MERLOT: A Case Study of Sustainability in Open Educational Resources (OER)
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching), is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services. The collections are contributed and used by an international education community. “This paper discusses the sustainability of the project since its inception in 1997. Merlot is a case study of a pathway for OER projects to become viable through a focused leadership and vibrant community. Current Merlot.org used data shows consistent increase over the years. MERLOT's platform is highly robust and responsive to new technological practices. Merlot is unique because it is an OER content and service platform. The goals are to keep contents qualitative, effective, and easy to use. Suggestions are provided for OER projects and individuals in maximizing time with MERLOT. // Paper ID 390
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