Get a free domain from Reclaim while they remain

If you don’t know about the University of Mary Washington’s A Domain of One’s Own project, get thee to this Wired article from July of 2012,  this Tech Therapy podcast on the Chronicle site, or go straight to the source at UMW’s  http://umwdomains.com/ to find out more. UMW’s IT crew–Tim Owens, Jim Groom, and the rest–are true technology innovators: starting this Fall, […]

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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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Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant Announced

Today, Chancellor Glen DuBois of the Virginia Community College System announced a Request for Proposals for the Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant. The goal of the grant is to enlist VCCS faculty to help reduce costs for their students by adopting free, openly-licensed materials for their courses. Fifteen proposals will be selected to receive a $3000 grant to be used to customize existing […]

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Introducing the VPT MathSite

The VPT MathSite is a new website that provides users with free, supplemental online resources that help prepare them for the Virginia Placement Test-Math. The VPT Mathsite was developed with funds from a DOL TAACCCT grant to support, among other initiatives, the VCCS’s Developmental Math redesign efforts. A group of talented VCCS Math faculty selected high quality online resources aligned to the […]

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2012-13 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Grantees

Congratulations to this year’s CIF grant winners! College Project Title Award BRCC Soldering Certification Training Program $44,962.50 CVCC Region 2000 Fast Track Technical Training Initiative $40,000.00 DSLCC Developing Fast Track Training in Advanced Manufacturing with Stackable Credentials $22,500.00 JTCC Early Intervention to Increase College Math Readiness in High School Students $36,500.00 LFCC Collaborating For Student Success $24,000.00 LFCC Fiberoptics Certification […]

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Innovation wanted: announcing the 2012-13 CIF grant.

You know that interesting idea you’ve been kicking around for awhile but have never had the opportunity (i.e. money) to try? Maybe it’s an idea for a new course. Maybe it’s an innovative online faculty training. Perhaps it’s a project that explores a new technology-enhanced pedagogy using mobile tablets, or the development of  openly licensed course materials. Providing the funding […]

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