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1 Digital Content for Teaching Don’t Reinvent the Wheel! By Sarah Lelgarde Swart, MM, MLIS Muskegon Community College

2 Copyright: Sarah L Swart, What You Will Learn Learning Objects Archives Digital Libraries Repositories Abstract of this Presentation: Participants will learn how to locate and evaluate learning objects for many disciplines which are already available for free or low cost. Participants will understand the use of these sites within the parameters of the Copyright Law.

3 Copyright: Sarah L Swart, Open Content Sources Finding Teaching Aids MERLOT Digital Libraries Archives MIT Open Courseware Library Digital Sources Open Course- ware Learning Object Repositories || ocw.mit.edu

4 Copyright: Sarah L Swart, Learning Object Repositories  Learning object repositories are web sites that serve as a holding place for collections of teaching and learning objects. Some examples are listed below:  MERLOT MERLOT  MIT Open Courseware ocw.mit.edu MIT Open Courseware  Wisc-Online (U Wisconsin Madison) Wisc-Online  Ilumina – Science and Math Ilumina  NSTA for Sciences learningcenter.nsta.org NSTA for Sciences  INTUTE (UK) All subject areas INTUTE Today we are going to focus on MERLOT and MIT but all are linked for your use.

5 Copyright: Sarah L Swart, MERLOT  Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching  Faculty contributes web based materials  Peer reviewed  Build your own “Personal Collections”  More than 6,000 contributions across disciplines  Free to link to sites and use in teaching

6 October 18, 2005Copyright: Sarah L Swart, Discipline Examples from MERLOT and MIT OCW MERLOT LIST Function of the Cell Membrane Function of the Cell Membrane (tutorial) --- Physiology of the Senses (tutorial) --- Applied Visualization (plotting and solving applets) Cut The Knot (extensive interactive mathematics lessons by topic) --- The Paper Project (teaching standards) --- Virtual Private Networks (drill and practice) Physiology of the Senses Applied Visualization Cut The Knot The Paper Project Virtual Private Networks --- Southwest Architecture Southwest Architecture (Research) MEDICINE BIOLOGY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE MIT OCW List Health Sciences List Biology Course List Mathematics Course List Use Keyword Search Click on specific engineering categories on left column of each page Architecture Course List

7 October 18, 2005Copyright: Sarah L Swart, Digital Libraries Sources  INFOMINE from UC Berkeley collaboratorium  Tufts History Archive  Cornell University Digital collections

8 Copyright: Sarah L Swart, Sources Learning Styles Felder & Silverman Fleming, Neil Kolb, David A. Bibliography of works: Open Content and Digital Libraries MIT Open Courseware: MERLOT: Wisconsin Online search ALA site on ‘digital archives’www.ala.org


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