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MERLOT and Epsilen Collaboration in Developing Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment. Ali Jafari , Ph.D. Professor / Director, IUPUI Sorel Reisman, Ph.D. Managing Director, MERLOT.ORG

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Merlot and epsilen collaboration in developing next generation of smart repository environment

MERLOT and Epsilen Collaboration in Developing Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment

Ali Jafari, Ph.D.

Professor / Director, IUPUI

Sorel Reisman, Ph.D.

Managing Director, MERLOT.ORG

2006 MERLOT International Conference (MIC06)Westin Ottawa and Ottawa Congress Centre8-11 August 2006

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

  • MERLOT’s LMS Initiative

  • Epsilen Environment Project

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Merlot learning management system initiative

MERLOT Learning Management System Initiative

  • Three targets:

    • Proprietary vendor systems

    • Open source, community-shared/developed systems

    • New: Innovative LMS opportunities

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Merlot vendor partners

MERLOT Vendor Partners

  • Blackboard

  • WebCT

  • Desire2Learn

  • Angel Learning

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Why partner with merlot

Why Partner with MERLOT

  • Companies provide institutions content-free LMS infrastructure

  • Companies want outstanding reference examples of utility of their system over competition

  • Companies seek strategic alliances with content partners to demonstrate their product’s superiority

  • All MERLOT partners consider MERLOT a superior source of multi-disciplinary, high quality, academic content

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Why merlot partners

Why MERLOT Partners

  • MERLOT collection and services exposed to hundreds of thousands of higher education instructors/student worldwide.

  • Increased partnership possibilities

  • Increased MERLOT membership

  • Potential for significant growth of collection

  • MERLOT is completely “agnostic” and above board

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Partnership goals

Partnership Goals

  • Partners

    • Search MERLOT – basic and/or advanced

    • Integrate search results into instructor-build courses

  • MERLOT

    • Directly “submit” materials into the collection

  • Other

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Open source opportunities

Open Source Opportunities

  • MERLOT seeks partnerships with open source initiatives as their popularity grows

  • Moodle & Sakai – meetings at MIC 2006

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Innovative lms opportunities

Innovative LMSOpportunities

  • MERLOT is frequently invited to consider innovative partnerships

  • MERLOT assesses potential to evolve significantly electronic learning for our community

  • MERLOT invites such invitations

  • We assess grant potential as a marker of likely success

  • Epsilen meets all our criteria

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Ali s presentation outline

Ali’s Presentation Outline

  • About CyberLab and Epsilen

  • Next Generation of eLearning Model

  • Understanding Epsilen

  • Epsilen-MERLOT Demo

  • Smart Learning Object Search Engine

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


About cyberlab

About CyberLab

CyberLab is a research and development laboratory within the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI

  • Oncourse (1997-1999)

  • ANGEL (1999-2000)

  • Epsilen (2001-present)

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Next generation of elearning environment

Next Generation of eLearning Environment

  • New Conceptual Idea

  • New Technical Framework

  • New Business Plan

    See EDUCAUSE Review, July/Aug 2006

    http://www.educause.edu/apps/er/erm06/erm0643.asp

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Epsilen

Epsilen

A “combo box” or “Swiss Army knife” of eLearning

  • Lifelong and Personal:

    • ePortfolio

    • CMS

    • Repository

    • Social Networking (academic and professional)

    • Group collaboration

    • Email, IM, SMS

    • MyPortal

    • Intelligent agent

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Merlot and epsilen collaboration in developing next generation of smart repository environment

Epsilen

Easy to use

Low Cost

Smart

Open Environment

A “combo box” or “Swiss Army knife” of eLearning

  • Lifelong and Personal:

    • ePortfolio

    • CMS

    • Repository

    • Social Networking (academic and professional)

    • Group collaboration

    • Email, IM, SMS

    • MyPortal

    • Intelligent agent

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Epsilen framework

Epsilen Framework

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Epsilen merlot demo

Epsilen – MERLOT Demo

www.epsilen.com

Free registration

*.edu email is required to register

* Out of USA institutions send request to [email protected]

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


Merlot and epsilen collaboration in developing next generation of smart repository environment

Q & A

To obtain a copy of this presentation visit: http://jafari.iupui.epsilen.com

Ali Jafari, [email protected]

Sorel Reisman, [email protected]

MERLOT and Epsilen: Next Generation of Smart Repository Environment


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