Week 4

Blog Assignment: Internet-Based Multimedia Resources for Online Learning

“MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community”.

https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

This is a good source of information on just about any subject one can think of. This resource is great for the teacher as well as for the learner. It can be used in an Open Education setting of for those who need to work on improving in some area of education. The only concern that I would have is that Merlot has a lot of text and I would not want the learner to feel overwhelmed.

This link gives 25 best websites for educational videos

http://www.refseek.com/directory/educational_videos.html

Along with using YouTube and PBS for online education videos, here is a list of sites that will assist the visual learner. As an adult educator, there will be students that may have trouble comprehending in the written form only and may need to see a visual presentation about a particular assignment or subject.

A big concern is making sure that all of the students have the skill level to be able to use the resources that I will be incorporating (Conrad & Donaldson (2011). I will have to make sure that I have resources that will assist the student. One way is to communicate early in the course.

 

Reference

Conrad, R., & Donaldson, J. A. (2011). Engaging the online learner: Activities and resources for creative instruction (Updated ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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