Electronic Campus of Virginia is a cooperative instructional technology initiative among the state's public and private colleges and universities. A key goal of the electronic campus is to provide access to learning for students of all ages in a technology-enriched environment that meets their needs for high quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional, and continuing education. The Electronic Campus of Virginia supports the course redesign effort and Learning by Design conference by sponsoring course redesign planning grants open to higher education institutions. These grants are intended to serve as a catalyst for the course redesign philosophy across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
ECVA is offering 20 grant awards of $500 each. There is no limit on the number of awards per institution, but we ask that one person only take part in one submission.
Although attending the Learning by Design conference is not necessary to apply for a planning grant, conference participants will be given priority in the selection process. In addition, grants will be awarded to those submissions that successfully apply course redesign principles. All grant proposals should be formatted as follows:
1. Title page
Please include all author information (name, address, email, title, and byline etc.). Indicate the fiscal agent, who is the person, organization, or department that will be receiving the award.
2. Proposal Summary
The proposal summary outlines the proposed planning project. It should be brief: no longer than one paragraph.
3. Problem Statement
The problem statement (or needs assessment) is a clear, concise, well-supported statement describing current course in need of redesign. The applicant should include qualitative or quantitative data that supports course redesign. It is expected that this statement is one or two paragraphs.
4. Project Objectives and Method
The project objectives should describe the goals of this redesign project. Applicants should pay particular attention to improving learning outcomes and controlling cost. The project method outlines how the goals will be achieved with available or new resources. It is expected that this portion shall be roughly one page.
Applicants should build-in assessment mechanism within the redesign course. Special consideration will be given to those application that connect directly to Virginia Strategic Plan or the SCHEV core competencies. It should be brief: no longer than one paragraph.
This section may be a narrative or itemized list of prospective costs to achieve the objectives of the project.
1) Create your document in MSWord (IMPORTANT: Save your document in MSWord 2003 or earlier version)
2) Logon to: http://www.allacademic.com/one/ecva/learningbydesign08/ (IMPORTANT: Timeout in 45 minutes)
3) Complete account information (create an account by clicking on the green link in the gray box)
4) Enter each of the authors (indicate the fiscal agent, or entity receiving the grant funds)
5) Upload your document into the platform.
For more information, please contact Vernon Harper, Jr. PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)