Signing of MOU between MERLOT and AUN-TEPL Thematic Network
15th May 2020
On the 15th of May 2020, the AUN-TEPL Thematic Network took a significant first step forward in one of its key thrusts by signing an MOU with the Multimedia Educational Repository for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) & SkillsCommons .
This endorsement of the use of the exchange platform, MERLOT, will benefit all constituents of the AUN+3 network through enabling the sharing of digital resources developed within the network. This aforementioned ‘sharing’ refers to the ability to scan, select, use, review, endorse available digital resources as well as release self‐developed digital resources.
With this initiative, the AUN-TEPL Thematic Network aims to multiply the benefits and increase the productivity for affiliated members, as they can potentially have access to a wide repertoire of curated digital resources such as animations, online courses, instructional videos, simulations, games and presentations.
Moving forward, the thematic network, through the respective institutions' centres for teaching and learning, libraries, and faculty affairs, will be establishing guidelines for faculty members on the sharing and curation of digital resources in the MERLOT platform. The platform could provide the academic support communities (such as libraries and centres for teaching and learning) with more opportunities to exchange knowledge in various ways, such as the sharing implementation experiences and reviews about solution providers, courseware products and other resources.
We look forward to making the best use of this opportunity. Let’s work together to cultivate a vibrant teaching and learning community as AUN-TEPL on the MERLOT platform.