Professional Organizations - stay current with national resources. URI is an institutional member of these organizations. Enrolling in them provides access to listserves, conferences, and professional development:
The Sloan Consortium - individuals, institutions and organizations committed to quality online education. Enroll here
EDUCAUSE - a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. Enroll here
WCET - cooperative exchange of information and resources to better improve online learning. To recieve member's only emails, Subscribe here.
Professor Vince Petronio
"Online Learning levels the playing field for students. It gives introverts time to think before participating and gives others the opportunity to say all they want to say without being interrupted"