Projects Underway

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STEM Job Skills Development in a Competency Based Education (CBE) Model

Dr. Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Project Team
  • Shaun Hoppel
  • Allison Moreland

Empire State College

2018

Tier One

$10,000.00

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Project Summary:

This project will examine CBE as an instructional model to provide workforce development to STEM students, promote inclusion of students with cognitive disabilities in STEM fields, and foster collaborations on CBE projects across SUNY.

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

University at Buffalo

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.

Project Outcome:

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

University at Albany

2015

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

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

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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Project Summary:

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.

Project Outcome Report