A digital device rental program at California State University Monterey Bay has just reported student savings of nearly $120,000 in technology purchase fees. The Technology Rental (or TechRent) store at CSU Monterey Bay was started with funds with a $300,000 two-year grant issued by the United States Department of Education.
The Saylor Foundation is offering $20,000 to college textbook authors willing to allow free use of their publications by students and educators. The deadline for the first wave of funding is Nov. 1.
Echo360 is now accepting applications for its 2011-2012 blended learning grants program.
A company with applications for managing research grant applications has integrated two of its products to streamline the process of identifying potential funding streams and matching them up with researchers. RefWorks-COS, which is a business unit of ProQuest, is combining COS Funding Opportunities with COS Scholar Universe to create COS Pivot Service.
Google Education provided an undisclosed amount of seed funding for the opening of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Mobile Learning, according to the Cambridge school.
The University of California, San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering has received a software donation, worth $150,000, from Power Analytics.
The University of Minnesota's Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment has awarded $4.1 million to 20 energy projects.
Winners have been selected for the ninth annual Microsoft Imagine Cup. The company also revealed plans to launch a $3 million competitive grant program later this summer.
Even as budgets are trimmed, enrollment at community colleges is soaring. Community college CIOs share strategies for weathering the storm.
With competition for grant funds fiercer than ever, institutions can't afford to make a single blunder in pursuit of funds for campus-safety initiatives.