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AT&T Supports Grand Rapids Community College – Wireless Grant Program
February 21, 2008, 6:01 pm
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I just came back from a really nice grant award presentation put on by GRCC’s Foundation Office.

GRCC was recently awarded a $25,000 grant through the AT&T Foundation which will be used to support low-income students who receive assistance through GRCC’s Student Support Services program by assisting them in obtaining mobile wireless devices such as the iPod Touch that will be used in teaching and learning.

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Here is the GRCC press release.

I’m excited about the potential of this grant to help address the growing digital divide that is facing our underserved student populations. I’m looking forward to my role in helping to train faculty and staff as well as work with students as we learn together how to leverage mobile devices like the iPod Touch to access email, class podcasts, audio books, on-line student services, library and information resources, and the college’s Blackboard learning management system.

Garry Brand, Business Law Professor and Director of Distance Learning, has blogged about the potentials of mobile technologies in teaching and learning. In fact, one of his students recently used an Apple iPhone to access Blackboard to take an assessment in class. In fact, here is a YouTube video clip of the student, accessing Blackboard and taking a test on his iPhone.


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Very nice post Eric. I could not make The League in Denver – this is a great summary.
Appreciated – Gordon

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Thanks Gordon! I like your nctt.org site!

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