Exploring Digital Resources & Online Teaching Tools

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Exploring Digital Resources & Online Teaching Tools

  1. 1. WELCOME! Exploring Digital Resources & Online Teaching Tools
  2. 2. MERLOT M ultimedia E ducational R esources for L earning & O nline T eaching
  3. 3. What is MERLOT? <ul><li>Referatory </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptor </li></ul><ul><li>Locator/Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarker </li></ul><ul><li>Not a “storage unit” </li></ul>Learning Materials
  4. 4. Where Do I Find MERLOT? http :// www.merlot.org
  5. 5. What Learning Materials (LMs) Are Available? <ul><li>Lectures & presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Drills & practice </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes / tests </li></ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Reference materials </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Does LM Intro Look Like?
  7. 7. What Are Some LM Examples? <ul><li>Lectures & presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Drill & practice </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes / tests </li></ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul>
  8. 8. More LM Examples <ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Reference materials </li></ul>
  9. 9. Editor’s Choice 2005 Awards <ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebElements TM Periodic Table </li></ul></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Valley of the Shadow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean Operators </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Why Would I Want to Use MERLOT? <ul><li>Saves prep time </li></ul><ul><li>Link in WebCT, Web Page </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible where connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Many peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Colleague input </li></ul>
  11. 11. What about Membership? <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Membership not required </li></ul><ul><li>Member may: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snapshot </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. I Want to Know More <ul><li>What will I see when I look at a LM? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do with the materials I find in MERLOT? </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I join? </li></ul><ul><li>Who contributes the materials to MERLOT? </li></ul><ul><li>Who oversees and maintains MERLOT? </li></ul>
  13. 13. If I Want to Review <ul><li>LM examples: List 1 , List 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Awarding winning LMs </li></ul><ul><li>Location of MERLOT </li></ul>
  14. 14. I Want to Talk to Someone about Using MERLOT <ul><li>Contact Sue Bauer, Ed.D. Director of Computer Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: (805) 493-3368 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AOL IM: suebeecleo </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. MERLOT on the Web <ul><li>http:// www.merlot.org </li></ul>

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