OER policy: Both Big P and little p

The Education Commission of the States, an organization that, among other things, tracks state educational policy trends, recently released a report titled Open-source textbooks can help drive down the overall cost of college. The report highlights both legislative and non-legislative initiatives in a number of states that have been launched to address textbook affordability. The short 5-page report gives some of its precious ink to the […]

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VCCS News Roundup

VCCS News Chancellor DuBois announced the 2014-15 Chancellor’ s Innovation Fund (CIF) call for proposals. NVCC President Bob Templin has announced that he will be retiring. Wytheville Community College’s Charlie White follows suit. The VCCS moves forward with the IT Help Desk and Financial Aid modules of Blackboard Student Services The Virginia Education Wizard adds another prestigious award to its already crowded living […]

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Get innovatin’: Announcing the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

Today Chancellor Glenn DuBois announced the call for proposals for the 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF). This fund provides crucial support to college faculty and staff who are driven to develop innovative projects, test out their ideas, and investigate new, inventive ways to meet the goals of Achieve 2015, particularly the goals of supporting access and increasing student success. Past […]

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Governor Honors VCCS Sorcerers with Coveted Plaque of Invisibility

The Virginia Education Wizard has once more cast its spell on the Commonwealth, winning  a 2014 Governor’s Technology Award in the Innovative Use of Technology: Education category for the Virginia Education Wizard Mobile App. The special award ceremony was held at the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3, 2014. The Wizard app was developed as a […]

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Did you miss yesterday’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund webinar?

Tsk, tsk. However, you’re in luck, thanks to my Ronco® Video Majik Webinar Playback Recorder and Rotisserie. During the hour-long webinar I not only talked about the upcoming release of the Call for Proposals for the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund but also prepared a delicious rump roast for my entire family, with no pots to scrub or webinar grease to clean up afterwards! Kidding aside: you can […]

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