MERLOT Awards: Application of MERLOT: Innovative Use of MERLOT
The Innovative Use of MERLOT Award is given to an individual, department, or program that demonstrates novel, comprehensive, or creative usage and/or application of MERLOT materials and services. Nominees must provide evidence of an impact on students that can be demonstrated through qualitative or quantitative research or anecdotal evidence. This year's winners are:
The project “Enhancing Undergraduate Education through the Deployment of Quality Learning Objects” was designed to overcome barriers that inhibit the incorporation of quality Internet learning resources into undergraduate education. It resulted in the deployment of MERLOT learning and teaching resources into four UM introductory courses involving 5000 students at the conclusion of the first year.
William Paquette - Tidewater Community College
Bill has been involved in MERLOT since 2000, first as a MERLOT History Team Member and later as MERLOT History Editor. Over the last eight years he has redesigned ALL the courses he teaches to incorporate MERLOT into classroom, hybrid, or online versions. The 126 assignments he has posted on MERLOT are offered to history faculty and he mentions this in a monthly newsletter sent to VCCS History faculty.