I think the pedagogy portal is fantastic now and holds even greater promise. It seems to be a wonderful way to bring forward our ability to strategically search the rich collections that have been developed by so many Centers for Teaching and Learning across the country and across the world. I also think the federated search feature is wonderful (http://fedsearch.merlot.org ). It makes me wonder, whether or not the custom google search engine that the POD Network has developed might work as an addition to this? (http://podnetwork.org/search.htm#faculty ). While there may be problems, it could be worth considering.
An additional thought - it would be nice if the Federated Search could include the PID Network search engine. However, It think there are some technical problems - formatting to the Federated Search format and relevancy of search results. The Federated Search process has a way of evaluating the relevance of a found resource. The Google search does it differently.
Esperanza, please continue to check the JOLT site. There is a new issue every three months and there are a lot of articles that can help out, especially with online classes. They also always welcome manuscripts as well as people who hope to peer review manuscripts of others.
Under http://pedagogy.merlot.org/, Classroom Management / Faculty andStudent Civility was excellent. I am always looking for ways to ensure that students that may not be the easiest to teach are embraced to ensure their success. I also found this link to be something I would forward to peers - excellent.