OhioLINK has been named a recipient of a $750,000 grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), a new initiative focused on identifying and scaling technology-enabled approaches to dramatically improve college readiness and completion, especially for low-income young adults. OhioLINK’s winning project will build off of its successful Ohio Digital Bookshelf program by creating multimedia and self-assessment tools to help students succeed in fundamental math and applied engineering courses. OhioLINK’s proposal was one of 29 recipients chosen out of 600 pre-proposals and 50 finalists. Continue reading
Saw a link to this new blog – College Open Textbooks – on a post from the Xplana blog. It’s just a couple months old with about 20 posts relating to open access textbooks. The blog appears to be sponsored by the Community College Open Textbook Collaborative, a project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This should be interesting to watch.