2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Recognition of Digital Scholarship: A MERLOT-Based Initiative at WCU

Mueller, EdD, RHIA, Irene         (828) 227-3510
      Assistant Professor
      Health Sciences
      Western Carolina University
First co-presenter: Randleman, Debra    
Organization: Western Carolina University
Second co-presenter: Chapman, Laura    
Organization: Western Carolina University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
How can faculty members integrate the effective use of digital learning objects into their courses? How will they gain recognition of their digital scholarship in the reward and tenure structure of their university? Since 2002, a small group of faculty and support staff members at WCU has been working to increase the use of MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource For Learning and Online Teaching), an international, peer-reviewed, on-line index of open source, digital learning objects supported by the University of North Carolina system. Now that the group has achieved university-level committee status, it is working to build campus-wide recognition of digital scholarship in the tenure review process. The successful processes represented in this presentation can serve as a model for other higher education institutions.

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Session type:
Long presentation (45 minutes)

Time slots:
C3 - Th 4:00 - 4:45

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