Bringing Online Resources to Faculty Finger Tips

January 22, 2004

Sentient DISCOVER v2.0 will enable faculty members to embed traditional and electronic learning resources within their resource lists, which eases the transition towards e-learning. Through its architecture, the learning resource management system – Sentient DISCOVER allows faculty members to search multiple resource databases and easily embed links to such resources within the lists. In recognising the value of MERLOT resources, Sentient Learning has integrated MERLOT with Sentient DISCOVER v2.0.

MERLOT is an international cooperative that collects and makes freely available high-quality online resources to improve learning and teaching within higher education. With a constantly growing collection of over 9,000 online teaching-learning materials and a directory of over 17,000 individual members, faculty can find both curricular and human resources to aid their use of technology in teaching and learning. Sentient DISCOVER 2.0 will enable MERLOT to bring its resources to where many faculty are composing their online courses – in course management systems such as WebCT and Blackboard. Sentient DISCOVER 2.0 will also enable faculty to conduct “one-stop shopping” for library, publisher, and MERLOT materials that students will need for their online education.

Gerry Hanley, Executive Director of MERLOT commented, “Our collaboration will enable faculty to effectively and efficiently conduct their research for teaching materials. It will provide direct value to faculty and their institutions. Faculty can spend their time designing successful learning experiences instead of conducting inefficient and unproductive searches for online curriculum. The integrated services of MERLOT and Sentient DISCOVER 2.0 will produce benefits to higher education that individually, each organization could not have delivered.”

Andrew Davidson, CEO of Sentient Learning commented: “We look forward to working with MERLOT to enhance the quality of learning and teaching throughout the world”.

Sentient DISCOVER is delivered over the internet and has been developed in Microsoft .Net to provide students with the flexibility to access learning materials, at any time, anywhere. This application is also W3C WAI-AAA WCAG1.0 Compliant, Bobby 508 Compliant and CSS compliant, which removes any barriers to learning and prevents discrimination against disabled learners.

Sentient DISCOVER could make a significant difference to your institution. By raising the standards of learning & teaching and enhancing both academic and student productivity, we can help to ensure that all students achieve their full potential.

Learning Technologists, Information Professionals and Faculty are implementing Sentient DISCOVER throughout the world. If you would like to receive a free online demonstration please email:

For additional information please contact:
Ceri McCall [Marketing Manager]
Sentient Learning
Phone +44 (0) 151 288 1081

Gerard Hanley [Executive Director]
Phone: 562-951-4259