Become a MERLOT Peer Reviewer and GRAPE Camp Information
To become a Peer Reviewer for MERLOT, individuals must be an instructor in an institution of higher education and have:
MERLOT has developed training for Peer Reviewers to ensure that they become familiar with MERLOT processes and policies on Peer Review. MERLOT Management conducts GRAPE Camp (Getting Reviewers Accustomed to the Process of Evaluation) to train Peer Reviewers on a regular basis. GRAPE Camp consists of a series of three one-hour workshops online, one per week. In these webinars, participants will:
- Expertise in the scholarship of their field
- Excellence in teaching
- Experience in using technology in teaching and learning, and
- Connections to professional organizations in their discipline.
- Develop an understanding of MERLOT
- Learn how MERLOT evaluates Learning Materials
- Conduct a group review
- Complete an Individual Review
- Learn how to use the Workspace tool, and
- Introduce participants to the Editorial Board of their disciplines.
The webinars include people from a variety of disciplines and is archived so participants can review the material as needed. For information about GRAPE Camp, contact Cathy Swift . You can read a little more about GRAPE Camp by downloading our brochure.
GRAPE Camps are scheduled for Summer 2013 in:
- June - Tuesdays (18, 25, July 2nd) - 11 AM Eastern/ 8 AM Pacific
- July - Wednesdays (10, 17, 24) - 5 PM Eastern/2 PM Pacific
- August - Tuesdays (6, 13, 20) - 11 AM Eastern/ 8 AM Pacific
To register for any one of these sessions or to sign up for asynchronous sessions, please complete the short form questionnaire.
If these times don't work for you, you can also participate asynchronously by completing the questionnaire above and indicating that you want to do it asynchronously.
You can participate in the discussions about GRAPE Camp in MERLOT Voices.
Comments from GRAPE Camp Participants:
"GrapeCamp was a good learning experience. The materials were organized and clear."
"The instructor is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responsive. Thank you."
"It was an enjoyable and comfortable 'classroom' environment."
"I think Grape camp is a good way to learn about doing reviews. The format is flexible, as in my case I missed a session and could watch the archived presentation".
"I thought the amount of time was just right and the instructor was available for questions between instructional sessions."
"Overall, this was very well done. I'm glad I participated."
Revised 12/7/12 - CS