The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning is proud to be one of the partners in two FY2015 Straight A Fund wining projects: the College Ready Ohio project was awarded for $13.5 million and the EDCITE: Evaluating Digital Content for Instructional and Teaching Excellence project was awarded for $8.4 million. The Straight A Innovation Fund, launched by Ohio Governor John Kasich in 2013, aims to provide funding to educational entities in Ohio for innovative ideas to meet students’ learning needs while reduce educational costs.
College Ready Ohio aims to expand access to college-level courses to high school students across the states via mobile learning, open digital sources, and College Credit Plus opportunities. By studying both online and in-person teaching and learning formats, different approaches can be examined relating to how K-12 teachers and students best adapt to new or different teaching and learning strategies. This project is led by Educational Service Center of Central Ohio partnering with ten K-12 school districts, The Ohio State University (OSU), Geauga County Educational Service Center and the Ohio STEM Learning Network. The OSU lead for this project is Liv Gjestvang from Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE). (more…)