O’Donnell Learn+ISG and MERLOT Announce Affordable Learning Content Support Initiative

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STAMFORD, Conn., April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — O’Donnell Learn +IGSthe learning experience company, and MERLOT, the collection of open educational resources, are teaming up for an exclusive collaboration to help instructors enable affordable learning content. It is an extension of the partnership between the two organizations that aligns with their missions to provide affordable and humanized learning solutions centered on faculty and students.

Leveraging the abundant resources of the MERLOT and SkillsCommons OER Library and O’Donnell Learn+ISG’s instructor services and technology platform, Nectar, the partnership will provide targeted support to faculty to identify resources and implement in their courses in a way that makes sense and adds value to the learning experience.

O’Donnell Learn+ISG will provide an affordable, fee-based service to MERLOT members and users that will include:

  • Personalized and on-demand assistance
  • Affordable Learning Resources
  • Expert instructional design

Support from O’Donnell Learn+ISG through the Nectar program will appropriately contextualize content for the specific instructor, course, region and student population. Matt Gurney, senior vice president of product strategy and innovation at O’Donnell Learn+ISG, sees this as an opportunity to provide humanized, inclusive and engaged learning to a global community of instructors. “With the humanized navigation of the MERLOT and SkillsCommons libraries, we will be able to provide structured support to make it easier to discover resources specific to instructors’ needs – whether finding resources to supplement existing content or develop new content – to help instructors deliberately activate this content in their courses in meaningful and contextualized ways.”

Gerry Hanley, Executive Director of MERLOT & Skills Common, is delighted to present this exclusive offer to its members and users. “We are now able to offer affordable personalized support from experienced and specialized learning design experts who will help teachers implement their vision for their courses effectively and efficiently. Teachers designing ways to reuse, revise, remix, curate, and redistribute free and open educational resources will help fulfill the promise of OER and personalize learning resources to meet learners’ needs.”

Representatives from MERLOT and O’Donnell Learn+ISG will be on hand to share more details about this exclusive offer at the MERLOT booth during the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate 2022 Conference at Dallas, TX April 12-14, 2022.

On O’Donnell Learn + ISG:

O’Donnell Learn +ISG is the data-driven learning experience company that delivers a set of people-centric solutions that meet the demands of modern learners and educators. Their technology-enabled managed services are delivered in a flexible, accessible and predictable purchasing model for today’s institution. O’Donnell Learn + ISG is uniquely positioned to help improve learning experiences at scale. For more information, please visit www.odlearn.com.

About MERLOT

The Multimedia Educational Resource for Online Learning and Teaching is an international cooperative providing free and open access to an online library of educational resources and open educational services enabling learning for all. MERLOT’s organization and services connect higher education systems, consortia and institutions, professional societies and academic discipline organizations, businesses and individual members to form a community of people who strive to enrich teaching and learning experiences with technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.merlot.org/.

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Stefanie Scott
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