MISSION AND MANDATE

To support the use of technology in improving educational services to learners.

Provide services that support educational institutions in the application of technology tools to enhance and expand program delivery; and

Provide direction and management in the educational use of networks, acting as a broker of services to meet client needs.

MISSION AND MANDATE

To support the use of technology in improving educational services to learners.

Provide services that support educational institutions in the application of technology tools to enhance and expand program delivery; and

Provide direction and management in the educational use of networks, acting as a broker of services to meet client needs.


GOALS

  • Provide products and services in a manner which improves equity across the Province;
  • Provide products and services that support self-sufficiency at the educational institution level;
  • Facilitate and support collaboration between the Department of Education and the education sector in the area of learning technologies in order to strengthen ties between curriculum planning and technology supply.
  • In consultation with the Department of Education provide support and direction in distance learning initiatives with a focus on the technology infrastructures required to deliver distance learning opportunities;
  • Support the goals of the Department of Education and the Department of Central Services;
  • Be pro-active in embracing opportunities and fostering relationships to the advantage of the educational community.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Manitoba Education, Research and Learning Information Networks (MERLIN) was established in 1995 as a special operating agency with the Department of Education. It was formed as a facilitating body to coordinate the delivery of technology services to the education community across Manitoba.

MERLIN currently operates under the Department of Central Services.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Manitoba Education, Research and Learning Information Networks (MERLIN) was established in 1995 as a special operating agency with the Department of Education. It was formed as a facilitating body to coordinate the delivery of technology services to the education community across Manitoba.

MERLIN currently operates under the Department of Central Services.


What's New

COVID-19 Update from MERLIN

In this state of the novel corona-virus being a global pandemic, MERLIN staff will be carrying on with regular business operations. Our first priority is the health and safety of our clients and have postponed technical events and training due to this outbreak. If you require any assistance in providing IT solutions to your organizations, please contact us.  Please visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html to learn about additional details and precautions that the Government of Manitoba has in place.

Bell MTS Update on COVID-19

The question most end-users have are around Internet usage coverage charges they may incur by working remotely at home.  In an effort to support work from home all Residential Bell MTS High Speed Internet plans will not incur usage overage charges until April 30th. See details Bell MTS Update on COVID-19

Welcome to MERLIN’s new website! – Serving the Education Community for 25 years!

This year highlights MERLIN serving the education community for 25 years. We would like to thank the many individuals in the education sector who have supported our endeavors over the past years. Your comments, suggestions and ideas have created a collaborative environment which supports your technology needs today and into the future in teaching and training students.

MERLIN endorses collaboration, teamwork, technology and innovation. Check out our Dashboards for a point-in-time overview of all the threats spam and malicious traffic blocked by MERLIN’s security devices and software as well as a point-in-time of Internet usage across the Province of Manitoba.

Annual Report 2019-2020

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COVID-19 Update from MERLIN
MERLIN staff will be carrying on with regular business operations. Our first priority is the health and safety of our clients and have postponed technical events and training due to this outbreak. If you require any assistance in providing IT solutions to your educational organization in Manitoba, please contact us . Please visit Government of Manitoba and Government of Canada for COVID-19 Guidelines and Updates.
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