STARLINK This Month (Nov. 1 - Nov 30, 2008)

“Strategies from the Front Line: Best Practices from Hybrid Instructors” (October 20 - November 3, 2008)
Available 24/7 via the Internet at (Click on the box below “WEBCAST”). Marketing Material: (Click on Marketing Material). Resource Packet Link:

"Leadership and Success Series 3: Discover the Secrets of Success” (November 10 - November 24, 2008 )
Available 24/7 via the Internet at (Click on the box below “WEBCAST”). This program uses Window Media Player. Tuerack, national speaker, and the Founder and President of the National Society of Leadership and Success invites you to discover the secrets of the world’s most successful
people by exploring the qualities of exceptional achievers, finding strategies to excel in a career you love, eliminate self imposed limits, and accessing the keys to taking positive action in your life! Marketing Material: (Click on Marketing Material)

November Monthly Stream: “Pedagogy 201 for Distance Learning: Enhancing Interactivity”. Pedagogy for distance learning continues as previous panelists return to host the seminars.  Moderator Peter Shea, Assistant Professor of Educational Theory and Practice from the University at Albany, SUNY, dives deeper into the pedagogical influences behind enhancing interaction in online courses with colleagues.  Learn strategies to guide students and shape their ideas and discussions into a positive online climate. Panelists include: Nada Dabbagh, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Instructional Technology, George Mason University, Rena Palloff Ph.D., Managing Partner, Crossroads Consulting Group and Faculty Member, Fielding Graduate University, and Keith Pratt, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Crossroads Consulting Group and Associate Dean of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology, Northwest Arkansas Community College. Resource packet:

Please check STARLINK website for the ongoing programs that are also available.


The David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library at Galveston College isn't just for students...there are myriad resources available for faculty and staff members as well! All year long, Technical Services Librarian Hazel Ellis is busy researching and purchasing new books for students, faculty, and staff. Recent acquisitions related to Distance Learning include the following titles:

Conrad, R. (2004). Engaging the online learner: Activities and resources for creative instruction. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. LB 1044.87.C658 2004

Holmberg, B. (2005). Distance education and languages: Evolution and change. Buffalo: Multilingual Matters. P 53.2967.D57 2005

Hricko, M. (2006). Online assessment and measurement: Foundations and challenges. Hershey, PA: Information Science. LB 1028.3.0553 2006

Palloff, R. M. (2005). Collaborating online: Learning together in community. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. LB 1032.P334 2005

Smith, S. S. (2006). Web-based instruction: A guide for libraries. Chicago: American Library Association. Z 711.2.S59 2006

In addition to these, there are numerous additional titles available through NetLibrary, a collection of e-Books that is available to Galveston College students, faculty and staff. To access the NetLibrary collection, go to the web site for GC's Learning Resource Center ( and select "Electronic books" from the list of options on the left side of the screen. For additional information about the library's e-Book collection, contact Reference Librarian Gracie Otin.
Take advantage of these outstanding materials and take your online teaching to "the next level"!

Updated 3/11/2010 - Content Author hnewkirk