Appendix 3: Independent reviews
MERLOT II Peer Review
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. All MERLOT materials, unlike the materials in other learning materials collections, are examined in various ways to ensure that they are useful for the MERLOT community. The Peer Review process is led by an Editor, and includes editorial board members and peer reviewers.
This book was independently selected and reviewed by MERLOT. The original review can be accessed here: https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewCompositeReview.htm?id=1356177
A shortened version of the review is reproduced here:
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2018 by Teacher Education
Type of Material: Open (Access) Textbook
Recommended Uses: Course reading and class discussions, professional development and continuing education material
Technical Requirements: Can be read online at https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/ or downloaded as a PDF (requiring PDF reader software, which is freely available).
Target Student Population: This book is appropriate for use by teacher educators, instructional designers, curriculum designers, practicing instructors, administration, those who support teachers, and those who are studying in the field of education.
Identify Major Learning Goals: The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework and a set of guidelines are suggested for making decisions about your teaching, while understanding that every subject is different, and every teacher and instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Familiarity with basic pedagogical theory and practice is helpful.