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Outreach TIE Distance Education Travel Grant

The 21st Century has surged into existence on the wave of Web 2.0. Wikis, blogs, podcasting, Second Life, WOW, Facebook, Flickr and other Web 2.0 technologies. These opportunities are changing the world in dramatic and exciting ways. Education is not immune to the effects of user generated content and online communities, nor should it be. This is especially true of distance education. As the distance delivery mechanism for credit courses at the University of Wyoming, Outreach Credit Programs (OCP) is in a unique position to identify, explore and evaluate new technologies and their possible application to teaching and learning.

With this in mind OCP has created a new opportunity for faculty who teach and do research in distance education. This opportunity is a new project, the Technology-based Instructional Enhancements (TIE) Travel Grants. The goal of TIE is to provide incentives and support for instructors to incorporate the use of innovative technologies into their courses. We believe this travel grant to be essential to maintaining quality distance education programs in a competitive environment. TIE Distance Education Travel Grants have grown out of the TIE Project and we hope these grants will continue to encourage and support faculty in technology innovation. 

TIE Travel Grants will provide individual faculty or graduate students with up to $500 in funding to be used to travel to a conference that has as a focus some element of distance education. Preference will be given to individuals who have had a presentation/publication relating to some aspect of distance education accepted at the conference and those faculty who have participated in Outreach Distance Education initiatives such as e-volution, Distance Learning Guild (DLG), Teaching & Technology (TNT), Boot Camp and others.

Faculty Requirements

  • Write a short 1-2 page synopsis of how this conference helped inform her/his teaching.
  • Provide the citation(s) of any presentations/publications associated with this conference.
  • Provide a short presentation to the Distance Learning Guild of either the presentation/publication or something that was learned at the conference.


All Faculty or graduate students who are currently teaching a course through OCP are eligible.  Preference will be given to individuals who have had a presentation/publication relating to some aspect of distance education accepted at the conference.

Submission and Grant time-line

The submission deadline is rolling. Submissions will be accepted at the beginning of every fiscal year until funds are depleted.  Once an application is accepted funds will be transferred to the applicants department.

Grant submissions will be accepted in the online below. 

For more information contact:

Christi Boggs

Outreach Credit Programs - Outreach School

315 Wyo Hall



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