As I mentioned in my last post, I received the response to my technology grant proposal and, unfortunately, was not awarded funding for my iPad in Paramedic Education proposal this time around. The e-mail with the result also said that we’d be getting an additional e-mail with more details on what the reviewers had to say and how they scored our proposals. I got that e-mail and I’d like to (…finally) share some of that information!
Each of the proposals that was submitted was reviewed by three randomly selected people from a general pool of reviewers. The people in the review pool were from various educational fields and backgrounds and they were not selected based on expertise in the specific technology or program. Having said that, the e-mail that I got has four separate scores on it as well as comments from what appears to be a fourth review. I have an e-mail to the person in charge of the grant to find out if there was an extra review involved and what-have-you and I’ll update this post once I figure it out.
I won’t go into too much detail about scores – it involves a whole statistical analysis type thing that I’m pretty sure no one is interested in hearing about. If you are, by all means let me know!