Higher Education Innovation and Affordability Grant

Grant Overview

Odigia is offering grants of up to $10,000 in course materials to instructors and institutions that will use our enhanced Next Generation Learning tools and peer-reviewed open education resources (OER) during the Fall 2016 semester. These innovation and affordability grants will focus on the abilities of Next Gen Learning tools and OER to increase student engagement, outcomes, and retention rates, while reducing student costs.

The data collected through these grants will help identify the benefits of, or any issues faculty and students face, using Next General Learning tools and OER as an alternative to traditional printed textbooks. Odigia will work with the winning instructors and institutions to ensure our tools and content meet your course requirements.

Odigia is a Next Gen Learning company focused on developing revolutionary teaching and learning tools. We empower teachers, instructors, and instructional designers to improve educational outcomes. Odigia embraces the principles of Next Generation Learning to help break down the barriers of the traditional one-size-fits-all model of education, while supporting the development of the skills that are most needed to be competitive in today’s knowledge-based economy: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.


Odigia will award up to five (5) grants. The awardees will receive up to 400 free enrollments* for their students (a $10,000 value).

*1 Enrollment = access for 1 student into a course. Free enrollments can be used for any course listed in Odigia’s course catalog during the Fall 2016 semester.

If enrollment needs exceed the number of enrollments awarded, the institution and/or individual students may purchase additional enrollments for $25 per student.

Grant Requirements

1. Students and instructors will use Odigia as the primary course material for the Fall 2016 semester. (All courses are classroom ready, and can be modified as desired.)

2. The school or institution can use grant enrollments in multiple courses and/or course sections.

3. A one-time survey will be administered to teachers and instructors using grant enrollments, before the end of the Fall 2016 semester.

4. Odigia may use collected data for research purposes. Student data will be kept private.

5. Odigia will work with the institution to compare data from parallel courses not using Odigia during the semester, or from previous semesters. Collected data will include final grades and retention rates.

6. Odigia will provide training and support to faculty and students for all qualifying courses.

To be considered for this program, please complete our submission form by April 8, 2016. Submissions will be assessed based on the following:

1. Commitment of the instructor or institution to be a thought-leader dedicated to improving student             engagement, outcomes, and affordability.

2. Ability to effectively implement the program and capture meaningful data and feedback.

3. Overall submission quality.

How to Apply

Fill out the form below by  April 8, 2016. The selected awardees will be notified on April 15, 2016. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at: contests@odigia.com.

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