Richmond Times Dispatch | Grants to reduce textbook costs

Here is the small blurb in today’s edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant. The Virginia Community College System has awarded $3,000 grants to 12 faculty members to increase use of open-resource materials to help reduce textbook costs. The grant program will promote the use of freely available Open Educational Resources in high-enrollment courses at community colleges. […]

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The VCCS is getting even Googlier

When VCCS students, faculty, and staff log in to My VCCS to access their Gmail accounts after the Blackboard upgrade on May 17th-18th, they will notice that they have a host of new Google apps available to them. During the scheduled outage, not only will Blackboard Learn be upgraded to Service Pack 11, which includes new features like a survey […]

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