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Biology Editorial Board Wins 2014 MERLOT House Cup

The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching - MERLOT ( Announces the 2014 Editorial Board House Cup

The MERLOT House Cup is an award to recognize the level of contributions made to the MERLOT collection during an academic year. Contributions include Materials Triaged, Individual Peer Reviews, Composite Peer Reviews, Member Comments and Learning Materials contributed to the collection. The MERLOT House Cup is a perpetual award that is passed to new winners at the MERLOT/Sloan-C Emerging Technologies Conference each year. Editorial Board Members will take turns in displaying the award in their offices.

This year's winner is The Biology Editorial Board.

The Editors of Biology are Jim Bidlack, University of Central Oklahoma, Michael Plotkin, Mt. San Jacinto College, and Marty Zahn, Thomas Nelson Community/Technical College

Peer Reviewers who have contributed this year are:
• Jeff Bell
• Jim Bidlack
• Scott Cooper
• Juville Dario-Becker
• Aaron Elmer
• Dennis Frisby
• Jennifer Herzog
• Cammy Huang
• Sarah Keim Janssen
• Anil Kapoor
• Anabela Maia
• Ronald Mayne
• Aftab Merchant
• Ann Parsons
• Michael Plotkin
• Heather Seitz
• Harsha Sharma
• Marty Zahn

The Biology Editorial Board contributed 17% of the total contributions of all Editorial Boards from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

The winners of the 2014 MERLOT Awards were honored with a ceremony and trophy at the 2014 MERLOT/Sloan-C Emerging Technologies Conference, on April 10, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

MERLOT ( is an international initiative enabling faculty to integrate technology into higher education. It is an online community of faculty and institutions collaborating to increase the quantity of high quality web-based, interactive teaching and learning materials. The MERLOT website is a free "gateway" for these web-based materials. Finding web-based materials to incorporate into one's course is just the first step for faculty; faculty must also decide if the materials are correct, effective teaching-learning tools, and easy to use. A continually growing collection of high quality online teaching and learning materials is realized through MERLOT's peer review process. MERLOT conducts the peer review of online materials and ensures reliable and valid reviews through the selection and training of the editorial board members as well as on-going support for the review process. The MERLOT Community offers additional services to both instructors and students that help improve the learning process.

Categories: Colleges and Universities

Tags: award, Bidlack, biology, Editorial Board, MERLOT

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