The TELOS Grants program has offered funding for research, teaching and/or design projects that address issues at the intersection of technology, equity and learning opportunities. Funded Principal Investigators are faculty or graduate students from the Stanford Graduate School of Education but collaborations are strongly encouraged with schools, community organizations, industry, and students, staff, and faculty from across the university.
Digital and networked technologies offer extraordinary opportunities to change how and what we learn. At the same time, the rapid pace of innovation and implementation often outpace empirically based understandings about how technology can support learning and under what conditions. The TELOS Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Education aims to advance equity by creating and investigating ways that technology can increase opportunities for underserved PreK-12 learners, families, and educators. TELOS was created in 2015 as the result of a generous gift to the GSE from the Nomellini-Olivier family. The guiding assumption underlying our efforts is that technology has the potential to increase access to high quality learning opportunities, but that this will not happen without the intentional design and study of technologies, learning environments, and policies. Technological innovation is rapid, and thus parents, teachers, and young learners need to have opportunities to learn to use, critique, and manage devices and digital content. In turn, we need to understand how to assess the related changes and practices. The complexity of these issues requires collective efforts from multiple stakeholders and the TELOS initiative is designed to advance this work. We are seeking proposals to carry out research, design and teaching activities that will advance our collective capacity in these areas.
No new proposals of any kind are being accepted.
No new proposals are being accepted.
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Graduate student recipients should plan to complete these deliverables as part of the terms of the award:
- A short written report summarizing findings or progress made during the award period;
- A web-friendly summary of the work;
- A talk with Q&A session at a TELOS luncheon or seminar series held during the academic year following the award; and
- A one- to two-minute video or multimedia product summarizing key questions, methods and findings (doctoral students only).
Faculty award recipients should plan to complete these deliverables as part of the terms of the award:
- Project-specific deliverables as outlined by the awarded faculty member(s) in their proposal;
- A one- to two-minute video or multimedia product summarizing key questions, approach and outcomes (TELOS can provide support for creating video or multimedia);
- A web-friendly summary of the project; and
- A short paper and presentation at a TELOS convening post-completion.