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These are MERLOT materials that come from the MERLOT-ELIXR project. The MERLOT ELIXR project is intended to develop and test new collaborations amongst faculty development centers and online resource repositories. The goal is to create innovative models for the development, sharing and use of discipline-oriented resources which illustrate exemplary teaching practices and which also support faculty with exemplary learning objects to help implement those practices with their students. In September 2006, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, a program within the U.S. Department of Education, funded a proposal for ELIXR from a team of MERLOT partners and affiliated institutions. The deliverables center around 96 case studies of exemplary teaching, grouped in 6 theme areas for faculty workshops with discipline-specific cases in 16 disciplines. For example, potential themes could include active learning in large lecture sections, or course redesign to enhance student learning while containing costs for instruction. The case studies involve video of both teachers and students to engage other faculty in trying new approaches, and will be accessed in faculty development workshops for the theme areas and also through MERLOT and other online resource repositories. The MERLOT ELIXR project team includes the CSU Center for Distributed Learning and seven campuses of the California State University – where the initial pilot studies were launched in 2006; three MERLOT state system partners: Minnesota, Georgia and Oklahoma; and several leading campuses from a range of institutional types: Coastline Community College, Indiana State University, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and the Ohio State University.
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  • Elixr: Nurturing Student Creativity with Video Projects
    Community Service Learning consists of activities that will provide the students the opportunity to engage in service to... More
  • Elixr: After the 1st Day of Class - Constructivist Teaching Methods
    Building on ELIXR’s First Day of Class module, this module will explore how momentum created during the first day of... More
  • Elixr: The Impact of Faculty Development Activities
    This series of videos explores how faculty development activities impact instruction.
  • Elixr: Teaching Assistant Development Programs
    Several case stories from several member institutions of the Texas Faculty Development Network (Texas Tech University,... More
  • Elixr: Student Video Projects in Law School
    Law Professor Regina Austin (University of Pennsylvania) discusses using video projects in her Visual Legal Advocacy... More
  • Elixr: Technology Support for Engaging Learners
    This module contains 3 discipline-specific case stories demonstrating innovative uses of technology and effective... More
  • Elixr: Assessment Rubrics
    The case stories within this module spotlight the multiple types and uses of Assessment Rubrics as vehicles for... More
  • Elixr: Assessment Tool in Practice with Resources
    A group of faculty members from several institutions share their stories on Knowledge Surveys as a means to help both... More
  • Elixr: Student Video Projects in Cinema Studies
    Faculty member Peter Decherney (University of Pennsylvania) discusses his experience using various video projects in his... More
  • Elixr: Reimagining Learning Spaces - Foreign Language
    Beth Landers, Professor of Foreign Language (University of Missouri St. Louis), discusses her experience of transforming... More
  • Elixr: Fostering Creativity
    This series of videos explores techniques and classroom practices that five instructors use to teach creativity at the... More
  • Elixr - Reimagining Learning Spaces - English
    Bill Klien, Professor of English (University of Missouri St. Louis), discusses his experience of creating a learning... More
  • Elixr - Reimagining Learning Spaces - Teacher Education
    Carl Hoagland. Professor of Education (University of Missouri St. Louis), discusses his experience of implementing... More
  • Elixr: Universal Design for Learning in Nursing Education
    Nursing faculty member Deborah Roberts (Sonoma State University) discusses her experience applying the principles of... More
  • Elixr: Student Video Projects in Anthropology Education
    Professor, Louise Krasniewicz (University of Pennsylvania), discusses her experience of using video projects in her... More
  • ELIXR: Transforming Large Lecture Psychology Courses
    Psychology Professor, Mark Laumakis (San Diego State University), discusses his experience of transforming his large... More
  • ELIXR: Using Technology to Foster Universal Design
    American Sign Language faculty member Bill Vicars(California State University Sacramento) discusses his experience of... More
  • ELIXR: Integrative Learning in a Diversity Course
    Communication faculty member Rona Halualani (San Jose State University) discusses her experience of using Integrative... More
  • ELIXR: Transforming Course Design - Business Math
    Mathematics faculty member Kate Stevenson (California State University Northridge) discusses her experience transforming... More
  • Elixr: Reimaging Learning Spaces - Community College Leadership Program
    Kent Farnsworth, Director of the Community College Leadership Program (University of Missouri St. Louis), discusses his... More
  • Elixr: Reimaging Learning Spaces - College Algebra
    Shahla Peterson, Professor of Mathmatics (University of Missouri St. Louis), discusses her experience of transforming... More
  • Elixr: Student Video Projects in Critical Writing Education
    Writing Professor, Jacqui Sadashige (University of Pennsylvania), discusses her experience of using video projects in... More
  • ELIXR: Integrative Learning in a Diversity Course
    Communication faculty member Rona Halualani (San Jose State University) discusses her experience of using Integrative... More
  • Elixr: Implementing a Clicker Pilot
    Faculty members from University of North Texas discuss their use of Audience Response Systems in their courses.
  • Elixr: Engaging Students
    Faculty members from University of Texas Austin discusses their use of Audience Response Systems in their courses.
  • Elixr: Statistical Buffet
    Faculty member Dennis Pearl (Ohio State University) discusses his experience of redesigning his Statistics course.
  • Elixr: The Impact of Faculty Development Activities
    This series of videos explores how faculty development activities impact instruction.
  • Elixr: Technology Support for Engaging Learners
    This module contains 3 discipline-specific case stories demonstrating innovative uses of technology and effective... More
  • Elixr: Assessment Rubrics
    The case stories within this module spotlight the multiple types and uses of Assessment Rubrics as vehicles for... More
  • ELIXR: Communicating Global Climate Change
    This is an ELIXR CaseStory that documented using debate as an assignment for a group of students with diverse... More
  • ELIXR: Active Learning in Organic Chemistry
    A digital case story illustrating the benefits of cooperative learning groups for active learning in a large lecture... More
  • Elixr: Teaching Strategies for Engaging Learners
    This module presents faculty from diverse disciplines and a range of teaching activities that demonstrate how to design... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students through Play
    Faculty member Erik Rosegard (San Francisco State University) discusses his experience using various student engagement... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students in Abstract Concepts
    Faculty member Jun Wang (San Francisco State University) discusses her experience using various student engagement... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students Through Assignments
    Faculty member Colin Johnson (San Francisco State University) discusses his experience using various student engagement... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students with Simulation
    Faculty member Luanne Livermore (San Francisco State University) discusses her experience using various student... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students through Productions
    Faculty member Jen Vaughn (San Francisco State University) discusses her experience using various student engagement... More
  • Elixr: Teaching Music Theory
    Faculty member Brian Wilson (Sonoma State University) discusses his experience using Universal Design for Learning in... More
  • Elixr: Enhancing Team Learning
    Faculty members Bob Badgett and Glen Medellin (University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio) discuss their use... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students through Play
    Faculty member Erik Rosegard (San Francisco State University) discusses his experience using various student engagement... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students in Abstract Concepts
    Faculty member Jun Wang (San Francisco State University) discusses her experience using various student engagement... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students Through Assignments
    Faculty member Colin Johnson (San Francisco State University) discusses his experience using various student engagement... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students with Simulation
    Faculty member Luanne Livermore (San Francisco State University) discusses her experience using various student... More
  • Elixr: Engage Students through Productions
    Faculty member Jen Vaughn (San Francisco State University) discusses her experience using various student engagement... More
  • Elixr: Teaching Music Theory
    Faculty member Brian Wilson (Sonoma State University) discusses his experience using Universal Design for Learning in... More
  • ELIXR: Building a Community Service Learning Project
    Community Service Learning consists of activities that will provide the students the opportunity to engage in service to... More
  • ELIXR: UDL for Introduction to Music
    Universal Design for Learning video case story, as an example applied to Introduction to Music. Case story contains... More
  • ELIXR: Universal Design for Learning in English Education
    English faculty member Chingling Wo (Sonoma State University) discusses her experience applying the principles of... More
  • ELIXR: Faculty Learning Communities
    This online video case story details the Faculty Learning Community process. In addition to the video clips, there are... More
  • ELIXR: Transforming Developmental Math
    Developmental Math Coordinator, Susan McClory (San Jose State University), discusses her experience working with here... More
  • ELIXR: Universal Design for Learning in Business Education
    Professor Kirsten Ely discusses her process of applying Universal Design for Learning to her accounting class. This... More
  • ELIXR: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    This site contains 8 case studies regarding working with faculty on Universal Design for Learning. The case studies... More
  • ELIXR - Student Video Projects in Critical Writing Education