MERLOT Initiative News and Updates – MERLOT has been updated and expanded to provide improved usability
and search features for users to easily locate open resources, and to access and
interact with the large number of MERLOT communities. This workshop will
describe new and upcoming features in MERLOT II, the newest release of the
MERLOT system. In addition, the
presentation will describe how institutional initiatives use MERLOT resources
to provide quality and affordable choices for their students and instructors.
The initiatives in which MERLOT is an essential function that
will be discussed include:
California State University’s Affordable Learning Solutions - enables
faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for
Open Textbook Initiative - to determine the 50 most widely-taken
lower-division courses in California higher-education system and create free
digital and low-cost print textbooks for these courses.
US Department of Labor and Workforce Development Trade Adjustment
Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) – to develop OER
and support delivery of US workforce development
Course Redesign with Technology initiative - for California State University System faculty
to create ePortfolios to share their experiences and outcomes with colleagues
across the CSU.
COOL4Ed.org - the California Open Education Library to find or
share free and open online materials for a course with colleagues and students
maMERLOT - the MERLOT mobile app collection provides easy
access to mobile apps by platform, grade level and discipline. The site allows users to find mobile apps for
teaching and learning.
MERLOTx - a MERLOT student interface portal, created to help
students easily find resources to support their learning goals.
The presentation will also describe new MERLOT projects, including:
Partnership with the Open
New IEEE K-12 Science,
Engineering, and Computer Science study plans
Metadata discovery through LRMI