Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching - MERLOT
7th International Conference
Jazzing IT up with MERLOT
Was held ......
7-10 August 2007
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The MERLOT Conference Committee invites you to attend the seventh Annual MERLOT International Conference (MIC07) to be held in New Orleans from August 7-10, 2007. The MIC07 conference theme Jazzing IT up with MERLOT recognizes the collaborative efforts within disciplines and the education community around the World to enhance teaching and learning through the use of Instructional Technology. Conference attendees span all disciplines and the continuum from novice to expert in the development and use of online resources.
The MERLOT International Conference is designed to foster learning, innovation and practice in the use of information, instruction, and communications technologies in higher education. It is the venue for educators, administrators, and technologists who have interests and expertise in technology-enabled teaching and learning and who recognize the need to remain current in this rapidly advancing field of educational practice and theory.
MERLOT is based on the premise of discipline-based communities of practice in which common interests in specific fields of knowledge, methods of teaching and especially in the development of technology-based teaching materials are shared. At the same time, the strength of the conference is the broad appeal across all disciplines in the use of educational technologies and the new and exciting ideas that come from exchanges among all domains of knowledge.
Important aspects of the MERLOT International Conference include the facilitation of collaborative initiatives in the development of shareable resources and in the scholarly investigation of their effectiveness on student learning in higher education. A rigorous approach to academic research and inquiry with an outcomes-based focus on the use and effectiveness of technology-enhanced teaching at the college and university levels is integral to the MERLOT philosophy.
At the same time, the Conference offers many opportunities for attendees to gain practical skills in the use of educational technologies through numerous interactive hands-on workshops lead by peers and through industry-sponsored technology showcases. It is frequently in these practical workshops and demonstrations that refreshing new insights into applications of these technologies to higher education are gained.
For a dditional information on the conference and to submit a proposal, click Call for Proposals above.