This is a very rich site giving a great deal of information on Asian America. It gives a comprehensive look at the culture, the various ethnic groups, and the history. The site discusses issues and stereotypes. In addition, there are links to relevant sites. This site is an excellent resource for information on Asian America.
Type of Material:
Research projects; in class comparisons of Asian American groups or comparing Asian American groups to other groups; provides detailed information that could be used in a lecture.
Website that should easily work with any web browser.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The goals listed on the home page for the site are useful here: "Educate those who would like to learn more about the Asian American population";
"Provide general and specific information about different topics and issues that affect the Asian American community";
and "Identify other sources of information related to Asian Americans". The major learning goal of this site is to teach the reader a great deal about Asian America.
Target Student Population:
Intro college level courses or courses on demography, culture and ethnicity.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The content is clear, concise and perfectly aligned with the stated goals on the homepage. It covers a variety of topics and can be used as a go-to resource on Asian Americans.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The major strength is the depth and breadth of information.
The content is broken down into various sub-levels of content, but some sections have more complex information than others which may be a challenge for some students. There may be so much information that students will get overwhelmed.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The website is very easy to use and navigate. It has high quality pictures, graphs and charts and is visually appealing. The site maps are very clear and it is easy for the user to find any needed information.
The website could be more interactive, but it serves its purpose of providing learners with an abundance of content.
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