The MERLOT project (the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching http://www.merlot.org) is pleased to announce its preliminary program for the first annual MERLOT International Conference, August 12-15, in Tampa, Florida at the University of South Florida. The program is postedon the conference website at:
The program is packed with sessions that explore the various elements of shared content repositories, learning objects, peer review of digital scholarship, standards, and online communities. Keynote presenters include
Carole Barone of EDUCAUSE, Paul Hagner of University of Hartford, and Peter Taylor of Griffith University in Australia. Featured panels include:
"Copyright, Digital Rights Management and Online Learning"
"Models for Institutional Cooperation in Educational Multimedia"
"The Standards Imperative: Reflections from IMS, SCORM, and CanCore"
Many sessions will include faculty members who are working on MERLOT
discipline teams. Among other issues, they will discuss how to look for
quality in educational multimedia, using learning objects to stimulate
creativity, scholarship expectations, and how MERLOT is working within
statewide or systemwide initiatives.
The conference is open to the international higher education community.
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