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Nick Campbell W200 Fall 2009 Semester

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  • 1. Nick Campbell

2. Introduction

  • Welcome! Today we are going to be talking about Educational Technology Resources. There are many resources we can use throughout the Internet but we are only going to be talking about three today.

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal ArchiveERIC - Electronic Resource Information Center Presentation Conclusion 3. J ournal ofO nlineL earning andT eaching

  • The objectives of JOLT are:
    • Using a group of researchers and scholars to help faculty members use technology effectively in online teaching and learning.
    • Facilitate academic programs to design and organize academic technology to optimize online teaching and learning.
    • Using the research and scholarly use of multimedia educational resources for online teaching and learning to build communities.
  • (2005 2009)Welcome to JOLT.
  • Retrieved from
  • http://jolt.merlot.org/index.html

http://jolt.merlot.org/index.html Description: A website designed to help faculty and students of higher education by offering them with a peer-reviewed, open access, online publication addressing the scholarly use of multimedia resources in online education. More Information on JOLT 4. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Contd

  • This website welcomes papers on all aspects of online learning and teaching.Some of the topics that might be included are learning theory and the use of multimedia to improve online learning; instructional design theory and application; online learning and teaching initiatives; use of technology in online education; innovative online learning and teaching practices. ( http://jolt.merlot.org/index.html , second paragraph)
  • The website also provides authors wanting to submit their work with guidelines, which gives specific information on what is needed for them to submit their transcripts.

Personal Reflection of JOLT 5. My Personal Reflection of JOLT

  • This website is a great way for teachers and undergraduate education students to get advise from top researchers and scholars.
  • I like the layout and the access to other manuscripts that might help with the process of your own manuscript.
  • Lastly, I like the fact that it is free to subscribe to JOLT and that they send you notifications when new issues are added to the website.

Back to Main Menu 6. JSTOR The Scholarly Journal Archive

  • JSTOR was founded in 1995 to build trusted digital archives for scholarship. Today, we work with the scholarly community to preserve their work and the materials they rely upon, and to build a common research platform that promotes the discovery and use of these resources.
  • In 2009, JSTOR merged with and became a service ofITHAKA , a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance scholarship and teaching in sustainable ways.
  • (2000 2009)The Organization.
  • Retrieved from
  • http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/
  • organization/index.jsp

Description: This website is a free service that provides scholars, researchers, and students with a digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content that they may use and build upon. http://www.jstor.org/?cookieSet=1 More Information on JSTOR 7. JSTOR The Scholarly Journal Archive Contd

  • The archive used by JSTOR is used to support scholarship and teaching. It includes anything from humanities, social sciences, and sciences to select monographs and other valuable materials for academic work.
  • The archive is unique in terms of scale, content, and the significant use it receives. It is recognized specifically for:
    • Offering a unique, interlinked aggregation of scholarly works
    • Facilitating interdisciplinary and historical research
    • Exemplary standards for digitization and completeness
    • Interfaces and functionality that support academic use
    • Highly reliable access
    • Long-term preservation
  • (2000-2009)The Archives.Retrieved from
  • http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/archives/index.jsp

Personal Reflection of JSTOR 8. My Personal Reflection of JSTOR

  • This website has endless possibilities when it comes to academic journals. When you sign up with them you have access not only to institutions in the United States but also 15 other countries.
  • The format of the website is very helpful. You can browse by discipline, title, or publisher and you can also search by citation.
  • The website also provides the reader with different languages to make it more convenient for people that use English as a second language.

Back to Main Menu 9. E ducationR esourceI nformationC enter

  • ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added four times weekly. If available, links to full text are included.
  • Within the ERIC Collection, you will find records for:
    • journal articles
    • books
    • research syntheses
    • conference papers
    • technical reports
    • policy papers
    • other education-related materials
  • About the ERIC Collection.Retrieved
  • from
  • http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/
  • resources/html/collection/about_
  • collection.html

http://www.eric.ed.gov/ Description:This website is an online digital library of education research and information. More Information on ERIC 10. Education Resource Information Center Contd

  • The ERIC Web site allows you to search education-related bibliographic records any time at no charge. A growing number of full-text materials are becoming available in the ERIC Collection as PDF documents in ERIC or via links to library holdings and publishers' Web sites.
    • Use the ERIC Web site'sBasic SearchorAdvanced Searchtools to search the ERIC Collection.
    • Use theThesaurusto identify appropriate words and phrases from ERIC's controlled vocabulary for precision searching.
    • UseMy ERICto manage your search criteria and search results, save searches, and track your online submissions.
  • Getting started with ERIC.Retrieved from
  • http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/resources/html/
  • collection/about_collection.html

Personal Reflection of ERIC 11. My Personal Reflection of ERIC

  • ERIC is a very complex website that gives you resources to just about anything you may be looking for.
  • It gives help to researchers, teachers, librarians, administrators, education policymakers, instructors, and students in teacher-preparation programs, parents, the media and business communities, and the general public. ( Who Uses ERIC,http://www.eric.ed.gov/
  • ERICWebPortal/ resources/html/collection/about_collection.html )
  • Like the other sites, it is easy to sign up for ERIC but I feel that it is more beneficial to join a website like this one than the other two because this website has more depth and does not just focus on journals.

Back to Main Menu 12. Conclusion

  • Those are just three of the many educational resources that are available to students and faculty that are involved in the education field.
  • All three sources are excellent when looking for information but as I have said before, I feel that ERIC is the best website for people to use because it goes beyond journals and it has an easy search engine where you can break down your searches.
  • To conclude, when it comes to resources I do not think that many students realize how much we have at our fingertips. There are a plethora of extraordinary sites whose information is nearly endless; and people often wonder if they can find enough information on a given subject.

REFERENCES 13. References

  • http://jolt.merlot.org/index.html
  • http://www.jstor.org/
  • http://www.eric.ed.gov/

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