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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Inflite: Using the Web, Module 4

by IUPUI Inflite Team
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 5 stars
Effectiveness: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2009 by Library and Information Services
Overview: This tutorial does a nice job of explaining the difference between the visible web and the invisibe web. It is easy to use and understand. It tells why searching in library databases gets more reliable results for the researcher. Search engines, such as Google, search only about 15% of the Web. This tutorial would be good in the general orientation class to library databases and the Web.
Learning Goals: * recognize the difference between the Visible Web and Invisible Web * get more relevant results from the Visible Web * use search engines more effectively * interpret and evaluate Visible Web search results
Target Student Population: high school, college general education
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None
Type of Material: Tutorial
Recommended Uses: in class, homework, individual. I would use this often in library orientations.
Technical Requirements: Open public license

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: This is short, clear, concise. Extremely thorough yet easy to understand. Presents concrete examples. Self-contained. Flexible. Perfect amount of material. Summarizes and integrates.
Concerns: Branded, but still usable elsewhere.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Builds on prior concepts. Identifies learning objectives. Reinforces concepts progressively. Could use a quick introduction that students would understand easily. Very efficient.
Concerns: None

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: This is a very easy to use tutorial and has good explanations.It is very interactive, and it has a quiz at the end. Pages are clean and attractive. Visually appealing and engaging. Interactive. Just nice all around.
Concerns: None

Other Issues and Comments: I intend to use this and the concepts it presents frequently with my constantly Googling students.