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Online Instructional Resources

Online Instructional Resources

Michigan State University has reviewed hundreds of instructional resources on the Web and selected particularly useful sites to create this comprehensive Online Instructional Resources website. The teaching and learning resources are annotated and organized into 23 major categories each containing subcategories for a total of 172 subcategories across the site. Each subcategory includes an introduction which explains its structure and/or characterizes its content. The site contains three general sections: Teaching and Learning Resources, Resources for Teaching in the Disciplines, and Resources for Teaching MSU's Liberal Learning Goals. Teaching and Learning Resources is largest part of the site, with Teaching Methods having 37 subcategories ranging from First Day of Class to Flipped... Show More
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James Kerr
James Kerr (Content Developer/Author)
3 years ago

Important to note, MSU's OIR is not a rating system like MERLOT. The resources presented there have been reviewed by the MSU Office of Faculty and Organizational Development and been selected for inclusion in the lists. The navigation categories are helpful and make sense, although navigation in the site itself is a bit clunky. As for how up to date the site is; I did not examine every category, but the section on MOOCs, which have garnered lots of attention lately, had articles dated 2013 but none from this year.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour