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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Virtual Earthquake

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Glen White (Faculty), Feb 26, 2003
Comment: I've spent about 30 minutes so far going through the materials, testing the
various features of the site, and thoroughly enjoying the experience. The
graphical presentations clearly illustrate the procedures being explored, and
the depth and accuracy of the material is impressive. For demonstrating the
methods and tools of measurement for seismology, this is by far superior to any
text I've reviewed. The hands-on use of the interactive graphics should greatly
add to its potential effectiveness as a teaching and learning tool.

Technical Remarks:

While some of the graphics take some time to load, a helper window typically
opens up to explain the next component of the module. Correct responses are
required at several points in order to continue, but using the demonstration
button, an instructor can quickly review the site.