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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Pablo Neruda

 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 4.75 stars
Effectiveness: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Mar 23, 2013 by World Languages Editorial Board
Overview: The University of Chile commemorates the life of Pablo Neruda, a recipient of
the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature, via a virtual tour of his life and literary
work. Many of Neruda's poems are recited by the poet, and the page includes
imaginary interviews with the author. Noted literary experts review his literary
contributions.
Learning Goals: There is ample listening and reading material for Spanish classes at various levels. This website will enhance literature and language courses alike at the secondary and at the college levels.
Target Student Population: University and advanced learners of Spanish at the secondary level.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Intermediate to advanced proficiency for a full appreciation of the site.
Type of Material: Timeline and biograhical information on Neruda. Collection of audiotexts of Neruda's poetry read by the poet. Criticism of his poetry. Links to related external websites. Produced at the University of Chile with links to the Neruda Foundation.
Recommended Uses: This site can be used by independent learners or in a classroom setting.
Technical Requirements: web access

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: This site is well-maintained and very complete. The audiotexts are excellent and the design of the site is sophisticated and complete. Students of Pablo Neruda will find excellent research maaterial here.
Concerns: none

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Students who appreciate Neruda's poetry will find a very useful resource in this site. It is engaging and complete.
Concerns: none

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: The site is really impeccable. It has everything a student of Neruda can expect in a well-researched resource. The University of Chile is maintaining the site very well.
Concerns: n/a

Other Issues and Comments: This is a superlative site that desrves the recognition that it receives.