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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Graph Theory Lessons

Rating: 3 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: Jennifer Brown (Student), Apr 20, 2009
Comment: I clicked through the links, read through explanations, and generally browsed the site. Content is good, very relevant, and highly useful, but could be presented better. The fact that it has a Java aspect is useful, yet not the easiest for some users as Java can cause a few problems with slower connections, or for those who are using public computers. However, explanations of the theories are well-presented and easy to understand, with plenty of information on each topic and diagrams for every concept. Students would probably find this page more useful than teachers, as the layout is simple and there are spaces for one to try out various examples. However, teachers could use these as examples in teaching, and the multiple graphs/images are useful when trying to explain concepts. This would be easy to use for an average user, as the layout is just links which lead to html content with images that explain the concepts. While not the most aesthetically pleasing site, it does provide good information, easy to use applets, and a simple layout that is useful when trying to navigate to specific topics.

Technical Remarks:

Java applets are tricky, because they are useful for the content trying to be conveyed, but they can run slow and even get caught up in firewalls, which is a hindrance, especially for slower connections (i.e. public computers). The layout of the site is good in the sense that it is simple, with links to the various topics, which is easy to navigate to, especially for an average user who is not willing to do a ton of sifting through content. Layout is simple, could benefit from a few improvements, but overall does not deter from the information conveyed.
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes, searching through site, clicking on links, exploring examples, and reading through content.