Excelsior College Open REsources (EnCORE) is a partnership between Excelsior College and MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). It represents Excelsior College's commitment to promoting student success by providing free, quality learning materials.
Here you'll find a wealth of open educational resources (OER) for students, faculty, and staff in one convenient location.
As a part of the College's five year strategic plan, Excelsior College will use its expertise in the assessment of prior learning to design personalized academic pathways for educational and career goal attainment. Through effective teaching and online social presence, experienced faculty will cultivate intellectually stimulating learning communities in which learners thrive and are challenged to think critically and explore ideas in a substantive way. Faculty will be afforded the resources, training, and professional development to ensure an exceptional learner experience that leads to success. Teaching will focus on learning outcomes as well as mastery of competencies, with an emphasis on career and real-life skills. Course design will incorporate digital learning materials from a variety of sources designed to provide a stimulating learning experience and remove barriers that impact success. Curriculum will foster achievement of educational goals and a lifelong learning relationship with the College. Emerging technologies will be leveraged to enhance individualized learning. The College will work with academic and corporate partners to evaluate real-life experiences and maximize learner opportunities.
Are you using free eTextbooks in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free eTextbooks? We invite you to catalog these resources in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!
First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it’s FREE).
Second: Fill out the online form to Contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time and step-by-step instructions for contributing materials (PDF) to MERLOT are available).