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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Second Great Awakening Presentation

Rating: 3 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: John Hertel (Teacher (K-12)), Dec 12, 2011
Comment:

Positive Feedback: Multiple pathways presented in a way that allows student choice in the order of the lesson. Once on a path, the lesson is linear and easy to navigate through. The StAIR does a good job of activating and accessing prior knowledge with the question about people’s religious practices in the 13 colonies. The insertion of the Youtube video added to the multimedia nature of the StAIR concept. The Quizlet quiz did a good job of checking for understanding and provided excellent feedback in terms of correct answers and grade.

Critical Feedback: More sounds and images could be used to engage the audience. There seem to be some missing gaps in the historical narratives of the two main characters’ lives. For example, how did an uneducated man become the president of a relatively prestigious school like Oberlin College? The StAIR made me think of this and other questions, but did not always answer questions. There were a few typos/grammatical errors in the StAIR. The Youtube video was somewhat long and did not hold interest because it was largely text based. The Quizlet did not allow for variance in correct answers. For example, when Garrison’s last name was provided the answer was marked wrong. Overall, the StAIR was extremely text based and provided few, if any, adaptations for students with language or vision impairments.

Technical Remarks:

Good embedding of Youtube and Quizlet links.  Image actions and sounds would have been helpful for interest and feedback.

Time spent reviewing site: 35 Minutes