Search, Share and Learn with MERLOT




by Elizabeth Chapin

The CSU’s Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) was recently enhanced to simplify searching and sharing features.

The open resource community has more than 40,000 free online learning materials, which range from open textbooks to lesson plans. MERLOT also allows members to connect. They can contribute materials, receive peer review and share their expertise with more than 115,000 others from across the globe.

MERLOT has something to offer for faculty, staff, students, administrators, librarians, and anyone interested in free educational resources to improve teaching and learning.

The CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions initiative incorporates MERLOT services as one of its cornerstones. Since its creation in 1997, higher education and K-12 institutions, nonprofit associations, special interest groups, and corporations have integrated MERLOT into their online education initiatives.

Find out more and become a member at