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To facilitate the analysis of student pathways, outcomes, transfer and institutional performance for continuous improvement, there is a need to bring together data sourced from the existing applications within our system.

robme1.jpg“The rate at which technology develops allows us to do more amazing stuff every day. It’s important to reconsider basic things like privacy at the same pace.”

More and more funding agencies are requiring “Sustainability” as part of proposal submission and they give points to the proposal if you successfully describe it. But, sustainability in the grant world is not being green, developing clean energy or reducing global warming.

What helps proposals stand out from the rest? I would venture to say that accurate data, when presented graphically, is potentially the winning edge. Terms that have been bandied about in recent years are “data dashboards” and “infographics.”

HTML 5On May 25, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that the HTML 5 specification and five other related specifications had reached Last Call status for the first time. A "Last Call" is a major milestone in the standardization process of a W3C technology.

Recently, our external grant evaluator met with our project team and advisory board and identified the need for early planning for dissemination of our findings even though we were only 1/6th of the way into our project.

Funded: Grants Office Monthly NewspaperI have always enjoyed writing the “Needs” sections of proposals, since it sets the stage for the rest of the proposal and actually grabs the reader’s attention. Researching and substantiating compelling needs is one of the most important elements in a successful proposal.

Get Satisfaction: Love Your CustomersRecently I reviewed the community-based social media support platform, Get Satisfaction, which turns traditional support on its head by tapping into the wisdom of the crowd.

Will a “man on the moon” strategy of investment in educational technology lead to an era of unprecedented economic prosperity for the United States? The Obama administration thinks so, and is putting its money where its mouth is in its 2012 fiscal year budget with a proposed $90 million education research initiative modeled on DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that was instrumental in the invention of the Internet. On February 4, 2011, the administration proposed the creation of a new agency called the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Education, or ARPA-ED.