Community Development Initiative
Community is at the core of MERLOT. The collaboration within and across the discipline communities that make up MERLOT has been the essential ingredient that has helped MERLOT meet the needs of the faculty and other MERLOT users. MERLOT is designed to support communities of faculty and instructors working together to identify and use (as well as develop) good online resources for teaching and learning.
MERLOT's goal is to eventually support communities for all disciplines. To date, MERLOT and its Partners have chosen to support over 20 communities, most of which are discipline based.
New Communities are added when a 'critical mass' of resources in a particular discipline or area have been identified and when people willing to focus on developing the Community associated with that area have agreed to participate. MERLOT's System Partners select new communities and provide the financial support necessary to initiate its development.
Communities With Partners