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MERLOT supports education institutions and individuals by finding innovative ways to use technology to advance their academic mission. MERLOT assists with academic technology projects, shares information across the university, and provides high quality project design and development in support of academic technology initiatives around the world.

About the Project

Science faculty around the world are adopting innovative online and virtual labs technologies, lab experiments and simulations that engage students in learning through active participation. The Virtual Labs project can support institutions' initiatives to reduce enrollment bottleneck courses for students that are created by insufficient wet lab facilities for laboratory learning. . This site serves as a teachings commons on the use of virtual labs in teaching and learning and provides faculty a "one-stop-shop" to review the available and free virtual labs.

About the People

Name Role
Gerry Hanley
Executive Director, MERLOT & SkillsCommons
Executive Sponsor
Jean-Pierre Bayard
Engineering Faculty, CSU Sacramento
Project Director
Robert A. Desharnais
Professor Emeritus of Biological Science at CSULA
Virtual Labs Champion
Donald Strand
Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility
Virtual Labs Webmaster