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Blockchain Badging - Coursera-to-Credit

Ms. Amy Moore

Project Team
  • Dr. Bina Ramamurthy
  • Dr. Shambhu Upadhyaya
  • Dr. Nan Travers
  • Dr. Lisa Stephens
  • Anne Reed
  • Tracy Puckett
  • Timothy Leyh

University at Buffalo

2018

Tier Three

$60,000.00

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Project Summary:

Leveraging a highly anticipated Coursera Blockchain Specialization, UB computer science faculty propose piloting a new process to transform Coursera-issued Verified Certificates into a UB Digital Badge, which for some learners, when coupled to their professional background, may lead to academic credit through a prior learning assessment (PLA) process to further a micro-credentialing or degree program effort.

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Displaying Transformation to the World: Global Learning Micro-credentials and Digital Badges

Dr. Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski

Project Team

Cobleskill, College of Agriculture & Technology

2018

Tier Three

$40,000.00

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Project Summary:

A consortium of SUNY universities and colleges, led by SUNY Cobleskill, and with the support of the SUNY Office of Global Affairs and the COIL Center, seek to produce the infrastructure to assess and credential competencies that students attain in global learning programs.

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Project Summary:

The proposed project is to develop collaborative content for a Micro-Credential (for academic credit) and a Digital Badge (for non-degree students) consisting of stackable modules on the elements of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) for use across pharmacy and health education professional and post-graduate programs.

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Alfred State Micro Credentialing Project For Sustainability

Ms. Danyelle O'Brien

Project Team
  • Elaine Morsman
  • Danyelle O'Brien
  • Troy Morehouse

Alfred State College

2018

Tier Two

$19,000.00

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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 students to participate in activities, online coursework, and projects that demonstrate their ability to grow and positively impact their academic and professional success.

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Enhanced Student Learning Experience in Technical Drawing and 3D Modeling through Augmented and Virtual Realities

Dr. Yue Hung

Project Team
  • Mr. Daniel Weinman

Farmingdale State College

2018

Tier One

$10,000.00

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Project Summary:

This proposal develops augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) demonstration models and stackable micro credential in CAD to enhance and encourage student learning in technical drawing and 3D modeling.

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Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom

Dr. Kyunghee Pyun

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

Fashion Institute of Technology

2017

Tier Three

$50,000.00

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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?

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Project Outcome Report

Metaliteracy Learning Pathways: Fostering Innovative Teaching Across SUNY

Ms. Kelsey O'Brien Senior Assistant Librarian

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

University at Albany

2017

Tier Two

$20,000.00

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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

Mr. Jonathan Hilsher, Director of Civic Engagement

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

Alfred State College

2017

Tier One

$10,000.00

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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.

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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:

Project Outcomes Report

Using Targeted OERs to Develop Core Academic Skills in the Disciplines

Seana Logsdon

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

Empire State College

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

Project Outcomes Report

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

University at Albany

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:

Project Outcome Report

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

University at Albany

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.

Project Outcome Report

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.

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

University at Albany

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.

Project Outcome Report