Announcing the 2013-14 CIF Grant Awardees

The annual Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) Grant provides colleges with an opportunity to apply for and receive funding for innovative projects aligned with Achieve 2015, particularly those that support the goals of access and student success. Selected projects can receive up to $75,000. Past CIF projects include the multi-college Teaching Online Program (TOP), PHCC’s HOPE: High-demand Occupational Programs for Employment […]

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Canvas: Innovation in Education Grant

Instructure, the company that makes the Canvas LMS, has just announced the Innovation in Education grant, offering a total of $100k in grants to  spur innovation in education. Five innovative higher ed proposals (five for K12, as well) will be selected by Canvas to receive $10K in grant money. Submission topics may include (but are not limited to): Facilitating competency-based learning […]

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Harvard Business Review is cray-cray for copyright

There are many examples of copyright and licensing monkeyshines in higher education–far too many. Not just the regular, run-of-the-mill monkeyshines, but outright knavery (as I see it). One example, is mega-publisher Reed-Elsevier that enforces a research publishing cycle that disenfranchises tax payers not just once, not just twice, but three times: (1) selling universities expensive subscriptions to journals full of […]

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A college graduate in every home

Here is a link to an op-ed piece written by Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on his challenge to have a college graduate in every Virginia home by 2025. The Chancellor first issued this challenge to educational leaders at the 2013 Chancellor’s Retreat in Richmond this past August. Here is an […]

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Disruptive technology panel: archived recordings

Below are the archived recordings of the two panels on disruptive technology held at the 2013 VCCS  Chancellor’s Retreat on August 13th & 14th. The sessions were titled “Clicking, Swiping, and Commenting Away the Academy’s Traditions Gap,” and included Audrey Watters, Gardner Campbell, and Steve Hargadon. See the post below for more information on the panelists. The sessions were very different, so depending on […]

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Disruptive technology discussion at the 2013 Chancellor’s Retreat

Yesterday  I was given yet another opportunity to moderate another technology-related panel for VCCS’s Chancellor’s Annual Retreat. Last year, David Wiley, Jim Groom, Nicole Allen, and Mirta Martin joined a panel to discuss OER. That single event helped accelerate the VCCS’s OER efforts, with Tidewater Community College Academic Vice President Dr. Daniel DeMarte launching the Open@TCC textbook zero project after attending […]

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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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