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Welcome to MERLOT Voices

Voices is MERLOTs' community networking site. To participate in Voices discussions and forums, you must register on this site (even though you may already be registered at MERLOT).

MERLOT Voices enables you to collaborate with all MERLOT members, join and participate in community conversations, customize your own Voices page, and add videos related to online learning and teaching. You can also invite others to join and participate.

Emerging Technologies Conference was a success!

The Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium) and MERLOT invite you to submit a proposal to the Innovate 2016 conference.  

At OLC Innovate, we will conduct a series of engaging hands-on workshops aimed at fostering organic interactions and collaborative cross-disciplinary problem solving.

Together we will build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments. And because innovation scales best when ideas are shared, our work sessions will explore emerging technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership, and evolving practice at all levels impacting institutions, universities and colleges.

Advancing education innovation requires continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines. Share your expertise in online and blended learning. Please submit your proposal for OLC Innovate 2016.  For additional information go to

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Discussion Forums

Should Students Use Calculators?

This is said to be a controversial topic among educators, particularly math teachers.  I feel that all students should have the use of a calculator.  Years ago I had a student who was said to be unable to learn math.  I gave her a calculator (since…Continue

Started by Diana Lee Steller 12 hours ago.

What is a hero?

There are many definitions of a hero. Here are a few common ones: - Heroes are individuals who take risks for the benefit of others. These risks can be physical, social, or risk of resources. - Heroes are in the eye of the victim. If a person is…Continue

Started by Ellie Jacques Nov 15.

Management Issues in Hybrid/Online Education

This forum shares issues and strategies about management issues in hybrid and online teaching and learning.Continue

Tags: online, hybrid, management

Started by Lesley Farmer Nov 11.

Peer Review Training Introduction

I'm Torria Davis, Instructional Designer for the Online and Professional Studies Division of California Baptist University. I really enjoy designing courses and learning objects. Looking forward to learning to peer review materials for Merlot.Continue

Started by Torria Davis Jul 6.


Hello Everyone,I'm Cindi Tysick, a librarian at the University at Buffalo.  I specialize in teaching basic information literacy to undergraduates and advanced research literacy to archaeology, anthropology, communication and classical studies…Continue

Started by Cynthia Tysick Jun 30.

Introducing myself as part of Peer Reviewer Training

Thank you for allowing me to join the group.  My name is Dr. Melissa Brown and I have what I consider two specialty areas.  The first is pancreatic islet transplantation for the treatment of diabetes as well as other avenues of potential beta cell…Continue

Started by Melissa Brown Jun 18.

More about MERLOT

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is a FREE, leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials. 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. To learn more about MERLOT go to To join MERLOT, go to Remember it is free to join!!


Uploading Photos in Voices

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