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Online Learning Resources
 

What are online resources?

   

Online resources are Internet-based equivalents of more conventional curriculum resources: books, articles, pictures, movies, games, activities, and homework. The key difference is that online resources are digital and available over the Internet. Formats include web documents, audio files, images, videos, animations, word processing documents and others.

 

Instructional use of online resources

   

Online resources are increasingly being used in education. Here has an example of an online resource: an interactive weather simulator .

weather simulator image

 

Criteria of high-quality online resources

   

Consider using some of the following criteria for evaluating an online resource.

  • This resource is accurate.
  • This resource encourages active participation of the learner.
  • This resource includes all the information needed to use it.
  • This resource flows in an orderly manner.
  • This resource is age appropriate.
  • This resource is free of advertising.
  • This resource correlates with the core.
 

Quality Criteria References

   

The websites listed below provide more references on quality criteria.

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . factcouraud. (2007, March 07). Online Resources. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/instructional-technology-learning-sciences/connecting-people-with-online-resources/content/online_learning_resources.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License
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