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Title: MERLOT A Digital Library of Learning Objects and the Librarians Role


1
MERLOT- A Digital Library of Learning Objects and
the Librarians Role
  • Terry L. Weech
  • Graduate School of Library Information Science.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Revised 25-5-04

2
Background E-Learning Issues
  • Economics of E-Learning
  • Cost Effectiveness (Part-time Teachers)
  • Cost Benefit (Students do not have to relocate)
  • Profit Center (Full tuition is paid)
  • Politics of E-Learning
  • Increase Diversity of Student Body
  • Fashionable method of delivery

3
University of Illinois Experience
  • For more than 50 years had Off-Campus and
    Correspondence Courses
  • Proposed satellite program in Chicago not
    approved
  • Fridays Only program for commuting students
    implemented in early 1990s
  • Need to meet needs of alternative students
    (racial and ethnic minorities, single mothers,
    etc.)

4
University of Illinois Experience
  • In 1995 a Internet Web Based program was proposed
  • The program was originally call called Leep
    because it was a Library Education Experimental
    Program
  • LEEP was the first web-based degree granting
    program in the University and one of the first
    web-based LIS degree program in the U.S.

5
LEEP Distance Education Program
  • Background
  • Masters of Science in Library Information
    Science
  • Site independent
  • Primarily Internet-based
  • limited on-campus component
  • synchronous
  • asynchronous
  • Began 1996 - see http//leep.lis.uiuc.edu

6
Teaching Learning in LEEP
  • Students
  • 205 students. They have resided in 46 states
    (from Alaska to Florida), Washington DC, Virgin
    Islands, and 13 Countries around the world.
  • High retention, graduation, and placement rates
    (342 have graduated since established in 1996)

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Teaching and Learning in LEEP
  • Teachers
  • GSLIS full-time faculty (Perhaps 30 teach Leep)
  • Adjuncts (part-time) from 11 locations
  • Irvine, California to Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

9
Teaching and Learning in LEEP
  • Courses
  • 48 different courses
  • Examples
  • Core - reference, cataloging, administration,
    collection development
  • Serving special groups - media programs and
    services for children and young adults, adult
    public services, community information systems

10
Support of E-Learning Faculty
  • Need to Support Faculty Developing e-learning
    materials
  • Need to Evaluate e-learning materials
  • To Reward Faculty for Developing e-learning
    materials (Tenure Promotion)
  • MERLOT has been developed to take steps to meet
    these needs.

11
What is MERLOT?
  • Merlot stands for
  • Multimedia
  • Educational
  • Resource for
  • Learning and
  • Online
  • Teaching

12
What is MERLOT?
  • MERLOT is an online repository of links to
    thousands of learning materials
  • MERLOT Provides a mechanism for evaluation of
    learning material by faculty peers in selected
    disciplines
  • MERLOT publishes sample assignments to
    demonstrate classroom applications
  • MERLOT links people with common interests in a
    discipline.

13
Vision Mission
  • MERLOTS VISION is to be the place where faculty
    from around the world will share
    teaching-learning materials and pedagogy.
  • MERLOTS MISSION is to improve the effectiveness
    of teaching learning by expanding the quantity
    and quality of peer-reviewed online learning
    materials that can be easily incorporated into
    faculty designed courses.

14
Aspects of MERLOT
  • MERLOT is a COOPERATIVE
  • INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS
  • ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
  • MERLOT is a SET OF PROCESSES
  • Peer review of online teaching-learning materials
    and building online, discipline-based
    communities.
  • MERLOT is SOFTWARE
  • A searchable database of online learning
    materials, pedagogical support, and people.

15
THE SOFTWARE
16
Browse Business Discipline Page
17
Peer Review of Computer Literacy
18
Member Comments on Computer Literacy
19
Link to Learning Style Questionnaire
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Member Comments on Questionnaire
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Add Assignment Page
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THE PROCESSESMERLOT Principles
  • Be Faculty Focused
  • Recognition for Teaching Learning
  • Faculty-led Evaluation
  • Be Focused on Teaching and Learning
  • A Teaching Community rather than Teaching Alone
  • Working Together Works
  • Make Tools EFFECTIVE, EASY, ENJOYABLE

26
MERLOT DISCIPLINE GROUPS
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Faculty Development
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Information Tech.
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Teacher Education
  • World Languages

27
Peer Reviews
  • Faculty Discipline Teams
  • Adopt evaluation standards
  • quality of content
  • potential effectiveness for teaching learning
  • ease of use
  • Develop peer review process
  • Develop roles and responsibilities as MERLOT
    reviewers
  • Use MERLOT Worksites to sustain productivity

28
MERLOTs Value
  • The solutions to some local, institutional
    problems requires global strategies.
  • MERLOT is
  • committed to free access for end users
  • built upon the principle of open exchange of
    ideas
  • almost 180 faculty working in concert
  • about 100 faculty development and academic
    technology personnel supporting its use
  • a leveraging of partner resources

29
LIBRARY COLLEGE CONCEPT
  • The Library College is not just a College
    Library. It is a philosophy of delivering
    education through integration of library
    resources and services with classroom
    instruction.
  • It began as the development of an undergraduate
    teaching library that integrates classroom
    instruction with library resources through the
    assignment of both teaching faculty and
    librarians to team teaching projects involving
    the course content from course development
    through content delivery and student assessment.
    Essentially librarians are part of the teaching
    faculty team.

30
MERLOT AND LIBRARIANS
  • MERLOT, as a database of evaluated learning
    objects in a variety of disciplines, provides an
    opportunity for librarians and teaching faculty
    to work together in planning and developing
    online course materials
  • The LIBRARY COLLEGE concept provides the
    tradition to facilitate this partnership between
    librarians and teaching faculty as in developing
    and assessing online learning materials

31
MERLOT AND LIBRARIANS
  • Academic Librarians are impacted by course
    presentations and assignments given to students
  • Faculty are knowledgeable about subject content,
    but may not be aware of options for presenting
    content to students
  • Collaboration of faculty and librarians can
    improve outcomes

32
MERLOT Library Initiative
  • Development of MERLOT taxonomy through
    collaboration of faculty, librarians, and
    publishers
  • Librarian Participation in Editorial Board
    activities
  • Improving metadata contributing materials
  • Reach out to librarians to participate in MERLOT

33
Visit http//taste.merlot.orgfor more
information Thank You!Email weech_at_uiuc.edu
34
Questions? Contact Terry L. Weech Illinois
Project Director for MERLOT E-mail
weech_at_uiuc.edu
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