IT'S VERY EASY: Get Started and review our YouTube videos on using MERLOT. You will need to register as a member of MERLOT – It too is FREE and EASY!
MERLOT also has a FREE OER authoring tool called MERLOT CONTENT BUIDLER where you can easily create and host your OER (see the videos showing how easy it is to be an OER author!)
WHY DO IT? HBCU faculty and staff sharing the educational resources that they have created to be more inclusive and relate to the needs and interests of diverse populations of students and communities is a critical priority. With millions of users discovering materials in MERLOT, your voice can potentially be heard by teachers and learners around the worldwide.
MERLOT provides ways for you to share free and open educational resources that YOU ADOPTED!
Share how you are using specific Free and Open eTextbooks or other OER in your teaching and your students' learning. With millions of users looking to use materials in MERLOT, your voice can potentially be heard by teachers and learners around the worldwide.
Share how you are using specific Free and Open eTextbooks or other OER in your teaching and your students' learning. With millions of users looking to use materials in MERLOT, your voice can potentially be heard by teachers and learners around the worldwide
Use the built-in MERLOT comment feature, connected to the resource, to write a comment about how you are using the material.
Use MERLOT's online Learning Exercise form to share the goals, learning outcomes, teaching strategies, assessment rubrics, and more about how you are using the resource. Just type in your text and publish it in MERLOT.
Use MERLOT's Content Builder template for BCU faculty to create a rich teaching eportofolio explaining why and how you are using the open textebook to achieve student learning outcomes and include students' reactions and success. Get started by asking Clarissa West-White to send you a copy of the Faculty Showcase Template to your MERLOT account.
Check out MERLOT's YouTube Channel to short tutorials on using MERLOT Content Builder.
MERLOT provides you many different ways to share what you found useful and helpful for your learning. Simply "Click to Share" with any material you find in MERLOT
Are you using OER in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free and open teaching materials? We invite you to catalog these resources in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!
IT IS EASY!
First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it is FREE).
Second: Fill out the online form to contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time. MERLOT provides systematic instructions on our YouTube Channel and a handout (PDF).