New grant program funds faculty technology initiatives

Forty-one Ohio University faculty members have begun work on 20 grant-funded technology projects that promise to change the nature of teaching and learning. The projects, involving faculty member s from nine university colleges and one regional campus, are funded by a $922,358 grant from the Ohio Board of Regents.

The grant also is being used to establish a Center for Innovation in Technology for Learning, which will provide technical support for these and other projects that help integrate technology into the educational process.

The Board of Regents distributed $10 million in funds for technology projects in July, awarding Ohio University the $922,358 grant. Of that, $215,000 is going toward Technology Initiatives Packages (TIPs) identified in this first round of funding and announced in February. Another $185,000 for projects is expected to be awarded this fall.

The university is contributing more than $2.5 million in funds and resources for network improvements, completion of a new compressed video system, and staff to support training and development efforts.

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