Projects Underway

Career Brand Management for Everyone: Expanding Access to Career Development Learning by Launching an On-Demand, Competency-Based OPEN SUNY Specialization on Coursera

Valeri Chukhlomin, Associate Professor

Project Team
  • Dr. Dana Gliserman-Kopans, Associate Professor, SUNY Empire State College
  • Dr. Anant Deshpande, Associate Professor, SUNY Empire State College

Empire State College

2017

Tier Three

$45,000.00

Project Summary:

Expanding access to career development learning for students, alumni, and adult learners across New York state, the United States, and globally, the project proposes to finalize Career Brand Management specialization and permanently deploy it on Coursera; this four-course, OPEN SUNY project was piloted in 2016 and has so far enrolled 44,500 learners from 168 countries.

Project Outcome:

Making Movement Stick: Delivering a Movement Analysis Course

Dr. Helena Baert

Project Team
  • Dr. Matthew Madden
  • Dr. Larissa True
  • Dr. Thomas Frank, Interim Director, Research and Sponsored Programs

Cortland

2017

Tier Three

$42,000.00

Project Summary:

The aim of this project is to deliver an online educational resource in movement analysis to pre-service and in-service teachers in physical education and related fields.

Project Outcome:

Digital Scholarship Collaboration: Linking Humanities with the Library as a Model for Campus-Wide Digital Scholarship Initiative

Dr. John Rocco

Project Team
  • John Rocco
  • Ian August, Educational Technologist/Instructional Designer
  • Annie Tummino, Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian

Maritime College

2017

Tier Three

$40,000.00

Project Summary:

Digital scholarship has many layers: it's about tools to help students explore and convey knowledge in new ways, space to explore and create with these tools, and collaboration between departments, disciplines, programs, and SUNY colleges.

Project Outcome:

Keeping Pace with Web-based Technology: A MOOC for Lifelong Learning in a Digital Age

Ms. Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, Online Learning Specialist

Project Team
  • Cherie van Putten, Instructional Designer, Center for Learning and Teaching-Binghamton University
  • Christopher Price, SUNY CPD Project Liaison and Academic Programs Manager

University at Buffalo

2017

Tier Three

$46,500.00

Project Summary:

This MOOC will focus on advancing learning and optimizing career opportunities by offering accessible, curated information and application exercises that improve participants’ confidence, knowledge, and skills and encourage participants to construct a schema upon which to continue lifelong exploration regarding the effective implementation of emerging technology tools.

Project Outcome:

Reducing Student Isolation: The Development of a Campus Life Model to Improve Retention Rates of Students in Online Degree Programs

Ms. JoAnne Fassinger, Grants Coordinator

Project Team
  • Dr. Molly Mott
  • Ms. Courtney Bish, Vice-President, Student Affairs

Canton, College of Technology

2017

Tier Three

$33,000.00

Project Summary:

The Campus Life Model for Reducing Student Isolation is an innovative, cross campus retention effort to increase the success and retention rate of online students by creating community and connectedness in a virtual environment.

Project Outcome:

iSucceed: The First Year College Experience

Prof. James Jensen, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Environmental Engineering

Project Team
  • Christine Gray Tinnesz, Ph.D.
  • Fabio Escobar, Ph.D.
  • Cynthia Tysick, MLS, Associate Librarian
  • Lisa Stephens, PhD, Sr. Strategist – Academic Innovation
  • Matthew Ardila-Weigand, Ph.D.
  • Ken Fujiuchi, MS
  • Martha Greatrix, MS
  • Aimee M. Woznick, Ph.D.

University at Buffalo

2017

Tier Three

$60,000.00

Project Summary:

This pilot leverages experts from WNY high schools, and three college sectors to create short, self-paced OER learning modules that address skill sets for all students transitioning from high school to college level learning; outcomes will provide early diagnostic tools to support learners throughout their college careers.

Project Outcome:

Digital Studio Lab: A Cross-disciplinary Collaboration between the Humanities Department and The Canino School of Engineering Technology

Ms. JoAnne Fassinger, Grants Coordinator

Project Team

Canton, College of Technology

2017

Tier Three

$60,000.00

Project Summary:

The Digital Studio Lab is a transdisciplinary pedagogical project that reimagines the traditional teaching methods of seminar (lecture), lab (technical design), and studio (artistic practice) to create both a method and a space of digital collaboration, community outreach, and interdisciplinary game and media building across the humanities and engineering programs.

Project Outcome:

Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom

Dr. Kyunghee Pyun

Project Team
  • Elaine Maldonado, Professor and Director of Faculty Development and the Center for Excellence in Teaching
  • Jinyoung Jin, Director of Cultural Programs
  • Hyewon Yi, Director of the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery and Department of Visual Arts

Fashion Institute of Technology

2017

Tier Three

$50,000.00

Project Summary:

Do you want to engage your students with hands-on projects; provide a global learning experience on your home campus; or generate a deeper understanding of the craft and culture of other societies, in order to enrich the classroom, as well as contribute to global citizenry?

Project Outcome:

Materials Matter: Integrating Science and Aesthetics for STEM Education

Dr. Hilary Becker

Project Team
  • Dr. Gokhan Ersan, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Binghamton University
  • Dr. Louis Piper, Associate Professor of Physics, Binghamton University
  • Dr. Pamela Smart, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Art History, Binghamton University
  • Dr. Valerie Imbruce, Assistant Director OSRI- Division of Research, Binghamton University
  • Dr. Mark Poliks, Professor of System Science and Industrial Engineering, Binghamton University

Binghamton University

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

Project Summary:

"Materials Matter is an interdisciplinary course that brings together lessons in chemistry, art history, classical archaeology, and design using active learning and an innovative visual language presented in an interactive app to teach students the basic concepts of these subjects as well as how they influence each other."

Project Outcome:

Improving Health Care Delivery for Refugees and African Americans Using Technology-Enhanced Interprofessional Experiential Learning

Dr. Patricia Ohtake, Associate Professor

Project Team
  • Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, RN, FAAFP (Educational Experience 2 – Director)
  • Linda Pessar, MD (Educational Experience 3 – Director)
  • Henry Taylor, Jr, PhD (Educational Experience 3 – Co-Director)
  • Isok Kim, PhD, LCSW
  • Alan Lesse, MD
  • May Shogan
  • Jeremiah Grabowski
  • Denise McGuigan, MSEd
  • Karen Zinnerstrom, PhD

University at Buffalo

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

Project Summary:

Using technology-enhanced interprofessional experiential learning, health professions students will improve healthcare delivery for refugee and underserved populations by increasing their cultural sensitivity and understanding of health care disparities through engagement with refugee and underserved African American communities and learning to communicate with individuals with limited English proficiency using professional interpreters.

Project Outcome:

Establishing a regional interdisciplinary OER Institute to further develop a pipeline of experienced, research-inspired educators and students.

Ms. Talia Lipton

Project Team
  • Dr. Katherine Lynch
  • Dr. Stephen Burke

Rockland Community College

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

Project Summary:

Meeting the Open Educational Resources Challenge: Taking collaboration to scale through applied best practices and other lessons learned in creating a pipeline of trained OER educators.

Project Outcome:

Seamless Integration of Political Science and International Relations Curricula across SUNY

Dr. Peter Yacobucci, Associate Professor

Project Team
  • Dr. Mehwish Sarwari
  • Dr. Kyeonghi Baek
  • Dr. Patrick McGovern

Buffalo State College

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

Project Summary:

This proposal, as a first of three phases, provides for the full development of six essential courses in Political Science and International Relations not currently available on most SUNY campuses to be fully able to be implemented simultaneously across SUNY utilizing online and distance learning technology.

Project Outcome:

A Three-Pronged Course Redesign Program to Incorporate OERs into Online Classes : Instruction, Interaction, Incentive 

Dr. Julienne Cuccio Slichko, Instructional Developer

Project Team
  • Elaine Lasda, M.L.S.

University at Albany

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

Project Summary:

Lowering student textbook expenses to engage and retain diverse online learners by providing course redesign supports, financial incentives, and a community of practice for faculty who wish to adopt open educational resources (OERs) in their online curricula.   

Project Outcome:

SUNY Immersive Augmented Reality Classroom

Dr. Ibrahim Yucel, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Interactive Media and Game Design Program

Project Team
  • Joshua Piejko
  • Dr. Michael J. Reale
  • Dr. Mohammed Abdallah
  • Dr. Megan Dischiavo

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

Project Summary:

The SUNY Immersive Augmented Reality Classroom is an innovative approach to utilizing virtual and augmented reality technology to enhance the pedagogical experience in multiple disciplines and achieve learning objectives taught throughout SUNY.

Project Outcome:

Interactive Textbook for Music Technology Students

Mr. Thilo Schaller, Assistant Professor

Project Team
  • Jan Burle, Scientific staff, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Germany Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

Buffalo State College

2017

Tier Two

$14,000.00

Project Summary:

An interactive textbook for music technology students as an applied learning environment in which users can turn knobs and handles, hear and see the changes and thus learn by demonstration, experimentation, and intuition.

Project Outcome:

Postsecondary Information Literacy Readiness Assessment using ILAAP

Prof. Cynthia Tysick, Associate Librarian, Head of Educational Services

Project Team
  • Jewel De La Rosa, College Librarian, Erie Community College.
  • Logan Rath, Associate Librarian, The College at Brockport
  • Tiffany Walsh, Associate Librarian, Educational Services, University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

2017

Tier Two

$15,500.00

Project Summary:

An online, information literacy competencies diagnostic tool for postsecondary institutions that provides customized, self-remediation suggestions for students and academic advisors.

Project Outcome:

Designing Competency-based PLA Pathways to Scale Up Completion and Learner Success – Phase II

This is a proof of concept project to build and expand upon 2014 and 2016 IITG projects, which developed templates for seven PLA courses and creates an additional seven competency-based PLA templates. This current project will continue the competency-based approach by: 1) providing students access to the current CBE PLA templates built within the Sāgence™ system, 2) developing a PLA competency-based course so that students can document individualized learning from a competency-based perspective, 3) expanding the CBE PLA options from seven to 18 in Sāgence™, and 4) providing additional professional development to more faculty and professional staff. The goal of this project is to increase access to CBE options for students pursuing credit for individualized prior learning assessment through a portfolio options.

Project Team
  • Dr. Nan Travers, Director

Empire State College

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

Project Summary:

This is a proof of concept project to build and expand upon previous IITG work by: 1) providing students access to CBE PLA templates within the Sāgence™ system, 2) developing a PLA competency-based course, 3) expanding the CBE PLA options in Sāgence™, and 4) providing additional professional development.

Project Outcome:

Scaling Up the SUNY Virtual Herbarium Network

Dr. Sean Robinson

Project Team
  • Kathryn Amatangelo, Ph.D.
  • Michael B. Burgess, Ph.D.
  • Laurie J. Freeman
  • Jack T. Tessier, Ph.D.
  • Kathy Spitzhoff

Oneonta

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

Project Summary:

This project will increase access to and use of biological collections through further development of the SUNY Herbarium Network, the goals of which are to database and image all specimens housed within SUNY herbaria; upload specimen data and images to a web-based open-access platform; and develop, implement, and assess web-based learning modules.

Project Outcome:

Metaliteracy Learning Pathways: Fostering Innovative Teaching Across SUNY

Ms. Kelsey O'Brien Senior Assistant Librarian

Project Team
  • Stephanie Affinito
  • Trudi Jacobson
  • Dr. Michele Forte
  • Karen Gardner-Athey
  • Dr. Donna Mahar

University at Albany

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

Project Summary:

Integrate learning pathway functionality into the Metaliteracy Badging System that will facilitate custom applications of metaliteracy concepts and serve as a model for “scaling up” the system across disciplines and SUNY institutions.

Project Outcome:

Use of the Renewable Energy Lab (Lucas-Nuelle) simulations of Renewable Energy Generation to foster Student learning in "Energy , Sustainability and Environment " class (ENV101)

Prof. Marjaneh Issapour, Professor and Director of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College

Project Team
  • Kivman Lee, Instructional Support Technician, School of Engineering Technology, Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College

2017

Tier One

$10,000.00

Project Summary:

Using Renewable Energy Laboratory (REL) simulator to design manageable hands-on/Applied Learning components in an introductory energy and environment course, to help deepen student learning of renewable energy generation, both challenges and benefits.

Project Outcome:

Development and Assessment of Openly Available WeBWorK Problem Sets for Underserved Mathematics Courses

Dr. Keith Jones, Asst. Professor - Mathmatics

Project Team
  • Dr. Leah Bridgers

Oneonta

2017

Tier One

$9,800.00

Project Summary:

This project will improve student outcomes in general education and teacher preparation mathematics courses by developing problem sets for the free and open source WeBWorK online homework system, while offering applied learning experiences to upper level mathematics students.

Project Outcome:

Flipping the Classroom: A Multipronged Approach to Retention of Academically Underprepared STEM Majors

Dr. Junryo Watanabe, Asst. Professor - Cell and Microbiology

Project Team

Oneonta

2017

Tier One

$9,500.00

Project Summary:

This IITG project will implement a “flipped” classroom approach on a cohort group of underrepresented students and test its effectiveness on retention and success of underprepared students in STEM.

Project Outcome:

TimeStitch: Digital Prototype of a Virtual Museum as a Leaning Tool

Dr. Alla Myzelev, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Museum Studies Minor

Project Team

Geneseo

2017

Tier One

$9,200.00

Project Summary:

TimeStitch is an experimental platform that allows the creation of digital customized narrative based on the content entered. It is primarily used to generate virtual exhibitions and displays and for training students to become curators of digital content.

Project Outcome:

Alfred State Micro Credentialing Project

Mr. Jonathan Hilsher, Director of Civic Engagement

Project Team
  • Danyelle Moore, Director of Online Learning, Alfred State Center for Online Learning
  • Elaine Morsman, Director of Career Development, Alfred State Career Development
  • Troy Morehouse, Interim Director of Student Engagement, Alfred State Office of Student Engagement

Alfred State College

2017

Tier One

$10,000.00

Project Summary:

The Alfred State Micro Credentialing Project employs the NACE competencies for career readiness to promote all aspects of the SUNY Excels performance framework by challenging student employees to participate in activities, online coursework, and projects that demonstrate their ability to grow and impact their academic and professional success.

Project Outcome:

Lighting the SPARC of Scientific Collaboration: A Proposal to Add Two SUNY Campuses to a Regional Conservation Biology Network

Dr. Elizabeth Bastiaans

Project Team
  • Dr. Michael Losito - Professor, Wildlife Management - SUNY Cobleskill
  • Dr. Evan Grant - Research Wildlife Biologist - Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, USGS

Oneonta

2017

Tier One

$10,000.00

Project Summary:

This IITG Tier 1 project seeks to add two teaching-focused SUNY campuses to a region-wide network of conservation biologists studying the effects of global change on forest amphibians.

Project Outcome:

Minecraft MOOC for Educators (MIME)

Ms. Allyson Kaczmarek, Program Developer

Project Team

University at Buffalo

2017

Tier One

$10,000.00

Project Summary:

Minecraft MOOC for educators is a pedagogy and a specialization of courses for flipping, engaging, and learning within a virtual environment of Minecraft. It could change the way educators and students at all levels engage in learning.

Project Outcome:

Interactive Program Design Website: Supporting Innovations, Technologies and Professional Development

Dr. Nan Travers, Director, Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning

Project Team

Empire State College

2017

Tier One

$10,000.00

Project Summary:

This project will create an interactive academic program design website to build SUNY-wide strategic direction in programmatic offerings, while bolstering campus constituents’ knowledge, skills and confidence in design, implementation, and sustainability of new initiatives to meet higher educational demands of the 21st century. Through a partnership SUNY Empire State College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Genesee Community College, SUNY Rockland Community College, and SUNY’s Center for Professional Development (CPD), this project will: 1) develop strategic prompts for curriculum, assessment, academic and student support services, and applied learning program designs; 2) develop a repository of SUNY-wide teaching and learning initiatives, resources and tools; 3) provide peer-to-peer professional development opportunities across SUNY through different modalities to enhance use of strategic directions, resources and tools; and 4) create a culture and network of sharing ideas, processes, resources and tools across SUNY campuses.

Project Outcome:

Diverse Techniques of Asian Art and Craft

Kyunghee Pyun

Project Team
  • Jinyoung Jin, Stony Brook

Fashion Institute of Technology

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

The project aims to develop a workshop with experts of Asian art techniques along with a website dedicated for it. During the grant period of 2016-2017, a website with video links, podcasts, online lectures, or database of practitioners is developed at Fashion Institute of Technology and offered for visitors at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center and SUNY Old Westbury's Amelie A. Wallace Gallery using hand-held devices or interactive monitors.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Using Targeted OERs to Develop Core Academic Skills in the Disciplines

Seana Logsdon

Project Team
  • Nathan Whitley-Grassi, SUNY Empire State College
  • Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein, SUNY Empire State College
  • Sophia Mavrogiannis, SUNY Empire State College
  • Daniel McCrea, SUNY Empire State College
  • Brett Sherman, SUNY Empire State College
  • Mildred Van Bergen, SUNY Empire State College

Empire State College

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Using Targeted OERs to Develop Core Academic Skills in the Disciplines is a project that will serve the goals of both Open SUNY and SUNY Excels, specifically the creation of open-source shareable learning resources, the development of modularized content, and the design of innovative resources aimed at improving completion rates of at-risk, nontraditional, and first-generation learners.

Project Outcome:

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Project Summary:

Students often struggle with the 3D visualization skills necessary to interpret a 3D landscape from a 2D, flat topographic map. The augmented reality sandbox (ARS) bridges the gap between 2D and 3D visualization by projecting a digital topographic map directly onto a landscape created in a sandbox. As that sandbox landscape is altered, the topographic map dynamically adjusts in real time to match the landscape, giving students the opportunity to interactively discover how to read topographic maps.

Project Outcome:

Crowdsourcing Creativity

Michael Masci

Project Team
  • Joe Dolce, Geneseo
  • Glenn McClure, Geneseo
  • Paul Schacht, Geneseo
  • Gerard Floriano, Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Crowdsourcing Creativity will bundle existing technologies to create a comprehensive creative platform that will engage a wide range of constituencies in deep learning experiences through collaborative artistic creation. This platform will place SUNY in the forefront of crowdsourced artistic creation that both utilizes and promotes scholarship across the disciplines.

Project Outcome:

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This project addresses a significant gap in current Open Educational Resources (OER) pertaining to Native American Culture, History, and Government by placing an existing textbook on the Creative Commons, developing open-access, media-rich instructional modules linked to the textbook, and creating a new online course.

Project Outcome:

Workshop materials for the creation of algorithmic and mathematical problems in Blackboard.

Casey Raymond

Project Team

Adirondack Community College

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

This project will create a set of documents and videos describing methods to create numeric questions in Blackboard that contain multiple dependent variables. The use of multiple dependent variables allow for complex, multi-step questions to be provided to students.

Collaborative Initiative on Problem Based Learning in Music Renewal

Natalie Sarrazin

Project Team
  • Tony Dumas, Brockport

Brockport, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Problem-based learning is an effective, student-centered approach in which students learn higher-order thinking skills and integrative strategies by solving real-world challenges.This pilot project, funded by SUNY IITG in 2015, is in the process of developing best-practice models and pedagogically sound materials for survey and topic-based music courses that integrates general education content while encouraging students to think creatively and develop flexible solutions to large-scale issues and problems – skills essential for success in the 21st century

Project Outcome:

Designing Cross-Cultural Collaborative Online Learning Tool-Kit for SUNY Faculty

Alex Kumi-Yeboah

Project Team

Albany, University at

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

This project will survey the SUNY environment to create a network of those involved in scholarly communication. The goal is to create closer alignment and deeper partnerships for librarians and faculty in pursuing scholarly research, grants and publication.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

UBuild: Fostering Creativity and Community Building through a Computer Games Initiative

Bina Ramamurthy

Project Team
  • J. Brice Bible, University at Buffalo
  • Christopher Clune, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

The major goal of this project is to build a diverse community with computer games as the platform for student engagement, creativity, learning and fun. We expect the participants and members of this gaming community to solve real and relevant social and community problems using games as the means.

Project Outcome:

Employing Technology in the Instruction of Pharmacology with Graduate Nursing Education Students

Ildiko Monahan

Project Team
  • Francia Reed, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Doreen Rogers, SUNY Poly Technic Institute
  • Louise Dean-Kelly, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Kevin Volo, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

SUNY Poly is proposing to utilize an Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (ITTG) to design an evidence-based, online pharmacology course for graduate nurse educator students, using virtual presence software. This course will utilize authentic faculty developed scenarios to apply the principles of pharmacology to patient care.

Project Outcome:

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SUNY campuses teach microprocessor courses differently. This project aims to explore and develop accessible microprocessor simulation, co-simulation learning models that can be potentially adopted by multiple SUNY campuses.

Project Outcome:

Developing GIS Course Modules for Introductory Science and Social Science Courses

Mary Perrelli

Project Team
  • Wende Mix, Buffalo State
  • Bettina Martinez-Hackert, Buffalo State

Buffalo State College

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

The development of web based GIS course modules for science and social science courses will facilitate the incorporation of GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing technology and techniques into non-GIS courses; ideally 100 or 200 level courses. The goal of these modules will be to introduce students to GIS technology and the benefits of the technology to their discipline.

Project Outcome:

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This project uses innovative approach in developing an interactive virtual learning community offering students necessary tools and resources to be successful in online courses and accommodating at risk, non-traditional and adult learners.

Project Outcome:

STEM Open Educational Resources (OERs): Development and Integration of STEM OERs across SUNY

Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Project Team
  • Audeliz Matias, Empire State College
  • Kevin Woo, Empire State College

Empire State College

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

The proposed project will expand our current efforts to capitalize on SUNY faculty experience to develop OERs in STEM areas, based on the need to increase access to STEM research techniques for students learning at a distance or with other barriers to access, and to introduce STEM topics to engage and on ramp non-traditional and adult learners into STEM programs.

Project Outcome:

Investigating and developing online tools for scholarly communication

Kim Myers

Project Team
  • Julie Oyer, Brockport

Brockport, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

This project will survey the SUNY environment to create a network of those involved in scholarly communication. The goal is to create closer alignment and deeper partnerships for librarians and faculty in pursuing scholarly research, grants and publication.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

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Project Summary:

Through 3D medical illustration and open-access instructional design, we can enhance the educational value and accessibility of our pedagogical approach to a wider community of learners.

Project Outcome:

Measuring the Effectiveness and Implementation of a Genetics MOOC

Christopher Rates

Project Team
  • Martha Greatrix, University at Buffalo
  • Jennifer A. Surtees, University at Buffalo
  • Marc Halfon, University at Buffalo
  • Susan Smith, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

The focus of this study will be the analysis of two classes identical in content but differing by mode of delivery: a traditional face to face course and a MOOC.

Project Outcome:

OER for Dual-Enrollment High School Courses: A Pilot Study of the North Rockland High School College in the High School Program

Elizabeth Kendall

Project Team
  • Jingfeng Xia, Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Rockland Community College (RCC) offers a high school program that allows students to earn college credits while in their own high school through dual enrollment. RCC faculty help to build the curriculum, assess instructor credentials, and approve textbook selections. Currently, seven high schools in Rockland County participate in the program with their student paying minimally for College courses.

Project Outcome:

Increasing on-line, on-demand, core competency education materials for the development of the next generation energy professional utilizing the MOOC concept.

Jennifer Zirnheld

Project Team
  • Kevin Burke, University at Buffalo
  • Martha Greatrix, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

This project will build and expand upon current efforts to take available resources to the next level both in terms of leveraging existing best practices and looking beyond to develop a MOOC model for workforce development in a high demand specialization area such as energy.

Project Outcome:

Video Pedagogy: Research based best practices for creation and integration of videos into college teaching

Rebecca Rotundo

Project Team
  • Carol Van Zile-Tamsen, University at Buffalo
  • Michele Messenger, University at Buffalo
  • In Gu Kang, University at Buffalo
  • John Wild, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

This project seeks to create a formal research-based pedagogy to educate faculty in best practices in creating and using videos for various instructional purposes.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

The Programmatic Learning Environment Prototype

Diane Gal

Project Team
  • Amy McQuigge, Empire State College

Empire State College

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

We propose the development of a program-based learning environment prototype that provides a clean, clear, holistic approach to earning a degree in an ecosystem in which the courses or learning modules are just one part and well integrated within a more robust space.

Project Outcome:

Expanding Mobile Makerspaces to Enhance Active Learning throughout Suffolk County Community College

Kerry Carlson

Project Team
  • Susan Lieberthal, Suffolk County Community College
  • Dana Antonucci-Durgan, Suffolk County Community College
  • Fiona Grady,Suffolk County Community College
  • Paul Basileo, Suffolk County Community College
  • Peter DiGregorio, Suffolk County Community College
  • Larry Perlman, Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

This project will expand the 2014 tier I SUNY IITG entitled Creating Mobile Makerspaces to Support Experiential Learning awarded to Suffolk County Community Colleges Eastern campus library. The Tier II project will extend the Tier I successes to Suffolks other two campuses to provide active learning opportunities through the use of mobile makerspaces that enhance student learning and further student engagement.

Project Outcome:

Creation and Dissemination of Interactive Online 3D Anatomy Instruction Modules at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Linda Mizer

Project Team
  • Philippa J. Johnson, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ariana Boltax, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Marnie FitzMaurice, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • John Graves, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell University, NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Through 3D medical illustration and open-access instructional design, we can enhance the educational value and accessibility of our pedagogical approach to a wider community of learners.

Project Outcome:

Utilizing Assistive Technology and a Student-driven Universal Design Methodology to Improve Course Accessibility, Classroom Inclusivity and Student Engagement

Craig Levins

Project Team
  • Tim Ploss, SUNY Oneonta
  • Raphael Web, SUNY Oneonta
  • Alison Fugit, SUNY Oneonta
  • Dr. Ursula Sanborn-Overby, SUNY Oneonta
  • Dr. Maurice Odago, SUNY Oneonta
  • Dr. Jayleen Wangle, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Students with disabilities face many challenges that may hinder their ability to receive an equitable opportunity in the classroom. This project is designed to directly address these issues by funding a team of students with disabilities to trial, assess, and collaborate with staff and faculty to explore individual and classroom usefulness of various procured assistive technologies (AT), and to create learning modules that can be shared openly across campus and SUNY system-wide.

Project Outcome:

Oucomes TBD

The SUNY Virtual Herbarium: Increasing Access and Improving Botanical Education

Sean Robinson

Project Team
  • Michael B. Burgess, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Laurie J. Freeman, Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Jack T. Tessier, SUNY Delhi
  • Kathy Spitzhoff, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2016

Tier Two

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Herbaria, collections of preserved plants, are valuable sources of data essential to studies in the biological sciences. The primary goal of this project is to increase access to herbarium collections at SUNY institutions, as well as to develop and disseminate a new pedagogy for enhancing botanical education using digitized specimens.

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The SUNY Open Education Research Lab

Samuel Abramovich

Project Team

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Two

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The SUNY Open Education Research Lab’s core mission is to both actively engage and support empirical research of of SUNY’s Open Education efforts. We will do this by engaging in our own research of Open SUNY projects and, when appropriate, providing consultation and research to other Open SUNY educational efforts.

Project Outcome:

Scaling up OER Discovery and Adoption: Building an open digital learning and publishing network across SUNY

Katherine Pitcher

Project Team
  • Ginger Bidell, SUNY Buffalo State
  • Allison Brown, SUNY Geneseo
  • Leah Galka, SUNY Buffalo State
  • Leah Root, SUNY Geneseo
  • Ryann Lindsay, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2016

Tier Three

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There will be three major areas of exploration within this project: 1. Create a faculty course supports team and community of practice for OER adoption and development. 2. Create and develop a digital publishing and learning platform to curate and support this OER content which is openly licensed and may be reused, remixed, and adopted into future courses. 3. Develop a sustainable service and business model for OER content creation, curation, and hosting through Open SUNY Textbooks.

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Designing Competency-based PLA Pathways to Scale Up Completion and Learner Success

Nan Travers

Project Team
  • Dr. Michele Forte, SUNY Empire State College

Empire State College

2016

Tier Three

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Using Flatworld, a competency-based learning platform, faculty teams will develop CBE PLA for: a) SUNY Transfer Path areas of Business, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice/Criminology; b) developmental skills in basic communications and mathematics to align with SUNY General Education learning outcomes; and c) workplace learning acquired through the Center for Disability Services in Human Services/ Human Services Management.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

An open-source high fidelity veterinary patient simulator (VPS)

Daniel Fletcher

Project Team
  • Barrett T. Meckel, State University of New York - Delhi
  • Katherine M. Murphy, State University of New York - Delhi
  • David Weiner, I-Town Designs
  • Terry Kelleher, I-Town Designs

Cornell University, NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at

2016

Tier Three

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Veterinary clinical training follows an apprenticeship model in which trainees observe experienced clinicians treating cases presenting to teaching hospitals. High fidelity patient simulators enable an approach based on deliberate practice, in which relevant clinical scenarios designed to reinforce specific learning objectives are presented to trainees, who apply their knowledge in real time.

Project Outcome:

An innovative educational framework for interdisciplinary educational collaboration for biomedical data science based on online open educational resources

Isabelle Bichindaritz

Project Team
  • Ioana Coman, SUNY Oswego
  • Franck Middleton, SUNY Upstate

Oswego, State University College at

2016

Tier Three

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This project proposes to create, with SUNY Upstate, online open educational resources (OERs) as a source for a cascade of educational offerings to serve diverse learners in interdisciplinary fields with a test-bed focus on biomedical data science.

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Crowdlearning: Towards Collaborative, Self-Sustaining Learning Environments and Practices

Alexander Nikolaev

Project Team
  • Suzanne M. Miller, University at Buffalo
  • Alireza Farasat, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Three

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The vision of Crowdlearning is that of a self-sustaining collaborative learning environment, where the participants - students of a given subject - intermittently take on the roles of (1) the creators of subject-focused problems (problem statements/formulations with answer alternatives, hints, correct answers with explanations, etc.), (2) problem quality evaluators, and (3) problem solvers, all on an anonymized gamified online platform.

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Open Door to Open SUNY (ODOS): MOOC multi-dimensional subgroups, prediction, and implementation project

Christine Kroll

Project Team
  • Cyndi Burnett, Buffalo State College
  • Gregory Fabiano, University at Buffalo
  • Yvonne D. Harrison, University at Buffalo
  • Margaret Schedel, Stony Brook University
  • In-Gu Kang, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Three

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As a 2015 IITG recipient, our multi-campus Open Door to Open SUNY (ODOS) research team is seeking funding to build upon our preliminary research in an effort to support the Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions MOOC operations team while further positioning SUNY as a thought leader in the MOOC research arena.

Project Outcome:

Digital Music Notation with Auto-Grading and Immediate Feedback

Richard Plotkin

Project Team

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Three

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This project is intended to develop a proof-of-concept for, and pilot, a digital assignment workflow involving music notation.

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"Lab-in-a-Cube" Hands-On Lab Learning with an Automatic Feedback

M. Ete Chan

Project Team
  • Wei Lin, Stony Brook
  • Richard McKenna, Stony Brook

Stony Brook University

2016

Tier Three

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Visually, virtual lab has become more and more realistic nowadays; however, many crucial lab components such as tactile skills, decision-making for preparation and execution of the lab are still missing. Also, to familiarize students with the sequential steps in a protocol, current virtual labs only require user to click through the steps without any active decision made by the users. Hence, using the concept of "gamification", our proposed solution addresses these two issues by adding a hardware component that can interact with a software to provide feedback and suggestion to users.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Scaling the Metaliteracy Badging System for Open SUNY: Collaborative Customization for Teacher Education Programs

Stephanie Affinito

Project Team
  • Kelsey O’Brien, University at Albany
  • Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany
  • Michele Forte, Empire State College
  • Donna Mahar, Empire State College
  • Karen Gardner-Athey, SUNY OLIS

Albany, University at

2016

Tier Three

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This collaborative project between faculty at the University at Albany and Empire State College will scale and refine the existing Metaliteracy Badging System for Open SUNY, and produce a collaborative, customized badge for teacher education programs.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Enhancing Geospatial Learning and GPS-enabled Field Methods in Geosciences

Benjamin Laabs

Project Team
  • Nicholas Warner, SUNY Geneseo
  • Scott Giorgis, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2016

Tier Two

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The proposed project constitutes a major augmentation of the existing geospatial technology in the Department of Geological Sciences that was recently implemented with tech fee support from CIT, and will afford the integration of a new set of learning objectives into the geoscience degree programs.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Adapting MOOC Courses to the Needs of Existing Educational Structures

Cyndi Burnett

Project Team
  • John Cabra, Buffalo State
  • Selcuk Acar, Buffalo State

Buffalo State College

2015

Tier Two

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Adapting an existing MOOC content, including LMS integration, to support seated courses as part of an existing program in Creative Studies.

Project Outcome:

MOOC posted on Coursera.org. Transitioning to Coursera on-demand portal for possible future specialization.

iMOOC: A Multiuser Platform for International Online Learners: Phase Two

Valeri Chukhlomin

Project Team
  • Bidhan Chandra, Empire State College
  • Anant Deshpande, Empire State College
  • Aiko Pletch, SUNY New Paltz

Empire State College

2015

Tier Two

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Scaling up an existing MOOC to focus on competency-based, on-demand learning - including use in remedial education for incoming and current international students.

Project Outcome:

MOOC posted on Coursera.org. Transitioning to on-demand specialization.

TeachLivE from New York: It’s SUNY Wide! Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment

Krista Vince Garland

Project Team
  • Karen Bell, SUNY New Paltz
  • Sharon Raimondi, University at Buffalo

Buffalo State College

2015

Tier Three

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Support of three full day workshops within a virtual classroom to explore a mixed methods research study, and disseminate information from findings to stakeholders. Artifacts from this project will include the development of template curricula to guide other SUNY departments considering the establishment of a TeachLivE simulation lab to support teacher training.

Project Outcome:

In addition to project outcomes, the website describes the functions and application of the "TeachLivE" simulations in service of teacher preparation.

Bring Your Own Learning (BYOL): Using MDM to Personalize Learning Environments to Students

Ken Fujiuchi

Project Team
  • Andrew Chambers, Buffalo State
  • Kerry Renzoni, Buffalo State

Buffalo State College

2015

Tier Two

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Introduction of Mobile Device Management (MDM) to increase personalized learning opportunities for students and faculty.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

iPad Mechanics Physics Instruction

Dan MacIsaac

Project Team
  • David S Abbott, Buffalo State
  • Kathleen Falconer, Buffalo State
  • David Ettestad, Buffalo State
  • David Henry, Buffalo State
  • Brad Gearhart, Buffalo State

Buffalo State College

2015

Tier One

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Creation of OER learning objects (videos and lab experiment materials) for Introductory Mechanics courses.

Project Outcome:

We employed new technologies (tablet video analysis and production) to physics learning in both entry level and advanced pedagogical methods classes in new ways, seeking to extend subject appeal to more students, including hopefully, traditionally underrepresented students. The intervention was iPad (Tablet) based, but we hope to extend to mainstream modern smart camera phones.

Collaborative Initiative on Problem Based Learning in Music

Natalie Sarrazin

Project Team
  • Tony Dumas, The College at Brockport

Brockport, State University College at

2015

Tier One

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Case studies for Problem Based Learning to support a music course, including student learning of rubric development.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Use Software Simulation to Foster Student Learning in Microcontroller Related LABs and Projects

Lei Miao

Project Team
  • Marjaneh Issapour, Farmingdale State College
  • Carlos Jativa, Farmingdale State College

Fredonia, State University College at

2015

Tier One

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Use of software to understand and troubleshoot microcontrollers in lab settings

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

MVCC Open Physics Lab

Derrick Stevens

Project Team
  • Shahida Dar, Mohawk Valley Community College

Mohawk Valley Community College

2015

Tier Three

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Provides remote web access to physical experiments to enable data collection for introductory physics courses.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

SUNY Open Educational Resources: Improving Faculty Discovery and Adoption

Terry Keys and Mark McBride

Project Team
  • Alison Brown, SUNY Geneseo
  • Sam Abramovich, University at Buffalo

Monroe Community College

2015

Tier Three

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Encourages faculty use and assessment of multi-institutional adoption of OER materials aligned to course learning outcomes.

Project Outcome:

The impact OER has had on student learning has been impressive. At both Herkimer and TC3 (two of the project partners) there has been an increase in student class retention.

Developmental Model Reform Initiative Expansion through a Digital Companion Course: Creating Reflective Practioners and Engaged Students

Martha Rottman

Project Team
  • Catherine M. Roche, Rockland Community College

Rockland Community College

2015

Tier Three

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Multi-institutional expansion of developmental education through use of e-Portfolio in English 101 and 102 to create an accelerated learning environment.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Instructional Technology to Stimulate, Enhance, and Attract Students In The Engineering Technology Field

Lucas Craig

Project Team
  • Christina Smith, SUNY Canton
  • Feng Hong, SUNY Canton
  • Rashid Aidun, SUNY Canton

Canton, College of Technology at

2015

Tier Two

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Testing of a 3D Projector and gestural software to analyze engineering problems across disciplines.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Open Media Lab

Laura Chipley

Project Team
  • Professor Smith, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Old Westbury, State University College at

2015

Tier One

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Creation of OER video and text tutorials to support use of multimedia tools.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Development of a Mastery-Learning Open Online Course in Motor Development Analysis

Helena Baert

Project Team
  • Matthew Madden, SUNY Cortland

Cortland, State University College at

2015

Tier One

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Development of a mastery based online course in motor develoment and analysis.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Increasing Technology-Based Pedagogy in Graduate Nursing Students Using the TPACK Model

Cheryle Levitt

Project Team
  • Kirsty Digger, SUNY Delhi
  • Michelle Rogers-Estable, SUNY Delhi
  • Mary Pat Lewis, SUNY Delhi

Delhi, College of Technology at

2015

Tier Two

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Development of online and blended modules to assist with pre-service nursing training and assessment.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Developing a Common Online Mapping Platform for Interdisciplinary, Place-Based Undergraduate Research

Colleen Garrity

Project Team
  • Ken Cooper, SUNY Geneseo
  • Kristina Hannam, SUNY Geneseo
  • Elizabeth Argentieri, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2015

Tier Two

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Use of GIS mapping technology across disciplines to author layered content for use online by community based organizations.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

On the Road with SUNY

James Kimball

Project Team
  • Glenn McClure, SUNY Geneseo
  • Karen Canning, Batavia NY

Geneseo, State University College at

2015

Tier One

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Creation of a mobile GPS app to connect social and cultural issues/artifacts with the history of New York State.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Implementing and Assessing Open Access Physiology Learning Modules

Keith Schillo

Project Team
  • Susan MacLeod, Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Katherine Spitzhoff, SUNY Oneonta
  • John Bugyi, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2015

Tier Two

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Coupled with NSF funds, open access materials to support physiology case studies are being developed to simulate and support research and clinical practices.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Developing online lessons to improve student success in general chemistry and organic chemistry labs

Elizabeth Middleton

Project Team
  • Stephen Cooke, Purchase College Chemistry
  • Joe Skrivanek, Purchase College Chemistry
  • Monika Eckenberg, Purchase College Chemistry

Purchase, State University College at

2015

Tier One

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Creation of online OER content for general and organic chemistry courses to assist with content retention.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Quality by Design: Strategies for Effective Teaching and Quality Course Design. An Online Faculty Development Course and Open Educational Resource (OER)

Anne Reed

Project Team
  • Jeremiah Grabowski, University at Buffalo
  • Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, University at Buffalo
  • Cherie van Putten, Binghamton University
  • Nathan Whitley-Grassi, Empire State College
  • Martha Greatrix, University at Buffalo
  • Caryn Sobieski-VanDelinder, University at Buffalo
  • Steven Sturman, University at Buffalo
  • Christopher Price, SUNY Center for Professional Development
  • Lisa Dubuc, Niagara County Community College
  • Dan Feinberg, Open SUNY

Buffalo, University at

2015

Tier Two

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Creation of faculty development OER modules to assist with development of Open SUNY content.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

VINE: An Innovative Model for Collaboration between Humanities and STEM for Learning Data Science

Bina Ramamurthy

Project Team
  • Melanie Aceto, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2015

Tier Two

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Digitization of dance data in support of multi-disciplinary analysis of data science through labs that support undergraduate science for non-majors.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Open Door to Open SUNY – MOOC Access and Completion Project (Open Door)

Christine Kroll

Project Team
  • Thomas Mackey, Empire State College
  • Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany
  • Cyndi Burnett, Buffalo State
  • Val Chukhlomin, Empire State College
  • Margaret Schedel, Stony Brook University
  • Yvonne Harrison, Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy, University at Albany

Buffalo, University at

2015

Tier Two

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Will use Open SUNY MOOC analytics to investigate patterns within SUNY offerings as related to access, completion and success.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Interactive Online Career Development: Expanding Access for all Students

David Youhess

Project Team
  • Arlene Kaukus, University at Buffalo
  • Lauren Johnson, University at Buffalo
  • Robert Orrange, University at Buffalo
  • Jenna Smith, University at Buffalo
  • Kimberly Yousey-Elsener, University at Buffalo
  • Xiufeng Lui, University at Buffalo
  • Lynn Collis, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2015

Tier Two

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Development of self-guided career modules to expand career decision making.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

NCCC Electronic Learning Compliance Initiative

Lisa Dubuc

Project Team
  • Donna Simiele, Niagara County Community College

Niagara County Community College

2015

Tier One

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Development of assessment tools to ensure accessibility and ADA compliance are being met in online courses.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016). Also partnering with Empire State and Alfred State to deliver a portion of Accessibility in their MOOC project.

An Open SUNY Accessibility MOOC for Faculty and Staff Development: Creating Online Courses that Provide Access for All

Kathleen Stone

Project Team
  • Ginger Bidell, Buffalo State
  • Michele Forte, Empire State College
  • Antonia (Tonka) Jokelova, Empire State College
  • Anne Lane, Empire State College
  • Meghan Pereira, Buffalo State
  • Julie Rummings, Empire State College
  • Sumana Silverheels, Buffalo State
  • Kelly Hermann, Empire State College

Empire State College

2015

Tier Three

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Creation of a MOOC to guide creation of all educational content to be fully accessible and ADA compliant.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016). Also partnering with Alfred State and Niagara Community College to maximize SUNY Accessibility Outcomes.

The Necessity of Accessibility Online

Michael Case

Project Team
  • Melanie Ryan, Alfred State
  • Ellen Sidey, Alfred State

Alfred State College

2015

Tier One

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Faculty development conference to support online accessible content.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016). Also partnering with Empire State and Niagara Community College to deliver a portion of Accessibility in their MOOC project.

Increasing Access to Online, On-Demand, Competency-Based Nonprofit Management and Leadership Education

Yvonne Harrison

Project Team
  • Vic Murray, University of Victoria
  • Alena Rodick, Empire State College

Albany, University at

2015

Tier Three

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To adapt a MOOC for on-demand, credit bearing access including a capstone learning experience in support of non-profit sector leadership development.

Project Outcome:

MOOC posted on Coursera.org. Transitioning to on-demand specialization. Also linked to Open SUNY Textbooks

MOOC Model for Workforce Development in High Demand Labor Industry of Home Health Aides/Personal Care Aides, Phase 2

Andrea Wade & Erin O’Hara-Leslie

Project Team
  • Erin O’Hara-Leslie, SUNY Broome Community College
  • Erin Hildreth, Central New York Area Health Education Center
  • Franca Armstrong, Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Kate Pitcher, SUNY Geneseo

Monroe Community College

2015

Tier Two

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Adapting an exiting MOOC to an on-demand format to bolster workforce development in Home Health Care Aides, including incorporation of open textbook (OER) material.

Project Outcome:

MOOC posted on Coursera.org. Transitioning to Coursera on-demand portal.

Prior Learning Assessment: A Competency-Based, E-Portfolio Framework

Nan Travers

Project Team
  • Amy Tweedy, Empire State College
  • Ashley Frank, Empire State College
  • Joan Johnsen, Empire State College
  • Lisa Wilson, SUNY Potsdam
  • Louise Levine, Empire State College
  • Michele Forte, Empire State College
  • Robert Carey, Empire State College
  • Ross Garmil, Empire State College
  • Thomas Kerr, Empire State College

Empire State College

2014

Tier One

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Examines how Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) can be documented by students and assessed through use of an e-Portfolio, and provides professional development to faculty advisors and evaluators to assess college/university-level learning acquired outside traditional academic environments in support of student success and degree completion.

Project Outcome:

This IITG project worked to scale-up with five proof-of-concept sub-projects across SUNY Empire State College and SUNY Potsdam.

A Digital “ProofSpace”, Facilitating a Flipped Classroom for Mathematical Proofs

Aaron Heap

Project Team
  • Suraj Uttamchandani, Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2014

Tier One

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Creation of flipped classroom modules to support math curriculum.

Project Outcome:

The screencast modules are available for use and viewing at the project website

Creating Situated Learning Environments through Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Ken Fujiuchi

Project Team
  • Andrew Chambers, Buffalo State

Buffalo State College

2014

Tier One

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Mobile device management specifically to support new teacher training standards (e.g. recorded evaluations of student teacher training).

Project Outcome:

Video recordings of the student showcase for the final course that implemented the MDM solutions.

iMOOC: A Multiuser Platform for International Students to Navigate U.S.-style Virtual Learning Environments

Valeri Chukhlomin

Project Team
  • Anant Deshpande, Empire State College
  • Bidhan Chandra, Empire State College
  • Lorette Pellettiere Calix, Empire State College
  • Richard Cattabiani, Ulster County Community College
  • Xenia Coulter, Empire State College

Empire State College

2014

Tier Three

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Development of a MOOC course/tutorial to enable international students to navigate U.S. style virtual learning environments when considering U.S. higher education programs.

Project Outcome:

Over 4,800 students registered for iMOOC on Coursera, which was promoted internationally through the Department of State.

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Use of e-Portfolio to increase student retention and completion in remedial courses.

Project Outcome:

TBC

Freshman Design Innovation

Anurag Purwar

Project Team
  • Patricia Aceves, Stony Brook University
  • Qiaode Jeffrey Ge, Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

2014

Tier Three

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Assists students in designing and developing intuitive, multi-touch universal apps for iOS and Android platforms - for application both in-class and online environments.

Project Outcome:

In addition to a new website (under construction) Dr. Purwar has created 1) a universal mechanism design application (app) for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platform, and 2) a new Freshman Design Innovation class, which is being offered for the first time at Stony Brook in the Fall 2015.

WAVE-ExSEL

Daniel Murdock

Project Team
  • David Thompson, Cobleskill
  • James Dutcher, Cobleskill

Cobleskill, College of Agriculture & Technology at

2014

Tier Three

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Pilots use and application of “wearable technology” such as Google Glass to support experiential learning opportunities through internships and field experiences, specifically in First Responder and Animal Hoof Health courses.

Project Outcome:

Learn about the Google Glass experience on the website and the featured updates in Campus Technology Magazine that captured progress about wearable technology.

Development and Assessment of a Multiplayer, Cloud Module for Teaching Population Genetics with Badge Incentives

Katharina Dittmar

Project Team
  • Bina Ramamurthy, University at Buffalo
  • Jessica Poulin, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2014

Tier Three

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Expands on previous development and assessment of a multiplayer, cloud module for teaching population genetics with badge incentives to K-12 and undergraduate students.

Project Outcome:

A multiplayer game app available on iOS, Google Play, and the cloud to introduce students to population genetics and evolution in real time.

SUNY Impact: Designing and Validating a Research-Based Model for Online SUNY Teaching (MOST)

Randy Yerrick

Project Team
  • Christine Kroll, University at Buffalo
  • Ming Chiu, University at Buffalo
  • Peter Shea, University of Albany
  • Robert Bangert Drowns, University of Albany
  • Suzanne Miller, University at Buffalo
  • Yik Ting Choi, University of Hong Kong

Buffalo, University at

2014

Tier Three

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A research partnership between Buffalo and Albany to examine research based best practices for online SUNY teaching.

Project Outcome:

Curriculum design, teacher education pedagogy and cognitive science reviewed for modules development, along with instructor guides and course materials. Beta release of 2 week, 1 credit courses targeted for spring 2016.

MOOC Model for Workforce Development in the High Demand Labor Industry of Home Health Aides/Personal Care Aides

Andrea Wade

Project Team
  • Erin O’Hara-Leslie, SUNY Broome
  • Tera Doty-Blance, SUNY Broome
  • Tracy Smith, Binghamton

Broome Community College

2014

Tier Two

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Creation of a MOOC to support Home Health Care Aides in support of workforce development.

Project Outcome:

MOOC was launched to first cohort of nearly 1,200 students, a mini-documentary is available describing the team's experience of creating the MOOC.

Developing a Tech Hub to Promote the Use of Geographic Information System Technology across SUNY

Mary Perrelli

Project Team
  • Wende Mix, Buffalo State
  • Kelly M. Frothingham, Buffalo State

Buffalo State College

2014

Tier One

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Use of Geographic Information System technology across SUNY to leverage shareable resources, foster intellectual collaborations, integrate emerging technologies, and provide research support and training to students, faculty and local professionals.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Collaborative Media Center

Samara Smith

Project Team
  • Laura Anker, Old Westbury
  • Niev Duffy, Old Westbury
  • Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, Long Island Wins

Old Westbury, State University College at

2014

Tier One

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Supports ongoing testing of open digital tools, the creation of online resources, and individualized online and face-to-face support of faculty and students to promote life-long digital literacy.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Ecology and Earth Science Virtual Field Experiences OERs: Expanding Access to Field-Based Research Techniques for Students at a Distance

Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Project Team
  • Audeliz Matias, Empire State College
  • Kevin Woo, Empire State Colleges

Empire State College

2014

Tier One

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Creates open education materials that will be made freely available to support virtual science field experiences.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Implementation of Team-Based Learning in an Asynchronous Distance Education Graduate Nursing Course

Paula Timoney

Project Team
  • Terri Cavaliere, Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

2014

Tier Two

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Investigated the impact of team based learning (TBL) in an online learning environment to improve health care delivery and promote patient safety.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

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Develop a tool to support transfer of skills and knowledge from required first-year writing classes to courses across the curriculum and beyond graduation, which research shows neither typically nor sufficiently occurs.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Building Innovative Open Korean and Japanese Courses: A Pilot on Technology-enhanced Curriculum Development

Sarah Jourdain

Project Team
  • Eriko Sato, Stony Brook University
  • Heejeong Sohn, Stony Brook University
  • Julian Chen, Stony Brook University
  • Kayode C.V. Ekwunife-Orakwue, Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

2014

Tier Two

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Creation of open content modules to teach and research language acquisition.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Creating Mobile “Makerspaces” to Support Experiential Learning

Dana Antonucci-Durgan

Project Team
  • Susan Wood, Suffolk County Community College
  • Paul Turano, Suffolk County Community College
  • Troy Hahn, Suffolk County Community College
  • Edward Hassildine, Specialist II
  • Damon Vogel, Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College

2014

Tier One

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A low cost mobile solution to pilot a "Makerspace" in support of experiential learning where space is at a premium. Includes opportunity for exploration, tinkering and creating with technology such as laser cutters, welding equipment, 3D printers and robotics.

Project Outcome:

A complete guide for creating a mobile makerspace is available here

Improving Student’s Three Dimensional Visualization Skills Using an Augmented Reality Sandbox

Scott Giorgis

Project Team
  • Kirk Anne, Computing and Information Technology (CIT)
  • Nancy Mahlen, Department of Geological Sciences, Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2014

Tier One

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Development of a process using an augmented reality sandbox to assist with ensuring three dimensional models can be reasonably translated back into two dimensional characteristics for content curation.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Developing a Semi-standardized and Accessible Introduction to Computer Science Course for the SUNY System

Sen Zhang

Project Team

Oneonta, State University College at

2014

Tier One

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Development of a semi-standardized and accessible introduction to Computer Science Course that can potentially be adopted by multiple SUNY campuses.

Project Outcome:

Full report to CCSCNE recommending standardized CS gateway courses is available here.

Graphic Flash: Collaboration between Students in Creative Writing, Illustration, Graphic Design, and Multimedia Design

Kelly Roe

Project Team
  • Leigh Wilson, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Oswego
  • Amy Bartell, School of Communication Media and the Arts, Oswego
  • Cara Thompson, School of Communication Media and the Arts, Oswego

Oswego, State University College at

2014

Tier One

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Students worked across multiple departments to create, and sustain a start-up e-magazine. The project centers on creative partnerships formed across departments for the purpose of simulating professional collaborations in the production creative work.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

A Novel On-line Approach for “e-student” Remote Laboratory Experiments

Daniel Jones

Project Team
  • Mohammed A. Abdallah, SUNY IT

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2014

Tier Two

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Creation of Remote Laboratory Experiments that will help to determine efficacy of student access to online physics lab environments to help fulfill General Education requirements for students who do not have direct and immediate access to the required laboratory equipment.

Project Outcome:

Have applied for additional IITG funds to extend this project. Have received campus funds to support this project.

Open SUNY Information Literacy Initiatives

Logan Rath

Project Team
  • Jessica Clemens, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Katie DeRusso, SUNY Cobleksill
  • Carleen Huxley, Jefferson Community College
  • Alice Wilson, Monroe Community College

Brockport, State University College at

2014

Tier Two

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Creation and facilitation of a system for identification and curation of shareable content produced by SUNY faculty.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Increasing Access to Nonprofit Management and Leadership Education

Yvonne Harrison

Project Team
  • Vic Murray, University of Victoria
  • Cyril Oberlander, SUNY College at Geneseo

Albany, University at

2014

Tier One

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Creation of a MOOC to develop leadership to non-profit organizations. Includes use of an Open SUNY textbook and board development diagnostic tool.

Project Outcome:

Original Coursera course has been modularized to a specialization with capstone experience.

Designing Innovative Online Learning: Integrating a Coursera MOOC with Open SUNY Badging

Trudi Jacobson & Tom Mackey

Project Team
  • Michele Forte, SUNY Empire State College
  • Kathleen Stone, Empire State College
  • Amy L. McQuigge, SUNY Empire State College
  • Jenna Hecker, University at Albany
  • Kelsey O’Brien, University at Albany

Albany, University at

2014

Tier Three

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Integration of MOOC content on Coursera and Canvas platforms with Open SUNY Badging. Expands on an earlier project to promote student metaliteracy through a MOOCs and badge-based competencies.

Project Outcome:

Two very successful MOOCs were launched on 1) Canvas and 2) Coursera. Robust outcomes are available detailing the faculty and learner experience integrating badges into MOOC platforms.

Information Resources for Evidence-Based Interprofessional Health Care Decisions: Developing, Testing and Evaluating Library-Based Innovative Technology Enhanced Team Instruction Methods

Amy Lyons

Project Team
  • Maryruth Glogowski, Buffalo State
  • Gary D. Byrd, University at Buffalo
  • Paul T. Wietig, University at Buffalo
  • Nell Aronoff, University at Buffalo
  • Sharon Murphy, University at Buffalo
  • Elizabeth M. Stellrecht, University at Buffalo
  • Deborah McConnell Chiarella, University at Buffalo
  • Michelle Zafron, University at Buffalo
  • Howard B. Pikoff, University at Buffalo
  • Michael Lavin, University at Buffalo
  • Amy Lyons, University at Buffalo
  • Andrew Symons, University at Buffalo
  • Nancy Campbell-Heider, University at Buffalo
  • Donald Antonson, University at Buffalo
  • Kathleen M. K. Boje, University at Buffalo
  • Patricia J. Ohtake, University at Buffalo
  • Diane E. Elze, University at Buffalo
  • Paul E. Tesluk, University at Buffalo
  • Rosemary B. Lubinski, University at Buffalo
  • Jeremiah S. Grabowski, University at Buffalo
  • Caryn Sobieski-VanDelinder, University at Buffalo
  • Katie Bertel, Buffalo State
  • Leah Galka, Buffalo State
  • Carol A. DeNysschen, Buffalo State
  • Constance Dean Qualls, Buffalo State

Buffalo, University at

2014

Tier Two

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A partnership to study information resources for evidence-based interprofessional health care decisions (IPE) - developing, testing and evaluating library based innovative technology enhanced team instruction methods.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

iTutor and iDemo: 3D Computer Vision/Graphics with Intelligent Avatar Interaction

Lijun Yin

Project Team
  • Greta Mayers, Binghamton University

Binghamton University

2013

Tier Three

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Coupled with NSF funding, a virtual avatars will recognize and react to student's expressions, gazes, hand gestures, etc. to both interpret (iTutor) and respond (iDEMO) within computer science courses.

Project Outcome:

Website describing facial recognition features and a YouTube video explains the research.

Integrating Mobile Technology to Enhance Geriatric Social Work Training

Paul Gould

Project Team
  • Shawn Berkowitz, Upstate Medical University
  • Suk-Young Kang, Binghamton University

Binghamton University

2013

Tier Two

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Mobile technology initiative will provide a platform for enhanced student learning and evaluation through a three-tier training experience related to depression, dementia & delirium in geriatric patients.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

LOOP: A Project in Creative Instruction for Music Technology [Learn-Operate-Outreach-Perform]

J Tomás Henriques

Project Team

Buffalo State College

2013

Tier Three

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LOOP (Learn, Operate, Outreach, Perform) supports creation of a digital/electronic music lab that will support an online masters program.

Project Outcome:

The project final report describes key learning outcomes.

A Virtual Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (VIAL) for Buffalo State and Open SUNY

Jinseok Heo

Project Team
  • Alexander Nazarenko, Buffalo State College
  • M. Scott Goodman, Buffalo State College

Buffalo State College

2013

Tier One

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Creation of online modules to support student not yet exposed to advanced analytical instruments for use in advanced chemical analysis, forensic investigation, and materials characterization.

Project Outcome:

The project outcomes share demonstration modules on a range of analytical instruments.

Virtual Infrastructure for Data Intensive Analysis (VIDIA)

Steven M. Gallo

Project Team
  • Matthew D. Jones, University at Buffalo
  • Cynthia D. Cornelius, University at Buffalo
  • Jeanette M. Sperhac, University at Buffalo
  • Brian M. Lowe, SUNY Oneonta
  • Gregory Fulkerson, SUNY Oneonta
  • William Wilkerson, SUNY Oneonta
  • Brett Heindl, SUNY Oneonta
  • Achim Koeddermann, SUNY Oneonta
  • James Greenberg, SUNY Oneonta

Buffalo, University at

2013

Tier Three

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Partnering of supercomputing infrastructure and data scientists to support undergraduate education through use OER visualization tools.

Project Outcome:

A SUNY Research Foundation "Learning Tuesdays" talk describes the VIDIA project in detail (Scroll to VIDIA specific talk at 22 minutes). Can be viewed here.

SUNY Games II

Peter Shea

Project Team
  • Dr. Alandeon W. Oliveira, University at Albany
  • Jason Vickers, University at Albany
  • Daniel Goodwin, University at Albany
  • Jennifer Goodall, University at Albany
  • George Berg, University at Albany
  • James McElwaine, Purchase College; Queens College, CUNY
  • Prof. Jianwei Zhang, University at Albany
  • Dr. Roberta Johnson, University at Albany
  • Dr. Edward Bever, SUNY College at Old Westbury
  • Larry Dugan, Finger Lakes Community College
  • Bina Ramamurthy, University at Buffalo
  • Diane G. Gal, Empire State College
  • Eileen O’Connor, Empire State College
  • Tobi Saulnier, First Playable Games
  • Aaron Westendorf, Agora Games
  • Glenn Van Knowe, MESO
  • Anna Zhou, University at Albany

Albany, University at

2013

Tier Three

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Expansion of a joint, online, academic program that promotes understanding of games for learning and results in a network of interdisciplinary participants by partnering with industry (First Playable, Agora Games, and the atmospheric simulation and forecasting company MESO).

Project Outcome:

Website describes plans for game development across SUNY.

Student Success and Affordability through the use of Open Educational Courses

Marty Christofferson

Project Team
  • Sophia Georgiakaki, TCCC
  • Amber Gilewski, TCCC
  • Tony DeFranco, TCCC
  • Bob Yavits, TCCC

Tompkins Cortland Community College

2013

Tier Two

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Support for a colloquium to grow adoption of established courses using OER, specifically 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

Project Outcome:

In addition to other resources, the colloquium report illustrates initial success with OER adoption.

Rural Schools Virtual Project [RSVP]: Expanding Access to Advanced & Elective Online Coursework

Thomas Giblin

Project Team

Brockport, State University College at

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Partnership between rural K-12 schools and teacher colleges to expand course offerings and provide collaborate online support.

Project Outcome:

Virtual School experiences are detailed in a JETS article available here

Towards OPEN SUNY: A Novel On-line Learning Approach for ECE and ET Students

Mohammed Abdallah

Project Team
  • Nick Merante, SUNYIT

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2013

Tier One

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Creation of a virtual environment to support access to microprocessor boards, data acquisition device or even a medical device that students need to connect to understand certain software. Students connect their hardware to computers that do not have the required software environment and still be able to remotely access the developing tools.

Project Outcome:

Resources included foundational PPT report on the feasibility of separating hardware and software to facilitate online lab experiences

Integration of Virtual and Real Equipment Learning Tools Related to Sustainability Education

Mark Bremer

Project Team
  • Philip Hofmeyer, Morrisville State College
  • Ibrahim Yucel, SUNYIT
  • Christopher Urban, SUNYIT
  • Kenneth T Waight III, MESO Inc.
  • Xinchao Wei, SUNYIT
  • Glenn E. Van Knowe, SUNYIT
  • Robert Keesee, University at Albany
  • Brian Hong-An Tang, University at Albany
  • Elizabeth Rossi, SUNYIT
  • Suzanne Tulino, New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2013

Tier Two

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Development of a portable, reusable solar/wind power plant as a learning tool to address sustainability issues. Creation of related virtual - real activities/exercises that would be appropriate to support undergraduate sustainability and alternative energy related courses, and support K-12 outreach and at-risk youth programs.

Project Outcome:

MESO's game for "Green Energy Builder" is available here and the final report details the resulting course curriculum here

SUNY Writing Across the Curriculum Online Resource Center

Rachel Rigolino

Project Team
  • Matt Newcomb, SUNY New Paltz
  • Mary Fakler, SUNY New Paltz
  • Joan Perisse, SUNY New Paltz
  • Lynne Crockett, SUNY Sullivan
  • Linda Smith, SUNY New Paltz
  • Kathryn Hurd, SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, State University College at

2013

Tier Two

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Development of an online repository containing open educational resources focused on writing across the curriculum available both to SUNY and non-SUNY faculty.

Project Outcome:

Project website contains writing resources to assist both students and faculty with improving writing skills.

Open SUNY Textbooks Renewal

Cyril Oberlander

Project Team
  • Charles Lyons, University at Buffalo

Geneseo, State University College at

2013

Tier Three

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Expansion of a pilot to create Open SUNY Textbooks to reduce the cost of attending colleges and universities by leveraging the creative talents of SUNY faculty, librarians, and staff to sustain and scale OER for Open SUNY.

Project Outcome:

Open SUNY Textbook project site can be accessed here.

Online Global Learning Communities in the Humanities: A Course Model

Celia Easton

Project Team

Geneseo, State University College at

2013

Tier One

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Demonstration project to create an international online learning community focused on a shared text through utilization of course management software, wikis, blogs, embedded video, and file sharing to support discussion-based humanities courses

Project Outcome:

Final report describes the goal of investigating how to break linear reading habits to foster enhanced material reflection through use of technology.

Impact of a Cloud-Based Program on SLOs in an Online Health Assessment Course

Susan Deane

Project Team
  • Dr. Kirsty Digger, SUNY Delhi
  • Dr. Mary Pat Lewis, SUNY Delhi
  • Elizabeth Pratt, SUNY Delhi

Delhi, College of Technology at

2013

Tier Two

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Using the ShadowHealth tool, students will interact with a virtual patient in a hospital setting conducting health history and system-based assessments. Student learning outcomes were evaluated through the use of grading rubrics, module summaries, and written transcripts of student activities within the program.

Project Outcome:

The project demonstrated that positive learning outcomes can be achieved through virtual simulation. Skills and knowledge learned in a virtual environment can be transferred into actual practice and meet the needs of the healthcare community.

Collaborative Media Lab Pilot

Samara Smith

Project Team
  • Dr. Laura Anker, SUNY Old Westbury
  • Dr. Niev Duffy, SUNY Old Westbury
  • Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, Long Island Wins

Old Westbury, State University College at

2013

Tier One

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Development of a collaborative, train-the-trainer model to empower students and faculty with digital literacy skills as life-long media learners and to share media skills with one another, our community partners, and the public.

Project Outcome:

In addition to project outcomes presentations, the website provides several modules for "how to" edit audio, photos, create a portfolio, and use other multimedia tools for lesson preparation.

Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): On-demand Discovery Learning Professional Development (Phase 2)

Roberta (Robin) Sullivan

Project Team
  • Cherie van Putten, Binghamton University
  • Beth Burns, Buffalo State College
  • Susan Jaworski, Buffalo State College
  • Dr. Shufang Shi, SUNY Cortland
  • Nathan Whitley-Grassi, Empire State College
  • Dr. Kathleen Gradel, SUNY Fredonia
  • Dr. Michael Jabot, SUNY Fredonia
  • Cindi Tysick, University at Buffalo
  • Lisa Miles Raposo, State University of New York Center for Professional Development (SUNY CPD)

Buffalo, University at

2013

Tier Three

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Faculty development to support use of cloud based learning software and processes.

Project Outcome:

TOEP is now available SUNY-wide, a Scale-Up success story - see project site or contact the SUNY Center for Professional Development. Registration can be done here.

Enriching Teaching Field Experience Through Technology

Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs

Project Team

Oneonta, State University College at

2013

Tier One

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Experimentation with mobile apps to bridge classroom/planetarium instruction and outdoor viewing of the celestial sphere by augmenting astronomy instruction with tablet computers. Pilot includes lab assignments, reference object coordinates, and enhanced telescopic eyepiece viewing.

Project Outcome:

JETS article describing pre-service teacher prep experience available here.

Exploring New Horizons: Science And Engineering Everywhere, At Anytime And For Everyone

Monica Bugallo

Project Team

Stony Brook University

2013

Tier Three

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A multidisciplinary approach including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Science Education that focuses on underrepresented students through our collaboration with the Women In Science and Engineering program and the Center of Science and Mathematics Education.

Project Outcome:

Website containing information for Summer Camp and targeted courses available here.

Developing a Technology Platform to Support Blended-Online Learning

Douglas H. Summerville

Project Team
  • Kyle J. Temkin, Binghamton University

Binghamton University

2013

Tier Two

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Development of several new prototype technologies which further the goals of blended-online education, including a system that allows the question generation and grading features of online questioning systems to be used in an offline lecture environment

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

A Hybrid Approach for Teaching Calculus

James M. Pitarresi

Project Team
  • Laura Anderson, Binghamton University
  • Joseph Brennan, Binghamton University
  • Daniel McKinney, Binghamton University

Binghamton University

2013

Tier Two

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Calculus hybrid and flipped module development to support best practices, employ a pre-calculus screening exam for early identification and focused remediation for students with weak skills, and creation of targeted tutorials to keep students "on-track"

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Math Course Redesign Project

Nicole Adsitt

Project Team
  • Shannon Reohr, Cayuga Community College

Cayuga Community College

2013

Tier Two

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Creation of modules to support personalized instruction in mathematics by allowing students to work at a guided self-pace, with a focus on content mastery.

Project Outcome:

Cayuga College's vision is to create efficient educational pathways for students as they pursue their long term goals

Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning Evaluation Project

Bidhan Chandra

Project Team
  • Dr. Keith Landa, Purchase College
  • Rebecca Smolar, SUNY Levin Institute
  • Dr. Runi Mukherji, The College at Old Westbury
  • Dr. Patrice Prusko Torcivia, Cornell University
  • Dr. Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski, SUNY Cobleskill

Empire State College

2013

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Pilots and strengthens cross institutional adoption of e-Portfolio initiatives on participating campuses through creating a Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning Evaluation Toolkit to improve the development and assessment of international experiential learning activities

Project Outcome:

Complete toolkit doc available here.

iPads for Music Making and Music Teaching

Jill Reese

Project Team
  • Matthew Wilson, Visiting Lecturer of Music Technology, SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, State University College at

2013

Tier One

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Music education majors learn use of mobile devices to encourage creativity and expression of learners regardless of age or ability (local schools, childcare programs, retirement and rehabilitation centers, and multiple student associations on campus). This supports standards for teacher preparation set forth by ISTE and NCATE.

Project Outcome:

The website provides multiple examples of student use of iPads in service of K-12 education and community based spaces.

Multimedia Innovation Instruction Technology (MIIT)

Christine Faraday

Project Team
  • Marsha Spiegelman, Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College

2013

Tier One

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Active learning pilot with a media:scape mini to create a video or Pinterest board based on one of the books connected to a campus-wide project. Selected videos and boards will be showcased on the "Speak, Memory" LibGuide which is used by faculty across campus to stimulate ideas for infusing the theme into classes and activities.

Project Outcome:

The project website describes functions and uses of the collaborative space and survey research is available as part of the project outcomes.

Cultivating a Composing Process: Growing Critical Thinking and Student Success with ePortfolios

Timothy W. Gerken

Project Team
  • Wyatt Galusky, PhD, Associate Professor, Humanities; Coordinator, Science, Technology, & Society Program, Morrisville State College
  • Aron Efimenko, Assistant Professor, Humanities, Morrisville State College
  • Matt Barber, Network and Systems Manager, Morrisville State College

Morrisville State College

2013

Tier Two

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Use of e-Portfolios to support interdisciplinary composition courses.

Project Outcome:

Use of ePortfolio documented grade improvement during pilot phase across the curriculums. See SUNY Council Report on Writing.

Introducing Virtualization via OpenStack “Cloud” System to SUNY Orange Applied Technologies Students

Christopher Rigby

Project Team
  • Cartmell Warrington, SUNY Orange

Orange County Community College

2013

Tier Two

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Creation of modules and open stack virtual servers to provide students with experiential learning of security configurations and administration of database systems.

Project Outcome:

Virtualization lab environments described in a PPT report.

E-portfolios to Engage Student Veterans at Suffolk County Community College

Susan P. Lieberthal

Project Team
  • Krista Gruber, Suffolk Community College
  • Paul Basileo, Suffolk Community College
  • Meridith Leo, Suffolk Community College
  • Danna Prather Davis, Suffolk Community College
  • Nancy Wozniak, Consultant, Stony Brook University

Suffolk County Community College

2013

Tier One

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E-portfolio training to veterans returning as students that integrates writing, video editing and information literacy. The project will strengthen student academic engagement and result in individualized electronic presentations fort job interviews or college transfer.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD.

Gift and Deselection Manager Online

Mark Sullivan

Project Team

Geneseo, State University College at

2013

Tier Two

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Development of a workflow tool to enable coordinated collection development, last copy detection, and resource sharing. By linking gift processing, conspectus analysis, and deselection among all the SUNY libraries, GDM Online will allow for enhanced acquisitions through usage data from ILLiad systems, book lists, and circulation statistics.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD.

Developing Co-curricular Courses that Lead to Critical Thinking in On-line and Hybrid Coursework

Jeffrey Linn

Project Team
  • Lynae Sakshaug, Associate Professor, Masters of Arts in Teaching, Empire State College
  • Frank McDonald, Assistant Professor, Master of Arts in Teaching, Empire State College
  • Elizabeth Heavey, Associate Professor, Nursing, SUNY College at Brockport

Brockport, State University College at

2013

Tier Two

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Interdisciplinary project with professors in Educational Administration, Nursing and Teacher Education to investigate, design and implement curriculum for asynchronous courses that combine rigorous assignments and assessments that lead to critical thinking and are aligned with the K-12 Common Core Learning Standards.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD.

Developing an Interactive Web-Application for Instructions Involving Networks

Changhyun Kwon

Project Team
  • Ann Bisantz, University at Buffalo
  • Joan Lucas, SUNY College at Brockport
  • June Dong, SUNY Oswego
  • Julia Colyar, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2013

Tier Two

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Development of an interactive web-application that will be tested in three computer science classes to help teaching and learning difficult notions, often written in complicated mathematical notations, with visualized information.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

The E-Textbook Opportunity: The Time is Now for SUNY, Phase 2

Dean Hendrix

Project Team
  • Charles Lyons, University at Buffalo Libraries
  • Mary Jo Orzech, SUNY College at Brockport
  • Pamela J Peters, SUNY Delhi

Buffalo, University at

2013

Tier Two

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Continued exploration of e-textbook adoption with new assessment methodologies related to student learning outcomes, developing longitudinal data sets for pinpointing trends among specific student populations, analyzing the impact of price on e-textbook adoption and investigating the feasibility of a student-centered e-textbook model.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

TeachLivE from New York: Developing Innovative Practices in Immersive Teaching Technology

Krista Vince Garland

Project Team
  • Kevin Miller, Buffalo State
  • Sharon Raimondi, University at Buffalo

Buffalo State College

2013

Tier One

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Support of three full day workshops within a virtual classroom to explore a mixed methods research study, and disseminate information from findings to stakeholders. Artifacts from this project will include the development of template curricula to guide other SUNY departments considering the establishment of a TeachLivE simulation lab to support teacher training.

Project Outcome:

In addition to project outcomes, the website describes the functions and application of the "TeachLivE" simulations in service of teacher preparation.

An Undergraduate Research Experience: Using technology to Monitor Japanese Beetles Related to Changing Climate Conditions, Across New York State

Linda Jones

Project Team
  • Nikki Shrimpton, Empire State College
  • Sadie Ross, Empire State College
  • Jeremy Stone, Empire State College

Empire State College

2012

Tier One

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A citizen science project tracking Japanese Beetles throughout NYS to study the relationship between environment and impact on species.

Project Outcome:

The "Citizen Science" website and outcomes specific to the Beetle project are documented here.

Automating Production of PowerPoint-Based Algorithm Visualization Teaching Materials

Sen Zhang

Project Team
  • James Ryder, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Pilot to facilitate algorithm teaching by Computer Science (CS) instructors at primarily undergraduate institutions by increasing the availability and accessibility of easily adoptable, standardized PowerPoint (PPT) algorithm visualization materials.

Project Outcome:

API was developed to auto-generate algorithms and data structures to undergraduate students. Was very positively received by students and a second project is underway to help scale up results.

Creation, Implementation, and Assessment of Anatomy and Physiology Online Laboratory Modules

Adam Rich

Project Team
  • Chris Price, SUNY Brockport
  • Kanchana Mendes, SUNY Brockport
  • Kathleen Reagan, SUNY Brockport
  • Jeremy Browne, Brigham Young University
  • Christopher Loretz, University at Buffalo
  • Marirose Ethington, Genesee Community College
  • Gary Glaser, Genesee Community College

Brockport, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Creation of pre-laboratory learning modules for A&P students to assess the effects of using these modules to reduce face-to-face lab duration while maintaining learning outcomes, and to identify features to facilitate faculty adoption of this technology.

Project Outcome:

73% of over Anatomy & Physiology students from two courses (n=569) accessed pilot video lab prep content. There was no significant difference in test performance from those who accessed vs. those who did not. See outcomes poster for more details.