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1 Wave IIIb Program Officer Chat Today’s webinar will begin at 3 p.m. ET. You can participate and ask questions in two ways: Online: Receive audio through your computer speakers and post questions in the chat. On the Phone: Join us on the conference call line at: , access code 99290#. Participants will be muted until we begin. Please MUTE your computer speakers.

2 A Unique Partnership A Unique Collaboration

3 Our Vision:  To leverage the power of technology to transform education to meet students’ and society’s needs in the 21 st century  Commitment to seeking, finding, and supporting innovative working models  … Helping to catalyze a broad and fundamental transformation of education practices, policies, and structures

4 TO DATE: $17 million distributed 48 grantees 280 partner institutions Nearly 300,000 students being served at projects’ outset

5 Wave IIIb RFP Our goal: Fundamentally improved models of higher education at the degree program or college level that blend the best aspects of brick-and-mortar and online learning, result in deeper learning at scale, equal or lower costs with great effectiveness, and improved rates of degree completion. Up to $1,000,000 grants

6 What is a breakthrough model? At least 25% of instruction delivered online or enabled by technology Increases personalization, engagement, and efficiency Employs learning science to design learning environments Provides targeted, customized supports for students

7 What is a breakthrough model? Use of learning analytics to drive feedback and assessment Pushes student mastery of deeper learning outcomes Is flexible, for students and the instructor and institution

8 Intended Outcomes 50% associate’s degree and 75% bachelor’s degree completion for Pell Grant-eligible students Cost of delivery: $5,000-$7,500 (FTE) Sustainable funding model within 5 years Clear, defensible measures of quality

9 Eligibility Public, private not-for-profit, or for-profit institutions of higher education accredited to offer associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees or both Coalitions or consortia of higher education institutions (Preexisting or created specifically for the grant)

10 Eligibility Must offer open or less competitive admissions At least 30 percent of admitted students must be Pell Grant eligible Must develop a new or adapt an existing program using the IIIb design criteria that will lead to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree

11 Successful Applicants Will: Be innovative – dramatically rethinking instructional strategies and content delivery Focus on affordability Employ learning science research Describe purposeful measures of quality Consider bridges to secondary students (for example, college credit)

12 Application Process Initial applications accepted on a rolling basis Selected applicants will be asked to fill out a full proposal Proposal CutoffSecond Phase Notification Winner Notification Models should open in: Feb. 9, 2012March 9, 2012May 2012Fall 2013 June 8, 2012July 8, 2012September 2012Fall 2013

13 Application Process Online form at: In addition to answering questions on this form: 2-minute video Narrated PowerPoint deck All materials should be uploaded with your online application.

14 Attendee Questions Please post your questions in the chat area or “raise your hand” to ask over the phone.

15 Applicant resources: Wave IIIb Page: grants/wave-iiib-challengeshttp://nextgenlearning.org/the- grants/wave-iiib-challenges Session Archives: community/archived-eventshttp://nextgenlearning.org/the- community/archived-events Frequently Asked Questions: Program Officer: Nancy Millichap, Collaborator Site:


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