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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


16th c. Explorers 3D Timeline

by Veronica Volz
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

2.75 stars
Content Quality: 3 stars
Effectiveness: 2.5 stars
Ease of Use: 2.75 stars
Reviewed: Mar 31, 2013 by History Editorial Board
Overview: A presentation chronicling the accomplishments of several sixteenth-century explores.
Learning Goals: Identify several sixteenth century explorers
Target Student Population: Grade school or middle school history
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None
Type of Material: Presentation
Recommended Uses: Homework
Technical Requirements: Used Internet Explorer and Firefox to open this Web site.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 3 stars
Strengths: • Provides basic information on a few key 16th c. explorers • Material is understandable
Concerns: • Material is not complete • Minimal content • Material does not contextualize the topic • No summary or identification of intended use

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 2.5 stars
Strengths: • Easy to read
Concerns: • Does not support the classroom or course assignments • No learning objectives • No apparent learning outcomes • Not easy to incorporate into the classroom

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 2.75 stars
Strengths: • Attractive graphics • Easy to access • Attractive design
Concerns: • Not interactive • Not engaging • No voice, just music

Other Issues and Comments: This Web site gives students very basic information in an interesting format. But the lack of analysis and its very cut-and-dry format makes it less useful for most teachers who want their students to understand sixteenth-century exploration.