Projects Underway

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Enhancing Geospatial Learning and GPS-enabled Field Methods in Geosciences

Benjamin Laabs

Project Team
  • Nicholas Warner, SUNY Geneseo
  • Scott Giorgis, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

The proposed project constitutes a major augmentation of the existing geospatial technology in the Department of Geological Sciences that was recently implemented with tech fee support from CIT, and will afford the integration of a new set of learning objectives into the geoscience degree programs.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Crowdsourcing Creativity

Michael Masci

Project Team
  • Joe Dolce, Geneseo
  • Glenn McClure, Geneseo
  • Paul Schacht, Geneseo
  • Gerard Floriano, Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Crowdsourcing Creativity will bundle existing technologies to create a comprehensive creative platform that will engage a wide range of constituencies in deep learning experiences through collaborative artistic creation. This platform will place SUNY in the forefront of crowdsourced artistic creation that both utilizes and promotes scholarship across the disciplines.

Project Outcome:

Utilizing Assistive Technology and a Student-driven Universal Design Methodology to Improve Course Accessibility, Classroom Inclusivity and Student Engagement

Craig Levins

Project Team
  • Tim Ploss, SUNY Oneonta
  • Raphael Web, SUNY Oneonta
  • Alison Fugit, SUNY Oneonta
  • Dr. Ursula Sanborn-Overby, SUNY Oneonta
  • Dr. Maurice Odago, SUNY Oneonta
  • Dr. Jayleen Wangle, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Students with disabilities face many challenges that may hinder their ability to receive an equitable opportunity in the classroom. This project is designed to directly address these issues by funding a team of students with disabilities to trial, assess, and collaborate with staff and faculty to explore individual and classroom usefulness of various procured assistive technologies (AT), and to create learning modules that can be shared openly across campus and SUNY system-wide.

Project Outcome:

Oucomes TBD

Video Pedagogy: Research based best practices for creation and integration of videos into college teaching

Rebecca Rotundo

Project Team
  • Carol Van Zile-Tamsen, University at Buffalo
  • Michele Messenger, University at Buffalo
  • In Gu Kang, University at Buffalo
  • John Wild, University at Buffalo

Buffalo, University at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

This project seeks to create a formal research-based pedagogy to educate faculty in best practices in creating and using videos for various instructional purposes.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

The SUNY Virtual Herbarium: Increasing Access and Improving Botanical Education

Sean Robinson

Project Team
  • Michael B. Burgess, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Laurie J. Freeman, Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Jack T. Tessier, SUNY Delhi
  • Kathy Spitzhoff, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Herbaria, collections of preserved plants, are valuable sources of data essential to studies in the biological sciences. The primary goal of this project is to increase access to herbarium collections at SUNY institutions, as well as to develop and disseminate a new pedagogy for enhancing botanical education using digitized specimens.

Project Outcome:

Collaborative Initiative on Problem Based Learning in Music

Natalie Sarrazin

Project Team
  • Tony Dumas, The College at Brockport

Brockport, State University College at

2015

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Case studies for Problem Based Learning to support a music course, including student learning of rubric development.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Instructional Technology to Stimulate, Enhance, and Attract Students In The Engineering Technology Field

Lucas Craig

Project Team
  • Christina Smith, SUNY Canton
  • Feng Hong, SUNY Canton
  • Rashid Aidun, SUNY Canton

Canton, College of Technology at

2015

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Testing of a 3D Projector and gestural software to analyze engineering problems across disciplines.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)

Implementing and Assessing Open Access Physiology Learning Modules

Keith Schillo

Project Team
  • Susan MacLeod, Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Katherine Spitzhoff, SUNY Oneonta
  • John Bugyi, SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, State University College at

2015

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Coupled with NSF funds, open access materials to support physiology case studies are being developed to simulate and support research and clinical practices.

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)

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

Developing a Semi-standardized and Accessible Introduction to Computer Science Course for the SUNY System

Sen Zhang

Project Team

Oneonta, State University College at

2014

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Development of a semi-standardized and accessible introduction to Computer Science Course that can potentially be adopted by multiple SUNY campuses.

Project Outcome:

Full report to CCSCNE recommending standardized CS gateway courses is available here.

Multimedia Innovation Instruction Technology (MIIT)

Christine Faraday

Project Team
  • Marsha Spiegelman, Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College

2013

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Active learning pilot with a media:scape mini to create a video or Pinterest board based on one of the books connected to a campus-wide project. Selected videos and boards will be showcased on the "Speak, Memory" LibGuide which is used by faculty across campus to stimulate ideas for infusing the theme into classes and activities.

Project Outcome:

The project website describes functions and uses of the collaborative space and survey research is available as part of the project outcomes.

Online Global Learning Communities in the Humanities: A Course Model

Celia Easton

Project Team

Geneseo, State University College at

2013

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Demonstration project to create an international online learning community focused on a shared text through utilization of course management software, wikis, blogs, embedded video, and file sharing to support discussion-based humanities courses

Project Outcome:

Final report describes the goal of investigating how to break linear reading habits to foster enhanced material reflection through use of technology.

Integrating Mobile Technology to Enhance Geriatric Social Work Training

Paul Gould

Project Team
  • Shawn Berkowitz, Upstate Medical University
  • Suk-Young Kang, Binghamton University

Binghamton University

2013

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

Mobile technology initiative will provide a platform for enhanced student learning and evaluation through a three-tier training experience related to depression, dementia & delirium in geriatric patients.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

Science and Engineering Everywhere, at Anytime, and for Everyone

Monica Bugallo

Project Team
  • Helio Takai, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Stony Brook University

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Pilot program to engage undergraduate students in authentic science and engineering by developing and using modern cybertools. Supports and engages high school and at-risk students in STEM based learning.

Project Outcome:

Exercises to promote STEM understanding are in the report, along with links to web resources.

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