This is a very well-designed and sophisticated web site maintained by a professional organization. The vast array of reference materials includes categories as diverse as press releases, professional meetings, publications, job lists, and facts for families and other resources.
Type of Material:
The site could be used as reference material for topics relating to child and adolescent psychiatry.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The site itself is not designed for learning but could be used by advanced undergraduates to search for high quality information on child and adolescent issues. This is a standard web site that will require students to engage in independent searches for the information they want.
Target Student Population:
The site is not oriented toward students specifically, but could be used by undergraduates students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
This site would best be used with supporting materials typical of a course about child and adolescent issues.
Information provided is of professional quality.
The material is diverse and not organized around learning and teaching processes.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Students could learn a great deal about what professional organizations in child and development areas do.
Much of the material provided may be irrelevant to student projects.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This site is well organized and maintained.
The plethora of information could be confusing to some students.
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