Provost Announces New RFPs: Hybrid Learning, MOOCs

by | Dec 22, 2015 | Announcements, For Faculty, For Graduate Students |

The Office of the Provost has launched two new Request for Proposals (RFPs) for funding opportunities for Columbia faculty who are looking to integrate new educational technologies into their classroom and online teaching. Select a grant program below for more information. The Office of the Provost and CTL will hold a town hall meeting to answer questions about the RFP on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 2:00pm in Butler Library room 213.

Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)



course redesign graphicHybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery

The Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery grant program provides support for faculty who are developing innovative and technology-rich pedagogy and learning strategies in the classroom. Instructors of courses selected will have access to the resources and support of the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for content development, instructional design, media production, systems integration, assessment, and project management. Courses selected will receive in-kind support from the CTL and will also be funded from $5,000 up to $20,000 for a one-semester period.

A key goal of this initiative, begun in 2014, is to measure the effectiveness of these efforts, and to improve instructional delivery and learning outcomes of Columbia University students from all disciplines. Faculty can apply for support for courses held during the 2016-17 academic year.

The deadline for submission of applications is April 4, 2016. Faculty members who are interested in submitting a proposal but find it difficult to make the deadline should email Michelle Hall (mhall@columbia.edu).

The full Request for Proposals, including information on eligibility, proposal requirements, and submission and review procedures, is available on the Columbia Online website.

Learn more about Hybrid Learning Award winners from Spring 2015 and Fall 2014.



Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The Office of the Provost will also support open online courses taught by Columbia faculty via a Request for Proposals for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Courses offered through MOOC platforms have the potential to reach large audiences across the globe, to stimulate curiosity and intellectual exploration, to make more visible the teaching and research activities of the University, and to promote public engagement.

While the experience of developing these courses can be rewarding, MOOCs require substantial time to prepare. Accepted courses will receive extensive consultation services and support for instructional design and media production from the CTL. A limited number of grants of up to $25,000 each will be awarded.

The deadline for submission of applications is April 18, 2016.

The full Request for Proposals, including information on eligibility, proposal requirements, and submission and review procedures, is available on the Columbia Online website.

Learn more about MOOCs offered by world renowned faculty from The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Arts & Sciences, the Medical School, and university affiliates—Barnard and Teachers College.

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