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Topic A1: The Online Journey Begins - Additional Resources

Below are online resources which may help you in preparation. Take a moment to visit each. If you find a resource particularly helpful, remember to 'bookmark' that page to make it easier to return to it at a later time.


Keirsey Temperament Sorter

Designed to identify different types of personality, this tool is similar to others derived from Carl Jung's theory of "psychological types," such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The questionnaire identifies four temperament types: Guardian, Artisan, Idealist, and Rational. If you complete the online assessment and review the results, compare your results with the findings in the article, "Internet Teaching By Style: Profiling the Online Instructor."

Internet Teaching By Style: Profiling the Online Instructor

This research explores the question, "Does personality type and preferred teaching style influence the comfort level for providing online instruction?"

The Paragon Learning Style Inventory (PLSI)

Is a 48-item, self-administered survey that provides a reliable indication of learning and cognitive preferences. It uses the four dimensions, i.e., introversion/ extroversion, intuition/sensation, thinking/feeling, and judging/perceiving, which are also used by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Murphy Meisgeir Type Indicator, and the Keirsey-Bates Temperament Sorter.

ADEC Guiding Principles for Distance Teaching and Learning

This article, prepared by the American Distance Education Consortium, identifies the characteristics of quality web-based teaching and learning.


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