Best Practices for Learning Support

  1. Resources
  2. Beyond Handouts


Web access point. A portal consists of web pages that act as a starting point for using the Web.

This portal is a collection of study skills handouts organized both by skills and by subject areas. It also includes how to write by subject area.

This portal includes reading research, reading resources as well as reading software. This site is developed and maintained by JoAnn Yarworski.


Best online guide for grammar with interactive fun quizzes for ESL students and others.

For podcasts and grammar fun, check out Grammar Girl. Be sure to check out the archives for such things as affect vs. effect!



Task oriented view

The Writer's Handbook

Beyond Handouts
  • Provide interactive support for online students
  • Provide interactive support for f2f students, who can't make it to campus
  • How many services fit both online and f2f students - note the story of getting textbooks from the bookstore at the beginning of the semester!
  • Are there some services that are better f2f?

Textbook Support Sites

Many publishers now have textbook web sites, with quizzes, powerpoint presentations, case studies, cdroms,DVDs, web links.

Integrating Educational Technology Into Teaching

Academic Learning Center should be proactive in the textbook selection and the learning materials that students need to succeed.

  • Sharing with faculty needed student learning resources
  • Carrying the auxiliary materials for campus textbooks in the learning center
  • The Walkaround Survey in the Bookstore

Online Classes

Online classes should have internal links to the Academic Support Center.

1 minute tutorials

To "get the experience" check out the overview tutorial on making a daily todo list in Inspiration. YES, you need sound to hear this. The overview is 1 minute and 8 seconds long!

Maybe you need a tutorial for the TI-84 graphic calculator! The first lesson is how to turn the calculator OFF. Nope. It's not intuitive!

Atomic Learning is a subscription service, but with 400 more more new tutorials every 45 days, it is well worth the price of $79 a year for individuals or substantial savings at group rates. There is a special rate now for Higher Ed.


Citation Maker

Oregon Library Association provides this free service, based on MLA.

    Lucy's favorite Cartoon Site. This is the cartoon of the day and has a collection of cartoons for educators. Set this as your home page in the browser and you will always begin the day with a smile.


Web Award for your Learning Support Web Site : assessment rubric


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subscription options (including subscribe/unsubscribe), point your web
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To contact the LRNASST-L owner, email

Essential Research Tool ENDNOTES - builds the citations and bibliography for you. Plug ins available for Word.