This module provides a large volume of resources with information about Asian countries, their societies, and cultures. The site includes a range of articles, speeches, and statistics from entertainment and current events to those related to the politics, and history and of Asian countries. A map is provided for each country, and information on Geography, Demographics, Economy, Communication, Transportation, and Military.
Type of Material:
Individual students or teams can use the material for in-class or out-of-class activities. The content can also be used to prepare lectures or presentations.
Browser, HTML and at least 56K speed modem.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The major goal of this module is to inform and teach those who visit the site seeking a variety of facts, statistics, and general information about Asia and its communities.
Target Student Population:
The target population includes students of any age group at educational levels starting with high school.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Reading, comprehension skills, and online research techniques are the only prerequisites for using the material.
Evaluation and Observation
The module contains excellent historical, geo-political, economic, artistic and cultural materials. The content is accurate and current, and at the same time the user has access to previous information stored in the archives of many topics. Currency is evident in the existence of a Calendar link that connects to a variety of activities in areas such as Policy Issue, Social Issues, Culture and Special Events.
The module includes interviews with persons qualified to address important subjects in a variety of areas. The material is also self contained and can be used in several ways to provide information that the user requires.
The Asia site provides access to data and information for research projects. The site is very informative and interesting. It provides excellent educational subjects, new ideas, and materials that can be used in any educational environment as well as by the general public.
The information needs to be updated in some areas such as in the special reports which were dated from 2004.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This is an excellent teaching tool for courses such World History, Western Civilization, Consumer Economics, International Business, Consumer Economics, Cultural Geography and Asian History. The content provides material that enables students to easily prepare written and oral assignments. A wide variety of research projects, oral presentations, debates, and analytical discussions can be assigned from this module.
With the volume and variety of innovation available, the user can learn and collect a large amount of information in a short time. The module can satisfy many teaching/learning objectives.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This site is simple and easy to use. It is not cluttered, and the links make it effortless to navigate the pages. Without a lot of whistles,
it is attractive with visually appealing design and arrangement.
The module has links to related sites such as those at Ask Asia that include interactive activities. These can be used by teachers, students, and kids. Activities include lesson plans, games and activities.