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We offer partnerships with faculty through our sandbox process and various grant programs that support technology-enhanced learning at Virginia Tech. Learn more about our partnership opportunities below.

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TLOS does research and development for emerging teaching and learning technologies at Virginia Tech. We are always looking for partners with new and innovative ideas to collaborate with us.

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Our Innovation Pipeline

We approach innovation in technology-enhanced learning using a three-step model:

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Sandbox Project

Time-limited explorations into new technologies and teaching techniques to better understand how they can improve learning outcomes.

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Expanded Pilot

We collaborate with university partners to pilot technologies in preparation for campus-wide implementation.

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Production Services

Our core services that support technology-enhanced learning, constantly under review to fine-tune the products and processes we use.

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Our Innovation Pipeline

Do you have an interesting idea for using a new technology or new pedagogical technique to enhance teaching and learning in your courses? Please complete our Sandbox Proposal Form to start a conversation about how we can help you pursue your idea.


TLOS is excited to debut a new suite of institutional grants to the Virginia Tech community! Ranging from seed grants to grow leading edge innovation to large-scale curricular redesign and competitive research grants.

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4-VA Grant Initiatives

The Request for Proposal process is open for Competitive Research and Collaborative Endeavors Grants. 4-VA is a Collaborative of Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, George Mason University, James Madison University, and Old Dominion University working together to realize Virginia’s goals for higher education. 4-VA grants at Virginia Tech support collaborative endeavors, course redesign, and innovative research in support of the Collaborative’s goals.

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Accessibility Professional Certification Grant Program

Accessible Technologies awards grants to selected candidates throughout the university to become International Association for Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) certified accessibility professionals.

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Innovation in Learning Grants

Innovation in Learning (IL) Grants support the implementation and evaluation of new approaches to teaching and learning using technology. They advance the integration of new technologies in teaching and learning without limiting or prescribing the exploration of either the technologies or the curricular and pedagogical approaches.


Our Partners are the heart of the Professional Development Network. From teaching workshops to developing resources, our Partners' mission is dedicated to providing you the help you need. 


We are always looking for ways that we can help improve teaching and learning outcomes through technology. If you have a new idea, or would like some assistance in implementing technology in your classroom, please feel free to contact us.