April 05, 2019
Over the last decade, the BodyViz team has helped hundreds of anatomy educators engage their students with our interative 3D anatomy learning platform. During several of our more recent customer visits, we discussed the challenges of budget cycles, and in particular, how these schools can allocate spend-down money. We know that the normal budget cycles are most frequently used to acquire new tools and technologies; however, spend-down money can also be used to make meaningful investments in 3D anatomy software.
To learn more about utlizing spend-down money for an investment in virtual 3D anatomy, schedule an interactive demonstration.
We understand how frustrating the process to get new technology approved in normal budget cycles can be, luckily you still have options. Besides spend-down money, another great opportunity we help our customers pursue are grant funding sources. Numerous sources for external funding exist including the U.S. Department of Labor through the Workforce Innovation Fund, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Perkins Funding is a popular option with institutions that teach technical education. This grant is awarded to secondary and post-secondary institutions that house career and technical education (CTE) programs. Funding is awarded annually and Perkins has been a great resource for departments who struggle to get projects approved via the conventional budget process. Collin College in McKinney, Texas secured a Perkins grant to invest in BodyViz. Jackie Langford, Director of Healthcare Simulation, recently described the process:
“You cannot count on having spend-down money, and getting things approved in our regular budget can be harder than pulling teeth at times. When funding like Perkins comes along, everyone tries to jump on board.”
Our new subscription pricing models take away some of the challenges many may experience when investing and budgeting for traditional licensing solutions. While still offering our standard licensing solutions, our new subscription model has been very well received since its launch in 2018. A subscription plan is a great option for those who struggle with budgetary challenges and/or are not in the construction or renovation process. Due to the flexibility and scalability of BodyViz, we can tailor solutions based on your situation including adding our new anatomy content modules.
We understand that finding funding for new technology investments can be challenging. We also know you want what is best for your students, and so do we. That's why BodyViz is here every step along the way to help you...
- Determine what your needs and requirements are for a virtual anatomy solution
- Build a solution specifically tailored to your existing curriculum and resources
- Implement your solution directly into your courses and environments
- Develop assessment plans to demonstrate learning ]objectives
To learn more about getting started with virtual 3D anatomy, schedule an interactive demonstration and our team will work diligently in finding additional funding opportunities and fitting a solution to your budget.
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