Teaching library: Web resources

Teaching library

Web resources for teaching are increasing at an exponential rate, and this list can be but the merest sample. One starting place is the Subject Centre site itself. Thus, there’s a good deal of interesting and suggestive material which you can access through the projects page of the Subject Centre site, not least reports from departmental mini-projects funded through the ESC.

Our collection of Case Studies on this site offers a wealth of worked ideas (often very detailed) about specific classroom and VLE activities.

At the same time, the Subject Centre built up a collection of specifically English seminar activities, Teaching Text and Topic (T3) – The idea of this collection is that it is interactive, in the sense that the resource is built up by its users. We stongly encourage readers to make use of and to contribute to this site.

You should also be aware of the wide range of resources accessible through the Higher Education Academy’s EvidenceNet.

Scholarly areas are in some cases beginning to develop web resources related to teaching. An excellent example is the pedagogic area of the Romantic Commons:
http://www.rc.umd.edu/pedagogies/  

There are also some excellent sites housed at US universities – one example of many would be Dino Felluga’s Theory sitehttp://www.sla.purdue.edu/academic/engl/theory/

The York-based Aster project has produced some very interesting materials relating ICT to conventional small group practice. See their website athttp://users.ox.ac.uk/~ctitext2/aster/about_aster.html

The QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) is your source for Subject Benchmarks, Subject Review reports, and so on, and because people tend to associate it with ‘assurance’ rather than ‘enhancement’, is an under-used teaching resource. http://www.qaa.ac.uk/