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 their students.


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 Education Consortium


New IEEE K-12 Science, Engineering, and Computer Science study plans


Metadata discovery through LRMI




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