DSU Faculty Member on Award Winning Editorial Board

DSU faculty member Gabe Midland is a member of the 2010 Editorial Board House Cup winners as awarded by the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT).

The MERLOT House Cup is an award to recognize the level of contributions made to the MERLOT collection during an academic year. Contributions include Learning Materials Submitted, Member Comments, Learning Assignments, Activity Sheets, and Personal Collections. The House Cup is awarded to the Editorial Board that makes the highest level of contributions in an academic year.

The MERLOT House Cup is a perpetual award that is passed to new winners at the MERLOT International Conference each year. Editorial Board Members will take turns in displaying the award in their offices.

This year's winner is: Teacher Education Editorial Board with Jane Moore of National Louis University as Editor. The Teacher Education Editorial Board contributed 19% of the Total Contributions to MERLOT by the 22 Editorial Boards in the last academic year. Representatives from the Teacher Education Editorial Board were honored with the award at a ceremony at the Emerging Technologies Symposium, jointly sponsored by the Sloan Consortium and MERLOT in San Jose, CA on July 21st, 2010.

Members of the Editorial Board include: Gabe Mydland (Dakota State University), Robin Blackman (Tennessee Board of Regents), Dorothy Fuller (Black Hills State University), Cris Guenter (CSU-Chico), Diane Judd (Valdosta State University), Roxana Marachi (San Jose State University), Judith McEnany (Montana State University-Billings), Robbie Melton (Tennessee Board of Regents), Nancy Pelaez (Purdue University), David Wicks (Seattle Pacific University), Jeanine Wilker (Montana State University) and Esperanza Danon (Baton Rouge Community College).

MERLOT (http://www.merlot.org) is an international initiative enabling faculty to integrate technology into higher education. It is an online community of faculty and institutions collaborating to increase the quantity of high quality web-based, interactive teaching and learning materials. The MERLOT website is a free "gateway" for these web-based materials. Finding web-based materials to incorporate into one's course is just the first step for faculty; faculty must also decide if the materials are correct, effective teaching-learning tools, and easy to use. A continually growing collection of high quality online teaching and learning materials is realized through MERLOT's peer review process. MERLOT conducts the peer review of online materials and ensures reliable and valid reviews through the selection and training of the editorial board members as well as on-going support for the review process. The MERLOT Community offers additional services to both instructors and students that help improve the learning process.

For more information about the MERLOT Awards Program or MERLOT in general, contact Cathy Swift cswift@calstate.edu (972) 363-2350


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