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

Isabelle Bichindaritz

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

Oswego

2016

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

Our project provides a series of three MOOC-like courses, one being offered by Coursera, that learners can take to complete a certificate and receive an award of completion in Biomedical Data Analysis at an affordable cost. The access to the Big Data, Genes, and Medicine course in particular has expanded our educational reach to an amazing worldwide audience of currently 4,078 learners of varied backgrounds and socio-economic status.

Project Outcome Report

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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Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

The course provided training on creating and facilitating fully accessible educational experiences to students. Educators who completed the training should be able to create and revise courses, websites, and other educational materials with all students in mind, regardless of their ability or disability levels. As a result, the hope is to decrease risks of possible student drop-out for the reasons of inability to comprehend the material or complete required assessments.

Project Outcome Report

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

University at Buffalo

2014

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

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.

Project Outcome Report

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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Project Summary:

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:

Short-term outcomes include new materials in the form of hardware and software, and presentations related to the projects for delivery of the courses. Long-term outcomes include better motivation of our students to be in the STEM and high technology workplace or part of academic life as faculty.

Project Outcome Report

Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning Evaluation Project

Bidhan Chandra

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

Empire State College

2013

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

The Toolkit provides guidance to faculty to create and deliver appropriate international experiential learning activities that strengthen students’ cross-cultural skills while they are engaged in international experiences. The Toolkit also provides guidance to faculty to coach their students to document their learning artifacts and to produce effective reflection pieces to appear in their e-Portfolios. The Toolkit is expected to be piloted in COIL courses, study abroad experiences, faculty-led trips, in-class curricular efforts, and international service learning experiences.

Complete toolkit doc available here.

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Project Outcome Report
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