Have you used a learning material from MERLOT in your teaching?
Describe your role in education
Professor Moustapha Diack is Director of the doctoral program in Science/Mathematics Education (SMED) at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Diack is recipient of the International MERLOT Innovation Award 2009 -and- 2011 MERLOT Distinguished Service Award. Diack is Past-President (2006/2009) of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences and also Director of the MERLOT Africa Network (MAN). His current research is in the areas of Open Education Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) as well as the integration and assessment of virtual learning environments (VLE) in STEM Education.
Diack is Quality Matters/MarylandOnline certified train the trainer (TTT) and member of the Louisiana Board of Regents Task Force in Online Learning.
Please list the institution you work
Louisiana State University
Southern University in Baton Rouge
This is, indeed, a very inspirational website. I find that I am not exactly sure how to use it. I liked the Hero Project - and saw a discussion yesterday on that that was excellent - but I could not reply or add to it because I was not yet a "member." I don't see that discussion today. It was about how there were different types of heroes, from the perspective of someone who was "saved or helped" by someone else, from the perspective of society, from the perspective of the hero, etc. I thought it was very thought provoking - since I would like to find ways to inspire more "heroic" personas within my students. How do I find it again?
Anyway - this has been a great experience. I am not sure if this is what we had to do for the Virtual Lab part of our course - but it has been wonderful going to all the sites you have suggested.