SkillsCommons Partnership Strategies: Makeovers, Technology Partners, and More

Concurrent Session 6

Brief Abstract

SkillsCommons has developed partnerships with a variety of organizations and companies to accelerate the adoption, revision, and improvement of OER produced by the TAACCCT grantees.  The presentation will review the SkillsCommons partnership strategies and a guest partner will demonstrate its technologies and services to makeover OER so it is more interactive and easier to integrate into institutional practices.


Gerard L. Hanley Ph.D. is the Executive Director of MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, and SkillsCommons ( for the California State University, the Director for the Center for Usability for Design and Accessibility and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach. At MERLOT and SkillsCommons, he directs the development and sustainability of the international consortium and technology strategy to provide open educational services to improve teaching and learning and continues to development the US Department of Labor's open repository of educational resources for workforce development. Gerry's previous positions include Assistance Vice Chancellor for Academic Technology Services at the CSU Office of the Chancellor, the Director of Faculty Development and Director of Strategy Planning at CSU, Long Beach.

Extended Abstract