Projects Underway

Diverse Techniques of Asian Art and Craft

Kyunghee Pyun

Project Team

Fashion Institute of Technology

2016

Tier One

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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.

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Outcomes TBD

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

Casey Raymond

Project Team

Oswego, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Crowdsourcing Creativity

Michael Masci

Project Team

Geneseo, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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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.

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

Bina Ramamurthy

Project Team

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier One

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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.

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

Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Project Team

Empire State College

2016

Tier One

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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.

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Using Targeted OERs to Develop Core Academic Skills in the Disciplines

Aimee Woznick

Project Team

Empire State College

2016

Tier One

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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.

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Collaborative Initiative on Problem Based Learning in Music Renewal

Natalie Sarrazin

Project Team

Brockport, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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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

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Developing GIS Course Modules for Introductory Science and Social Science Courses

Mary Perrelli

Project Team

Buffalo State College

2016

Tier One

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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.

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Measuring the Effectiveness and Implementation of a Genetics MOOC

Christopher Rates

Project Team

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Two

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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.

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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.

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

Ildiko Monahan

Project Team

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2016

Tier One

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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.

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Investigating and developing online tools for scholarly communication

Patricia Williams

Project Team
  • Kim Myers, Brockport, State University College at
  • Crystal Hallenbeck, The College at Brockport

Brockport, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

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

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)

SUNY Open Educational Resources: Improving Faculty Discovery and Adoption

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:

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.

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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)

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.

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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

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)

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)

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)

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.

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.

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)

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)

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)

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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:

Outcomes TBD

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Project Outcome:

TBC

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.

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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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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:

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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

SUNY Geneseo Neuroscience Cyber Technology Laboratory (CTL) Course

Terence Bazzett

Project Team

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Assessment of ERIN (Educational Resources in Neuroscience) to Investigate the utility as an ancillary to primary classroom instruction in a variety of related courses (e.g. Biopsychology, Behavioral Pharmacology, Behavior Genetics).

Project Outcome:

The Cyber Technology Laboratory Manual is well under development with the authors considering a SUNY Open Textbook. ERIN provides fuller access to learning resources, see project website.

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.

Development of an Interactive Case Study Capability

Christopher Urban

Project Team
  • Glenn E. Van Knowe, MESO Inc.
  • Kenneth T. Waight, Sun Dog Science LLC

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2012

Tier Two

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Development of case study modules that simulate real-world situations and place the student in a decision-making role that requires the use of scientific data and knowledge. The prototype will facilitate learning theories and concepts related to energy and engineering related to a regional power grid.

Project Outcome:

Developed a Community "Smart Grid" exercise to simulate various environmental conditions impacting the power grid.

Developing an Informed Community of People Who Are Interested in Advancing 3D Virtual World Instruction

John Cabra

Project Team
  • Cyndi Burnett, KnowInnovation

Buffalo State College

2012

Tier One

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Use of Qube software to facilitate active learning in a creativity course. Includes research of effectiveness and recommendations.

Project Outcome:

Journal article and three YouTube videos demonstrate use of Qube for collaboration on outcomes webpage.

Observations of Students in Clinical Settings via iPads

Pam Youngs-Maher

Project Team
  • Ann Botash, Upstate Medical University
  • Gene Bailey, Family Medicine Clerkship
  • Patricia Powers, Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP Track)
  • Carol Recker-Hughes, Physical Therapy Education Program
  • Joseph Smith, Director of Educational Communications

Upstate Medical University

2012

Tier Three

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Use of iPads to observe real time patient encounters and feedback to participating students in multiple health professions. Written feedback documented outcomes in a web-based database.

Project Outcome:

Faculty cohort (n=16) in health professions (Nursing, PT, Pediatrics) report FaceTime can be effective for use in Grand Rounds. Report includes issues regarding secure network connectivity within hospital environments to ensure HIPPA compliance.

Synergy & Systemness: Making the Most of Innovative Technology & Collaboration

Francesca Cichello

Project Team
  • Richard Bonnabeau, Empire State College
  • Ender Suvaçi Vice Rector, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Bilge Kagan Ozdemir, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Phyllis Herdendorf, Empire State College
  • German Zarate-Hoyos, SUNY Cortland
  • Özgür Yildirim, Turkey
  • Mary Schlarb, SUNY Cortland
  • Betsy Braun, Empire State College
  • Jon Rubin, SUNY COIL Center

Empire State College

2012

Tier One

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A pilot course to study effectiveness of collaborative international online learning later combined with a ten-day business study tour in Turkey. Before and after the trip, students engaged in learning activities via an online learning platform.

Project Outcome:

TBC

The E-Textbook Opportunity: The Time is Now for SUNY

Dean Hendrix

Project Team

Buffalo, University at

2012

Tier Two

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Pilot exploration of e-textbook adoption to assess the impact of price on e-textbook adoption and investigating the feasibility of a student-centered e-textbook model.

Project Outcome:

443 student pilot over 6 courses and 3 LMS indicated that e-Textbooks from publishers held promise but lacked flexibility and accessibility. 63% of students accessed via laptops, 16% on desktops, 11% during test phase on mobile devices. Complete data available.

Integrated Early Career & Transfer Engagement-OWL for Online Adult Learners

Robert Knipe

Project Team
  • Deborah Stayer Kelly, Corning Community College
  • Jayne Peaslee, Corning Community College
  • Colleen Gentry, Erie Community College
  • Martie Dixon, Erie Community College
  • Maureen Owens, Finger Lakes Community College
  • Larry Dugan, Finger Lakes Community College
  • Judie Littlejohn, Genesee Community College
  • Bob Knipe, Genesee Community College
  • Cori Dunagin, Jamestown Community College
  • Peggy VanKirk, Monroe Community College
  • Terry Keys, Monroe Community College

Genesee Community College

2012

Tier One

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Development of a web-based orientation, training materials, and internal procedures to assist online degree-seeking students across a consortium of campuses. This maximizes course alignment with goals, shortens time-to-completion, and promotes regional workforce and economic development.

Project Outcome:

A group of distance learning administrators piloted a consortium that has boosted retention and assisted with transfer among the consortium. Visit project website for details.

Eternal France: An Interactive Historical Simulation for College History Classes

Edward Bever

Project Team

Old Westbury, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Creation of a gamification prototype for use in Western Civilization and European history courses in which students will guide the development of France from the time of Clovis to the present day with students making decisions reflective of the government’s expanding purpose and power over time.

Project Outcome:

All resources available to download the game and incorporate in classes.

Digital Thoreau: Crowdsourcing Commentary

Paul Schacht

Project Team
  • Joe Easterly, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Creation of a platform for collaborative textual annotation, enabling individuals across multiple courses, campuses, levels of expertise, and intellectual approaches to engage in rich, vibrant, multi-layered conversation around a single text.

Project Outcome:

The project website describes the process, and the Chronicle of Higher Education provides a very good overview.

Using Visual Communication Tools to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Harrison Yang

Project Team

Oswego, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate an innovative and replicable training model of integrating visual communication tools for teacher candidates at SUNY Oswego, including a training approach to better prepare technology integration across curriculum.

Project Outcome:

A large output of student portfolio examples, data, publications and press articles are available.

Design and Testing of Laboratory Instruction Management System (LIMS)

Alexander Nazarenko

Project Team

Buffalo State College

2012

Tier One

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Creation of a Laboratory Instruction Management System (LIMS) by implementation of electronic notebooks and computerizing data acquisition. Students will plan and document all aspects of an experiment; laboratory instructions will be incorporated into a notebook template and reports can be generated.

Project Outcome:

A poster presentation representing the project is available here.

Gestural Melody: New Learning Tools for Musical Composition

Keith Landa

Project Team
  • Peer Bode, Alfred University
  • Jim McElwaine, Purchase College
  • Paul Thayer, Purchase College

Potsdam, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Use of iPads to sketch out melodies without constraints of formal composition notation tools, and develop an app.

Project Outcome:

A full download of the source code for app development is available.

Development & Validation of SUNY Prep: Learner Preparedness Survey

Melissa Miszkiewicz

Project Team
  • Christine Kroll, University at Buffalo
  • Kelly Marczynski, Buffalo State
  • William Wieczorek, Buffalo State
  • Tom Mackey, Empire State College
  • Craig Lamb, Empire State College
  • J. Goodlet McDaniel, George Mason University

Buffalo State College

2012

Tier Two

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Development and validation of an instrument designed to predict student success based on individual learner characteristics and the learner’s level of engagement with information and communication technology (ICT). The outcome of Phase One is a validated instrument and scoring rubric to assess learner readiness (SUNY Prep, Learner Preparedness Survey) in online environments.

Project Outcome:

Project outcomes provide a foundation for a new instrument to assess learner characteristics and success in online learning.

SUNY Co-laboratory on Immersive Virtual Environments for STEM Learning

Peter Shea

Project Team
  • Jianwei Zhang, University at Albany
  • Alan Oliveira, University at Albany
  • Dan Goodwin, University at Albany
  • Mathias Vuille, University at Albany
  • Jennifer Goodall, University at Albany
  • Roberta Johnson, University at Albany
  • Bina Ramamurthy, University Buffalo
  • Edward Bever, Old Westbury
  • Jim McElwaine, Purchase
  • Larry Dugan, Finger Lakes CC
  • Suzanne Hayes, Empire State College
  • Alexandra Pickett, SUNY Learning Network
  • Kim Scalzo, SUNY Center for Professional Development

Albany, University at

2012

Tier Three

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Development of an innovative academic program through which students and faculty across a range of disciplines and SUNY colleges collaborate to create engaging and pedagogically sound video games that enhance k-12 student interest and learning of STEM content.

Project Outcome:

Recorded sessions include Anne Derryberry, Sean Duncan and a panel discussion on Games within SUNY. A course plan is available.

Dreaming in Languages: Politics, Pedagogy and Technology for Language Instruction

Juan De Urda Anguita

Project Team
  • Chiara De Santi, SUNY Fredonia
  • Carmen Rivera, SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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A three session workshop: the political climate around language teaching, current theories on language acquisition and pedagogy and an entire afternoon session devoted to technological innovations and applications for language instruction.

Project Outcome:

A resource page from the symposium and workshop details are on the outcomes page.

SUNYport: Portfolio site for SUNY students

Mark Ludwig

Project Team
  • A. Ben Wagner, SUNY Buffalo
  • Dean Hendrix, SUNY Buffalo
  • Andrew Perry, SUNY Oneonta

Buffalo, University at

2012

Tier Two

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Pilot use of VIVO open-source, semantic web based software to provide an e-portfolio service for SUNY students including tracking of scholarly works, publications, research, awards, projects and detailed specialties of interest it serves as a springboard for open access scholarly communication.

Project Outcome:

A pilot website and final report describe the potential for VIVO as an e-Portfolio solution, which was ultimately not adopted.

Enviropedia: A Serious Game about Beverage Container Choices

Lori Scarlatos

Project Team
  • Alexander M. Orlov, Stony Brook University
  • Arnout van de Rijt, Stony Brook University
  • David J. Tonjes, Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

2012

Tier Three

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Development of an innovative web-based game situated within an online science learning community. Enviropedia, will emphasize the connections between science and society by focusing on beverage container choice.

Project Outcome:

The game is available for play here to demonstrate that by concentrating on containers with the larger carbon footprint points are accumulated more rapidly. Additional teaching materials are available.

Open SUNY Textbooks

Cyril Oberlander

Project Team
  • Charles Lyons, University at Buffalo
  • Open SUNY Textbook participating Libraries or IT

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Pilot to develop a SUNY partnership to explore and create an Open SUNY Textbook initiative to reduce cost of higher education to students by incentivizing faculty publications.

Project Outcome:

Project website provides free access to over 15 textbook titles and is soliciting new material.

Big Data on a Small(er) Campus: Use of Large-Scale Text Analysis by a Comprehensive Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Brian Lowe

Project Team
  • Gregory M. Fulkerson, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Provides access to tools and methods necessary to discern and critically dissect patterns and trends within “Big Data” as it emerges through social media.

Project Outcome:

Has enabled students access to "big data" at the Center for Computational Research at UB.

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.

Student Mediated Video Lecture Capture

Ronald Sarner

Project Team
  • Rosemary J. Mullick, SUNYIT
  • Jorge Novillo, SUNYIT
  • Christopher Urban, SUNYIT
  • Nick Merante, SUNYIT

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2012

Tier One

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Evaluation of open source Class-X lecture capture software with inexpensive consumer grade equipment. Enables the viewer pan and zoom control over the image that is displayed.

Project Outcome:

Several courses were captured and distributed using Class-X process. Outcomes, examples, publication and report are available.

Presentations Unplugged: Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Tom Blake

Project Team

Binghamton University

2012

Tier One

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Pilot investigation of "anytime-anywhere" use of mobile devices in the classroom by students and faculty.

Project Outcome:

During the funding timeframe, significant challenges were encountered to enable objectives on an enterprise network. The PI offers other solutions through publications as this technology matures.

Giving/Getting Access to Scholarly and Instructional Material

Mary Jo Orzech

Project Team
  • Andrew Perry, SUNY Oneonta

Brockport, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Support of a day long workshop to investigate issues of scholarly publication and instructional materials.

Project Outcome:

Workshop speakers focused on shared resources, copyright, open scholarship and copyright clearance. The workshop outcomes are available.

Virtual Study Abroad: Student Engagement & International Interaction Using Meeting & Mobile Tools

Lorette Pellettiere Calix

Project Team
  • Patrice Prusko Torcivia, Empire State College
  • Oscar Leon, Panama

Empire State College

2012

Tier Two

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A pilot project to provide the opportunity for all SUNY students to participate in a virtual term abroad. Researchers will analyze and try to resolve technical issues related to international collaboration and will compare a variety of tools for learner engagement and promoting cross cultural and/or international interaction.

Project Outcome:

Project outcomes provide robust resources for the ROI of virtual study abroad, as well as feedback on technology requirements and support processes.

Initiating Conversations About the End of Life: The Advanced Illness Decision Simulation Environment

Deborah Waldrop

Project Team
  • Mary Ann Meeker, UB School of Nursing
  • David Milling, UB School of Medicine
  • Steve Sturman, UB School of Social Work
  • Karen Zinnerstrom, UB School of Medicine Clinical Competency Center
  • Tony Guzman, UB School of Social Work

Buffalo, University at

2012

Tier Three

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The Advanced Illness Decision Support Environment (AIDSE) and utilize simulation technology to create an environment to engage students in active, real-time learning about how to initiate and facilitate decision-making conversations with patients about their goals for care and desired outcomes.

Project Outcome:

Website provides freely available modules for learning more about end-of-life decision making.

Improving Student Performance in SUNY Orange Placement Assessment and Developmental Courses Through the Use of Video Presentations

Mary Ford

Project Team
  • Stacey Moegenburg, SUNY Orange

Orange County Community College

2012

Tier Two

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Creation of video presentation series about how the college uses Accuplacer placement assessment. These video modules will focus on 1) the purpose, format and ramifications of the exam; 2) subjects covered in the math and reading components of the exam and the rubric used to evaluate the essay component; and 3) available online resources to help students prepare for the exam.

Project Outcome:

Four placement videos thoroughly describe the accuplacer process and what to expect from the exam process. All materials are available here.

4C-CITI: Four-College Consortium for Innovative Technology Integration

Shufang Shi

Project Team
  • Kathleen Gradel, SUNY Fredonia
  • Sharon Raimondi, University at Buffalo
  • Chris Widdall, SUNY Cortland
  • Karl Klein, Onondaga Community College

Cortland, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Pilot of a collaborative model for using relevant digital learning tools within teacher education coursework. This work will be done through mutual mentoring (in instructional design, technical knowledge, and navigating the complexity of multi-layered P-16 institutions), as we use, demonstrate, and then compile exemplary teaching strategies.

Project Outcome:

The project website details the resources available to assist with teacher preparation and professional development.

Hybridization: Transforming to a Hybrid Foreign Language Instructional Model

Rose McEwen

Project Team
  • Felisa Brea, SUNY Geneseo
  • Bill Heller, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Template creation to support transforming beginning-level courses from traditional, face-to-face teaching/learning formats to a hybrid, Quia-powered online model. Includes adopting ACTFL-based proficiency measurements to the design of learning outcomes, curricula, and paradigms for assessing the effectiveness of hybrid learning in four foreign language skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading.

Project Outcome:

Evaluation report and presentation of three semester pilot measuring hybrid effectiveness indicated that STAMP measures could not predictably indicate proficiency, but a significant majority (73%) of students valued that the hybrid format provided them the ability to tailor some of their own learning according to their professional interests and learning needs.

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.

Osw3go.net: Alternate Reality Simulations as Learning Tools

Ulises Mejias

Project Team
  • John Kane, SUNY Oswego

Oswego, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Development of a template to support interdisciplinary 'alternate reality' simulations that are collectively played by students using the Web. These simulations ask participants to analyze a fictional problem based on real-life situations, articulate a variety of possible responses to it, and examine the question of what form action should be taken.

Project Outcome:

Developed games to investigate issues such as Islamaphobia and hydrofracking.

Integrated Online Database for Plant Identification and Use in the Landscape

Nina Bassuk

Project Team
  • Dr. Ellen J. Cramer, Remarc Solutions

Cornell University, NYS College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at

2012

Tier Two

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Creation of a woody plant database with intent to expand to GPS referencing that can be accessed on smart phones and tablets for field application.

Project Outcome:

Project website provides the research output.

Design Digital Concierge for SUNY Learning Common: Pedagogical Rich Reusable Learning Object

R Hope Adams

Project Team
  • Rosalyn Rufer, SUNY Empire State College

Empire State College

2012

Tier One

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A workshop to design, develop, and implement pedagogically rich reusable learning objects (RLO), which can be shared via SUNY Learning Commons. The workshop will consider instructional delivery models, case studies, and using technical tools to design, develop, and create a RLO in any content/curricular area.

Project Outcome:

Workshop files and a publication from JETDE is posted on the outcomes website describing an example of deep learning in an MBA curriculum through use of reusable learning objects.

SUNY Healthcare Island: Exploring a Virtual SUNY Community of Healthcare Learners

Hope Windle

Project Team
  • Renée Gecsedi, New York State Nurses Association
  • Alexandra Pickett, SUNY Learning Network

Ulster County Community College

2012

Tier Two

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Use of Second Life for collaborative case studies in a virtual hospital, learning critical thinking skills with intent to design and implement additional case studies and assessment to address progress, successes and challenges.

Project Outcome:

Journal articles, project details and a detailed presentation of the student experience with a Second Life healthcare island is available .

Non-Profit Community Partner Service Project

Amy Dohm

Project Team
  • Nathan Franklin, Clinton Community College

Clinton Community College

2012

Tier One

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Pilot use of Prezi in student presentations partnered with community based organizations to provide experiential learning around promotion and engagement of target audiences.

Project Outcome:

Students responded well to the service learning assignments and guidance. Exercises, timeline and prezi debrief is available here.

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

Trudi Jacobson

Project Team
  • Thomas Mackey, Empire State College
  • Mark McBride, Buffalo State
  • Michael Daly, Fulton Montgomery Community College
  • Michele Forte, Empire State College
  • Jenna Hecker, University at Albany
  • Ellen Murphy, Empire State College

Albany, University at

2012

Tier Three

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Creation of a Transliteracy Learning Collaborative as a SUNY-wide think tank and incubator for promoting transliteracy and emerging frameworks for information literacy including learning analytics, badges, and the semantic web. Other areas of exploration include the transition from high school to college, and developing learning communities.

Project Outcome:

Robust resources are provided on the website to guide student in understanding of metaliteracy. There is also an Open SUNY Textbook available to assist with Metaliteracy.

Multimedia Recording Suite

Lisa Melohusky

Project Team
  • T. John McCune, SUNY Fredonia
  • Dawn Eckenrode, SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Support of technology to create and study podcasting and multimedia material incorporated into learning materials.

Project Outcome:

Lab was created to support the cross platform content. Photographs of the lab, along with links to podcasts created and tutorials are available.

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

Roberta (Robin) Sullivan

Project Team
  • Beth Burns, Buffalo State
  • Kathleen Gradel, SUNY Fredonia
  • Shufang Shi, SUNY Cortland
  • Cherie van Putten, Binghamton University
  • Cindi Tysick, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2012

Tier One

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Pilot the Tools of Engagement Project’s (TOEP) on-demand professional development model among faculty across SUNY campuses, investigating its effectiveness in expanding their pedagogy as they integrate free online Web 2.0 tools into their courses and research.

Project Outcome:

TOEP has transitioned from a $10,000 IITG award to a fully scaled SUNY Center for Professional Development offering in addition their website. Several publications have resulted, including the 2015 NMC Horizon Report Higher Education Edition.

Science and Engineering Everywhere, at Anytime, and for Everyone

Monica Bugallo

Project Team
  • Helio Takai, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Stony Brook University

2012

Tier One

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Pilot program to engage undergraduate students in authentic science and engineering by developing and using modern cybertools. Supports and engages high school and at-risk students in STEM based learning.

Project Outcome:

Exercises to promote STEM understanding are in the report, along with links to web resources.

SUNY Distance Mentored Undergraduate Research: Leveraging System Expertise to Enhance Learning

Lori Bernard

Project Team
  • Jack Croxton, SUNY Fredonia
  • Danielle Garneau, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Shashi Kanbur, SUNY Oswego

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier Three

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Computer mediated technology to support undergraduate research mentoring and exploration of technology use in faculty development.

Project Outcome:

Recommendations for use of virtual tools for mentorship is available here.

Evaluating Geologic Mapping Tools for the Undergraduate Curriculum

Martha Growdon

Project Team
  • Leslie Hasbargen, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Pilot use of the first digital field-mapping evaluation, comparing available tablet computers and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in side-by-side field tests, to train students to produce new 1:24000-scale geologic maps of New York State (NYS) to investigate potential horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

Project Outcome:

Compared Google Nexus and iPad for geological field use, as well as a number of Apps. Outcomes indicate common challenges and student preference depending upon tool used.

DCrit: Digital Critiquing Platform

Steven Schneider

Project Team

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2012

Tier One

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Rubric development for a Digital Critique Platform (Dcrit) to facilitate program level review and assessment with content at the project level. Captures/archives both student work and critical assessments in a database for individual or aggregate level objectives.

Project Outcome:

A complete set of tools including the rubric and processes is available on the project website.

Enhancing Student Success in Potsdam’s Hybrid History Courses

James German

Project Team
  • Natalia Veinott, SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Development, implementation and assessment of technologies (SMS, social media, lecture capture) that enhance student success by increasing interactivity, accessibility, and options in SUNY Potsdam's large enrollment history hybrid courses.

Project Outcome:

Course redesign effort demonstrated a total .69 gain in grade outcomes when coupled to social media use as detailed in presentations, as well as student perceptions of use and convenience of social media course integration.

Learner eXperience Designers (LXD) Exploring the Feasibility of Badging

Beth Burns

Project Team
  • Jason Welborn, Buffalo State
  • Ken Fujiuchi, Buffalo State
  • Mark McBride, Buffalo State
  • Meghan Pereira, Buffalo State

Buffalo State College

2012

Tier Two

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The Learner eXperience Designers (LXD), will spearhead the exploration of integrating badging on campus and in higher education. Specifically, the LXD are committed to evaluating the logistics and effectiveness of badging in three specific areas: within a course, within a student training program, and within professional development.

Project Outcome:

Presentation of the project outcomes is available here.

IL Fox – The Virtual Toolbook for Information Literacy Initial Research

Carol Anne Germain

Project Team
  • Tor Loney, University at Albany
  • John Pardavila, University at Albany

Albany, University at

2012

Tier One

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Development of an online information literacy (IL) toolbook to promote information and digital fluency. This tool will fill a void for students as well as faculty by incorporating key information concepts at multiple levels (e.g., proximity searches).

Project Outcome:

In addition to conference outcomes, a digital online dictionary/encyclopedia promoting information literacy and digital fluency was developed.

Supporting the needs of 21st Century Learners: Faculty Development with Tools of Engagement

Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Project Team
  • Patricia Hoefler, Empire State College
  • Mark Lewis, Empire State College
  • Jase Teoh, Empire State College
  • Michael Fortune, Empire State College
  • Evren Eryilmaz, Empire State College
  • Sheryl Coleman, Empire State College

Empire State College

2012

Tier One

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Creation of four module-based blended training units which will be designed to introduce ESC faculty and staff to several types of Web 2.0 technology tools (social media, document sharing, etc.).

Project Outcome:

Interactive modules on how to use Google, blogging tools, and creation of multimedia files are available on the Empire State "Tools of Engagement" site.

Development and Assessment of Mobile Device Instruction in STEM Education at K-21 Level

Katharina Dittmar

Project Team
  • Bina Ramamurthy, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2012

Tier One

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Leverages NSF Cyber-Infrastructure funds to develop a cloud-deployed, scalable, virtual tool for the instruction of theory and practice of population genetics in K-21 settings.

Project Outcome:

Student data indicates broad adoption of the initial app release for use in learning. Additional data indicates that mobile device adoption does not necessarily translate into "mobile education".

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Use of e-Portfolio to ensure a meaningful, academically rigorous outcome from internships, including a template based upon standards and goals of experiential learning and a website which connects students with a Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium of seven academic institutions dedicated to strengthening energy education.

Project Outcome:

A 16 minutes video describes project outcomes, and the value of using ePortfolio in engineering education is described with data and outcomes in this presentation.

Engaging Students in Information Literacy and Digital Literacy through Emerging Technologies

Jessica Clemons

Project Team
  • Stephen P. Weiter, SUNY ESF

Environmental Science and Forestry, College of

2012

Tier One

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Demonstration project using the iPod touch, students will take photos of the spaces and resources in the library and use digital storytelling tools to tell a story about their orientation experience to the library.

Project Outcome:

All resourcesshared for how the "wayfinding" experience was set up and measured.

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