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MERLOT II


    

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Student Tools

by Jo Ellen Greer
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Description:
In Fall 2005, Delgado Community College in New Orleans was flooded as a result of Hurrican Katrina. Faculty and students scattered and were trying to build online resources to continue to offer there classes in the Spring of 2006. MERLOT responded in the form of Personal Collections for specific classes. These are tools that can be used in a College Introduction course.
Course:
College Introduction

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Learning Styles - Left or right brain dominance


Added 06/25/2009
This is an animation to demonstrate learning styles. Permission has to be obtained from the author, but it works with students.
2.

Psychweb


Added 06/25/2009
Site contains hints on stress and time management as well as other helpful hints.
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Covey's Knowledge Expo


Added 06/25/2009
ON site are a number of articles in the following topics: General Change Management, Communication, Leadership Development, Learning, Organizational Development, Personal/Individual Effectiveness, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Teams, Time & Lif
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Study Skills Help!


Added 06/25/2009
This site is designed to allow students to identify their own study skills weaknesses and then to learn skills which will strengthen those skills. The skills include reading to understand, reading to remember, how to take essay tests, time management, etc
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Time Management Skills - How to manage time and maximize effectiveness


Added 06/25/2009
This is a collection of tools and techniques for improving time management.
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Index of Learning Styles


Added 06/25/2009
This is an on-line survey that can be taken to determine your preferred Learning Style.
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The Active Learning Site with VARK Learning Styles Inventory


Added 06/25/2009
VARK is a short, simple inventory that has helped students to learn more effectively and faculty to become more sensitive to the diversity of teaching strategies necessary to reach all students.
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Student Learning Styles


Added 06/25/2009
This page discusses briefly (1) the four dimensions underlying the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and (2) several teaching approaches that will appeal to different MBTI profiles.
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Using the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to Determine Communication Styles


Added 06/25/2009
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is found on a commercial site that categorizes individuals into four types of temperaments labeled Guardian, Idealist, Rational, and Artisan, each of which has four Characters, based on the Meyers-Briggs typology.
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The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice


Added 06/25/2009
A series of 13 videos that can be played online and illustrating the application of learning theories to classroom practice. The website also contains extensive support materials that can be used to guide study of the videos.
11.

Self Esteem Test


Added 06/25/2009
This test is designed to evaluate one's general level of self esteem. The online quiz contains 30 questions. Results are provided immediately, with a detailed personalized interpretation of one's score.
12.

Managing Yourself


Added 06/25/2009
This site contains information about a variety of self oriented topics such as handling anger, enhancing self esteem, assertiveness, letting go, personal development, etc.
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Study Skills - Learn how to learn


Added 06/25/2009
This is a collection of study and memory tools and techniques.
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Vocational Information Center


Added 06/25/2009
This is a source that has links to a lot of useful tools for students and faculty alike. Included are College Planning, Communication Tools, Career Exploration, Career Activities, Tutorial Resources, and Teacher Resources.
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Learning Strategies Database


Added 06/25/2009
There are a variety of links to resources on this site. There are links to General Learning Strategies, Content-Specific Strategies, and High School to College Learning Strategies. There is also an assessment for First Year Students.
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Teaching/Learning Activities - What do you want to use technology for?


Added 06/25/2009
These are activities from UMUC that features Conceptual Learning, Problem Solving, Object and Document Analysis, Data Gathering, Case Studies, Collaborative Learning, and Authentic Inquiry.
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Goal Setting - Planning and Achieving Personal Ambitions


Added 06/25/2009
This site helps students with goal setting. Topics include Why Set Goals, Deciding on Goals, Where You can Go Wrong, Achieving Goals and Pulling Goals Together.
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Basic Management Skills


Added 06/25/2009
These are tools for time management. Topics included here are: Teams and Groups, Presentation Skills, Time Management, Quality in the Team, Writing Skills, Delegation, Managing People, Oral Communication, Project Planning, and Becoming a Great Manager.
19.

Improve Your Communication Skills


Added 06/25/2009
This is a series of articles on oral and written communication skills.
20.

Interpersonal Communication Skills Test


Added 06/25/2009
This simple on-line survey consists of 34 questions that assesses one's interpersonal communication skills. Test can be taken on-line, and results/feedback is immediate.
21.

Motivation in the Workplace


Added 06/25/2009
This is an article on employee motivation that includes additional links such as theories, Hawthorn experiments, and other issues.
22.

Motivation Summary


Added 06/25/2009
This presentation reviews and summarizes past work in Motivation. It provides a clear definition of 'motivation', of the factors which motivate and of what people are striving to achieve.
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MAAP Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential


Added 06/25/2009
Found on the WetFeet.com web site, MAAP is a 71 question inventory that reveals a user's natural motivations, interests and talents for work. From a set of three options, participants select the statement with which they agree most and least. A partial pr
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Queendom


Added 06/25/2009
This site was started in 1996 by a group of psychologists, designers, programmers and writers. It was rated #1 on the web in Mental Health and Psychology. It consists of tests, mind games, mind tools, polls and surveys. The categories of the tests fall un
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