Grants & Funding
Echo360 to Award up to $140K for Impact and Innovation in Learning
Learning platform Echo360 has announced its 2022 Global EdTech Grants, focused on improving learner outcomes across global education, business and government organizations. The company will award up to 20 recipients with cash or software grants of up to $5,000 in each of two categories: EchoImpact and EchoInnovation.
The EchoImpact Grants support "innovative instructors and researchers currently using any Echo360 solution to elevate instructional practices to improve student outcomes." Grantees will develop and measure effective practices using one or more of the company's learning engagement, assessment and authoring software.
The EchoInnovation Grants will provide "software solutions that will help teachers and trainers develop engaging practices that improve learner outcomes." Applicants will assemble a package of technology-based learning supports and describe how they will impact in-person, online or hybrid learners.
Applicants will be judged in three areas:
- Equity. Winning projects will establish that "all learners are afforded equal opportunity to engage and excel regardless of environment, access, and ability."
- Engagement. Projects will demonstrate that "everyone learns better when they are actively participating."
- Evidence. Each project will relay "a commitment to measuring progress and outcomes empirically."
The grants will be available to "any entity that provides learning opportunities" in the North American, EMEA and APAC regions supported by Echo360, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, businesses and nonprofit organizations.
"Our mission is to empower remarkable experiences for instructors and learners in any learning environment, and these EchoImpact and EchoInnovation Grants will help accelerate the development and sharing of ideas from instructors and trainers around the world," said Murad Velani, Echo360 president and Chief Executive Officer, in a statement.
The application deadline is March 25, 2022. For more information and to apply, go to the Echo360 site.
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