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Extending MERLOT through Partnerships, Alliances, and Collaborations Gerard L. Hanley MERLOT Brandon Muramatsu MERLOT Glenda Morgan University of Wisconsin.

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1 Extending MERLOT through Partnerships, Alliances, and Collaborations Gerard L. Hanley MERLOT Brandon Muramatsu MERLOT Glenda Morgan University of Wisconsin System

2 Outline Types of Collaborations Elements of Collaborations Digital Library Services and Enabling Technologies Community Development, Peer Review and Editorial Board Development Becoming a Partner

3 MERLOT Grows Through Your Collaboration MERLOT is a higher education community cooperating to provide a large quantity of high quality online resources for faculty to easily incorporate into their courses. MERLOT’s builds collaborative partnerships and affiliations with: Higher education institutions Professional societies, educational organizations  Corporations 

4 Administrative Team MERLOT CouncilsAdvisory Board Institutional Partners & Affiliates MERLOT Editorial Boards Organizational and Corporate Alliances MERLOT Members and Users Peer Review Digital Library Resources & Services Professional Development Collaboration & Community Strategic Priorities Programs Delivering Resources and Services FacultyStudentsAdministratorsStaff MERLOT ConferencesPartners/AlliancesWebsite Enabling Technologies

5 PartnersAffiliates Collaborate on MERLOT initiatives and provide financial support Advocate for MERLOT using in-kind contributions Sustaining ($50K) System ($25K)System Campus ($6.5K)Campus Ladder of Participation in Higher Ed

6 PartnersAffiliates Managed collaboration on MERLOT initiatives to serve our shared constituents Coordinate activities as opportunities arise Community Development, Peer Review, & Editorial Boards Digital Library Services and Enabling Technologies Professional Development Enabling Technologies Collaborations with Organizations

7 Corporate Partnerships & Affiliations Federated Search: Leveraging Existing Assets Sharing Resources and Marketing Consortium Partner: Expanding MERLOT’s Services Support MERLOT’s initiatives within MERLOT’s framework by participating like a higher education institution. Systems Integration and Development: Creating New Services Create new capabilities that neither partner could deliver by themselves.

8 Outline Types of Collaborations Elements of Collaborations Digital Library Services and Enabling Technologies Community Development, Peer Review and Editorial Board Development Becoming a Partner

9 Digital Library Services & Enabling Technologies Searching to find more resources faster Federated Searching Integrating MERLOT services into your website Really Simply Summaries/Reliable Syndication Service RSS:RSS: Organizing your chosen resources more personally Personal CollectionsPersonal CollectionsPersonal Collections Evaluating more resources more reliably Peer Reviewer Tutorial

10 MERLOT’s Organizational Partners and Affiliates Digital Library Services and Enabling Technologies Activity Education.au Limited SMETE.org American Assoc. of Physics Teachers Federated Search Community Development, Peer Review NEEDS (Engineering) HEAL (Heal Science) CAUSE (Statistics) Journal of Chemical Education* Peer Review & Editorial Boards Professional Development New Media Consortium NLII/EDUCAUSE, POD* Professional Development Enabling Technologies IMS (Affiliate) Standards

11 Basic Requirements for a MERLOT Discipline Community The Resources: Online materials available for review Organizational structure of discipline is manageable The Community: Professional organizations’ readiness to collaborate in the peer review process Faculty committed to participate in peer review process Faculty culture for using technology within discipline The Needs: Student learning difficulties Balance across academic disciplines

12 Prerequisites for Success in Building Communities for Peer Review MERLOT PRINCIPLE: Success results from well-prepared people who have clear goals and are provided with quality support services and resources.

13 Responsibilities of MERLOT Discipline Communities Provide leadership of the people, services, and resources participating Apply MERLOT Polices and Procedures Manage the content and organization of the collection Manage the productivity of the community Perform the MERLOT Peer Review Process using MERLOT’s tools Participate in MERLOT training and meetings

14 MERLOT’s Responsibilities to Discipline Communities Provide policies and procedures Provide tools Provide training Provide recognition for contributions Provide the project management and support services to help communities achieve their goals Listen to your needs and respond in a helpful manner

15 How are Discipline Communities Established? Currently, Institutional Partners choose the discipline communities. WHY? Leadership role as an Institutional Partner Provide in-kind support for Editorial Board Members In future, Professional Societies will establish discipline communities. WHY? Leadership role as an Alliance Organization Provide recognition as part of faculty’s professional responsibilities Provide some in-kind support for Editors

16 Editorial Board Qualifications Editorial Boards are faculty with: Expertise in the Scholarship Excellence in Teaching Experience in Using Technology in Teaching and Learning Connections with Professional Organizations in the Discipline Editors who will “manage” the board

17 Pre-requisites for Peer Review New Discipline Communities must receive MERLOT Training Understand roles and responsibilities Develop categorization scheme for collection Operationalize MERLOT evaluation standards Develop inter-rater reliability in applying evaluation standards MERLOT Training conducted at MERLOT International Conference or organization’s meeting

18 Peer Review: The Scholarship Model Four Phases of Peer Review Selection: Deciding what gets reviewed Review: Deciding and doing analyses of material Decision: Interpreting reviews for evaluation Publication: Deciding what and how to share information with communities MERLOT’s Peer Review Workflow Tool is used to manage the process MERLOT-Discipline Website is deployed MERLOT listserv’s, conference calls, and other tools used to keep community productive

19 Education and Outreach Members of MERLOT communities: Serve as nodes in the network Direct interested organizations to resources in the Tasting Room Deliver presentations about MERLOT Explain “phased-in approach”--establishing critical mass of learning objects and adding pedagogical data in preparation for future peer review process and community site

20 Outline Types of Collaborations Elements of Collaborations Digital Library Services and Enabling Technologies Community Development, Peer Review and Editorial Board Development Becoming a Partner

21 Steps to Become a MERLOT Partner Call MERLOT at 1-562-985-5128 Gerry Hanley, Brandon Muramatsu Propose the “sponsorship” of the collaboration Community, Peer Review and Editorial Boards Digital Library Services and Enabling Technologies Work with MERLOT to refine proposal Become an Organizational Partner as defined within an MOU Welcome to the MERLOT Community

22 Sponsorship Proposal for Communities Purpose of community and scope of content area that will be managed by your community Contact information and qualifications for core community Editors and Editorial Board Members Description of activities of Editorial Board Organize and expand the collection Peer review the collection Education and outreach Other Agreement to apply MERLOT Policies and Procedures

23 QUESTIONS? The next steps are the ones we take together.


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