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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Internet Sites

This guide is a compilation of library and Internet resources to be used for studying the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

A Few Useful Internet Sites

There are many Internet sites about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Use any Internet search engine to identify potentially useful sites. Here are just a few to get you started:

Evaluating Sources

Accuracy

·         Is the source of information provided?

·         Who is the intended audience?

·         Remember that almost anyone can publish on the web.

 

Authority

·         Can the author of the page be determined?

·         Can you find contact information?

·         Is the author affiliated with an organization, or speaking for him- or herself?

·         Are credentials or qualifications of the individual or organization presented?

 

Bias

·         Does the author have a bias or agenda? Is the bias stated, or hidden?

·         Does the author indicate his or her goal in providing the information?

·         Is there a disclaimer included in the page?

 

Coverage

·         Similar/related to Accuracy.

·         What is the focus of the information?

·         What is the depth of coverage of the information?

 

Currency

·         Are dates included (“first posted” date, “last updated” date)?

·         Is the information current or out of date?