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It is well known that the "typical" instructor uses online management systems to distribute course materials and make announcements. What has not been explored is how instructors use these systems to link to the vast array of educational content and resources available through the Internet. Which types of websites are most common? For which disciplines? How does an instructor choose which content is the "best" or most relevant for their course?
This session will present how instructors at residential and commuter campuses of the University of Michigan used the Web Content and Resources tools in Sakai to link to Internet resources. The different categories of resources as well as differences between campuses, disciplines, and departments will be discussed. Session participants will be asked to reflect on these findings and discuss implications for connecting instructors to "reliable" resources, and how to potentially scaffold instructors' selections of external resources in Sakai OAE.