Grants, Funding & Awards

The Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework Moves Forward

In May 2011, WCET announced the receipt of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to begin work on the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework. Now, a federated dataset has been created and PAR researchers have already begun to analyze the data, looking for variables affecting student performance and success. Here, WCET Executive Director Ellen Wagner comments on this milestone for the PAR Framework and on plans to expand the database to increase opportunities for sharing predictive analytics more widely.

CT Innovators Reunion: Where Are They Now?

Ever wonder what becomes of our award winners after their moment in the CT spotlight? We followed up with three Innovators from past years to find out how their projects have fared.

UC Irvine Wins OPAL Award for OpenCoursWare Program

The University of California, Irvine's OpenCourseWare program has won the 2011 Award for Institutions in this year's OPAL Awards.

Public Posting of Genetic Details Gets Boost from Open Science Movement

Two organizations promoting open access to research have announced the winner of a competition encouraging developers to create apps that make science more open.

InterDigital and Calit2 To Launch Wireless Technology Research Competition

InterDigital will launch a new wireless technology engineering contest in collaboration with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at the University of California at San Diego.

E-Learning Competition Deadlines Near

American Public University System (APUS) and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) will dole out $25,000 to an entrepreneur who creates a business plan that best improves higher education e-learning.

$2 Million Federal Grant Bolsters NEO Distance Learning Program

A $2 million Department of Education Title III grant designed to help institutions of higher education better serve Native American students is going to help Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO) upgrade its distance learning offerings.

Leveraging IT Savings for Student Success

What do you get when you cross a budgetary surplus with the need to get a college's teachers and staff excited about using technology? The answer: an internal grant program designed to stoke interest and curiosity in new technology tools, software, and equipment.

Knovel Challenge Tests Engineering Research Capabilities

A company that provides access to technical information for engineers is nearing the end of its annual competition that encourages engineering students to answer questions for a chance to win prizes, such as an iPad 2 and cash.

Education Dept. Names 23 i3 Grant Recipients

Twenty-three colleges, universities, K-12 districts, and other organizations are one step closer to receiving a portion of $150 million to be awarded by the United States Department of Education through the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.