While a glass of wine may stimulate ideas, that’s not the kind of merlot I’m talking about. This Merlot is actually “a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community.” While Merlot has always been a great resource, it’s recently been re-designed to make it much more user-friendly and attractive.
There’s so much available in Merlot, it can be a little overwhelming. It’s okay to browse, but better to go in with some ideas about what you’re looking for. Perhaps you’d like to see a recent open textbook on inorganic chemistry , or a game that explores MesoAmerican history or a resource for connecting language learners via skype. You can find them all here, using the advanced search feature to identify your subject, type of material and so on, and then filter to see the newest, the most highly rated, and so on. We’re happy to help you try it out – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! And when you’ve found something great to energize your teaching or inspire your students – raise your glass … to Merlot!