MERLOT | Education Metadata Meetup

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From the Education Metadata Meetup on 7/30/14 in Washington, DC - Barbra Bard Sperling gives an overview of MERLOT, a metadata registry for open educational resources.

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MERLOT | Education Metadata Meetup

  1. 1. Barbra Bied Sperling, Manager of Technical Development California State University, Office of the Chancellor MERLOT: An Open Education Resource Tool for Learning and Online Teaching
  2. 2. www.merlot.org
  3. 3. MERLOT Premiere online international community of faculty, staff, and student (Users, Members, and Consortium Partners) from around the world who share their pedagogy and repository-based Learning Objects, Open Courses, Open Access Textbooks, and Open Access Journal articles
  4. 4. www.merlot.org MERLOT II is managed by the MERLOT Community
  5. 5. What Is Unique about the MERLOT Collection?  A referatory of metadata of over 46,000 OER’s for teaching and learning submitted by educators.  Peer-Review methodologies set us apart in the literature (vs i.e. Google search of Geometry)  Across Disciplines; World-wide, Multi-language  All levels of Education  We have been around for 17 years (longer than most) with worldwide membership and usage, including International Partners.  We are partnering with QM (Quality Matters) to develop focused rubrics and methodologies for online courses and modules, specifically.
  6. 6. Sample of MERLOT resource metada • Title • URL (including mirror/display image) • Description • Material type (18+) • Primary Audience • Language • Keywords • Subject Categories (disciplines) • Author Information • Technical Format • Technical Requirements • Mobile platforms • Creative Commons • Cost • Accessiblity
  7. 7. LRMI: MERLOT and Curation of resource metada • LRMI tags added to MERLOT material detail page to make our content more discoverable • Members add: • Ratings • Comments and Discussions • Personal Collections • Editorial Boards • Peer Review Process
  8. 8. One of our 46,000+ materials. The Quality Box: That’s how we get OERs curated - by our Editors/peer reviewers and our members. We consider personal collections an good indicator of quality.
  9. 9. MERLOT is so much more…  MERLOTx – www.merlotx.org - Student Centered/Faculty Usable online help  Affordable Learning Solutions  Content Builder - MERLOT JOLT (Journal of Online Learning and Teaching). A quick and easy way to create [hosted] learning materials as web pages and web sites that you can use for instructional purposes  MERLOT API’s to integrate LMS’s and other applications  Mobile Search Apps (iOS, Android, Blackberry)  MERLOT Discipline Communities and Partner Communities for collaboration  MERLOT Voices (community discussions) • MERLOT Blog (blog.merlot.org) • Discussions for every material • MERLOT YouTube Education Channel • MERLOT Grapevine Newsletter • Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  10. 10. Contact Information Barbra Bied Sperling Manager of Technical Development, MERLOT www.merlot.org bsperling@calstate.edu 562.951.8488

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