Projects Underway

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SUNY Writing Across the Curriculum Online Resource Center

Rachel Rigolino

Project Team
  • Matt Newcomb, SUNY New Paltz
  • Mary Fakler, SUNY New Paltz
  • Joan Perisse, SUNY New Paltz
  • Lynne Crockett, SUNY Sullivan
  • Linda Smith, SUNY New Paltz
  • Kathryn Hurd, SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, State University College at

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Development of an online repository containing open educational resources focused on writing across the curriculum available both to SUNY and non-SUNY faculty.

Project Outcome:

Project website contains writing resources to assist both students and faculty with improving writing skills.

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.

A Virtual Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (VIAL) for Buffalo State and Open SUNY

Jinseok Heo

Project Team
  • Alexander Nazarenko, Buffalo State College
  • M. Scott Goodman, Buffalo State College

Buffalo State College

2013

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Creation of online modules to support student not yet exposed to advanced analytical instruments for use in advanced chemical analysis, forensic investigation, and materials characterization.

Project Outcome:

The project outcomes share demonstration modules on a range of analytical instruments.

Open SUNY Textbooks Renewal

Cyril Oberlander

Project Team
  • Charles Lyons, University at Buffalo

Geneseo, State University College at

2013

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Expansion of a pilot to create Open SUNY Textbooks to reduce the cost of attending colleges and universities by leveraging the creative talents of SUNY faculty, librarians, and staff to sustain and scale OER for Open SUNY.

Project Outcome:

Open SUNY Textbook project site can be accessed here.

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.

Automating Production of PowerPoint-Based Algorithm Visualization Teaching Materials

Sen Zhang

Project Team
  • James Ryder, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Pilot to facilitate algorithm teaching by Computer Science (CS) instructors at primarily undergraduate institutions by increasing the availability and accessibility of easily adoptable, standardized PowerPoint (PPT) algorithm visualization materials.

Project Outcome:

API was developed to auto-generate algorithms and data structures to undergraduate students. Was very positively received by students and a second project is underway to help scale up results.

Observations of Students in Clinical Settings via iPads

Pam Youngs-Maher

Project Team
  • Ann Botash, Upstate Medical University
  • Gene Bailey, Family Medicine Clerkship
  • Patricia Powers, Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP Track)
  • Carol Recker-Hughes, Physical Therapy Education Program
  • Joseph Smith, Director of Educational Communications

Upstate Medical University

2012

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Use of iPads to observe real time patient encounters and feedback to participating students in multiple health professions. Written feedback documented outcomes in a web-based database.

Project Outcome:

Faculty cohort (n=16) in health professions (Nursing, PT, Pediatrics) report FaceTime can be effective for use in Grand Rounds. Report includes issues regarding secure network connectivity within hospital environments to ensure HIPPA compliance.

Developing an Informed Community of People Who Are Interested in Advancing 3D Virtual World Instruction

John Cabra

Project Team
  • Cyndi Burnett, KnowInnovation

Buffalo State College

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Use of Qube software to facilitate active learning in a creativity course. Includes research of effectiveness and recommendations.

Project Outcome:

Journal article and three YouTube videos demonstrate use of Qube for collaboration on outcomes webpage.

Synergy & Systemness: Making the Most of Innovative Technology & Collaboration

Francesca Cichello

Project Team
  • Richard Bonnabeau, Empire State College
  • Ender Suvaçi Vice Rector, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Bilge Kagan Ozdemir, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Phyllis Herdendorf, Empire State College
  • German Zarate-Hoyos, SUNY Cortland
  • Özgür Yildirim, Turkey
  • Mary Schlarb, SUNY Cortland
  • Betsy Braun, Empire State College
  • Jon Rubin, SUNY COIL Center

Empire State College

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

A pilot course to study effectiveness of collaborative international online learning later combined with a ten-day business study tour in Turkey. Before and after the trip, students engaged in learning activities via an online learning platform.

Project Outcome:

TBC

Design and Testing of Laboratory Instruction Management System (LIMS)

Alexander Nazarenko

Project Team

Buffalo State College

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Creation of a Laboratory Instruction Management System (LIMS) by implementation of electronic notebooks and computerizing data acquisition. Students will plan and document all aspects of an experiment; laboratory instructions will be incorporated into a notebook template and reports can be generated.

Project Outcome:

A poster presentation representing the project is available here.

Dreaming in Languages: Politics, Pedagogy and Technology for Language Instruction

Juan De Urda Anguita

Project Team
  • Chiara De Santi, SUNY Fredonia
  • Carmen Rivera, SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

A three session workshop: the political climate around language teaching, current theories on language acquisition and pedagogy and an entire afternoon session devoted to technological innovations and applications for language instruction.

Project Outcome:

A resource page from the symposium and workshop details are on the outcomes page.

Open SUNY Textbooks

Cyril Oberlander

Project Team
  • Charles Lyons, University at Buffalo
  • Open SUNY Textbook participating Libraries or IT

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Pilot to develop a SUNY partnership to explore and create an Open SUNY Textbook initiative to reduce cost of higher education to students by incentivizing faculty publications.

Project Outcome:

Project website provides free access to over 15 textbook titles and is soliciting new material.

Big Data on a Small(er) Campus: Use of Large-Scale Text Analysis by a Comprehensive Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Brian Lowe

Project Team
  • Gregory M. Fulkerson, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Provides access to tools and methods necessary to discern and critically dissect patterns and trends within “Big Data” as it emerges through social media.

Project Outcome:

Has enabled students access to "big data" at the Center for Computational Research at UB.

Giving/Getting Access to Scholarly and Instructional Material

Mary Jo Orzech

Project Team
  • Andrew Perry, SUNY Oneonta

Brockport, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Support of a day long workshop to investigate issues of scholarly publication and instructional materials.

Project Outcome:

Workshop speakers focused on shared resources, copyright, open scholarship and copyright clearance. The workshop outcomes are available.

Improving Student Performance in SUNY Orange Placement Assessment and Developmental Courses Through the Use of Video Presentations

Mary Ford

Project Team
  • Stacey Moegenburg, SUNY Orange

Orange County Community College

2012

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Creation of video presentation series about how the college uses Accuplacer placement assessment. These video modules will focus on 1) the purpose, format and ramifications of the exam; 2) subjects covered in the math and reading components of the exam and the rubric used to evaluate the essay component; and 3) available online resources to help students prepare for the exam.

Project Outcome:

Four placement videos thoroughly describe the accuplacer process and what to expect from the exam process. All materials are available here.

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.

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.

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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