Photo of Peace Tower Parliament Hill courtesy of the Univ. of Ottawa
 

Conference Chairs:

Kevin Harrigan
University of Waterloo
kevinh@uwaterloo.ca

Michael Clarke
University of Ottawa
michael.clarke@uottawa.ca

2006 Conference Committee

 

Past Conferences:

2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

MERLOT at the MIC!

Vintage MERLOT

Join the MERLOT Staff in the Connections Room for discussions on the following topics.

Wednesday, August 9  

Time

Topic

MERLOT Steward

9:30AM – 10:00AM

Come and Join MERLOT

Have you been putting off becoming a member of MERLOT? Now’s the perfect time. We’ll help you through the process.

Phillip Leal

Michal Kasza

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Workforce Development

MERLOT Partners are developing a digital collection to support workforce development program and the MERLOT community portals in workforce development to provide faculty, staff, and professionals guidelines and recommendations for the effective use and sharing of online resources in teaching their programs. Learn about MERLOT's strategy and how you can participate in this initiative.

Cathy Swift

11:00AM – 11:30AM

The Wonderful Wizard Of MERLOT

Looking at the new wizards in MERLOT

Andy Worthington Alyssa Lalanne

11:30AM – 12:30PM

MERLOT 101 – The New MERLOT Website

The MERLOT Webmaster will provide an introduction to the new MERLOT Website that will include a description of new functionality including the collection of materials, what are peer reviewed materials in MERLOT and browsing and searching the collection. An overview of how to contribute materials, comments and assignments will be explained.

Alyssa Lalanne

Barbra Bied Sperling

1:30PM – 2:30PM

MERLOT Technologies for Teaching and Learning

MERLOT Editors will explain new MERLOT innovations for searching the site and finding and collecting new materials.  It is recommended that attendees have some general knowledge of MERLOT, although "newbies" are welcome.

Cathy Swift and members of Editorial Boards

2:30PM – 3:30PM

Becoming a Corporate MERLOT Partner

When private sector organizations’ goals overlap with MERLOT’s mission, customized  MERLOT Corporate Partnerships can produce results that benefit both the partner and the academic community.

Regan Caruthers

Sorel Reisman

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Know Thy Self

Looking at the new wizards in MERLOT

Phillip Leal

Michal Kasza

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Q&A with YOUR Development Team

The MERLOT Development Team

 

Thursday, August 10

Time

Topic

MERLOT Steward

9:00AM – 10:00AM

MERLOT 101 – The New MERLOT Website

MERLOT Webmaster will provide an introduction to the new MERLOT Website that will include a description of new functionality including the collection of materials, what are peer reviewed materials in MERLOT and browsing and searching the collection. An overview of how to contribute materials, comments and assignments will be explained.

Alyssa Lalanne

Barbra Bied Sperling

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Peer Review

What it is? MERLOT Editors will describe the peer review process and include information for those wishing to become involved in reviewing MERLOT materials.

Cathy Swift and Members of the Editorial Boards

11:00AM – 11:30AM

Putting One Foot in Front of the Other

Transitioning from Collections to Portfolios

Phillip Leal

Andy Worthington

11:30AM – 12:30PM

MERLOT and K-20

MERLOT Partners have their own initiatives to support the effective use of technology to improve K-12 education in their states.  Learn about the variety of programs being implemented by MERLOT Partners and how MERLOT is providing quality and valued services for teacher education programs and K-12 teachers across the US.

Gerry

1:30PM – 2:30PM

MERLOT Technologies for Teaching and Learning

MERLOT Editors will explain new MERLOT innovations for searching the site and finding and collecting new materials.  It is recommended that attendees have some general knowledge of MERLOT, although "newbies" are welcome.

Cathy Swift and members of Editorial Boards

2:30PM – 3:30PM

Becoming An Academic or Consortium MERLOT Partner

MERLOT’s Executive Director will discuss the categories, procedures, and benefits of academic institutions and consortia becoming MERLOT Partners.

Gerry Hanley

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Go for the Gold

An in-depth look at how MERLOT recognizes you for you participation.

Phillip Leal

Alyssa Lalanne

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Discipline/Institutional Use Of Portals 

MERLOT staff will demonstrate the new discipline-specific portals as well as introduce the Teaching Commons which can help institutions advance faculty development on their campuses.

Tom Carey

Cathy Swift

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