In Alignment: Campus Priorities and MERLOT

Presenter(s)
Phil Moss (MERLOT, US)
Velda Arnaud (Lane Community College , US)
Nancy Kerner (University of Michigan, US)
Session Information
July 13, 2011 - 10:40am
Session Type: 
Featured Session
Location: 
Crystal
Session: 
7
Virtual Session
Session Chair: 
Perry Samson
Abstract

The MERLOT consortium relies upon partners for leadership and guidance, and campuses and other organizations that partner with MERLOT make use of its resources, tools, and services. This panel presentation features representatives from three MERLOT partners – a campus, a state system, and one of its international partners. Each will describe why they chose to partner with MERLOT, the projects that use or will use MERLOT services, and how their respective organizational goals are being met through the partnership.

Lead Presenter
Phil Moss is the former Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. A founding member of the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), he currently serves MERLOT as Director of Educational Partnerships and Planning.
   
Velda Arnaud is a Faculty Technology Specialist and Business Instructor at Lane Community College (Lane) in Eugene, Oregon. Since 2010, Lane's student government, administration, faculty, and staff have been working to move towards using open educational resources (OER) to decrease students costs. Lane recently joined MERLOT as a campus partner, and Velda is leading Lane's OER Faculty Fellowship to increase awareness of OERs.
   
 Nancy Kerner Nancy Konigsberg Kerner has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor since 1983, where she teaches and coordinates the introductory general chemistry lab program.   Her research interests focus on guided inquiry instructional strategies, team-based learning, and the use of technology in teaching. She is the author of several lab manuals including the recent Guided Inquiry Experiments for General Chemistry: Practical Problems and Application published by John Wiley and Sons. She is chemistry co-editor for MERLOT and is currently PI on a grant entitled "Transforming a large lecture to an interactive personalized online format".  Nancy is a Smithsonian Fellow and has received awards for teaching and innovative achievement in education as well as MERLOT- related awards -- Innovative Use of MERLOT Award.