LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2014) — The Office of eLearning, part of University of Kentucky Analytics and Technologies, has launched a website to consolidate access to a variety of resources to support faculty who integrate technology in teaching and learning.
Located at www.uky.edu/elearning, the new site includes information about course development awards and other funding, opportunities to use new technologies, and sessions for faculty technology training.
The Office of eLearning staff comprises instructional designers, media specialists and technology specialists who support UK’s educational technology in face-to-face, hybrid and online programs and courses. In addition, the Office of eLearning offers distance learning course awards to faculty to create or revise distance learning courses.
A section dedicated to funding opportunities provides overall funding details, grant awardee information and a “Collaborate with Us” page for assistance with completing grant applications. Currently, there are three new requests for proposals (RFP) open for application through the UKAT Funding Opportunities Program: Distance Learning, ECHO360 and Massive Open Online Course.
The Distance Learning opportunity is an ongoing (no deadline) effort to develop a Distance Learning course; or develop and/or revise a series of courses in a new or existing Distance Learning program.
The ECHO360 Development Award provides funding for the development and delivery of “flipped” or modified courses that move lecture to anywhere, anytime delivery and concentrates class time on discussion, student centered projects and other active learning or engagement, and applications are due Nov. 3.
UK faculty are also invited to apply for funding to support design of courses to be delivered via Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) by the Sept. 30 deadline.