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Opportunities

Sources for support and funding from off-campus organizations

Several off-campus organizations provide opportunities for support and/or funding for instructional technology mastery and projects.

Support

EDUCAUSE is a leading organization of higher education technology and its EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative focuses on instructional technology. Its events calendar provides information on upcoming events and links to its past events' archive. Other ELI resources include archived webinars and its 7 Things series on emerging technologies. EDUCAUSE has additional resources, including the annual Horizon Report on predictions on future technologies, EDUCAUSE Live! archives, podcast archives, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, and EDUCAUSE Review.

The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) concentrates on instructional technology within liberal arts education. Its Calendar of Events provides information on upcoming webinars and workshops, including those related to its Digital Humanities initiative.

The New Media Consortium (NMC) centers on multimedia technologies and projects. Its events calendar details upcoming webinars and other events while past events can be found in its archived resources.

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) empowers humanities scholars to explore Digital Humanities through its annual international conference and the numerous publications on its website.

The International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) provides support for technology in second-language pedogogy on its website as well as through its biennial conferences and active listserv.

The Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) supports second-language pedagogy through its website and online publication.

Funding

EDUCAUSE Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) with support from the Gates Foundation includes a number of application rounds for funding.

The MacArthur Foundation provides funding through Digital Media & Learning.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports Digital Humanities through its Start-Up Grants, and symposia and workshops.

The Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) New Directions Initiative applications can include requests for funding associated with instructional technology.

The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) also provides funding for initiatives that include instructional technology.

Any faculty members interested in seeking funding for an instructional technology project are encouraged to contact Donnie Sendelbach, with a proven record of successful technology grant applications, for funding recommendations and grant-writing strategies. She also provides consulting to faculty members submitting applications for internal grants through Faculty Development and provides letters of support.