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MERLOT International Conference - 2003

Meeting Today's Challenges through Collaboration, Community and Concrete Approaches to Academic Technology

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The third annual MERLOT International Conference was held August 5 - 8, 2003 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The host was eduSourceCanada.

MERLOT—the Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, is a free and open resource designed for faculty and students in higher education. MERLOT helps faculty enhance instruction with a continually growing collection of online, reviewed learning materials and assignments. MERLOT is also a community of educators who strive to enrich teaching and learning. For more information about MERLOT, please visit the Tasting Room.

The conference theme Meeting Today's Challenges through Collaboration, Community and Concrete Approaches to Academic Technology was carried out through a combination of workshops, individual presentations, panels, and demonstrations of award winning learning materials.

Conference Goals

The MERLOT International Conference is the venue for learning about shared content, peer reviews, learning objects, standards, and online learning communities to:

  • Enable authors and faculty who use MERLOT learning materials in their classrooms to share information on teaching and learning with digital learning resources.
  • Develop and support MERLOT learning communities of scholars both nationally and internationally.
  • Provide practical, hands-on workshops in identifying, using, creating, modifying and evaluating digital learning materials.
  • Promote discussion and exploration of potential solutions to common problems experienced by shared content providers.
  • Share information and techniques for use of various technology tools for teaching and learning.
  • Provide a forum for presentations by organizational affiliates and institutional partners of MERLOT.
  • Disseminate information about MERLOT.


The MERLOT International Conference seeks to address the needs of faculty members, digital library providers and developers, authors of digital learning materials and those involved in administering and supporting instructional technology. More specifically, sessions are led by and designed for:

  • Faculty
  • Faculty Development Professionals
  • Instructional Designers
  • Members of Professional Organizations
  • Provosts, Deans, Department Chairs
  • Authors of Instructional Materials
  • Technical Support Specialists
  • MERLOT Users
  • Librarians
  • Potential and Current MERLOT Partners

For more information please contact MERLOT International Conference at

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