The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching – MERLOT ( announces the 2022 MERLOT Awards for Exemplary Online Learning Resources

The winner of the 2022 MERLOT Biology Classics Award was Jagpreet Chhatwal for "The COVID-19 Simulator"

The Biology Board had this to say about the material:
"The COVID-19 Simulator is set of tools designed to help policymakers decide how to respond to the novel coronavirus. The tools can be used to explore the impact of different social-distancing interventions (by varying their intensity and timing) to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The information presented can help policymakers understand consequences such as the rate of new cases, potential strain on the healthcare system, and projected deaths. The tools are useful in educational contexts to allow inquiry-based activities."

The winners of the 2022 Classics Award were honored at the Innovate Conference in March 2022.

MERLOT ( is an international initiative enabling faculty to integrate technology into higher education. It is an online community of faculty and institutions collaborating to increase the quantity of high-quality web-based, interactive teaching and learning materials. The MERLOT website is a free “gateway” for these web-based materials. Finding web-based materials to incorporate into one’s course is just the first step for faculty; faculty must also decide if the materials are correct, effective teaching/learning tools, and easy to use. A continually growing collection of high-quality online teaching and learning materials is realized through MERLOT’s peer review process. MERLOT conducts the peer review of online materials and ensures reliable and valid reviews through the selection and training of the editorial board members as well as ongoing support for the review process.

The MERLOT Community offers additional services to both instructors and students that help improve the learning process. For more information about the MERLOT Awards Program, contact Jane Moore ( ).