What’s New in MERLOT
Theresa Flaherty
Cathy Swift
AMTP 2006
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Who Are You?
• How Many First Timers in MERLOT?
• Who Knows What MERLOT Stands For?
• Who Has Used MERLOT to Find Online
Learning Materials?
• Who Has Included MERLOT in Course
Instruction?
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MERLOT
• Where did it come from?
• What is it?
– Online resource
– Community of Educators
– Software
• How is it sponsored?
• What is the sustainability?
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Parties Involved in MERLOT
• Administration Team
• Institutional Partner (20)
• Faculty Discipline Teams (15)
– Editors/Co-Editors (21)
– Editorial Review Board Members (100)
– Volunteer Peer Reviewers (>100)
• Others – Authors, Submitters, Users
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MERLOT Editorial Discipline Boards
• Organized like journal editorial board
– Editor (may be co-editors)
– Board Members
• Associate Editors
• Peer Reviewers
– Ad Hoc Peer Reviewers
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MERLOT Editorial Boards
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Biology
Business
Chemistry
Engineering
Health Sciences
History
Information
Technology
• Math
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Music
Physics
Psychology
Statistics
Teacher Education
Teaching and
Technology
• World Languages
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MERLOT Editorial Boards
Editor
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Associate
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Ad Hoc
Reviewer
Ad Hoc
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Ad Hoc
Reviewer
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Differences - MERLOT vs. Journal
• Evaluate teaching materials, not
research articles.
• MERLOT has Peer Review Tutorial
• Actual Peer Review appears on
MERLOT site, so can read what has
been evaluated
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MERLOT gives faculty…
• A vision, direction and a process for the
integration of instructional materials in hybrid,
online and f2f courses
• A formidable resource for professional
development
• A mature collection of ready to use materials
• Opportunities for collaboration with MERLOT
users and authors worldwide.
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MERLOT Makes Faculty Work
Easier
• One stop shopping to good material
• An easy way to get hybrid and online
courses off and running
• A great way to reach students where they
are at - online!!
• A way to provide real-world, classroomtested materials just in time
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Participation in MERLOT
• User
• Submitter
• Author
• “Ad Hoc” Peer Reviewer
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Let’s walk into the
vineyard…………...
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MERLOT Homepage
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Member Personal Page
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Marketing
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General Marketing
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Marketing Listing
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Internet Exercises
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Internet Exercises
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Peer Review
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Member Comments
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Personal Collections – Like
Citation
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Assignments
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Complete Assignment
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MERLOT Awards
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Personal Collections
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Personal Collection
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Personal Collections
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Virtual Speakers Bureau
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Virtual Speakers Bureau
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Carnegie Foundation Snapshot
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Teaching & Technology
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Just In Time: Delgado CC,
NVCC and MERLOT
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Carnegie Foundation Snapshot
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Federated Search
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GLOBE
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Slide by Gerry Hanley, MERLOT
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Grapevine
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JOLT
Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
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JOLT
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MIC
MERLOT International Conference
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MERLOT Statistics
• Collection
• Business
– Items: 13,500
– Peer Reviews: 1914
– Registered Users:
32,257
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– Items: 2401
– Peer Reviews: 321
– Registered Users:
4125
Usage Statistics for Jan-Feb
2006
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Total # of visits – 82,054
Avg. # visits a day – 1401
Avg. visitor repeat rate – 26%
Avg. # pages/visit - 8
Avg. length of visit - 5 min, 7 sec
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LMS Partnerships
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Blackboard
WebCT
Angel
Desire2Learn
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Other Partnerships
• O’Reilly
• The TLT Group
• SUN Microsystems
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New Initiatives
• Workforce Development
– Fire Safety
– Allied Health
– Information Technology
– Employability Skills
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