OPEL Grants, Contracts, and Partnerships

Year Title Granting / Contracting Agency Funding OPEL Unit
2021-2023

Illinois Support for the Creation of Open Educational Resources

CARLI via U.S. Department of Education $1.08 Million COLRS
2021-2022  Grantee Training (Phase II) Illinois Department of Human Services  TBD  CAPE
2020-2021 Grantee Training (Phase II) Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority $126,415 CAPE
2019-2020 Grantee Training (Phase I) Illinois Department of Human Services $499,750 CAPE
2019-2020 Grantee Training (Phase I) Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority $28,900 CAPE
2019-2020 Open Educational Resources Teacher Training Project Illinois State Board of Education $10,000 CAPE
2019-2020 Gifted Learning Teacher Training Project Illinois State Board of Education $10,000 CAPE
2016-2017 Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Training: Develop 2 online courses for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority U.S. Department of Justice $10,000 COLRS
2016 Digital Humanities Assessment: Provided assessment training for COPLAC digital humanities project Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges $4,000 COLRS
2014-2016 Hybrid Learning: Work with faculty across COPLAC institutions to develop hybrid courses Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges $36,000 COLRS
2012-2015 Predictive Analytics: Research project on student data and success in online courses and programs Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (Gates Foundation) $100,000 COLRS
2013-2014 MOOC Research Implementation Project: Evaluate MOOCs based on course design and Community of Inquiry Framework American Council on Education
(Gates Foundation)
$147,050 COLRS
2012-2013 Learning First: Partnership with community colleges and UIS to increase bachelor’s degree completions by supporting transition between institutions League for Innovation
(Gates Foundation)
$33,500 COLRS
2008-2010 Blended Learning: Reconnecting with the Capital Region; Develop blended learning programs Sloan Foundation $200,000 COLRS
2008 Safe Chemicals in Schools: Create safety videos for high school science teachers Illinois Department of Public Health $5,500 COLRS
2008 Brothers and Sisters United Against AIDS / HIV (BASUAH): Create virtual reality and online training on AIDS / HIV awareness and safety Illinois Department of Public Health $10,000 COLRS
2007-2009 New Century Learning Consortium: Develop network for sharing professional and faculty development and best practices among members Sloan Foundation $44,000 COLRS
2006-2008 Emergency Asynchronous Learning Network: New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina Sloan Foundation $45,000 COLRS
2005-2006 EdCast Podcast Repository: Create repository of podcasts related to online teaching U of I Online $5,000 COLRS
2004-2005 E-Portfolio Research Stipends for faculty U of I Online $10,000 COLRS
2004-2005 Math Teacher Certification / Online Teaching Partnership SBC Communications Inc. $36,000 COLRS
2004-2005 CSU/UIS Online Teaching Partnership across campuses (HECA) IBHE $70,000 COLRS
2004-2005 Elluminate synchronous learning exploration grant Sloan-C $25,000 COLRS
2004-2007 Expansion of graduate and undergraduate online degree programs Sloan
Foundation
$1,210,000 COLRS
2004-2005 Develop math teacher certification program in teacher education FIPSE $248,000 COLRS
2002-2003 Develop school law course U of I Online $10,000 COLRS
2001-2004 Chicago State (HECA) Creating IBHE $35,000 COLRS
2001-2004 Chicago State (HECA) Creating IBHE $35,000 COLRS
2001-2004 Chicago State (HECA) Creating IBHE $35,000 COLRS
2000-2001 Develop the Intro to Online Learning Class ICN $32,000 COLRS
2000-2002 Developing the Master Teacher Leader graduate program U of I Online $245,000 COLRS
1998-2000 Developing the Liberal Integrative Studies graduate and undergraduate degree programs U of I Online $296,000 COLRS
1998-2000 Developing the Management Information Systems graduate and undergraduate online degrees U of I Online $244,000 COLRS
1997-2001  Founding the UIS Office of Technology Enhanced Learning  U of I Online  $200,000  COLRS
TOTAL $4,046,115