University of Oregon

Next Generation Learning Challenge Request for Proposals

Learn more about the $20M pledge by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Computing Center 185

Learn more about the NGLC request for proposals

EDUCAUSE, in collaboration with the League for Innovation in the Community College, the International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is starting a new effort that will leverage information technology to solve two of the nation’s most persistent challenges: college readiness and completion.

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) re-imagines the future of student success with information technology as an essential enabler, making customized, interactive learning possible. We know that technology makes it possible to extend the reach and multiply the benefits of learning innovations for the thousands of students, and especially for those who need it most. NGLC seeks to demonstrate that the power to scale innovation and stimulate adoption through technology-enabled solutions can have a transformative effect on the student experience. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged nearly $20 million to provide grants to organizations and innovators to expand promising technology tools to more students, teachers, and schools.

To learn more about the initial request for proposals (RFP), EDUCAUSE is offering two free webcasts where initiative staff will review the program, highlight the proposal process, and answer questions. Join us on October 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET or October 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Pre-proposals for this first wave of funding will be due on November 19, but may be submitted as early as October 25.


Join the UO Conversation

Watch the Web cast together and join colleagues in a lively discussion about the NGLC RFP.  Meet key partners from around campus who can help position your research proposal to be more competitive.


Tuning In on your own

Follow these steps to tune in to the webcast:

  • Go to: The seminar room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.
  • Select to “Enter as Guest.” Enter your name and affiliation in the “Name” field. (for example, “Puddles the Duck, University of Oregon.”)
  • Click “Enter the Room.”
  • Audio will be provided through your computer’s speakers.

If you or colleagues miss any of the webcast, a link to the archive will be provided on the NGLC Upcoming Events page in the days following the event.