Projects Underway

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Seamless Integration of Political Science and International Relations Curricula across SUNY

Dr. Peter Yacobucci, Associate Professor

Project Team
  • Ms. Jackie Rankin
  • Provost Dr. Melaine Perreault
  • David Demers, CIO and VP Enrollment Management and Marketing

Buffalo State College

2017

Tier Two

Project Summary:

This proposal, as a first of three phases, provides for the full development of six essential courses in Political Science and International Relations not currently available on most SUNY campuses to be fully able to be implemented simultaneously across SUNY utilizing online and distance learning technology.

Project Outcome:

Career Brand Management for Everyone: Expanding Access to Career Development Learning by Launching an On-Demand, Competency-Based OPEN SUNY Specialization on Coursera

Valeri Chukhlomin, Associate Professor

Project Team
  • Debra Schubert, Secretary to the Dean, The School of Undergraduate Studies
  • Tom Mackey, Interim Provost
  • Carolyn Hunt, Director, The Office of Supported Programs

Empire State College

2017

Tier Three

Project Summary:

Expanding access to career development learning for students, alumni, and adult learners across New York state, the United States, and globally, the project proposes to finalize Career Brand Management specialization and permanently deploy it on Coursera; this four-course, OPEN SUNY project was piloted in 2016 and has so far enrolled 44,500 learners from 168 countries.

Project Outcome:

Development and Assessment of Openly Available WeBWorK Problem Sets for Underserved Mathematics Courses

Dr. Keith Jones, Asst. Professor - Mathmatics

Project Team
  • Dr. Leah Bridgers

Oneonta

2017

Tier One

$9,800.00

Project Summary:

This project will improve student outcomes in general education and teacher preparation mathematics courses by developing problem sets for the free and open source WeBWorK online homework system, while offering applied learning experiences to upper level mathematics students.

Project Outcome:

Minecraft MOOC for Educators (MIME)

Dr. Bina Ramamurthy, Research Associate Professor - Computer Science & Engineering

Project Team
  • Ms. Allyson Kaczmarek, Program Developer

University at Buffalo

2017

Tier One

$10,000.00

Project Summary:

Minecraft MOOC for educators is a pedagogy and a specialization of courses for flipping, engaging, and learning within a virtual environment of Minecraft. It could change the way educators and students at all levels engage in learning.

Project Outcome:

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Project Summary:

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.

Project Outcome:

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:

"Lab-in-a-Cube" Hands-On Lab Learning with an Automatic Feedback

M. Ete Chan

Project Team
  • Wei Lin, Stony Brook
  • Richard McKenna, Stony Brook

Stony Brook University

2016

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Visually, virtual lab has become more and more realistic nowadays; however, many crucial lab components such as tactile skills, decision-making for preparation and execution of the lab are still missing. Also, to familiarize students with the sequential steps in a protocol, current virtual labs only require user to click through the steps without any active decision made by the users. Hence, using the concept of "gamification", our proposed solution addresses these two issues by adding a hardware component that can interact with a software to provide feedback and suggestion to users.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Measuring the Effectiveness and Implementation of a Genetics MOOC

Christopher Rates

Project Team
  • Martha Greatrix, University at Buffalo
  • Jennifer A. Surtees, University at Buffalo
  • Marc Halfon, University at Buffalo
  • Susan Smith, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

The focus of this study will be the analysis of two classes identical in content but differing by mode of delivery: a traditional face to face course and a MOOC.

Project Outcome:

An innovative educational framework for interdisciplinary educational collaboration for biomedical data science based on online open educational resources

Isabelle Bichindaritz

Project Team
  • Ioana Coman, SUNY Oswego
  • Franck Middleton, SUNY Upstate

Oswego, State University College at

2016

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

This project proposes to create, with SUNY Upstate, online open educational resources (OERs) as a source for a cascade of educational offerings to serve diverse learners in interdisciplinary fields with a test-bed focus on biomedical data science.

Project Outcome:

Adapting MOOC Courses to the Needs of Existing Educational Structures

Cyndi Burnett

Project Team
  • John Cabra, Buffalo State
  • Selcuk Acar, Buffalo State

Buffalo State College

2015

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Adapting an existing MOOC content, including LMS integration, to support seated courses as part of an existing program in Creative Studies.

Project Outcome:

MOOC posted on Coursera.org. Transitioning to Coursera on-demand portal for possible future specialization.

Open Door to Open SUNY – MOOC Access and Completion Project (Open Door)

Christine Kroll

Project Team
  • Thomas Mackey, Empire State College
  • Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany
  • Cyndi Burnett, Buffalo State
  • Val Chukhlomin, Empire State College
  • Margaret Schedel, Stony Brook University
  • Yvonne Harrison, Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy, University at Albany

Buffalo, University at

2015

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Will use Open SUNY MOOC analytics to investigate patterns within SUNY offerings as related to access, completion and success.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

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

Albany, University at

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 High Demand Labor Industry of Home Health Aides/Personal Care Aides, Phase 2

Andrea Wade & Erin O’Hara-Leslie

Project Team
  • Erin O’Hara-Leslie, SUNY Broome Community College
  • Erin Hildreth, Central New York Area Health Education Center
  • Franca Armstrong, Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Kate Pitcher, SUNY Geneseo

Monroe Community College

2015

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Adapting an exiting MOOC to an on-demand format to bolster workforce development in Home Health Care Aides, including incorporation of open textbook (OER) material.

Project Outcome:

MOOC posted on Coursera.org. Transitioning to Coursera on-demand portal.

Increasing Technology-Based Pedagogy in Graduate Nursing Students Using the TPACK Model

Cheryle Levitt

Project Team
  • Kirsty Digger, SUNY Delhi
  • Michelle Rogers-Estable, SUNY Delhi
  • Mary Pat Lewis, SUNY Delhi

Delhi, College of Technology at

2015

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Development of online and blended modules to assist with pre-service nursing training and assessment.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

An Open SUNY Accessibility MOOC for Faculty and Staff Development: Creating Online Courses that Provide Access for All

Kathleen Stone

Project Team
  • Ginger Bidell, Buffalo State
  • Michele Forte, Empire State College
  • Antonia (Tonka) Jokelova, Empire State College
  • Anne Lane, Empire State College
  • Meghan Pereira, Buffalo State
  • Julie Rummings, Empire State College
  • Sumana Silverheels, Buffalo State
  • Kelly Hermann, Empire State College

Empire State College

2015

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Creation of a MOOC to guide creation of all educational content to be fully accessible and ADA compliant.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016). Also partnering with Alfred State and Niagara Community College to maximize SUNY Accessibility Outcomes.

iMOOC: A Multiuser Platform for International Online Learners: Phase Two

Valeri Chukhlomin

Project Team
  • Bidhan Chandra, Empire State College
  • Anant Deshpande, Empire State College
  • Aiko Pletch, SUNY New Paltz

Empire State College

2015

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Scaling up an existing MOOC to focus on competency-based, on-demand learning - including use in remedial education for incoming and current international students.

Project Outcome:

MOOC posted on Coursera.org. Transitioning to on-demand specialization.

Use Software Simulation to Foster Student Learning in Microcontroller Related LABs and Projects

Lei Miao

Project Team
  • Marjaneh Issapour, Farmingdale State College
  • Carlos Jativa, Farmingdale State College

Fredonia, State University College at

2015

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Use of software to understand and troubleshoot microcontrollers in lab settings

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Interactive Online Career Development: Expanding Access for all Students

David Youhess

Project Team
  • Arlene Kaukus, University at Buffalo
  • Lauren Johnson, University at Buffalo
  • Robert Orrange, University at Buffalo
  • Jenna Smith, University at Buffalo
  • Kimberly Yousey-Elsener, University at Buffalo
  • Xiufeng Lui, University at Buffalo
  • Lynn Collis, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2015

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Development of self-guided career modules to expand career decision making.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Increasing Access to Nonprofit Management and Leadership Education

Yvonne Harrison

Project Team
  • Vic Murray, University of Victoria
  • Cyril Oberlander, SUNY College at Geneseo

Albany, University at

2014

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Creation of a MOOC to develop leadership to non-profit organizations. Includes use of an Open SUNY textbook and board development diagnostic tool.

Project Outcome:

Original Coursera course has been modularized to a specialization with capstone experience.

A Novel On-line Approach for “e-student” Remote Laboratory Experiments

Daniel Jones

Project Team
  • Mohammed A. Abdallah, SUNY IT

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2014

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Creation of Remote Laboratory Experiments that will help to determine efficacy of student access to online physics lab environments to help fulfill General Education requirements for students who do not have direct and immediate access to the required laboratory equipment.

Project Outcome:

Have applied for additional IITG funds to extend this project. Have received campus funds to support this project.

iMOOC: A Multiuser Platform for International Students to Navigate U.S.-style Virtual Learning Environments

Valeri Chukhlomin

Project Team
  • Anant Deshpande, Empire State College
  • Bidhan Chandra, Empire State College
  • Lorette Pellettiere Calix, Empire State College
  • Richard Cattabiani, Ulster County Community College
  • Xenia Coulter, Empire State College

Empire State College

2014

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Development of a MOOC course/tutorial to enable international students to navigate U.S. style virtual learning environments when considering U.S. higher education programs.

Project Outcome:

Over 4,800 students registered for iMOOC on Coursera, which was promoted internationally through the Department of State.

Implementation of Team-Based Learning in an Asynchronous Distance Education Graduate Nursing Course

Paula Timoney

Project Team
  • Terri Cavaliere, Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

2014

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Investigated the impact of team based learning (TBL) in an online learning environment to improve health care delivery and promote patient safety.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

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

Albany, University at

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.

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.

LOOP: A Project in Creative Instruction for Music Technology [Learn-Operate-Outreach-Perform]

J Tomás Henriques

Project Team

Buffalo State College

2013

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

LOOP (Learn, Operate, Outreach, Perform) supports creation of a digital/electronic music lab that will support an online masters program.

Project Outcome:

The project final report describes key learning outcomes.

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

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.

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.

Towards OPEN SUNY: A Novel On-line Learning Approach for ECE and ET Students

Mohammed Abdallah

Project Team
  • Nick Merante, SUNYIT

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2013

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Creation of a virtual environment to support access to microprocessor boards, data acquisition device or even a medical device that students need to connect to understand certain software. Students connect their hardware to computers that do not have the required software environment and still be able to remotely access the developing tools.

Project Outcome:

Resources included foundational PPT report on the feasibility of separating hardware and software to facilitate online lab experiences

Impact of a Cloud-Based Program on SLOs in an Online Health Assessment Course

Susan Deane

Project Team
  • Dr. Kirsty Digger, SUNY Delhi
  • Dr. Mary Pat Lewis, SUNY Delhi
  • Elizabeth Pratt, SUNY Delhi

Delhi, College of Technology at

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Using the ShadowHealth tool, students will interact with a virtual patient in a hospital setting conducting health history and system-based assessments. Student learning outcomes were evaluated through the use of grading rubrics, module summaries, and written transcripts of student activities within the program.

Project Outcome:

The project demonstrated that positive learning outcomes can be achieved through virtual simulation. Skills and knowledge learned in a virtual environment can be transferred into actual practice and meet the needs of the healthcare community.

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.

Integration of Virtual and Real Equipment Learning Tools Related to Sustainability Education

Mark Bremer

Project Team
  • Philip Hofmeyer, Morrisville State College
  • Ibrahim Yucel, SUNYIT
  • Christopher Urban, SUNYIT
  • Kenneth T Waight III, MESO Inc.
  • Xinchao Wei, SUNYIT
  • Glenn E. Van Knowe, SUNYIT
  • Robert Keesee, University at Albany
  • Brian Hong-An Tang, University at Albany
  • Elizabeth Rossi, SUNYIT
  • Suzanne Tulino, New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Development of a portable, reusable solar/wind power plant as a learning tool to address sustainability issues. Creation of related virtual - real activities/exercises that would be appropriate to support undergraduate sustainability and alternative energy related courses, and support K-12 outreach and at-risk youth programs.

Project Outcome:

MESO's game for "Green Energy Builder" is available here and the final report details the resulting course curriculum here

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.

Project Outcome:

Presentation of the project outcomes is available here.

IL Fox – The Virtual Toolbook for Information Literacy Initial Research

Carol Anne Germain

Project Team
  • Tor Loney, University at Albany
  • John Pardavila, University at Albany

Albany, University at

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Development of an online information literacy (IL) toolbook to promote information and digital fluency. This tool will fill a void for students as well as faculty by incorporating key information concepts at multiple levels (e.g., proximity searches).

Project Outcome:

In addition to conference outcomes, a digital online dictionary/encyclopedia promoting information literacy and digital fluency was developed.

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.

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Project Summary:

Use of e-Portfolio to ensure a meaningful, academically rigorous outcome from internships, including a template based upon standards and goals of experiential learning and a website which connects students with a Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium of seven academic institutions dedicated to strengthening energy education.

Project Outcome:

A 16 minutes video describes project outcomes, and the value of using ePortfolio in engineering education is described with data and outcomes in this presentation.

SUNY Geneseo Neuroscience Cyber Technology Laboratory (CTL) Course

Terence Bazzett

Project Team

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Assessment of ERIN (Educational Resources in Neuroscience) to Investigate the utility as an ancillary to primary classroom instruction in a variety of related courses (e.g. Biopsychology, Behavioral Pharmacology, Behavior Genetics).

Project Outcome:

The Cyber Technology Laboratory Manual is well under development with the authors considering a SUNY Open Textbook. ERIN provides fuller access to learning resources, see project website.

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.

Development of an Interactive Case Study Capability

Christopher Urban

Project Team
  • Glenn E. Van Knowe, MESO Inc.
  • Kenneth T. Waight, Sun Dog Science LLC

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2012

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Development of case study modules that simulate real-world situations and place the student in a decision-making role that requires the use of scientific data and knowledge. The prototype will facilitate learning theories and concepts related to energy and engineering related to a regional power grid.

Project Outcome:

Developed a Community "Smart Grid" exercise to simulate various environmental conditions impacting the power grid.

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

Integrated Early Career & Transfer Engagement-OWL for Online Adult Learners

Robert Knipe

Project Team
  • Deborah Stayer Kelly, Corning Community College
  • Jayne Peaslee, Corning Community College
  • Colleen Gentry, Erie Community College
  • Martie Dixon, Erie Community College
  • Maureen Owens, Finger Lakes Community College
  • Larry Dugan, Finger Lakes Community College
  • Judie Littlejohn, Genesee Community College
  • Bob Knipe, Genesee Community College
  • Cori Dunagin, Jamestown Community College
  • Peggy VanKirk, Monroe Community College
  • Terry Keys, Monroe Community College

Genesee Community College

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Development of a web-based orientation, training materials, and internal procedures to assist online degree-seeking students across a consortium of campuses. This maximizes course alignment with goals, shortens time-to-completion, and promotes regional workforce and economic development.

Project Outcome:

A group of distance learning administrators piloted a consortium that has boosted retention and assisted with transfer among the consortium. Visit project website for details.

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.

Development & Validation of SUNY Prep: Learner Preparedness Survey

Melissa Miszkiewicz

Project Team
  • Christine Kroll, University at Buffalo
  • Kelly Marczynski, Buffalo State
  • William Wieczorek, Buffalo State
  • Tom Mackey, Empire State College
  • Craig Lamb, Empire State College
  • J. Goodlet McDaniel, George Mason University

Buffalo State College

2012

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Development and validation of an instrument designed to predict student success based on individual learner characteristics and the learner’s level of engagement with information and communication technology (ICT). The outcome of Phase One is a validated instrument and scoring rubric to assess learner readiness (SUNY Prep, Learner Preparedness Survey) in online environments.

Project Outcome:

Project outcomes provide a foundation for a new instrument to assess learner characteristics and success in online learning.

SUNY Co-laboratory on Immersive Virtual Environments for STEM Learning

Peter Shea

Project Team
  • Jianwei Zhang, University at Albany
  • Alan Oliveira, University at Albany
  • Dan Goodwin, University at Albany
  • Mathias Vuille, University at Albany
  • Jennifer Goodall, University at Albany
  • Roberta Johnson, University at Albany
  • Bina Ramamurthy, University Buffalo
  • Edward Bever, Old Westbury
  • Jim McElwaine, Purchase
  • Larry Dugan, Finger Lakes CC
  • Suzanne Hayes, Empire State College
  • Alexandra Pickett, SUNY Learning Network
  • Kim Scalzo, SUNY Center for Professional Development

Albany, University at

2012

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Development of an innovative academic program through which students and faculty across a range of disciplines and SUNY colleges collaborate to create engaging and pedagogically sound video games that enhance k-12 student interest and learning of STEM content.

Project Outcome:

Recorded sessions include Anne Derryberry, Sean Duncan and a panel discussion on Games within SUNY. A course plan is available.

Enviropedia: A Serious Game about Beverage Container Choices

Lori Scarlatos

Project Team
  • Alexander M. Orlov, Stony Brook University
  • Arnout van de Rijt, Stony Brook University
  • David J. Tonjes, Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

2012

Tier Three

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Project Summary:

Development of an innovative web-based game situated within an online science learning community. Enviropedia, will emphasize the connections between science and society by focusing on beverage container choice.

Project Outcome:

The game is available for play here to demonstrate that by concentrating on containers with the larger carbon footprint points are accumulated more rapidly. Additional teaching materials are available.

Creation, Implementation, and Assessment of Anatomy and Physiology Online Laboratory Modules

Adam Rich

Project Team
  • Chris Price, SUNY Brockport
  • Kanchana Mendes, SUNY Brockport
  • Kathleen Reagan, SUNY Brockport
  • Jeremy Browne, Brigham Young University
  • Christopher Loretz, University at Buffalo
  • Marirose Ethington, Genesee Community College
  • Gary Glaser, Genesee Community College

Brockport, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Creation of pre-laboratory learning modules for A&P students to assess the effects of using these modules to reduce face-to-face lab duration while maintaining learning outcomes, and to identify features to facilitate faculty adoption of this technology.

Project Outcome:

73% of over Anatomy & Physiology students from two courses (n=569) accessed pilot video lab prep content. There was no significant difference in test performance from those who accessed vs. those who did not. See outcomes poster for more details.

Virtual Study Abroad: Student Engagement & International Interaction Using Meeting & Mobile Tools

Lorette Pellettiere Calix

Project Team
  • Patrice Prusko Torcivia, Empire State College
  • Oscar Leon, Panama

Empire State College

2012

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

A pilot project to provide the opportunity for all SUNY students to participate in a virtual term abroad. Researchers will analyze and try to resolve technical issues related to international collaboration and will compare a variety of tools for learner engagement and promoting cross cultural and/or international interaction.

Project Outcome:

Project outcomes provide robust resources for the ROI of virtual study abroad, as well as feedback on technology requirements and support processes.

Initiating Conversations About the End of Life: The Advanced Illness Decision Simulation Environment

Deborah Waldrop

Project Team
  • Mary Ann Meeker, UB School of Nursing
  • David Milling, UB School of Medicine
  • Steve Sturman, UB School of Social Work
  • Karen Zinnerstrom, UB School of Medicine Clinical Competency Center
  • Tony Guzman, UB School of Social Work

Buffalo, University at

2012

Tier Three

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The Advanced Illness Decision Support Environment (AIDSE) and utilize simulation technology to create an environment to engage students in active, real-time learning about how to initiate and facilitate decision-making conversations with patients about their goals for care and desired outcomes.

Project Outcome:

Website provides freely available modules for learning more about end-of-life decision making.

Hybridization: Transforming to a Hybrid Foreign Language Instructional Model

Rose McEwen

Project Team
  • Felisa Brea, SUNY Geneseo
  • Bill Heller, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier One

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Template creation to support transforming beginning-level courses from traditional, face-to-face teaching/learning formats to a hybrid, Quia-powered online model. Includes adopting ACTFL-based proficiency measurements to the design of learning outcomes, curricula, and paradigms for assessing the effectiveness of hybrid learning in four foreign language skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading.

Project Outcome:

Evaluation report and presentation of three semester pilot measuring hybrid effectiveness indicated that STAMP measures could not predictably indicate proficiency, but a significant majority (73%) of students valued that the hybrid format provided them the ability to tailor some of their own learning according to their professional interests and learning needs.

An Undergraduate Research Experience: Using technology to Monitor Japanese Beetles Related to Changing Climate Conditions, Across New York State

Linda Jones

Project Team
  • Nikki Shrimpton, Empire State College
  • Sadie Ross, Empire State College
  • Jeremy Stone, Empire State College

Empire State College

2012

Tier One

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A citizen science project tracking Japanese Beetles throughout NYS to study the relationship between environment and impact on species.

Project Outcome:

The "Citizen Science" website and outcomes specific to the Beetle project are documented here.

Osw3go.net: Alternate Reality Simulations as Learning Tools

Ulises Mejias

Project Team
  • John Kane, SUNY Oswego

Oswego, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Development of a template to support interdisciplinary 'alternate reality' simulations that are collectively played by students using the Web. These simulations ask participants to analyze a fictional problem based on real-life situations, articulate a variety of possible responses to it, and examine the question of what form action should be taken.

Project Outcome:

Developed games to investigate issues such as Islamaphobia and hydrofracking.

SUNY Healthcare Island: Exploring a Virtual SUNY Community of Healthcare Learners

Hope Windle

Project Team
  • Renée Gecsedi, New York State Nurses Association
  • Alexandra Pickett, SUNY Learning Network

Ulster County Community College

2012

Tier Two

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Use of Second Life for collaborative case studies in a virtual hospital, learning critical thinking skills with intent to design and implement additional case studies and assessment to address progress, successes and challenges.

Project Outcome:

Journal articles, project details and a detailed presentation of the student experience with a Second Life healthcare island is available .

Integrated Online Database for Plant Identification and Use in the Landscape

Nina Bassuk

Project Team
  • Dr. Ellen J. Cramer, Remarc Solutions

Cornell University, NYS College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at

2012

Tier Two

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Creation of a woody plant database with intent to expand to GPS referencing that can be accessed on smart phones and tablets for field application.

Project Outcome:

Project website provides the research output.

SUNY Distance Mentored Undergraduate Research: Leveraging System Expertise to Enhance Learning

Lori Bernard

Project Team
  • Jack Croxton, SUNY Fredonia
  • Danielle Garneau, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Shashi Kanbur, SUNY Oswego

Geneseo, State University College at

2012

Tier Three

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Computer mediated technology to support undergraduate research mentoring and exploration of technology use in faculty development.

Project Outcome:

Recommendations for use of virtual tools for mentorship is available here.

Enhancing Student Success in Potsdam’s Hybrid History Courses

James German

Project Team
  • Natalia Veinott, SUNY Potsdam

Potsdam, State University College at

2012

Tier Two

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Development, implementation and assessment of technologies (SMS, social media, lecture capture) that enhance student success by increasing interactivity, accessibility, and options in SUNY Potsdam's large enrollment history hybrid courses.

Project Outcome:

Course redesign effort demonstrated a total .69 gain in grade outcomes when coupled to social media use as detailed in presentations, as well as student perceptions of use and convenience of social media course integration.

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