Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI) offer grants to encourage individuals and academic departments to explore the use of new technologies in teaching and learning.
The aim of the grants is to support projects which integrate innovative use of technology into LSE teaching and learning practices, while helping members of academic staff to develop and evaluate their teaching practice.
Open to both staff and students, the deadline for the first round of applications is Monday 12 October, while the second round will be held in March 2016.
In the 2014/15 academic year, 9 projects were granted funding. Project topics included ‘Learning in lectures using a tablet’, ‘Moodle based group assessment’ and ‘Using film in urban planning analysis’. Participants represented a wide range of departments, including Economics, Law, the Language Centre and IMT.
There are four strands of LTI grants focussing on different areas of using technology for learning:
- Innovation in Teaching and Learning – these grants will fund projects integrating the innovative use of technology in teaching and learning, supporting staff in exploring technologies in small but meaningful ways.
- E-assessment Innovation – projects in this strand will integrate the innovative use of technologies in the assessment lifecycle, supporting e-assessement, e-marking, e-feedback and e-return.
- Students as Producers – these grants encourage the production and sharing of student generated media content, using DSLR cameras, iPads and podcasting kits provided.
- Project Applications from Students – for the first time, LTI invite project applications from students, with project implementation to be supported by a member of academic staff.
For more information on LTI Grants and details of how to apply, visit the LTI blog.