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About MERLOT and SkillsCommons

The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT, www.merlot.org) is an international cooperative formed for the purpose of aggregating and making freely accessible high quality online resources to improve learning and teaching within higher education. MERLOT's organization and services are administered by the California State University and connect higher education systems, consortiums, and institutions, professional societies and organizations of academic disciplines, corporations, and individual members to form a community of people who strive to enrich the teaching and learning experiences with technologies.

MERLOT provides:

  • An open, online catalog of thousands of online learning materials.
  • Quality assurance processes for the evaluating the learning materials
  • Open community tools for its members to manage and personalize their use of MERLOT resources and services
  • A directory of people with common interests in teaching and learning with online materials across a wide range of disciplines
  • Technologies for customizing services for our partners
  • Professional development services for our partners
  • User-friendly authoring tools to create open educational resources
  • Leadership opportunities for individuals and institutional to put educational innovations into practice.

Visit MERLOT, its Programs and its Team

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2014, California State University and MERLOT designed and implemented the national, open library of workforce programming and training materials called SkillsCommons at www.skillscommons.org. The SkillsCommons library is open for educators, workforce development staff, human resources staff, and individual workers and provides free and easy access to the innovative training materials across a wide variety of industry sectors that can be adopted and adapted for the local use.

Partner with SkillsCommons Programs

Visit the SkillsCommons Repository and learn about its Program and its Team

Open Educational Practices Leadership Team

  • Gerry Hanley
  • Kathy Fernandes
  • Jean Pierre Bayard
  • Brett Christie
  • Leslie Kennedy
  • Donald Strand
  • Barbra Bied-Sperling
  • Maria Fieth
  • Rick Lumadue
  • Marla Gunasegaram
  • Lou Zweier

Got Questions?  Contact us at webmaster@merlot.org