The Online Teaching and Learning Resource Guide at Virginia Commonwealth University is an excellent resource, found in the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). The white paper (linked below) provides a “best practices” analysis, particularly highlighting the role of faculty development for a successful online learning initiative.
From the site:
The CTE authored this white paper, Building from Content to Community: [Re]Thinking the Transition to Online Teaching and Learning, to serve as a resource for faculty who are teaching online or are considering making a transition. We hope this paper serves as the starting point for conversation and reflection as you begin this process yourself.
The paper is linked here: White Paper Online VCU (May 2009).pdf.