Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Psst! Intro to MERLOT: Is MERLOT still the best secret weapon for improving higher education?

TLT Group Members Only Online Session tomorrow 7/27/2011 11am EDT.  
For more info, see tlt.gs/MERLOTsecret11   MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching – a program of California State University, has been, since 1997, providing peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials. To date, MERLOT boasts over 30,000 materials and 95,900 members, and yet it is still a widely underutilized tool.
Irene Knokh, an Instructional Design Consultant and MERLOT Editor, joins this Members-Only session to introduce us to MERLOT and demonstrate its capabilities. In addition, we will  In addition, we will be joined by  Ray Purdom, (Director, University Teaching and Learning Center, UNCG, and Faculty Development Editor, MERLOT) to address the broader question of why MERLOT and resources like it aren’t more widely utilized. What are the conditions that faculty and staff face that impede them from using these resources? What can be done to change those conditions? 

I hope you can join this session tomorrow if you are a member of the TLT Group (and you are eligible for free membership if your institution is an annual subscriber to the TLT Group).

Steve Gilbert
President, TLT Group

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