Many publishers provide extensive resources
which can assist you in planning for the effective use of
technology. To see what's available in your discipline
and/or for your textbook, you can simply call your representative
from your textbook publisher and ask to have the information
sent to you or, for faster results, go to your publisher's
web site and take some time to browse. You may be
amazed at the resources that are at your fingertips!
To get you started, here are links to a few of the biggest
McGraw-Hill hosts online learning
centers for most of its higher education textbooks.
These sites follow the books chapter by chapter, providing
students with helpful resources including the chapter objectives
& summary, videos, interactive exercises, self-grading
quizzes, and an interactive glossary. There is also
a secure site for instructor materials where you'll find
presentation materials as well as suggested problems and
exercises. You'll find access to all of the McGraw-Hill
Online Learning Centers at http://www.mhhe.com/catalogs/solutions/olc.mhtml.
Pearson Education, includes the
Addison Wesley Longman, Allyn & Bacon, Prentice Hall,
Pearson Custom Publishing, and Pearson Technology Group
imprints, provides electronic content and textbook supplements
through its Distributed Learning division. I recommend
visiting the "Technology Showcase" first, then
going to "Find Your Solutions" where you'll be
able to look through your own discipline for related web
sites and textbook supplements. Access to electronic
supplements for all the Pearson publishing imprints is available
An exciting international project is
underway at colleges and universities to encourage faculty
production and use of effective computer-based learning
modules. The MERLOT
Project is a
repository of such modules, organized and searchable by
academic discipline, and with peer-reviews and user-reviews
available for most modules. This is a great place
to browse for resources for your students, and one of the
only places with a built in quality control system.
It's a work in progress, so stop back often to see the changes.
There are already thousands of modules available there and
the peer review process is underway and growing rapidly.
Definitely worth checking out!