The iLevel Team reviewed nearly 30 excellent and innovative iGrant
proposals last week, which made our job extremely difficult. We funded
a total of 8 applications, based on each proposal's overall pedagogical
value and adherence to the scope of the grant. Successful applications
may be viewed on the iLevel Web site:
The most difficult task, perhaps, was dealing with requests for laptops
from faculty who are ambitiously integrating technology into their
courses, and who need access to mobile computing. We were overwhelmed
with such requests, and we wish we could fund all of them. But this is
not possible given our limited budget.
In response to this, I am pleased to announce the upcoming Summer
Institute sponsored by iLevel and IDS. The Institute will provide 12
faculty members with laptop computers (a 2-year lease) and three days
of training with instructional designers. Selection of faculty will be
based on an application process directed by the scope and mandate of
the Title III Grant. The final details are still being worked out, and
I will keep you informed as soon as everything is settled.
I am also pleased to announce that there is additional funding
remaining in the iGrant budget. We will reopen the application process
next week, and review proposals in February. The deadline for this
second set of proposals is January 30.
Thank you very much for participating in this program, and for
supporting the activities of the iLevel Project. I would especially
like to thank the Local Heroes for assisting in the iGrant process. If
you have any questions regarding iGrants or other iLevel initiatives,
please free to contact me.