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STEM Instructional Materials

STEM instructional materials on the Web

A collection of materials from around the web and resources on the use of these materials.   

Repositories and Digital Libraries

For STEM there is a one stop shop for collections:
http://nsdl.org

Another is SMETE.org (but is has a federated se arch of multiple collections)
http://www.smete.org

Some collections to get things started:

GENERAL LIBRARIES

MERLOT
http://www.merlot.org

iLumina - a collection of reuasable objects from a variety of disciplines
http://www.iLumina-dlib.org

The Gender & Science Digital Library
http://eecgsdl.edc.org/index.php

LIFE SCIENCE LIBRARIES

BEN - the Bioscience Eduation Network
http://www.biosciednet.org

Health Education Asset Library
http://www.healcentral.org

Biology Education Online
http://www.accessexcellence.org/LC/BEOn

EARTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES

Digital Library of Earth Science Education
http://www.dlese.o rg

GROW - Geotechnical, Rock and Water Resources Library
http://www.grow.arizona.edu/

PHYSICS ASTRONOMY LIBRARY

comPADRE - Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
http://www.compadre.org/

MATHEMATICS LIBRARY

Mathematical Sciences Digital Library
http://www.mathdl.org/

ENGINEERING LIBRARY

NEEDS - National Engineering Education Delivery System
http://www.needs.org/

 

Evaluating online learning materials

MERLOT peer review criteria
http://taste.merlot.org/evaluationcriteria.html

 

Reusability

Discussion of the development and value of developing reusable learning objects
http://www.reusability.org/read/

 

Copyright and intellectual property

Creative Commons - licensing content to protect owners rights while allowing others to use it.
http://creativecommons.org/

 

Web for text vs. Textbook

The Botany Hypertextbook - just to show what textbooks can't do.
http://www.biologie.uni-ham burg.de/b-online/e00/contents.htm

Materials from a local IMD effort for Biology 151/152
http://ats.doit.wisc.edu/biology/

 

Web accessibility

Trace Center at University of Wisconsin - Madison page with information on increasing the accessibility of online materials
http://trace.wisc.edu/world/web/

The University of Wisconsin's web accessibility policy and resources (many are local access only)
http://www.doit.wisc.edu/accessibility/

 

Links collected by Alan Wolf - Institute for Biology Education and Learning Technology and Distance Education - DoIT

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