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- Describe different sociological models for understanding global stratification
- Understand how studies of global stratification identify worldwide inequalities
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I would suggest structuring page two with subheadings to help make the content more readable at a glance, and to help reinforce the main learning outcomes (listed in the Instructor Overview).
Short and simple to understand topic.
The resource is user friendly! Combines Visual as well as words.
I appreciate the picture and links for reference information. There was a broken link, so I would review it for currency.
A good introductory resource with references to assist the reader in further research. I wonder if this could have given more information guiding the student further into their own research.
Good information, but feel like some headings, bolded terms, etc. would make it easier to navigate.
Short reading which included a link for Further "Research," which is a great idea although the OpenStax resource it is linked to has partly created material. I appreciate the References are links we can can follow. The links to information dated 1960, 2011, 2012. Is the information current enough to be useful/relevant? (Outside of my subject matter expertise--just a question)
I am glad that they gave credit to the photographer’s image on Flickr, but I wonder if they could have used her real name. I can quickly see on Flickr that the photographer's name is Gail Frederick.
Overall, the OER gives a a basic description of the different sociological methods for understanding global stratification. However, there are a few areas where the resource could be improved: 1) clarity and tightening of sentence structure “Less-developed nations have less wealth to distribute among higher populations” is a little confusing, 2) currency - “first world” “second world” and “third world” are outdated terms and no longer used, and 3) inconsistent use of citations — the document includes citations in some areas but not other. I would include them all with a reference list at the end of the resource. Once these areas are improved, the resource will do a better job of providing a basic description of the sociological methods.
Review the source material that this is remixed from for additional context.