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Grant offered for on-line, distance courses

By Catherine Doss

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 29 - April 23, 1998

The Paul G. Allen Virtual Education Foundation is seeking applications from developers of on-line and distance-education courses for a $25,000 grant to be awarded this spring.
The grant competition is open to educators from any accredited degree-granting institution. The course being entered must have been offered at least once and must have been completed by at least 15 students by the time the entry is submitted. A panel of distance-learning educators will evaluate applicants' on-line courses on criteria such as creative use of technology, sound instructional design, and integration of active learning.
The Paul G. Allen Virtual Education Foundation supports research and development of technologies and instructional strategies for computer-mediated education and distance-learning environments. The foundation's special area of interest is on cost-effective development and production of high-quality computer-based curriculum materials for post-secondary education.
Entries must be received by April 24. Entry guidelines and further information about the award may be found at http://www.paulallen.com/foundations/virtualu/.