Innovative Technology Grant


A limited amount of funding is available to support small grant proposals (max $2K per project) from early adopter faculty members willing to implement innovative/disruptive technology in their Fall 2024 courses.

This year, the focus will be on leveraging generative AI and/or virtual reality in the classroom to support learning outcomes.


  • Faculty awardees will implement an innovative/disruptive technology in their Fall 2024 academic course. 
  • An instructional designer will assist with developing each project using WSU Online's tier-based design approach.
  • Grant awardees will gather their students' evaluation data and write a report on their experience. 
  • WSU Online will host an "Early Adopter" Community of Practice event in Spring 2025 to highlight the experiences of faculty grant awardees
  • Examples of innovative tech projects will be shared with faculty who visit the WSU Online lab

Past Grant Awardees

  • Virtual Reality - Leah Murray and London Draper Lowe
  • Microlearning - Ryan Frazier and Nicole Falkenberg
  • FaceReader - Chris Scheidler
  • Simulation - Kendal Beazer, Matt Nicholaou, and Valerie Gooder


DISCLAIMER: WSU Online manages the innovative technology grant in collaboration with the Office of the Provost. Grant awardees receive one-time funds for technology (software/hardware) approved for university use. Instructional design support is provided at no additional cost. Please contact ARCC for questions about other grant funding opportunities.


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