Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Ohio 5 Awarded Tech Grant

Ohio's public colleges aren't the only ones interested in lowering cost of textbooks and searching for new, innovative ways to teach students...

Students at five private universities in Ohio should soon have more e-textbooks and other digital resources.

The Five Colleges of Ohio — a consortium of Denison University, Kenyon, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, and the College of Wooster — has been awarded $600,000 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a two-year period.

The group will use the money to:
* help faculty integrate digital collections into their courses with help from librarians
* bolster access to scholarly works by professors and students
* improve library staffs' technological sophistication
* create an infrastructure for digital collections and a site for training documents