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Sociology Taskforce

Members: 15
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2015

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Introductions 13 Replies

Hi, Everyone: We do have some new members this year, so it will be good to get to know each other better.  Please respond to this discussion post and introduce yourself and tell us a little about…Continue

Started by Cathy Swift. Last reply by Geneloeb Aronnin Nov 1, 2010.

Sociology Portal

Here is a discussion forum where you can share materials that could be used in the Sociology Portal.  This will help Lynn decide what things to include.Continue

Started by Cathy Swift Oct 25, 2010.

Introduction -- Ed Nelson

Hi.  I'm Ed Nelson. I teach at Calif State Univ Fresno in Sociology.  Also the director of the Social Research Lab which does surveys (door to door, web, cati, mailed) for different groups.  Also do…Continue

Started by Ed Nelson Oct 8, 2010.

New look at Taxonomy 8 Replies

Hi, Everyone:On today's call we discussed what the reactions are to everything on the spreadsheets.  We discussed adding several new categories:  Social Problems, Self and Society, and Social…Continue

Started by Cathy Swift. Last reply by Margaret Choka Mar 9, 2010.

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Comment by Cathy Swift on February 22, 2010 at 2:58pm
Yes, anyone can do that, just as anyone can submit someone else's materials. I'll use an example from Physics. MIT Physics was broken into smaller parts by someone on the Physics Editorial Board: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=234538
This Faraday one ended up being a Classics Award Winner.

Here is an example from Biology: Connecting Concepts was submitted as a major meta site, but was broken into pieces: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=83572
That way it is easier to find and then much easier to peer review.

You can always suggest to the Editor that the site be broken down into smaller segments. But, be careful, as you may be asked to do it.

Let's talk on this topic tomorrow.
Comment by Geneloeb Aronin on March 23, 2010 at 8:34am
If a propject is becoming outmoded, how can we recommend or influence changes?
Gene
Comment by michael miller on November 8, 2010 at 10:25am
Just in case you are not aware yet, the ASA started an online collection of learning objects called TRAILS (see http://trails.asanet.org/Pages/default.aspx) a few months ago. It is only open to subscribers--if ASA member = $25, if nonmember = $100 per year.
Comment by Cathy Swift on November 8, 2010 at 10:46am
It would be great if our collection on Sociology were large as well as peer reviewed, and also free. So, let's keep building the Sociology collection.
Comment by michael miller on November 8, 2010 at 10:48am
I could not agree with you more, Cathy.
Comment by Lynn Ritchey on November 8, 2010 at 10:52am
Hi Cathy,

I was trying to get through Grape Camp. I'm having trouble opening the links/files under the Business Peer Review Part 1 and 2; 3 and 4.
Comment by Lynn Ritchey on November 8, 2010 at 10:59am
Hi. I'm Lynn Ritchey. I have been at the University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College (RWC) since 1996. I received my BA (Sociology/Psychology) and MA (Sociology) from the University of Toledo and my PhD from the University of Cincinnati (Sociology). I have several publications including two peer reviewed resource guides for the American Sociological Association (Teaching Introduction to Sociology a a Hybrid Course: A Resource Guide and Scaffolding for Student Success in Learning: Effective Practices in Using Instructional Strategies). I have consulted with publishers on various aspects of integrating active learning components into the traditional and online classroom. I am currently working with merlot.org on the Sociology Review Board and will be portal editor for Sociology. I maintain two websites: SocioQuest (http://sites.google.com/site/socioquesthighered/home) a repository of internet based sociological assignments and Insider Guide to the Professor's Mind (http://insidetheprofessorsmind.blogspot.com/) a blog designed to assist students in having more successful interactions with their Professors. I am a member of the University of Cincinnati's Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning, an honorary and service organization.
Comment by Anna Hall on November 8, 2010 at 11:02am
Hi, Michael, only one more reason to build up a FREE alternative to what ASA sells! :)
Anna

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