WEBINAR: MERLOT - The International Gateway for Finding Open Educational Resources

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WEBINAR: MERLOT - The International Gateway for Finding Open Educational Resources


In an era of Open Educational Resources (OER), open source software (OSS), and Open Access (OA) publications, MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, stands out as the longstanding, favored digital gateway for instructors seeking all manner of open resources for their teaching and research. The MERLOT community, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017, consists of more than 150,000 registered members who have built a collection of almost 80,000 freely available, curated, multidisciplinary learning materials. With more than one million website visitors annually, MERLOT is the preferred international resource for discovering online teaching and learning materials. This presentation will discuss the concept of openness, including the use and reuse of learning objects, the new user interfaces and features in MERLOT (released in March, 2018), and will focus on MERLOT’s ‘Smart Search’ integrated in 1) MERLOT own repository search, 2) direct search to more than a dozen popular digital libraries, and 3) pre-customized, profile-based WWW searches. There will be a focus on MERLOT’s recently added discipline communities of Information Technology and Computer Science, endorsed by the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Education Society.

Is mandatory to register for the event herein to recieve the URL of the webex videoconference event before 04/04/2018 at 2 pm European Central Time.



  Date and Time

  Location

  Contact

  Registration


  • California State University Fullerton
  • Fullerton, California
  • United States 92831

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  • Edmundo Tovar, VicePresident of Educational Activities and Awards of the IEEE Education Society and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Education Society
  • Registration closed


  Speakers

Sorel Reisman
Sorel Reisman of California State University Fullerton

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WEBINAR: MERLOT - The International Gateway for Finding Open Educational Resources

Sorel Reisman is Managing Director of the international higher education, educational technology consortium, MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) at the California State University Office of the Chancellor

This presentation will discuss the concept of openness, including the use and reuse of learning objects, the new user interfaces and features in MERLOT (released in March, 2018), and will focus on MERLOT’s ‘Smart Search’ integrated in 1) MERLOT own repository search, 2) direct search to more than a dozen popular digital libraries, and 3) pre-customized, profile-based WWW searches. There will be a focus on MERLOT’s recently added discipline communities of Information Technology and Computer Science, endorsed by the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Education Society.

Biography:

Sorel Reisman, recipient of the IEEE Computer Society 2018 Richard E. Merwin Award for Distinguished Service, is professor of information systems in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at California State University, Fullerton. Reisman is Managing Director of the international higher education, educational technology consortium, MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) at the California State University Office of the Chancellor.

Reisman is past president of the Computer Society, current Chair of the Standing Committee of the IEEE-CS signature COMPSAC conference, a Computer Society Golden Core member, member of Eta Kappa Nu, an elected member-at-large of the IEEE Publications, Services, and Products Board (PSPB), member of the IEEE Xplore Platform Guidance Committee, the IEEE Conference Publications Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee of the IEEE Technical Activities Board.  He has also been a member of the Education Activities Board, and was editor-in-chief of the IEEE eLearning Library.

Reisman received his EE degree, MA, and PhD in Computer Applications from the University of Toronto and was appointed a Fulbright Specialist in 2014.

Contact information:

Dr. S. Reisman

Managing Director, MERLOT.ORG 
California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Professor, Information Systems, CSU Fullerton

President Emeritus, IEEE Computer Society

Standing Committee Chair, IEEE COMPSAC
Fulbright Specialist OER

Address:California State University, Chancellor's Office, , Fullerton, California, United States, 92831





Agenda

5:30 PM-5:35 PM Introduction and presentation: Edmundo Tovar

5:35 PM-6:25 PM MERLOT - The International Gateway for Finding Open Educational Resources – Sorel Reisman (including questions)

6:25PM – 6:30PM Closing webinar



WEBINAR: MERLOT - The International Gateway for Finding Open Educational Resources

Is mandatory to register for the event herein to recieve the URL of the webex videoconference event before 04/04/2018 at 2 pm European Central Time.