Wiley Education Services Awards Innovation Grants to Four University Partners

Last updated on: November 27, 2019

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Grants will help universities boost student outcomes through innovation

Oak Brook, IL (November 27, 2019) – Wiley Education Services, a division of Wiley (NYSE: JW.A and JW.B) that provides tailored services and technology solutions for university and enterprise partners, is awarding grants to faculty and administrators at four universities. Wiley plans to award these grants annually to support university efforts to boost student outcomes through innovation.

All administrators, faculty and adjuncts at Wiley partner institutions are eligible to submit grant proposals. This year, the winning proposals will receive a combination of funds and access to Wiley resources with a total value of $100,000. The 2019 recipients include:

  • Angela Fedon, Ph.D., Director of Classroom Innovation & Online Education, Concordia University, Nebraska. Fedon will lead a project that updates Concordia Nebraska’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program to use open educational resources (OER). Wiley will provide instructional design guidance to redevelop courses for OER.
  • Anya Evmenova, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University. Evmenova will study effective methods to conduct self-assessments online. Her research will inform the creation of self-assessment media assets for use in a universal design for learning course at George Mason University.
  • Jennifer Wilson, Ph.D., LCSW, Clinical Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University. Wilson will create case study videos for use in online social work courses at Sacred Heart University, with the option for other Wiley partners to utilize the content. The project will include scripting, filming and producing eight case study vignettes.
  • Margarete Zalon, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, FLAAN, Professor of Nursing, Director of Online MS in Health Informatics program, The University of Scranton, and Beth Elias, Ph.D., MS, FHMISS, Adjunct Faculty, The University of Scranton. Zalon and Elias will work with their Wiley colleagues to integrate learning activities for electronic health records into a health informatics graduate program at The University of Scranton. Additionally, grant funds will sponsor student access to these technologic solutions for two years.

This is the second consecutive year that Wiley has awarded grants to university partners, said David Migliorese, Vice President of Academic Services at Wiley Education Services.

“Wiley understands that collaboration and innovation are essential to the success of our higher education partnerships,” Migliorese said. “We are thrilled to invest in our partners’ programs and look forward to seeing how these projects enhance outcomes for the learners we support.”

About Wiley Education Services
Wiley Education Services, a division of Wiley, is a leading, global provider of technology-enabled education solutions to meet the evolving needs of institutions and learners. We partner with more than 60 institutions across the US, Europe and Australia, and support over 800 degree programs. Our best-in-class services and market insights are driven by our deep commitment and expertise—proven to elevate enrollment, retention and completion rates. For more information visit edservices.wiley.com.

About Wiley
Wiley, a global research and learning company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 210 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company’s website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

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