Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall 2014 Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) Grant Applicatio​ns Due Tuesday, November 18th

Fall TAC grant application materials are now available and proposals are due by 11:59PM on Tuesday, November 18th.

There are two new integrating technology into the curriculum projects that we want to spotlight.

Open Educational Resources
NSCC faculty can apply for a TAC grant to help replace their textbook or course materials with Open Educational Resources. 

"Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution."  (Source: UNESCO. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational-resources/)

Faculty will be paired with a Librarian and Instructional Designer to find materials and resources relevant to the course that the instructor can use to replace or reduce the overall cost of course materials for students. To learn more about Open Educational Resources and see some of the resources available (including textbooks, lesson plans, videos, and other relevant course content), check out the NSCC LibGuide at http://libguides.northshore.edu/open.

Redesigning an Online Course
NSCC faculty who have been teaching an online course for several years may want to redesign their online course to incorporate new pedagogies and instructional technologies, especially as our new LMS, Blackboard Learn, offers more robust possibilities than did ANGEL. This TAC project will allow faculty to self-assess the design of their online courses and make substantive changes. Faculty will have the opportunity to work with an Instructional Designer to revitalize their online courses with the infusion of new instructional technologies and best practices around teaching and learning online.

Please contact Andrea Milligan or Lance Eaton at itd@northshore.edu for further information or questions about these TAC options.

More information about TAC grants and the application process is available here.