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The goal of TOEP is to pilot an on-demand professional development model among faculty across SUNY campuses, investigating its effectiveness in expanding their pedagogy as they integrate free online Web 2.0 tools into their courses and research. Evolving instructional technologies are changing the ways we collaborate and communicate. Faculty must learn to adapt to this rapidly changing landscape. TOEP’s self-directed professional development gives faculty a platform to experiment with cutting-edge technologies, integrating them into their curricula to engage students and improve learning.
This website has been developed as a product of the Online Accessibility SUNY FACT2 task group who was charged with identifying competencies and skill sets related to online accessibility and provide professional development opportunities for SUNY, along with developing and recommending guidelines for software and educational resources (OERs, Web tools, publisher content, etc.) that may be purchased or recommended by the campus to ensure accessibility to meet Section 508 compliance.
ALS provides affordable educational alternatives to traditional textbooks and assists SUNY faculty, librarians, and staff in identifying lower-cost, electronic, free, and Open Educational Resources (OERs). It showcases SUNY OER initiatives and resources and offers professional networking and peer-support via the SUNY OER Learning Commons group.
Open SUNY ALS is a California State University-MERLOT partner benefit service. Through SUNY ALS, anyone can find alternatives to high cost textbooks within the 40,000+ resources in the MERLOT collection as well as other OER repositories. Faculty may join and contribute to MERLOT free of charge. Read/download the Open SUNY ALS FAQ here.