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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


MIC / Sloan-C 2012 Abstract - Integration of Technology Into Undergraduate Education via Cross-Disciplinary Pollination

by Emily Bonem , Adena Rottenstein , Karen Neilson , Brenda Gunderson , Nancy Kerner , Grace Winschel
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 5 stars
Effectiveness: 4.5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Feb 06, 2013 by Teacher Education
Overview: The Michigan Education through Learning Objects (MELO) project is a cross-disciplinary, collaborative effort to facilitate the integration of curriculum-based sequences of online learning objects that complement classroom pedagogy in large enrollment gateway courses. MELO's goal is to enhance student learning, engagement, and persistence in college through the use of these learning objects. The Open Michigan collection serves as a central repository for materials created in association with the Michigan Education through Learning Objects project. The Materials tab contains training materials from the start of the projects, learning objects, survey instruments and conference abstracts from the project.
Learning Goals: The learning goals would be associated with the specific course the viewer would be interested in. This resource has as its goal to deliver materials to the university community that may assist in the successful completion of tasks related to their discipline. Faculty, students and others will be able to find, create, and share educational resources and research.
Target Student Population: Higher Education
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None
Type of Material: Learning Object Repository
Recommended Uses: The web collection would be useful for faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
Technical Requirements: Fully functioning website operating in any browser.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Easily searchable course materials and resources seem to be of high quality and are very diverse. The site is multi-disciplinary.
Concerns: None

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: The material can be used by students, faculty, etc. in order to support their work in the specific areas of the resource. Learning assignments can be adapted based on the assignments found in the current courses in the repository.
Concerns: Although this site has many course related materials, the ability to teach is limited to the linked materials as opposed to the resource itself.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: The website is easily navigated with clearly labeled links. A brief summary page devoted to each academic unit and sub-unit including links to a website and resources available allows the user to determine fairly quickly if the materials or resources would suit their needs.
Concerns:

Other Issues and Comments: Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.