Projects Underway

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

Ms. Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, Online Learning Specialist

Project Team
  • Victoria Neu
  • Charles Zukoski
  • Venu Govindaraju

Buffalo, University at

2017

Tier Three

Project Summary:

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

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

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

Project Team
  • Diane Thiele
  • Tom Mackey
  • Carolyn Hunt

Empire State College

2017

Tier One

Project Summary:

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

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

Ms. JoAnne Fassinger, Grants Coordinator

Project Team
  • Molly Mott
  • Beth Martin, Purchasing Manager
  • Dr. Douglas Scheidt
  • JoAnne Fassinger

Canton, College of Technology at

2017

Tier Three

Project Summary:

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

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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?

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

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

Project Team

Geneseo, State University College at

2017

Tier One

Project Summary:

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

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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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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

The Programmatic Learning Environment Prototype

Diane Gal

Project Team
  • Amy McQuigge, Empire State College

Empire State College

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

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

Jennifer Zirnheld

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

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

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

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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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Project Summary:

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

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

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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Project Summary:

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

Digital Thoreau: Crowdsourcing Commentary

Paul Schacht

Project Team
  • Joe Easterly, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

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.

DCrit: Digital Critiquing Platform

Steven Schneider

Project Team

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

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.

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