Wednesday, November 6, 2013


MERLOT II is a free peer-reviewed site of online learning material.  It is program of the California State University and the web resource is free for anyone to use.  MERLOT II covers a number of disciplines including Arts & Humanities, Business, Mathematics & Statistics, Education, and Science.  The web resource has close to 50,000 materials covering a large number of subjects.  These include open access online text books, presentations, tutorials, animations, and even assignments.  All of this is available and open to anyone.  You do not even need to create a user account.

MERLOT II has over 100,000 members including educators from universities, public schools, and librarians. They encourage individuals to join.  When you setup an account on this web resource you can rate online learning materials and more importantly network with other education professionals.  Being a part of MERLOT II also gives you the ability to post your own electronic content.

The online resource is easy to use.  To get started, once you are on the website, just click on the Search MERLOT icon.  From there it is just a matter of searching for online instruction materials or you can also use one of the many other options such as the browse feature.  It is an impressive resource giving educators vast amounts of online learning materials that can be used to enhance distance learning programs.

To access MERLOT II follow this link: