Workshop Series: Developing a Strong Cyberlearning Exploration (EXP) Proposal

(Registration for this workshop series has reached capacity and is closed.)

Workshop 1: June 9-10, 2015, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Workshop 2: October 24-25 at Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA

This workshop series is designed to help people who have never had NSF Cyberlearning funding to develop a strong NSF Cyberlearning EXP proposal. EXP projects explore the feasibility of a technological innovation, try out new ideas, especially risky ones, and explore issues associated with learning in the context of the proposed innovation. Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (NSF14-526) EXP proposals are due Friday, December 18, 2015. To learn more about the Cyberlearning program and prepare for the workshops, we encourage workshop applicants to review NSF Cyberlearning Proposal Resources.

This series consists of two workshops, and includes proposal development coaching between the two. If accepted, it is expected that participants will attend the entirety of both the June and October workshops.

Workshop One (June 9, 10 2015): Brokering and Idea Exploration will be held at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL This workshop is focused on developing your proposal concept and developing a strong partnership. While coming to the workshop with a one page proposal concept in hand and partners identified would be helpful – it is not required. During the workshop learning scientists, researchers, practicing educators and technology entrepreneurs will network to explore ideas and identify potential partners. Each proposal development team will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and feedback through the proposal development process. By the end of workshop 1 you will have clarified your project concept, identified the types of partners needed to produce a strong Cyberlearning proposal, and be assigned a mentor.

Proposal Development with Mentors: Between workshops participants will work with their partners and mentors to develop their proposal concept, and produce a draft project description and budget.

Workshop Two (October 2015): Reviewing and Refining Project Descriptions and Budgets (Site to be Determined). By the end of workshop 2 you will have feedback on the strengths of your project description and budget, and areas that need more attention.