Open SUNY COTE Effective Practice Awards Program
The Open SUNY COTE Effective Practice Award Program aims to collect, share and showcase the online best practices, strategies, and innovative online teaching and learning activities of exemplary Open SUNY Fellows and online practitioners from across the SUNY system. Entries should include a solid description with examples.
Open SUNY’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE), in collaboration with the University of Central Florida (UCF), has launched an initiative to recognize excellence in online and blended teaching practices across SUNY in a joint Effective Practices Award Program via the award-winning Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR). TOPR is an open public resource hosted by UCF that reviews, selects, and organizes effective online practices for online faculty, instructional designers and other online teaching and learning practitioners. Submissions from SUNY will be submitted for consideration for inclusion in TOPR.
All effective practice submissions will be made available to the Open SUNY Fellows Community for review and consideration. Open SUNY COTE Fellows will have the opportunity to vote, and the effective practices that earn the most votes will be recognized. The COTE Effective Practice Awards are conferred annually at the Open SUNY COTE Summit in February.
Congratulations to the 2017 Open SUNY COTE Effective Practices Award Winners (Round 3)!
1st place: Practical Guide to Meaningful Gamification Module, submitted by Deborah Moore-Russo and team, University at Buffalo
2nd place: Using Synchronous Sessions to Build Community and Connect Globally, submitted by Patrice Prusko, Cornell University and Lorette Pellettiere Calix, Empire State College
3rd place: Stop and Pause for Engagement in Online Video Lectures, submitted by Shannon Budin, Buffalo State College
Honorable Mention: Active Learning Classrooms, submitted by Nathan Whitley-Grassi and team, Empire State College
Timeline for 2018 Submissions (Round 4)
|January 29, 2018||Submissions close|
|February 1, 2018||Peer Voting opens (closes February 23 @noon)|
|February 28, 2018||Winners announced at Open SUNY COTE Summit|
|April 2018||TOPR entries close, COTE submissions open for next round|
|May 22-25, 2018||Award winners showcased at SUNY CIT in Cortland|
2016 Award Winners (Round 2):
1st – Access MOOC: Designing for ALL Learners – MOOC Team from Buffalo State College & Empire State College
2nd – Creating Accessible Online Classrooms – Kevin Murphy, Binghamton University
3rd – Teaching Online Certification Program – Eric Machan Howd, Binghamton University
4th – Quality by Design (QbD) – Anne Reed, University at Buffalo
2015 Award Winners (Round 1):
1st – Pedagogically Effective Discussion Forums – Bill Pelz, Herkimer College
2nd – Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) – Roberta (Robin) Sullivan and TOEP Team, University at Buffalo
3rd – BYOC: Build Your Online Course – Kathleen Gradel & Lisa Melohusky, SUNY Fredonia
View all past submissions in the Open SUNY COTE Effective Practice Awards Facebook Group.