Open Education Grant Opportunity

The Online Learning Consortium Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLI) seeks to learn from faculty and institutions in the field who are implementing or advancing digital courseware in ways that increase student retention and success.   The award prizes ($100,000 at the institutional level and $10,000 at the faculty/faculty team level) are supported with funds from the Gates Personalized Learning Initiative and are therefore specifically focused on underrepresented, undergraduate students in higher education foundation courses. The awards are limited to US institutions.   This is an opportunity to increase student retention and success using OER (including open textbooks) and open pedagogy. Home: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/digital-learning-innovation-award FAQ: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/digital-learning-innovation-award-faqs Press release: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/news_item/online-learning-consortium-opens-call-submissions-2016-olc-digital-learning-innovation-award-2   The deadline for submissions is 12:00 p.m. ET on June 30, 2016. All applications must be submitted through the online submission portal: http://awards.onlinelearningconsortium.org   If you have questions, you can contact Nori, grant project director, at: nori.barajas@onlinelearning-c.org More information about the Online Learning Consortium can be found at: onlinelearningconsortium.org

OER Grant Opportunities with Achieving the Dream

The Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative seeks to boost college access and completion, particularly for underserved students, by engaging faculty in the redesign of courses and degree programs through the replacement of proprietary textbooks with open educational resources.  Over the next three years, the Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative will lay the groundwork for nationwide adoption of OER Degrees. Recognizing the growing expertise and interest in developing OER degrees beyond US borders, the Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative invites two-year public higher education institutions and systems in the U.S. and Canada to apply for three-year grants to support the creation of new OER Degree programs. Download the application. When you are ready to submit your proposal, please visit the submission site here to upload your narrative and accompanying components. Final proposal due: April 8, 2016, 5:00 p.m. (PST)   CCCOER is offering a webinar that provides an overview of the grant and application process along with time for Q&A – March 3, 11 PST. Login: http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=07b84adf-e571-4627-b9d3-93377bf7375a Phone if needed:  1-888-886-3951 (Passcode: 907931) More information on the grant can be found at: www.achievingthedream.org/resources/initiatives/open-educational-resources-oer-degree-initiative

Record Media with CaptureSpace Lite by Kaltura

CaptureSpace Lite from Kaltura An "easy to use" tool for recording instructional media.  Brought to you by the Chemeketa Learning Cloud, an institutional repository for storing and sharing faculty instructional content. CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder Record Media Choose from the following options: Capture Screen, Webcam, & Voice Capture Screen & Voice Capture Webcam & Voice Capture Voice Only View a tutorial: Recording with CaptureSpace CaptureSpace Preview and Edit window Edit Media Easily Trim or Chop your recordings before uploading your media. Add Titles & Credits You can add custom titles and credits to your recordings before uploading. CaptureSpace Upload Media Option Upload Media After recording and editing you can upload your media from the CaptureSpace Recorder Toolbar. Add Media to eLearn Add Media to eLearn Once you upload media you can then add the media to your course (Kaltura Media mashup). Within Blackboard select Build Content > Kaltura Media. View a tutorial: Add Media to Blackboard

Open Education Week – March 7th – 11th

What is Open Education Week? Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.  We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.   Who is contributing to Open Education Week? Open Education Week is coordinated by the The Open Education Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations around the world that are committed to the ideals of open education.  Universities, colleges, schools and organizations from all over the world have come together to showcase what they’re doing to make education more open, free, and available to everyone. How can you participate? More information about Open Education Week can be found at: www.openeducationweek.org In addition there is an upcoming webinar about OER Adoption within the Pierce College District, in Washington State.   WEBINAR: OER Adoption – Student Voices Panel and Campus Faculty Development Date: Thur, March 10, 
Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST
 Student Voices Panel: A panel of students from the Pierce College District in Washington will share their thoughtful public dialogues, co-sponsored by the Center for Engagement & Learning, with faculty about lowering textbook costs through OER. Moderator: Quill West, OER Project Manager, Pierce College District Campus-wide OER Faculty Development: Sue Tashjian and Jody Carson co-chairs of the North Essex Community College’s

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