General resources for grant and summit:

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grant proposal

U.S. Department of Education, Application for Grants Under the Center for the Study of Distance Education and Technological Advancements Program

What Works Clearinghouse Standards

Online Learning Consortium 5 Pillars

CSU-Chico Rubric for Online Instruction

UCF Pedagogical Practices

Quality Matters Rubric

PAR Data Definitions

What the Future Might Hold for Online and Blended Learning Research
Chuck Dziuban and Tony Picciano

Relevant articles and books:

Allen, M., Bourhis, J., Burrell, N., & Mabry, E. (2002). Comparing student satisfaction with distance education to traditional classrooms in higher education: A meta-analysis. The American Journal of Distance Education, 16(2), 83-97.

Allen, M., Mabry, E., Mattrey, M., Bourhis, J., Titsworth, S., & Burrell, N. (2004). Evaluating the effectiveness of distance learning: A comparison using meta‐analysis. Journal of Communication, 54(3), 402-420.

Allen, M., Witt, P. L., & Wheeless, L. R. (2006). The role of teacher immediacy as a motivational factor in student learning: Using meta-analysis to test a causal model. Communication education, 55(1), 21-31.

Bernard, R. M., Abrami, P. C., Borokhovski, E., Wade, C. A., Tamim, R. M., Surkes, M. A., & Bethel, E. C. (2009). A meta-analysis of three types of interaction treatments in distance education. Review of Educational Research, 79(3), 1243-1289.

Lehman, R. M., & Conceição, S. C. (2010). Creating a sense of presence in online teaching: How to” be there” for distance learners (Vol. 18). John Wiley & Sons.

Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., Bakia, M., & Jones, K. (2009). Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. US Department of Education.

Moore, M. G. (Ed.). (2013). Handbook of distance education. Routledge.

Reddy, D. M., Fleming, R., Pedrick, L. E., Ports, K. A., Barnack-Tavlaris, J. L., Helion, A. M., & Swain, R. A. (2011). U-Pace: Facilitating Academic Success for All Students. Educause Quarterly, 34(4), n4.

Reddy, D. M., Pfeiffer, H. M., Fleming, R., Ports, K. A., Pedrick, L. E., Barnack-Tavlaris, J. L., … & Swain, R. A. (2013). ” U-Pace” Instruction: Improving Student Success by Integrating Content Mastery and Amplified Assistance. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 17(1), 147-154.