Projects Underway

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Metaliteracy Learning Pathways: Fostering Innovative Teaching Across SUNY

Ms. Kelsey O'Brien Senior Assistant Librarian

Project Team
  • Brian Doubleday

Albany, University at

2017

Tier Two

Project Summary:

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

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Alfred State Micro Credentialing Project

Ms. Danyelle Moore, Director of Online Learning

Project Team
  • Mr. Jonathan Hilsher
  • Joseph Greenthal
  • Dr. Kristin Poppo

Alfred University, NYS College of Ceramics at

2017

Tier One

Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom

Ms. Lucia DeRespinis, Executive Director, Grants Office

Project Team

Fashion Institute of Technology

2017

Tier Three

Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

Diverse Techniques of Asian Art and Craft

Kyunghee Pyun

Project Team
  • Jinyoung Jin, Stony Brook

Fashion Institute of Technology

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Using Targeted OERs to Develop Core Academic Skills in the Disciplines

Seana Logsdon

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

Empire State College

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

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

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

Stephanie Affinito

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

Albany, University at

2016

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

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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Project Summary:

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.

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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Project Summary:

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.

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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Project Summary:

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.

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