I have been trying out dotLRN so I can suggest its use for distance learning programs from institutes here in India.(I am currently studying for an MBA through a distance program)
Now, whats the target audience for the grants ?
It would certainly address any learning institute with high degree of computer usage. So, that would narrow down its use to Engineering Colleges and distance programs - here in India.
It would be great to have
1. a good always connected online infrastructure. It would cost too much for an Indian institute to setup something like that. For example: a dedicated hosting intel server costing about $140 / month == A full semester's fees for an engineering student's tution.
2. But the key would be the required skills. There are far more M$ ASP / Java programmers here than TCL. So the faculty/staff development would be great.
Now, how can I take advantage of your grants to do the above in India ? I don't belong to any edu instution.
Anyway, great work, I will spread the word around !