VSU’s Digital Course Fair: Oct. 23, 2015

Hey, are you are looking to check out some new digital course tools and materials to possibly incorporate into your instruction to engage your students? If so, you may want to check out Virginia State University’s Digital Course Fair. According to VSU’s Director of Distance Education, Art Fridrich, the goals of this event are “to introduce or reintroduce college faculty to the […]

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All About That BIO?

Please join us in an OER BIO 101 + 102 development collaboration during our OER Office Hours on Friday, October 2, 1-2pm ET. As you know, the goal of the Zx23 Grant Program is to share and enrich the development of key courses for each Z-degree planned, and we have ample materials for BIO 101, with plans for 102 as […]

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USDOE Hires Open Educator

Yesterday during a bus tour stop at the Williamsfield Unified School District in Illinois, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the hiring of the first ever open education adviser to lead a national effort to expand Open Educational Resources (OER) in K-12 schools. I know, I know–this is K12 news, you say–but it is a significant development for all educational […]

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New OER Courses Available

Over the past several weeks, we’ve added new courses to the OER Course Catalog in Blackboard Learn, bringing the total number of curated OER titles to 15. The newest open course, and one that has been heavily requested by colleges, is ITE 115: Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts. All VCCS faculty have access to the OER Courses tab in […]

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Proposal deadline today: Conference on HigherEd Pedagogy

The 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy,  hosted by Virginia Tech’s Center for Instructional Development and (pant, pant…let me take a breath) Educational Research (mercifully shortened to the refreshingly delicious acronym CIDER) is, according to the CIDER website, “focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research […]

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UPDATE with link: Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) Informational Webinar

The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is a competitive fund open to faculty and staff of VCCS colleges to fund innovative, targeted projects that closely align with the new VCCS Strategic Plan, Complete 2021, and other system priorities. All CIF projects are developed, piloted, and assessed by the end of each fiscal year. Both credit and non-credit projects are welcome. Past CIF recipients […]

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Update: Zx23 Project Featured on WCVE’s Virginia Currents

Public radio fans in the Richmond metro area, listen up: the Zx23 Project will be featured on WCVE’s Virginia Currents radio program this Thursday, September 10 during NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The radio version will air on WCVE at 8:44 am and 5:44 pm respectively. There will also be a longer online version available on the Virginia Current’s site. The piece includes interviews […]

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