2019 MERLOT Mathematics Classics Award for SIMIODE

We were pleased to get notice that SIMIODE was the winner of the 2019 MERLOT Mathematics Classics Award.

The MERLOT Mathematics Editorial Board has this to say about the Learning Material:

SIMIODE has a vast collection of materials in differential equations including reading materials, videos, and step by step guidelines to complete modeling scenarios. The collection is useful for both homework assignments and project-based explorations. In addition to all of this, the site includes a blog and communication tool so that students can communicate and receive feedback from each other.

The winners of the 2019 Classics award were honored with a ceremony and a plaque at the 2019 MERLOT Innovate Conference, on 2 April 2019 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort, Denver, Colorado.

MERLOT is an international initiative enabling faculty to integrate technology into higher education. It is an online community of faculty and institutions collaborating to increase the quantity of high quality web-based, interactive teaching and learning materials. The MERLOT website is a free “gateway” for these web-based materials. Finding web-based materials to incorporate into one’s course is just the first step for faculty; faculty must also decide if the materials are correct, effective teaching-learning tools, and easy to use. A continually growing collection of high quality online teaching and learning materials is realized through MERLOT’s Peer Review Process. MERLOT conducts the peer review of online materials and ensures reliable and valid reviews through the selection and training of the editorial board members as well as on-going support for the review process. The MERLOT Community offers additional services to both instructors and students that help improve the learning process.

We are pleased with this award for it recognizes the work of many members of the community of practice that IS SIMIODE. Moreover, this award emphasizes the importance of our efforts to support faculty who wish to use modeling to motivate and teach differential equations. We commend MERLOT to you as a place to find resource materials and to publish your own materials in all areas and level of study, not just mathematics and not just undergraduate.

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