SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting: Celebration of Accomplishments and a Look Ahead

Concurrent Session 7

Brief Abstract

The SkillsCommons Ambassador Network is sustaining TAACCCT project successes through IMPACTcommunities. These communities of experts and the SkillsCommons team are launching the next steps in SkillsCommons programs to sustain and scale up the efforts develop under TAACCCT initiatives.


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