I regularly run across free access to great books online.
The following are a few that have caught my attention recently. I personally love books so I would recommend purchasing each of these for your own library.
Handbook of Distance Education
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How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School
Bransford et al.
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Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning
A.W. (Tony) Bates
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Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda
Teaching and Learning at a Distance
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works
Building Online Learning Communities