Enhancing Interactive Teaching of Engineering Topics Using Digital Materials of the MERLOT Database

  1. Natalia Muñoz-Rujas 1
  2. Jennifer Baptiste 2
  3. Ana Pavani 3
  4. Eduardo Montero 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Burgos

    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España

    ROR https://ror.org/049da5t36

  2. 2 University of Trinidad and Tobago

    University of Trinidad and Tobago

    Arima, Trinidad y Tobago

    ROR https://ror.org/03np13864

  3. 3 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

    Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

    Río de Janeiro, Brasil

    ROR https://ror.org/01dg47b60

The 11th International Conference on EUropean Transnational Educational: (ICEUTE 2020)
  1. Álvaro Herrero (ed. lit.)
  2. Carlos Cambra (ed. lit.)
  3. Daniel Urda (ed. lit.)
  4. Javier Sedano (ed. lit.)
  5. Héctor Quintián (ed. lit.)
  6. Emilio Corchado (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Springer Suiza

ISBN: 3-030-57798-8 3-030-57799-6

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 295-306

Congress: International Conference on EUropean Transnational Educational (ICEUTE) (11. 2020. Burgos)

Type: Conference paper


Open Educational Resources are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning and assessing as well as for research purposes. They include free use for educational purposes by teachers and learners and encompass all types of digital media.They are frequently used as support of teaching and learning activities, using course content available in repositories under open licenses. Availability of well-structured and peer-reviewed online repositories covering a broad range oftopics are highly appreciated. MERLOT (Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an online repository where its partners and members are devoted to identifying, peer reviewing, organizing and making available existing online learning resources in a range of academic disciplines for its use by higher education faculty and students. This article concerns the usefulness of MERLOT in engineering education. At the Engineering collectionof MERLOT, lots of resources can be found on a wide variety of topics ranging from aerospace engineering to petroleum engineering to help teachers with their teaching and research. The MERLOT Engineering Community and Materialsare described, highlighting the availability of learning resources in nineteen engineering disciplines and twenty one types of material, including animations,online courses, simulations and reference materials. The Engineering Board is in charge of expanding and managing the collection, as well as curating the same applying the rigorous peer review processes of MERLOT to those online learning materials of valuable high quality.