla/Assessment/TypesRubrics.html.

James, Pat. “Course Design: Assessment Tips.” Effective Practices in Online Teaching. @One, n.d. Web. 4 May 2012. http://my.msjc.edu/web/ol/ol/welcome.html.

Course Materials


Peterson, Ginger. “To-Pack or not to e-Pack, That Is the Question.” DE Insight…Sharing News and Insights for Designing and Teaching Online. University of Nevada Las Vegas, 15 09 2010. Web. 19 Oct. 2011. http://unlvdeid.blogspot.com/2010/09/to-e-pack-or-not-to-e-pack-that-is.html.

“Sample e-Pack (Publisher Pack) & Access Codes Policy.” Shasta College Distance Education Committee, 27 10 2008. Web. 19 Oct 2011. http://tinyurl.com/3qyz28l.

Instructional Technology

Hai-Jew, Shalin. “An Instructional Design Approach to Updating an Online Course Curriculum.” EDUCASE Quarterly. 33.4 (2010): n. page. Web. 23 Jul. 2012. http://tinyurl.com/d3z23vr.

Open Educational Resources

Atkins, Daniel E.; John Seely Brown, Allen L. Hammond. A Review of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement: Achievements, Challenges, and New Opportunities.. Menlo Park, CA: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 2007. p. 4. Web. http://www.hewlett.org/uploads/files/Hewlett_OER_report.pdf.

Baker, Judy. Introduction to Open Education Resources Tutorial. 2008. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. Web. 29 June 2012. http://cnx.org/content/m14466/latest/?collection=col10413/latest.

“Defining OER”. WikiEducator. Open Education Resource Foundation. 29 Oct 2010. Web. 2 Jul 2012. http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook/educator_version_one/Introduction/Defining_OER.

Duncan, Arne, perf. Why Open Education Matters. Creative Commons, U.S. Department of Education, and Open Society Foundations , 2012. Film. 29 June 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SdrhGrcvsk.

Illowsky, Barbara. “And the Textbook Is … Free? Introduction To Open Educational Resources.” Senate Rostrum. September 2009: 27-28. Web. 3 Jul. 2012. http://asccc.org/sites/default/files/Rostrum/Rostrum_Sep09.pdf.

Mahon, Richard, Ken O’Donnell, and Dawn Shelbani. “But Will It Fly? OER and Articulation.” Senate Rostrum. September 2009: 29. Web. 3 Jul. 2012. http://asccc.org/sites/default/files/Rostrum/Rostrum_Sep09.pdf.

“Pros and Cons of OERs”. Open Educational Resources. UMUC Information and Library Services. University of Maryland University College, 30 May 2012. Web. 2 Jul 2012. http://libguides.umuc.edu/content.php?pid=98930&sid=742401.

Course Quality & Regular Effective Contact

Course Quality: Title 5 Language & Explanation

Walton, Ian, Pat James-Hanz, North Wheeler, and Michelle Pilati. Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Ensuring the Appropriate Use of Educational Technology: An Update for Local Academic Senates. 2008. Web. http://asccc.org/sites/default/files/Educational_Technology.pdf.

Regular Effective Contact in Detail

Butte College Distance Learning Committee. Course Diagnostic Standards for Online and Hybrid Courses. 2009. Web. http://www.butte.edu/departments/governance/committees/dlc/documents/DLC_CDS.pdf.

Palomar Community College. Palomar Community College Instructor/Student Contact Policy for Distance Learning Courses. 2009. Web. http://www.palomar.edu/accreditation/FollowUpReportEvidence/Instructor%20Student%20Contact%20Policy.pdf.

Thurmond, Veronica, and Karen Wambach. “Understanding Interactions in Distance Education: A Review Of The Literature.” International Journal of Instructional Technology. 1.1 (2004): n. page. Web. 19 Sep. 2011. http://itdl.org/journal/Jan_04/article02.htm.

Accessibility, Student Privacy & Copyright


Burgstahler, Sheryl. Real Connections: Making Distance Learning Accessible to Everyone. University of Washington DO-IT Center, 2010. Web. http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Technology/distance.learn.html.

Fiori, Carolyn, and James Glapa-Grossklag. Creating Accessible Online Courses. @One, n.d. Web. 5 Jan 2012.

Henry, Shawn. Understanding Web Accessibility. 2006. Web. http://www.uiaccess.com/understanding.html.

High Tech Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges. Captioning Guidance. n.d. Web. 4 Jan 2012.

Lieu, Mark. Achieving Accessibility: Demystifying Section 508 Compliance. Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2003. Web. http://www.asccc.org/node/176500.

United States. Section508.gov. Opening Doors to IT: Section 508 Standards Guide. 2010. Web. http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?fuseAction=stdsdoc#Web.

University of Washington DO-IT Center, Prod. Real Connections: Making Distance Learning Accessible. 2011. Web. 19 Sep 2011. http://www.washington.edu/doit/Video/index.php?vid=22.

Student Privacy

Auburn University Office of Information Technology. Legal and FERPA. 2010. Web. http://www.auburn.edu/img/legal/files/ferpa_guide.pdf.

Pasadena Community College. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act District Policy. 2004. Web. http://www.pasadena.edu/admissions/records/ferpa.cfm.

United States. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 2011. Web. http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.

University of Missouri. FERPA Considerations in Blackboard. 2011. Web. http://etatmo.missouri.edu/toolbox/doconline/ferpaconcerns.php.


Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Distance Learning Manual. 2008. Web. http://www.msjc.edu/InstitutionalPlanningandEffectiveness/Documents/ACCJC_Manuals_and_Guides/Distance_Learning_Manual_August_2008.pdf.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Guide to Evaluating Distance Education & Correspondence Education. 2011. Web. http://www.accjc.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Guide-to-Evaluating-DE-and-CE_June-30-20111.pdf.

PCC & Course Policies

Attendance, Add, Drop, & Grades

Pasadena Area Community College District. Course Attendance, Adds, Drops, and Withdrawls: Policy No. 5075. 2004. Web. http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/pasadena/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AM7P85635300.

Salomon, Kenneth and Christopher Murray. Documentation of the Last Day of Attendance for Online Programs. 2010. Web. http://wcet.wiche.edu/wcet/docs/lastday-april2010/LDAIssuePaper%284_15_2010%29.pdf

“What Is Your Attendance Policy?.” 22 02 2011. Online Posting to The Chronicle of Higher Education: Chronicle Forums. Web. 19 Sep 2011. http://chronicle.com/forums/index.php?topic=66762.0.

Academic Honesty

A Guide for Faculty: Creating Positive Learning Environments Through Standards of Student Conduct. Pasadena City College, 29 01 2008. Web. 21 Sep 2011. http://www.pasadena.edu/staffservices/student-misconduct-brochure.pdf.

Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education. WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), 06 2009. Web. 21 Sep 2011.

Pasadena Area Community College District. Student Conduct and Academic Honesty: Policy No. 4520. 2003. Web. http://www.pasadena.edu/ipro/policies/pcc_4520.pdf.

Stuber-McEwen, Donna, Phillip Wiseley, and Susan Hoggat. “Point, Click and Cheat: Frequency and Type of Academic Dishonesty in the Virtual Classroom.” Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. 12.3 (2009): n. page. Web. 21 Sep 2011. http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/fall123/stuber123.html.

Course Delivery

Welcome Letter and Online Syllabus

James, Pat. “Welcoming Your Students.” MSJC Online. Mt. San Jacinto College, n.d. Web. 19 Sep 2011. http://msjconline.com/index.php/faculty/34-welcoming-students.

Ko, Susan and Steve Rossen. Teaching Online: A Practical Guide. 2nd. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003. 65-81. Web. http://college.hmco.com/instructors/catalog/walkthroughs/pdf/walk_0618000429_4.pdf.

Welcome Letter & Online Syllabus Templates

Academic Technology & Creative Services. California State University, Sacramento. Instructional Materials – Templates: Course Syllabus Templates. 2011. Web.

diGrades, Mark. “Creatine Effective Syllabi in Higher Education.” Online Syllabus Template Tool. The Faculty Assistance Center for Teaching, Utah State University, 2011. Web. 22 Dec 2011. 

Pasadena City College Faculty Syllabi: Sandra C. Haynes and Celina Lee.