Round 4: Up to $75,000 available for advancing teaching with digital technology

Proposals for 2021 DELTA grants are due to the Provost's Office by May 31

Over its first four years, the Digital Education and Learning Technology Acceleration program has awarded more than $700,000 to projects that use digital technology to enhance learning and teaching at Johns Hopkins University. The most recent winners included "holo" goggles to make cooperative remote laboratory work a reality, improving CPR training through augmented reality, and deconstructing health care silos.

The Office of the Provost is now accepting proposals for the 2021 round of DELTA grants, through May 31. Four to six awards of up to $75,000 are available to support development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives that unleash the potential of technology in teaching. The grant program uses proceeds from the massive online courses, or MOOCs, that the university offers through a partnership with Coursera.

"This is an exciting opportunity to direct the future of digital education, which is an important resource for scholars around the world and a benefit to our university's reputation, reach, and impact," says Sunil Kumar, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. "I look forward to seeing what fresh ideas emerge."

The request for proposals is available on the Office of the Provost website. Proposals must have a full-time faculty sponsor, but other faculty, staff, and students can be part of the team. In addition to full-time faculty, senior staff are now eligible to serve as principal investigators with approval from their dean's office. Winners will be selected in consultation with an interdivisional review committee, which will be looking for innovations that align with the goals of the university's Ten by Twenty vision and the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

The 2020 winners will be presenting their projects at the virtual Provost's Teaching with Technology DELTA Symposium on Tuesday, May 4. The Johns Hopkins community is invited to attend the day of presentations, demonstrations, and networking opportunities.

The 2021 awardees will share their projects and preliminary findings at next year's symposium.

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