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.

Project Outcome:

Improving Health Care Delivery for Refugees and African Americans Using Technology-Enhanced Interprofessional Experiential Learning

Dr. Patricia Ohtake, Associate Professor

Project Team
  • Daniel Tauken
  • Dr. Susan Deer

Buffalo, University at

2017

Tier Two

Project Summary:

Using technology-enhanced interprofessional experiential learning, health professions students will improve healthcare delivery for refugee and underserved populations by increasing their cultural sensitivity and understanding of health care disparities through engagement with refugee and underserved African American communities and learning to communicate with individuals with limited English proficiency using professional interpreters.

Project Outcome:

Establishing a regional interdisciplinary OER Institute to further develop a pipeline of experienced, research-inspired educators and students.

Ms. Elizabeth Kendall, Associate Vice President of Resource Development

Project Team
  • Ms. Talia Lipton
  • Daniel Tauken
  • Dr. Susan Deer

Rockland Community College

2017

Tier Two

Project Summary:

Meeting the Open Educational Resources Challenge: Taking collaboration to scale through applied best practices and other lessons learned in creating a pipeline of trained OER educators.

Project Outcome:

Investigating and developing online tools for scholarly communication

Kim Myers

Project Team
  • Julie Oyer, Brockport

Brockport, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

This project will survey the SUNY environment to create a network of those involved in scholarly communication. The goal is to create closer alignment and deeper partnerships for librarians and faculty in pursuing scholarly research, grants and publication.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Open Media Lab

Laura Chipley

Project Team
  • Professor Smith, SUNY College at Old Westbury

Old Westbury, State University College at

2015

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Creation of OER video and text tutorials to support use of multimedia tools.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Developing a Common Online Mapping Platform for Interdisciplinary, Place-Based Undergraduate Research

Colleen Garrity

Project Team
  • Ken Cooper, SUNY Geneseo
  • Kristina Hannam, SUNY Geneseo
  • Elizabeth Argentieri, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2015

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Use of GIS mapping technology across disciplines to author layered content for use online by community based organizations.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Collaborative Media Center

Samara Smith

Project Team
  • Laura Anker, Old Westbury
  • Niev Duffy, Old Westbury
  • Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, Long Island Wins

Old Westbury, State University College at

2014

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Supports ongoing testing of open digital tools, the creation of online resources, and individualized online and face-to-face support of faculty and students to promote life-long digital literacy.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Rural Schools Virtual Project [RSVP]: Expanding Access to Advanced & Elective Online Coursework

Thomas Giblin

Project Team

Brockport, State University College at

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Partnership between rural K-12 schools and teacher colleges to expand course offerings and provide collaborate online support.

Project Outcome:

Virtual School experiences are detailed in a JETS article available here

Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): On-demand Discovery Learning Professional Development (Phase 2)

Roberta (Robin) Sullivan

Project Team
  • Cherie van Putten, Binghamton University
  • Beth Burns, Buffalo State College
  • Susan Jaworski, Buffalo State College
  • Dr. Shufang Shi, SUNY Cortland
  • Nathan Whitley-Grassi, Empire State College
  • Dr. Kathleen Gradel, SUNY Fredonia
  • Dr. Michael Jabot, SUNY Fredonia
  • Cindi Tysick, University at Buffalo
  • Lisa Miles Raposo, State University of New York Center for Professional Development (SUNY CPD)

Buffalo, University at

2013

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Faculty development to support use of cloud based learning software and processes.

Project Outcome:

TOEP is now available SUNY-wide, a Scale-Up success story - see project site or contact the SUNY Center for Professional Development. Registration can be done here.

Developing a Technology Platform to Support Blended-Online Learning

Douglas H. Summerville

Project Team
  • Kyle J. Temkin, Binghamton University

Binghamton University

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Development of several new prototype technologies which further the goals of blended-online education, including a system that allows the question generation and grading features of online questioning systems to be used in an offline lecture environment

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Student Success and Affordability through the use of Open Educational Courses

Marty Christofferson

Project Team
  • Sophia Georgiakaki, TCCC
  • Amber Gilewski, TCCC
  • Tony DeFranco, TCCC
  • Bob Yavits, TCCC

Tompkins Cortland Community College

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Support for a colloquium to grow adoption of established courses using OER, specifically Math and Psychology. TC3 has already demonstrated improved student success outcomes, retention, teaching methods, and significant savings for students as part of the Kaleidoscope project

Project Outcome:

In addition to other resources, the colloquium report illustrates initial success with OER adoption.

Enriching Teaching Field Experience Through Technology

Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs

Project Team

Oneonta, State University College at

2013

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Experimentation with mobile apps to bridge classroom/planetarium instruction and outdoor viewing of the celestial sphere by augmenting astronomy instruction with tablet computers. Pilot includes lab assignments, reference object coordinates, and enhanced telescopic eyepiece viewing.

Project Outcome:

JETS article describing pre-service teacher prep experience available here.

Collaborative Media Lab Pilot

Samara Smith

Project Team
  • Dr. Laura Anker, SUNY Old Westbury
  • Dr. Niev Duffy, SUNY Old Westbury
  • Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, Long Island Wins

Old Westbury, State University College at

2013

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Development of a collaborative, train-the-trainer model to empower students and faculty with digital literacy skills as life-long media learners and to share media skills with one another, our community partners, and the public.

Project Outcome:

In addition to project outcomes presentations, the website provides several modules for "how to" edit audio, photos, create a portfolio, and use other multimedia tools for lesson preparation.

Supporting the needs of 21st Century Learners: Faculty Development with Tools of Engagement

Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Project Team
  • Patricia Hoefler, Empire State College
  • Mark Lewis, Empire State College
  • Jase Teoh, Empire State College
  • Michael Fortune, Empire State College
  • Evren Eryilmaz, Empire State College
  • Sheryl Coleman, Empire State College

Empire State College

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Creation of four module-based blended training units which will be designed to introduce ESC faculty and staff to several types of Web 2.0 technology tools (social media, document sharing, etc.).

Project Outcome:

Interactive modules on how to use Google, blogging tools, and creation of multimedia files are available on the Empire State "Tools of Engagement" site.

Using Visual Communication Tools to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Harrison Yang

Project Team

Oswego, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate an innovative and replicable training model of integrating visual communication tools for teacher candidates at SUNY Oswego, including a training approach to better prepare technology integration across curriculum.

Project Outcome:

A large output of student portfolio examples, data, publications and press articles are available.

4C-CITI: Four-College Consortium for Innovative Technology Integration

Shufang Shi

Project Team
  • Kathleen Gradel, SUNY Fredonia
  • Sharon Raimondi, University at Buffalo
  • Chris Widdall, SUNY Cortland
  • Karl Klein, Onondaga Community College

Cortland, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Pilot of a collaborative model for using relevant digital learning tools within teacher education coursework. This work will be done through mutual mentoring (in instructional design, technical knowledge, and navigating the complexity of multi-layered P-16 institutions), as we use, demonstrate, and then compile exemplary teaching strategies.

Project Outcome:

The project website details the resources available to assist with teacher preparation and professional development.

Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): On-demand Discovery Learning Professional Development

Roberta (Robin) Sullivan

Project Team
  • Beth Burns, Buffalo State
  • Kathleen Gradel, SUNY Fredonia
  • Shufang Shi, SUNY Cortland
  • Cherie van Putten, Binghamton University
  • Cindi Tysick, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Pilot the Tools of Engagement Project’s (TOEP) on-demand professional development model among faculty across SUNY campuses, investigating its effectiveness in expanding their pedagogy as they integrate free online Web 2.0 tools into their courses and research.

Project Outcome:

TOEP has transitioned from a $10,000 IITG award to a fully scaled SUNY Center for Professional Development offering in addition their website. Several publications have resulted, including the 2015 NMC Horizon Report Higher Education Edition.

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