Learning Resources

The following definitions are provided to assist in the evaluation and selection of appropriate learning resources. The online form link is available at the bottom of the page

Clarity of Message

The package should contain age appropriate language. The use of specialized language should be suited to both the content and the maturity and intellectual level of the audience. Things should be clearly defined, examples provided in real-world settings, and concise language utilized wherever possible. Things to avoid ay include:
  • Trendy language
  • Profanity
  • Racist or pejorative terms
  • Slang, jargon, incorrect grammar
Content is Current

The package is not dated in its content, language or visuals in a way that reduces its educational value.

Content is Accurate

Possible problems in accuracy might include:
  • Out-dated information
  • Factual errors
  • Improper use of statistics
  • Inaccurate graphs/tables
  • Errors in spelling/grammar
  • Invalid or oversimplified models, examples, simulations
  • Online content must be previewed for authenticity, accuracy, and relevance.
Relevance to Educational Learning Outcomes

The topics and approaches to teaching of content fit the program and curriculum needs.

Technical/Visual Quality

The package should demonstrate positively the following attributes:
  • Materials should be well organized and structures. (Visual design should be interesting/effective)
  • Illustrations should focus attention on important content areas
  • Materials should use a variety of typographic format, captions, indices, diagrams, illustrations, cueing devices
  • Layout is logical and consistent
  • Effective use of media format. Each medium used in the package should take full advantage of the unique aspects of that technology
Social Considerations

Be aware of biases/values and perspectives regarding:
  • Socioeconomic status (SES)
  • Political or religious bias; includes one or more points of view at the expense of others
  • Bigotry and discrimination of people
  • Gender equity; both sexes fairly represented in a diversity of roles and relationships
  • Age bias; a variety of ages represented

With the above considered, click on the link below to access the online form. You will be required to sign in with your Mail account if you aren't already signed in.

Learning Resources Selection Evaluation Online Form

Last modified: Monday, 11 July 2011, 05:58 PM
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