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Peer Review

MELO 3D Blog

by MELO 3D Project Team


Overall Numeric Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 5 stars
Effectiveness: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Mar 04, 2014 by Teacher Education
Overview: The Michigan Education through Learning Objects (MELO 3D Blog) is a collaborative team approach in the construction of online learning objects (LO), that complements pedagogy, training, and project implementation.
Type of Material: Collection
Recommended Uses: Covers a variety of content from arts, humanities, medical, engineering and science to social sciences. The material can be used for in-class instruction, team work, project development or review sessions.
Technical Requirements: Any device with Internet access
Identify Major Learning Goals: The learner goals include: • Enhance student engagement in online learning • Integrate the use of online learning objects to complement curriculum delivery • Assess understanding through interdisciplinary approach for projects, data collection, or training
Target Student Population: High School, Undergraduate, Graduate levels or professional development.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: The learner would view resources for training, pedagogy, and course development. Specific links to integrated modules can be easily accessed.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Online collection of curriculum based materials for training, assessments, authentic learning activities, and support for coursework; Ongoing discipline development for different content areas and training. Materials are up-to-date and in a variety of modes.
Concerns: None

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: •Supports knowledge building modules through visual learning objects in several disciplines. •Provides online learning and training modules for teachers, students, and professionals •Organizes modules that have objectives, summary, assignment, and assessment. •Creates ongoing reference modules, using Creative Commons. The material allows for student interaction with instructional material. Materials can be set up to allow students to work independently, at their own pace.
Concerns: None

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: It’s easy to access materials in order to incorporate aspects into lessons. Teachers could utilize access to materials to supplement lessons. The site is a collection of practical online learning resources, using a variety of digital technologies to engage learners. The high quality learning objects are easily accessible.
Concerns: None.

Other Issues and Comments: A great resource to help with integration of technology into all subjects.

Creative Commons:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States