As an extension of its public mission, e-Literate provides a number of paid services for universities, commercial providers, grant makers, and others.
Empirical Educator Starter Workshop
This workshop is designed to help you engage with your stakeholders about how you can be better serving your students together by developing your strategy for empirical education. Specifically tailored to the needs and culture of your campus, the workshop is designed to build consensus around a few mission-oriented goals. The group will learn about methods that can be helpful for achieving those goals.
Empirical Educator Technique Workshops
As EEP network participants contribute new techniques and other innovations, we will develop workshops that help institutions adopt these contributions. The first such offering that we have announced is a collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to develop a series of on-site workshops teaching the basics of various learning engineering techniques. More details of these workshops, as well as other workshops, will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
Institutional Capacity Building
Some institutions will want to cultivate their empirical educators on campus in a more programmatic way. We can engage with you in a sustained program, knitting together a selection of workshops with some strategic consulting to help you build what we call an “Empirical Educator greenhouse.” With the right institutional support and cultural structures in place, we can help you create a self-sustaining culture of continuous improvement.
Office of Academic Transformation
The most intensive approach to cultivating change on your campus is to create an office of academic transformation or academic innovation. This is a permanent, formalized office, usually led by a senior academic officer reporting to the Provost’s office. We can help you design such an office, drawing on the successful examples and strong talent pool in the EEP network.
More Effective Contribution
Universities give a tremendous amount of knowledge to the commons but are not always good at giving it in a way that ensures that it will do the most good either for the world or for the university. This is particularly true for educational contributions. We can help. In fact, EEP was designed to solve this problem. If you have a major contribution that you want to make to the world but are not confident that you can make it effectively, then we can help you to have both the impact and the return in value to the university that you aspire to achieve.
Sometimes what you need doesn’t fit neatly into any of these boxes. Or sometimes you need some help thinking through where is your best opportunity to start. We can help with that too. These projects can be large or small, short- or long-term, and tailored to fit your needs.
For Commercial Providers
As the university landscape changes, so does the landscape for its commercial support network. We want to help commercial providers do well by doing good. This means both making educational offerings more impactful and getting more credit in the market for authentic contributions to the public good. We can help with both of these challenges.
Trust Building through Sponsorship
Because the Empirical Educator Project (EEP) is backed by e-Literate, when we say that we have vetted our sponsoring participants and they come with good intentions, our university network participants are inclined to believe us. When we say that a sponsor has made a real and significant contribution, they give give that contribution a fair evaluation. When we ask our university partners to give the sponsors an opportunity to show that they can be good collaborators, they do. There is simply no other forum in higher education where this is true. EEP is attempting to create a new economy where contribution and collaboration get rewarded in the marketplace. Our academic participants see the value in this vision and are working with us to make it a reality.
In addition to sponsoring the EEP itself, ask us about podcasts and other sponsorship opportunities.
Bring EEP to Your Customer Community
We can create and deliver workshops, conference tracks, or sustained programs to help you bring the knowledge and benefits of the Empirical Educator Project to your customer community. And we will link your community to the main EEP network.
EEP Training and Consulting
As EEP network participants contribute new techniques and other innovations, we will develop workshops that help institutions, including vendors, adopt these contributions. The first such offering that we have announced is a collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to develop a series of on-site workshops teaching the basics of various learning engineering techniques. We can knit these workshops together with consulting to help your organization serve its customers better by incorporating cutting-edge empirical education techniques and tools into your workflows.
Advisory Council Convening and Facilitation
In our experience, there are two kinds of advisory councils: Those that mainly exist to look good and those that are designed to provide practical feedback. We can help with the second kind of advisory council. Through both EEP itself and our broader academic network, we can help you find good people and get good advice.
Sometimes you want help on something more company- or offering-specific than is appropriate for the Empirical Educator Project. Maybe you want feedback on your product strategy or product/market fit. We provide consulting on improving the practical value of your offerings to your customers. These engagements can be large or small, short- or long-term, and customized to your needs.
For Grant Givers and Other Funders
Impactful giving in education can be challenging. Thanks to the Empirical Educator Project (EEP), we can lower the risk for you.
Finding Fundable Projects
One of the hardest challenges of charitable giving in education is knowing which projects will be both effective and likely to spread to other institutions. The Empirical Educator Project is an incubator for projects that measure results of collaborative projects for improving educational outcomes. We can enable you to observe these projects growing first-hand and find funding opportunity at a variety of sizes and stages of development.