How do you find and evaluate online educational resources?
West End Learning is developing a tool that saves faculty time finding videos, podcasts, articles, chapters, and other resources relevant to their courses. Your input helps us learn what is most important to you. Thank you.
What best describes your role?
I teach at a
Liberal Arts College
Large Research University
Other Four-Year Institution
What discipline do you teach?
How much time does it take to find quality online resources for your class?
Very little time.
Way too much time.
What kind of resources would you like to use?
Guest speakers willing to visit my class
Quizzes or Assessments
Service Learning Projects
How do you evaluate these resources for quality?
Use my own judgement.
Trust what other faculty recommend.
Read or view full resource.
Use only trusted publishers.
How do you find resources now?
Repositories like MERLOT, OASIS, OER Commons, etc.
My learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.)
What is the biggest challenge with those methods?
How much do you consider student affordability when looking for resources?
We are looking at ways resources can be recommended by discipline experts. Which group below would you trust the most to evaluate learning resources?
Association in my discipline
Faculty from peer insitutions
Leading faculty in my field
No one. I'd always review it myself.
Is there something you'd like to find and haven't yet?
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