MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching at www.merlot.org) is a open, leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. MERLOT’s strategic focus is on serving the needs of higher education yet teachers and learners at all levels of education engaged in both formal and informal teaching and learning are welcome members and contributors to MERLOT. MERLOT’s vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.
MERLOT maintains its currency through ongoing and continuing communication with its worldwide supporters in a variety of ways, including the annual MERLOT International Conference, the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT at http://jolt.merlot.org), member publications, news, and our MERLOT Voices website (http://voices.merlot.org) to enable MERLOT users to communication with others. MERLOT’s open access “Content Builder” tool now enables any MERLOT member to build, post, and catalog there open educational resources to share with the world.