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TLTC wins 2009 MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources

posted: Mon, Aug 31, 2009

Carl Blyth accepting award from Phil Moss, MERLOT Director of Educational Partnerships and Planning

Carl Blyth accepting award from Phil Moss, MERLOT Director of Educational Partnerships and Planning

The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching—MERLOT—has selected the Texas Language Technology Center as exemplary online learning resource, and is showcasing the work on the center on its website, http://worldlanguages.merlot.org/.

The Editor of the MERLOT World Languages Editorial Board has this to say about TLTC:

“The Texas Language Technology Center is a model for innovation in technology-enhanced learning materials to teach languages. Many of its projects have won prestigious awards already and several have received five-star peer reviews in MERLOT, such as Tex’s French Grammar, Français interactif, Ta Falado and Spanish Proficiency Exercises.”

MERLOT is a highly regarded collection of peer reviewed online learning materials, catalogued by registered members.  It aims to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.  In addition to World Languages, the service seeks to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses in all disciplines. 

TLTC Director Carl Blyth accepted the Classics award a ceremony and presented a session at the 2009 MERLOT International Conference in San Jose, California in August.  He and Project Manager Karen Kelton were specifically recognized, as was the work of Professor Orlando Kelm.

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