My job is going to be to critique professor-created educational materials available for free in cyberspace. For example, my first post will be about the CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion materials created by Charlie Nesson, Becca Nesson, and Gene Koo at Harvard. The second post will be about Jean-Claude Bradley's UsefulChem materials at Drexel.
Now, I already know what you are thinking...how on earth is she going to review a bunch of subjects she doesn't know diddly about???
Well - never fear. I am not going to evaluate the course content; I am only going to look at the presentation of content. I will be using a 5 Star rating system that looks a bit like this (one star per item):
- Is the website easy to navigate? Will students be able to work independently?
- Is the content easy to access? Is the content organized? Do the links work? Can I hear the podcasts and/or see the video podcasts?
- Can a non-registered student or professor use the content without taking the course? Is the information made cryptic in any way?
- Is there enough content, and, if not, are there links to more information?
- Critic's Choice (this is where I get to be creative).