MERLOT Classics Award Winners - 2012
The MERLOT Awards program recognizes and promotes outstanding online resources designed to enhance teaching and learning and to honor the authors and developers of these resources for their contributions to the academic community.
Each of the MERLOT Editorial Boards selects an outstanding resource from its discipline to receive the MERLOT Classics award. The winners of the 2012 awards were honored with a ceremony at the Emerging Technologies Symposium, jointly sponsored by MERLOT and Sloan Consortium on July 26, 2012 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
Five of the award winners were able to accept their awards at the Emerging Technologies conference.
Pictured above, Shonda Kuyper (Statistics), Valerie Chepp and Lester Andrist (Sociology),
Matt Robinson and Mia Stoklee (Information Technology), Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson (Faculty Development), and Lucia Egea and Mathew Constantine (Business)
Cells Alive! – James A. Sullivan – Quill Graphics
This site provides information about cell components (such as cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, cytoskeleton, cytosol, mitochondrion, chloroplast, peroxisome, lysosome, vacuole, etc.) and cell division (meiosis, and mitosis), as well as beautiful images in cell biology.
Accountsville. Impairment of Fixed Assets – Luisa Egea – ie Business School - Madrid
This interactive technical note gives students the opportunity to practice their understanding of IAS 36, relevant to the impairment of fixed assets. Students must complete a series of tasks with the objective of finding out which of the company’s assets are impaired.
WebSpectra – Craig Merlic - UCLA
This site contains 1H NMR, 13C NMR, and IR spectral problems for all levels of organic chemistry students (beginning through graduate). Also included are some instructional documents on organic spectroscopy.
This site provides a wealth of content on poems and poetry, emphasizing but not limited to contemporary American poets.
Learning to Teach Online Project – Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson - University of New South Wales (Australia)
The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations.
Think Cultural Health - Office of Minority Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This learning resource provides three nursing case studies. According to the web site the "Culturally Competent Nursing Modules (CCNMs) are a case-based curriculum designed to help nurses better meet the cultural and linguistic needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.
The Walled Town of Carcassonne - Ministère de la culture et de la communication - Paris, France
The Carcassonne site details the history of southwestern France which was devastated at the time of the Crusades for alleged heresies against the Roman Catholic Church. There are good bibliographies and brief biographies on leading figures of the era.
Word 2010 Interactive Tutorial - LearnFree.org - Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.
Word 2010 is a software program for word processing in the new Microsoft 2010 Office Suite. Word allows you to easily create professional-looking documents using various themes, visual designs, formatting tools, sharing features and more.
The Sociological Cinema – Paul Dean, Lester Andrist, and Valerie Chepp – University of Maryland
The Sociological Cinema is an online resource to help sociology instructors incorporate videos into their classes. The centerpiece of the site is a searchable database of video clips. Each clip is tagged with sociological themes, year, and includes a summary of the clip with suggestions of how to use it in the classroom
Stat2Labs – Shonda Kuiper – Grinnell College
The site includes guided interdisciplinary labs for first and second courses in statistics. As stated on the homepage for this site, "This site presents workbook-style, project-based material that emphasizes real world applications and conceptual understanding. This material is designed to give students a sense of the importance and allure of statistics early in their college career.”
Free Technology for Teachers – Richard Byrne – FreeTech4Teachers.com
Free Technology for Teachers is a blog written by Richard Byrne that includes various free resources and lesson plans for teaching with technology. All previous articles are archived so there are many resources to choose from.
Mis Cositas - Lori Langer de Ramirez - Herricks Public Schools
MisCositas.com is a free web resource that offers teachers a variety of materials for teaching languages: Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Thai and ESL. One can find the materials by language or by material type.