I like to use this blog to post links to inspirational material or practical resources wherever they may be found. You can never read enough or practice enough when it comes to animation, so I see this blog as a supplement to what we're teaching you in your online classes.
I recently became aware that Don Bluth has been making a series of Animation Tutorials on DVD.
Don has generously posted some sample videos for free on his web site DonBluthAnimation.com .
Obviously the sample videos are to whet your appetite to purchase the full-length tutorials on DVD, but even the samples have some great "nuts & bolts" basic info. on animation. I suggest you check them out , especially if you are new to hand-drawn animation:
Basic Tutorial on Doing a Character Turn-around, Pegging, and Labeling drawings
Animating a Walk Cycle
Animating a small Bird in Flight