2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Evaluation Criteria for Learning Objects in MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching

Barbara, Levin         (336) 334-3443
      Associate Professor
      Curriculum and Instruction
      UNC Greensboro
First co-presenter: Rothkopf, Michael    
Organization: North Carolina School of the Arts

Abstract (up to 200 words):
The purpose of MERLOT is to identify high-quality, web-based learning materials that are appropriate for use in higher education settings. MERLOT has perfected a review process for learning objects that is comparable to the peer review process for journal articles (http://merlot.org). The MERLOT review process is rigorous and provides important information to potential users of online learning materials. Three major areas are evaluated. (1) Quality of Content; (2) Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching-Learning Tool; and (3) Ease of Use. The MERLOT peer review process yields high-quality reviews, which can also be used to support faculty by validating the importance of online learning materials they have developed for students. For peer reviewers, engagement in the peer review process is an excellent means of examining sites in their own instructional areas and offers opportunities for service to the field by participating in the peer review process. During this presentation we will share criteria for evaluating online resources, show examples of peer reviews on MERLOT, engage in discussion about the process for peer review of online learning resources, and provide information about how you can become involved in the MERLOT peer review process.

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Session type:
Short presentation (20 minutes)

Time slots:
C5 - Fr 10:00 - 10:45

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