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March 22, 2018

OLC Innovate 2018 Updates

From Tuesday’s inbox…

MERLOT

OLC Innovate

April 18-20, 2018 • Nashville, TN • #OLCInnovate

 

Book Your Hotel by March 26!

To help make your time in Nashville worthwhile, plan your hotel and airfare arrangements accordingly, and keep the events on Tuesday and Friday in mind when doing so! Book your hotel reservation before March 26th to receive special room rates, and remember, space is limited!

Kickoff your OLC Innovate 2018 conference experience with one of four Pre-Conference Workshops starting on Tuesday, April 17th and plan to attend the Closing Celebration Event: Failing Forward from 12-12:30pm on Friday, April 20th.

Make plans now to join OLC in Nashville for OLC Innovate 2018. Register today!

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Learn from Conference Co-Chair Angela Gunder and Program Co-Chair Clark Shah-Nelson how to plan your travel around the events taking place at OLC Innovate 2018!

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Become a Ranger, Session Chair, or Join Us Around the Campfire!

campfireAre you new to OLC Innovate or maybe you’ve attended before and want to share your knowledge and expertise? Join us as a participant in the Ranger Program! Learn more.

Perhaps you have wanted to get more involved with OLC events but you just aren’t sure where to begin. A great way to start is serving as a volunteer Session Chair where you will chat online with our virtual attendees during live webcast sessions. Take this short survey to indicate your availability.

New this year at OLC Innovate, we’re introducing our Evening Campfire Gatherings (9-10pm, Delta Pavilion) to bring people together over crafts, games, and impactful change. Of note is our Thursday evening special networking event: IDEA Night: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy. Learn more and add a ticket to your registration.

 

Improve Quality and Accessibility With a Pre-Conference Workshop

Learn MoreIf you’ve been looking for an opportunity to learn more about OLC’s Quality Scorecards or how to make your course materials more accessible, now is your chance!

Kickoff your OLC Innovate 2018 conference experience with some of our top OLC workshops! Join one of four Pre-Conference Workshops starting on Tuesday, April 17th. Learn more about the pre-conference workshops available and register today!

 

Don’t Forget To Pack Your SWAPS!

What exactly are SWAPS? Defined by the Girl Scouts as “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere”, we are inviting you to create your own to share and trade during OLC Innovate 2018 as a way to connect with your colleagues.

Join in the fun and participate throughout the entire conference in our SWAP + Meet! You’ll find them at select exhibitor booths, at Emerging Ideas sessions, from OLC Innovate Rangers, and more! Bring your own pre-made SWAPS, or locate the SWAP+Meet area in the exhibit hall to find supplies to make your own onsite.

Make plans now to join OLC in Nashville for OLC Innovate 2018. Register today!

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Learn from Conference Co-Chair Angela Gunder and Engagement Co-Chair Kirsten Riddick as they share how to create SWAPS and more fun activities taking place at OLC Innovate 2018!

Watch Now!

 

Bring OLC Innovate To You – Join Us Virtually!

Participate in the OLC Innovate 2018 conference despite schedule or budget constraints! If your schedule or budget does not allow for the trip or your institution does not support travel outside of your state, the virtual attendee option provides a full-scale online experience.

Watch for more information coming soon on OLC Live!, where you’ll hear from speakers and attendees live from the conference! Learn more about virtual access and register today!

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March 17, 2018

Introducing An All New MERLOT!

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

MERLOT March 16, 2018
Introducing an all new MERLOT!

New Interface
New Search Tools
Mobile-Ready
Faster Speed!

“[This] latest edition features a new, simplified home page, intended to provide an easy and familiar way for instructors and students to hunt down resources.”
— The Journal

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February 13, 2018

OLC Innovate 2018: Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

From yesterday’s inbox…

MERLOT

OLC Innovate

April 18-20, 2018 • Nashville, TN • #OLCInnovate

 

Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

Early Bird registration for this year’s OLC Innovate conference in Nashville, Tennessee ends Wednesday, February 21, 2018!

 

Book your hotel room before they are all gone!

Book your travel now to get special room rates at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Special rates expire 6pm CT Monday, March 26, 2018.

 

Workshops, Keynotes, HBCU, Sessions and more!

Check out the program schedule to see all the sessions available!

 

 Register Today 

 

 

Questions? Contact conference@onlinelearning-c.org or webmaster@merlot.org.

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October 12, 2017

OLC Innovate CFP Deadline Extended to November 1, 2017

From Monday’s inbox…

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OLC Innovate

April 18-20, 2018 • Nashville, TN • #OLCInnovate

CFP Deadline Extended Through Wednesday, November 1st

Our Program Chairs gathered recently to prepare this video highlighting the need for epic, groundbreaking and transformative submissions for the 2018 OLC Innovate conference. Time is almost up, so submit your presentation soon!

 

 Submit Now 

 

Questions? Contact conference@onlinelearning-c.org or webmaster@merlot.org.

 

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March 31, 2017

MERLOT: One Stop Searching for All Your OER Needs!

Another item from Wednesday’s inbox…

MERLOT March 29, 2017
MERLOT: One Stop Searching for All Your OER Needs!
MERLOT Smart Search
merlot collectionother collectionsthe webThe new The new MERLOT Smart Search extends access to online learning materials well beyond MERLOT’s curated and peer reviewed collection.  Smart Search helps to answer the pervasive and nagging question, “Where can I find OERs?”

Smart Search searches the World Wide Web specifically for the kinds of learning materials that typical MERLOT users seek. It uses a proprietary MERLOT user profile design to find the newest and most popular learning materials available in learning materials libraries and also on the WWW.  While these resources are not peer reviewed or curated, users can contribute materials that show up in the hit list, to the MERLOT collection for subsequent curation and peer review by our 25 MERLOT Editorial Boards.  And materials discovered by Smart Search can be added to users’ MERLOT Bookmark Collections.  Smart Search is easy to use: just click on the tab that describes the universe of resources you want to explore, and MERLOT does the smart searching for you.

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Watch for more exciting extensions to the MERLOT Smart Search in the future.  We intend to make MERLOT your first and last stop when you need to find quality and up-to-date OERs for your teaching and research. more exciting extensions to Smart Search in the future. We intend to make MERLOT your first and last stop when you need to find quality and up-to-date OERs for your teaching and research.

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More New Features…
New One-Page Form for Adding a Material

Adding a learning material to MERLOT just got easier! We’ve replaced our multi-step approach with a simple one-page form for adding anything you’ve created or found on the web to the MERLOT Collection.

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New Advanced Search Forms

Our Material and Member Advanced Search forms have also been updated to make them much faster and easier to use.

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Content Builder: A Fresh New Design

MERLOT is releasing a new interface design for its popular Web development tool, Content Builder.  Originally built and supported by the Carnegie Foundation, MERLOT adopted and integrated the system into “main MERLOT” about 10 years ago.  Since then we have refined the functionality of the Content Builder, and with this latest release, have made the user interface even more intuitive.  Join the thousands of Content Builder users and try it!  Simply click on the “Create Materials with Content Builder” tile on the MERLOT home page (www.merlot.org).  For assistance in getting started, check out the Content Builder User’s Guide.

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In Other News…
IEEE Endorses MERLOT Computer Science and IT Portals

The IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Education Society have recently endorsed MERLOT’s two new discipline portals – Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT).  The endorsement is a consequence of the MERLOT taxonomy for those two disciplines that are aligned with the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB) recommended list of undergraduate course topics.  Instructors teaching those disciplines can readily discover MERLOT learning materials that are connected with their CS and IT courses.


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