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Student Success and Affordability through the use of Open Educational Courses

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Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) along with four partner SUNY community colleges and the SUNY Center for Professional Development will develop a colloquium to grow the adoption of already established courses using OER. The two disciplines that will be the focus of this event are Math and Psychology. TC3 has already demonstrated improved student success outcomes, retention, teaching methods, and significant savings for students as part of the Kaleidoscope project. We will leverage this knowledge with other SUNY faculty. Affordability of higher education has become a very significant issue. According to the College Board, students should expect to spend $1,137 annually on textbooks and other course materials. Nationally, the GAO estimates that textbook costs are comparable to 26% of tuition at state universities and 72% at community colleges. We will demonstrate how this initiative can make a SUNY education more effective and affordable.

Learner eXperience Designers (LXD) Exploring the Feasibility of Badging

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Principal Investigator: Beth Burns, Buffalo State College Badging is an emerging trend in education that poses a new method of representing skills and achievements that may be difficult to document.  The exploration of badging has the potential to open up new ways of visually representing an individual’s skills and knowledge. The Learner eXperience Designers (LXD), a collaborative group at Buffalo State, will spearhead the exploration of integrating badging on campus and in higher education. Specifically, the LXD are committed to evaluating the logistics and effectiveness of badging in three specific areas: within a course, within a student training program, and within professional development. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Mark McBride, Buffalo State (Co-PI) Ken Fujiuchi, Buffalo State (Co-PI) Meghan Pereira, Buffalo State (Co-PI) Jason Welborn, Buffalo State (Co-PI) Reports and Resources: Outcome description including links to relevant materials and presentations Presentation – Educause 2013 Open SUNY CourseSites – Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs On Teaching and Learning Blog 3T’s 2013 presentation (video captured information) Feedback from a Badge Earner (and course completer) Publications: Blackboard Blog – Buffalo State’s Journey Developing A MOOC On CourseSites Creative Commons License:

Developing a SUNY-wide Transliteracy Learning Collaborative to Promote Information and Technology Collaboration

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Awarded Grant: $60,000 Principal Investigator: Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany The Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative will be developed as a SUNY-wide think tank and incubator for promoting metaliteracy as an overarching and unifying construct for related information literacies. The Collaborative will define a set of learning objectives that will transcend boundaries based upon the traditional definition of information literacy and the concept of librarians as the sole interested party. This grant will assist SUNY’s efforts to develop students as lifelong creators of information in all forms. It will address how to infuse metaliteracy throughout students’ academic careers, opening dialogues among different educational groups, and exploring issues such as the transition from high school to college, and a prototype badging system outlining the myriad aspects of metaliteracy. This badging system will be scalable for various settings and pedagogical goals, in an open source and customizable format that can be used SUNY-wide, and event ually nation-wide, or globally. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Thomas Mackey, Dean, Center for Distance Learning, Empire State College Mark McBride, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Buffalo State Michael Daly, Public Services Librarian, Fulton Montgomery Community College Michele Forte, Assistant Professor, Community and Human Services, Center for Distance Learning, Empire State College Jenna Hecker, Instructional Developer, University at Albany Ellen Murphy, Director of Online Curriculum, Empire State College Reports and Resources: Press Report: New Metaliteracy MOOC Explores Information Literacy in the Social Media Age Metaliteracy Learning Objectives These learning objectives have been created with the goal of developing metaliterate learners. Comments and suggestions from a variety of librarians and faculty across the state were sought and incorporated into the final (but still evolving) document. Metaliteracy learning is divided into four domains: behavioral (skills, competencies), cognitive (comprehension, organization, application, evaluation), affective (changes in learners’ emotions or attitudes through engagement with learning activities), and metacognitive (what learners think about their own thinking—a reflective understanding of how and why they learn, what they do and do not know, and how to continue to learn). The objectives are conceived broadly, so as to remain scalable, reproducible, and accessible in a range of contexts. Instructors and learners can meet these objectives in a variety of ways, depending on the learning context, choosing from a menu of learning activities. These metaliteracy learning objectives are reflected in the new UAlbany Gen Ed Information Literacy/Information Management requirements (scroll down to information literacy). These Metaliteracy Learning Objectives are also informing the discussion as the ACRL updates its learning objectives. Metaliteracy Badging Program Given current trends in badging, both in education and as part of the corporate world, the grant team wanted to explore a metaliteracy badging program that would recognize information and technology competencies. We moved quickly beyond exploration into design and development. Currently, the badging program is being built with BadgeStack and, over the course of the coming year, will be piloted with 500 students across the SUNY system and at the high school level. Students will complete a series of information literacy-themed activities, tasks, and quests (as in a video game). The program will include multiple forms of assessment and levels of granularity. Once the program is completed, it can be moved to an open source platform, such as Metaliteracy.org. It will be open source and customizable, and linked to Open SUNY and OER Commons for others to use. This badging program has generated a great deal of excitement from SUNY campuses eager to participate in the pilot test to New York State Education Department’s interest in developing it further in the K-12 arena. The badging program may be used by some of the instructors teaching the new Writing and Critical Inquiry course at the University at Albany, which meets the general education information literacy competency requirement. The availability of this program may make a critical difference in the ability of librarians at this institution to meet important course goals. Metaliteracy, as developed and introduced by PI Trudi Jacobson and co-PI Tom Mackey in “Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy” (January 2011), is gaining increasing attention in academia world-wide. Grant research has informed many other academic endeavors, including the development of a new Metaliteracy MOOC at SUNY Empire State College. The document is a compilation of the following links to metaliteracy-related resources. Additional Project Outcomes This document includes a variety of additional outcomes associated with the project, such as: March 2013 Google Hangout video wherein grant coPIs describe the vision the team has for the project; Keynote and conferences presentations that explain metaliteracy and provide examples of metaliteracy in practice: “Metaliteracy in Practice: Metaliteracy sounds great but how do I teach it?” Trudi Jacobson, Tom Mackey, and Greg Bobish at the 3Ts conference at Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY, March 2013. “What’s in a Name?: Information Literacy, Metaliteracy, or Transliteracy” Trudi Jacobson and Tom Mackey for the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Conference, April 2013. The presentation examines the metaliteracy framework developed by Mackey and Jacobson, and reports on the successful Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) at SUNY that led to new metaliteracy learning objectives. “Reinventing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy for E-Learning”  Keynote presentation by Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson for SOCHE (Southwestern Ohio Conference for Higher Education) Library Conference, May 2013. “(IITG) Building the Transliteracy Learning Collaborative: Challenges and Promise.” Presentation by Trudi Jacobson, Michele Forte, and Emer O’Keeffe at CIT, Utica, NY, May 2013. “Developing a System-Wide Metaliteracy Collaborative Creating a Unified Vision of Metaliteracy Across the SUNY System.” Presentation by Christian Poehlmann at SUNYLA, Buffalo, NY, June 2013. “Reimagining Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy: Empowering Learners for Participation, Collaboration, and Reflection” Keynote presentation by Trudi Jacobson and Tom Mackey for the New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Annual Program at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, June 2013. “What a Wonderful World: What Team-based Learning Brings to Metaliteracy Instruction.” Workshop facilitated by Trudi E. Jacobson, at NELIG, June 2013.  “Designing Learning Activities to Promote Metaliteracy” Workshop facilitated by Tom Mackey at NELIG, June 2013. UPCOMING: “Developing an Open Badge Framework for Metaliteracy.” Presentation by Jenna Hecker and Michele Forte, at SLOAN-C in Orlando, Florida, in November 2013. UPCOMING: “Developing Metaliterate Learners: Transforming Literacy across Disciplines.” A successful proposal by Michele Forte, Trudi Jacobson, and Emer O’Keeffe to organize a Conversations in the Disciplines Conference, to be held at Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY, December 2013. Metaliteracy Resources and Research This document contains items arising directly from, or informed by and incorporating metaliteracy grant research including: Metaliteracy MOOC, developed by Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson in partnership between SUNY Empire State College and the University Libraries at the University at Albany. Members of the Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative will launch the MOOC in the opening session and grant coPIs Jacobson, Mackey, and Jenna Hecker will be MOOC facilitators. This project provides international exposure for the concept of metaliteracy. Campus Initiatives: In May 2013, the University at Albany’s Undergraduate Academic Council approved General Education Information Literacy learning objectives, which were heavily influenced by the metaliteracy learning objectives. As of fall 2014, each department must attest that students in their major(s) have met these learning objectives. Metaliteracy in the Classroom: As part of the IITG project, graduate student Stephanie Dudek interviewed IL instruction librarian Gregory Bobish about his use of metaliteracy-related elements in the classroom. Since it was first published in 2011, Mackey and Jacobson’s Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy has been cited in over 26 different publications. We continue our coverage of metaliteracy in academic literature on Metaliteracy.org. New citations include: A UNESCO document entitled Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies (2013) provides a brief definition of metaliteracy and makes it central to the conclusion. Betty Hurley-Dasgupta, Carol Yeager, and Catherine Bliss (SUNY Empire State College) refer to metaliteracy in their article cMOOC and Global Learning: An Authentic Alternative in The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN). Bernard Pochet, Philippe Lepoivre, and Paul Thirion. “Littérature scientifique et formation à l’information, la situation des bioingénieurs à Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (ULg) (synthèse bibliographique)” in Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. 2013 17(1), 118-130, which discusses the role of scientific literature in the teaching of bioengineering at Gembloux, and incorporates recent advances in Information Literacy, including metaliteracy. Conceptual Relationship of Information Literacy and Media Literacy in Knowledge Societies (UNESCO). Essays cite metaliteracy and promote the framework. Badges being designed for the badging program will be differentiated by color, wings (for high level), and graphic. Badges incorporate the colors of the metaliteracy logo on the grant website (this graphic has also been incorporated into the Metaliteracy MOOC described above). Metaliteracy Model, used in discussions of learning objectives on the wiki. Project Outcome Report Creative Commons License:     

Tier One Awards

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Tier One Awards (Projects up to $10,000) IITG 2017-18 Recipients Principal Investigator Campus Project Name Alla Myzelev Geneseo TimeStitch:Digital Prototype of a Virtual Museum as a Leaning Tool Marjaneh Issapour Farmingdale Use of the Renewable Energy Lab (Lucas-Nuelle) simulations of Renewable Energy Generation to foster Student learning in “Energy , Sustainability and Environment ” class (ENV101) . Keith Jones Oneonta Development and Assessment of Openly Available WeBWorK Problem Sets for Underserved Mathematics Courses Janis Bowman Jamestown Community College Applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology Across the Disciplines and with Diverse Partners Junryo Wantanabe Oneonta Flipping the Classroom: A Multipronged Approach to Retention of Academically Underprepared STEM Majors Jonathan Hilsher Alfred State Tech Alfred State Micro Credentialing Project Elizabeth Bastiaans Oneonta Lighting the SPARC of Scientific Collaboration: A Proposal to Add Two SUNY Campuses to a Regional Conservation Biology Network Bina Ramamurthy University at Buffalo Minecraft MOOC for Educators (MIME) Nan Travers Empire State College Interactive Program Design Website: Supporting Innovations, Technologies and Professional Development IITG 2016-17 Recipients Principal Investigator Campus Project Name Kim Myers The College at Brockport Investigating and developing online tools for scholarly communication Alex Kumi-Yeboah University at Albany Designing Cross-Cultural Collaborative Online Learning Tool-Kit for SUNY Faculty Bina Ramamurthy University at Buffalo UBuild: Fostering Creativity and Community Building through a Computer Games Initiative Mary Perrelli Buffalo State College Developing GIS Course Modules for Introductory Science and Social Science Courses Nathan Whitley-Grassi Empire State College STEM Open Educational Resources (OERs): Development and Integration of STEM OERs across SUNY Lijian Xu Farmingdale Developing Accessible Simulation and Co-simulation Learning Models of Microprocessor to Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Courses for SUNY System Maya Bentz Farmingdale The Online Student Hub: Development of an Interactive Virtual Learning Community to Improve Student Success and Engagement in Online Courses Ildiko Monahan SUNY Polytechnic Institute (formerly SUNY IT) Employing Technology in the Instruction of Pharmacology with Graduate Nursing Education Students Kyunghee Pyun Fashion Institute of Technology Diverse Techniques of Asian Art and Craft Seana Logsdon Empire State College Using Targeted OERs to Develop Core Academic Skills in the Disciplines Nancy Mahlen SUNY Geneseo Community outreach project: Improving secondary students’ three-dimensional visualization skills using an augmented reality sandbox Michael Masci SUNY Geneseo Crowdsourcing Creativity Meghan McCune Jamestown CC Seneca Culture, History, and Government: Developing an Online Course and Open Access Textbook in Collaboration with the Seneca Nation of Indians Casey Raymond SUNY Oswego Workshop materials for the creation of algorithmic and mathematical problems in Blackboard. Natalie Sarrazin The College at Brockport Collaborative Initiative on Problem Based Learning in Music Renewal IITG 2015-16 Recipients Principal Investigator Campus Project Name Michael Case Alfred State College The Necessity of Accessibility Online Lisa Dubuc Niagara County Community College NCCC Electronic Learning Compliance Initiative Elizabeth Middleton Purchase, State University College at Developing online lessons to improve student success in general chemistry and organic chemistry labs James Kimball Geneseo, State University College at On the Road with SUNY Helena Baert Cortland, State University College at Development of a Mastery-Learning Open Online Course in Motor Development Analysis Laura Chipley Old Westbury, State University College at Open Media Lab Lei Miao Fredonia, State University College at Use Software Simulation to Foster Student Learning in Microcontroller Related LABs and Projects Natalie Sarrazin Brockport, State University College at Collaborative Initiative on Problem Based Learning in Music Dan MacIsaac Buffalo State College iPad Mechanics Physics Instruction IITG 2014-15 Recipients Principal Investigator Campus Project Name Yvonne Harrison Albany, University at Increasing Access to Nonprofit Management and Leadership Education Kelly Roe Oswego, State University College at Graphic Flash: Collaboration between Students in Creative Writing, Illustration, Graphic Design, and Multimedia Design Sen Zhang Oneonta, State University College at Developing a Semi-standardized and Accessible Introduction to Computer Science Course for the SUNY System Scott Giorgis Geneseo, State University College at Improving Student’s Three Dimensional Visualization Skills Using an Augmented Reality Sandbox Dana Antonucci-Durgan Suffolk County Community College Creating Mobile “Makerspaces” to Support Experiential Learning Peter Khost Stony Brook University Online Initiative to Foster and Research Writing-Skills Transfer Across the Curriculum and Beyond Nathan Whitley-Grassi Empire State College Ecology and Earth Science Virtual Field Experiences OERs: Expanding Access to Field-Based Research Techniques for Students at a Distance Samara Smith Old Westbury, State University College at Collaborative Media Center Mary Perrelli Buffalo State College Developing a Tech Hub to Promote the Use of Geographic Information System Technology across SUNY Ken Fujiuchi Buffalo State College Creating Situated Learning Environments through Mobile Device Management (MDM) Aaron Heap Geneseo, State University College at A Digital “ProofSpace”, Facilitating a Flipped Classroom for Mathematical Proofs Nan Travers Empire State College Prior Learning Assessment: A Competency-Based, E-Portfolio Framework IITG 2013-14 Recipients Principal Investigator Campus Project Name Mohammed Abdallah SUNYIT Towards OPEN SUNY: A Novel On-line Learning Approach for ECE and ET Students Celia Easton Geneseo Online Global Learning Communities in the Humanities: A Course Model Christine Faraday Nassau CC Multimedia Innovation Instruction Technology (MIIT) Jinseok Heo Buffalo State A Virtual Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (VIAL) for Buffalo State and Open SUNY Susan P. Lieberthal Suffolk CC E-portfolios to Engage Student Veterans at Suffolk County Community College Jill Reese Fredonia iPads for Music Making and Music Teaching Samara Smith Old Westbury Collaborative Media Lab Pilot Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs Oneonta Enriching Teaching Field Experience Through Technology Krista Vince Garland Buffalo State TeachLivE from New York: Developing Innovative Practices in Immersive Teaching Technology   IITG 2012 Recipients Principal Investigator Campus Project Name R Hope Adams Empire State College Design Digital Concierge for SUNY Learning Common: Pedagogical Rich Reusable Learning Object Terence Bazzett Geneseo SUNY Geneseo Neuroscience Cyber Technology Laboratory (CTL) Course Edward Bever Old Westbury Eternal France: An Interactive Historical Simulation for College History Classes Tom Blake Binghamton University Presentations Unplugged: Mobile Devices in the Classroom Monica Bugallo Stony Brook Science and Engineering Everywhere, at Anytime, and for Everyone John Cabra Buffalo State College Developing an Informed Community of People Who Are Interested in Advancing 3D Virtual World Instruction Francesca Cichello Empire State College Synergy & Systemness: Making the Most of Innovative Technology & Collaboration Jessica Clemons SUNY ESF Engaging Students in Information Literacy and Digital Literacy through Emerging Technologies Juan De Urda Anguita Fredonia Dreaming in Languages: Politics, Pedagogy and Technology for Language Instruction Katharina Dittmar University at Buffalo Development and Assessment of Mobile Device Instruction in STEM Education at K-21 Level Amy Dohm Clinton CC Non-Profit Community Partner Service Project Carol Anne Germain University at Albany IL Fox – The Virtual Toolbook for Information Literacy Initial Research Martha Growdon Oneonta Evaluating Geologic Mapping Tools for the Undergraduate Curriculum Linda Jones Empire State College An Undergraduate Research Experience: Using technology to Monitor Japanese Beetles Related to Changing Climate Conditions, Across New York State Robert Knipe Genesee CC Integrated Early Career & Transfer Engagement-OWL for Online Adult Learners Keith Landa Purchase Gestural Melody: New Learning Tools for Musical Composition Rose McEwen Geneseo Hybridization: Transforming to a Hybrid Foreign Language Instructional Model Lisa Melohusky Fredonia Multimedia Recording Suite Alexander Nazarenko Buffalo State College Design and Testing of Laboratory Instruction Management System (LIMS) Mary Jo Orzech Brockport Giving/Getting Access to Scholarly and Instructional Material Ronald Sarner SUNYIT Student Mediated Video Lecture Capture Steven Schneider SUNYIT DCrit: Digital Critiquing Platform Roberta (Robin) Sullivan University at Buffalo Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): On-demand Discovery Learning Professional Development Nathan Whitley-Grassi Empire State College Supporting the needs of 21st Century Learners: Faculty Development with Tools of Engagement Harrison Yang Oswego Using Visual Communication Tools to Enhance Teaching and Learning Sen Zhang Oneonta Automating Production of PowerPoint-Based Algorithm Visualization Teaching Materials