eLearning technology services provider, NetSpot, has launched its innovation fund 2013 and is encouraging participants to submit applications.
The company inaugurated the innovation fund in 2011, in an aim to address the challenges of Australasian tertiary education with regards to eLearning innovation sustainability.
Projects selected by NetSpot will be provided with advice and skills necessary to develop code to the required standards and in line with Moodle HQ’s requirements.
Grant recipients are chosen by a selection panel made up of higher education members from the Australian society for computers in learning in tertiary education (ascilite).
This year, NetSpot is welcoming a funding model of cash co-investment and/or in-kind contribution.
“eLearning has been a passion of mine for 25 years and I’m delighted that NetSpot is able to continue to support innovations in the higher education setting that will provide sustainable benefits for all,” NetSpot managing director, Allan Christie, said.
In 2012, it funded four projects: the electronic assessment management project from Flinders University, analytics block to identify students at risk of disengaging from Monash University, a Moodle plugin to detect computer programming code similarities for use in an educative context from Monash University and Lightwork Online from Massey University (NZ).
The outcomes of these projects will be available towards the end of 2012.
Applications must be lodged by 5:00 pm EST on August 31 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and application forms can be downloaded from the NetSpot website.