Creating Mobile “Makerspaces” to Support Experiential Learning

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Principal Investigator: Dana Antonucci-Durgan, Suffolk County Community College This project will investigate how mobile “makerspaces” enhance student learning through informal experiential opportunities while furthering student engagement. “Makerspaces” are areas set aside for individuals to explore, tinker and create with technology such as laser cutters, welding equipment, 3D printers and robotics. With space at a premium in academic libraries and throughout college campuses, this project will design and implement a mobile “makerspace” concept that would allow libraries to implement a “makerspace” with minimal space requirements. The mobile “makerspace” will concentrate on providing informal experiential learning opportunities in 3D printing and video production to college students. A 2011 Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCSSE) study found that 85% of students surveyed had never participated in an experiential learning assignment such as an internship or co-op. This project will implement a mobile “makerspace” that will provide students with informal experiential learning opportunities such as 3D modeling and printing, and video production. This project will pilot open workshops on video creation and production and 3D printing. Students will have hands on experience with standard equipment used in the industry. The project will assess the effectiveness of mobile “makerspaces” on student engagement and discovery while also outlining best practices for creating the unique learning space on college campuses. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Susan Wood, Instructor of Library Services, Suffolk County Community College Paul Turano, Professional Assistant I, Library Media Services, Suffolk County Community College Troy Hahn, College Associate Dean, Office of Instructional Technology, Suffolk County Community College Edward Hassildine, Specialist II Damon Vogel, Professional Assistant II, Educational Technology Unit, Suffolk County Community College Reports and Resources: Final project report How to create a mobile makerspace SUNY CIT 2015 Poster Presentation Abstract Project website Mid-project report Creative Commons License:

Information resources for evidence-based interprofessional health care decisions: Developing, testing and evaluating library-based innovative technology enhanced team instruction methods

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Principal Investigator: Amy Lyons, University at Buffalo Multidisciplinary interprofessional teams of librarians, faculty and students at the University at Buffalo (UB) and SUNY Buffalo State (Buffalo State) will plan, pilot and evaluate innovative approaches to instruction using Open SUNY online learning tools and technology enhanced classrooms at Buffalo State. Interprofessional team instruction will center on student competencies in the discovery, evaluation and sharing of evidence-based information resources for collaborative, interprofessional decision-making in healthcare. The project will support UB’s Interporfessional Education (IPE) Initiative involving UB’s five health sciences schools, related disciplines, and resident education programs in affiliated teaching hospitals. It will also support Buffalo State’s undergraduate health education programs. The project will culminate with a two-day workshop to test and evaluate the effectiveness of the most promising instruction methods in the Buffalo State Butler Library active learning classrooms. The impact of these instruction methods and technologies on student learning outcomes and attitudinal changes will be studied using reliable and valid formative and summative evaluation methods. Project outcomes, model syllabi, evaluations and instruction videos will be disseminated in journal publications, on local/national library and IPE websites, at regional and national conferences, and via the SUNY Learning Commons. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Maryruth Glogowski, Associate Vice President, Library & Instructional Technology, E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State Gary D. Byrd, Director, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo Paul T. Wietig, Assistant Vice President, Interprofessional Education, Academic Health Center, University at Buffalo Nell Aronoff, Senior Assistant Librarian, Medical Education Services Librarian and Liaison to the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University Libraries, University at Buffalo Sharon Murphy, Associate Librarian, Reference and Education Services Librarian and Liaison to the School of Nursing, University Libraries, University at Buffalo Elizabeth M. Stellrecht, Senior Assistant Librarian, Clinical Librarian and Liaison to the School of Dental Medicine, University Libraries, University at Buffalo Deborah McConnell Chiarella, Senior Assistant Librarian, Coordinator Education Services and Liaison to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Libraries, University at Buffalo Michelle Zafron, Associate Librarian, Coordinator Reference & Education Services and Liaison to the School of Public Health and Health Professions, University Libraries, University at Buffalo Howard B. Pikoff, Associate Librarian, Specialist for Psychology, Social Work and Judaic Studies, University Libraries, University at Buffalo Michael Lavin, Librarian, Business/Management Librarian, University Libraries, University at Buffalo Amy Lyons, Associate Librarian, Associate Director, Health Sciences Library and Liaison to the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, University at Buffalo Andrew Symons, Clinical Assistant Professor and Vice Chair for Medical Student Education,  Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo Nancy Campbell-Heider, Associate Professor, Chair Family, Community & Health Systems Sciences, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo Donald Antonson, Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo Kathleen M. K. Boje, Associate Professor, Vice Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University at Buffalo Patricia J. Ohtake, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo Diane E. Elze, Associate Professor, Director of MSW Program, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo Paul E. Tesluk, Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organization Behavior, Chair Department of Organization and Human Resources, School of Management, University at Buffalo Rosemary B. Lubinski, Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo Jeremiah S. Grabowski, Online Program Coordinator, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo Caryn Sobieski-VanDelinder, Webmaster/Graphic Designer, School of Public Health and health Professions, University at Buffalo Katie Bertel, Academic Outreach and Engagement Librarian, E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State Leah Galka, Academic Outreach and Engagement Librarian, E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State Carol A. DeNysschen, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Buffalo State Constance Dean Qualls, Professor, Chair Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Buffalo State Reports and Resources: Mid-project report

Building Innovative Open Korean and Japanese Courses: A Pilot on Technology-enhanced Curriculum Development

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Principal Investigator: Sarah Jourdain, Stony Brook University SBU proposes building innovative OPEN blended/online Korean and Japanese foreign language courses to meet the growing needs and demands of our current precollegiate and collegiate students. The online and blended modalities of content delivery for these courses will be the first of their kind at SBU. We will share the innovative technologies and best practices used to build and implement these courses with the OPEN SUNY Network. We will then publish research findings comparing face-to-face to online/blended learning outcomes in these courses, as well as the impact of the learning environment and student factors on transactional distance, social presence, teacher presence, and cognitive presence. SBU has gathered staff and faculty across interdisciplinary departments and commitments from various Centers and Organizations within and external to the campus to make this project feasible. With these courses, we hope to share our pioneering innovations in the field of online and blended learning. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Eriko Sato, Assistant Professor, Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy, Asian and Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University Heejeong Sohn, Lecturer, Asian and Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University Julian Chen, Technical Director, Language Learning Research Center (LLRC), Stony Brook University Kayode C.V. Ekwunife-Orakwue, Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Technology and Society, Stony Brook University Reports and Resources: Mid-project report

SUNY Impact: Designing and Validating a Research-Based Model for Online SUNY Teaching (MOST)

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Awarded Grant: $29,000 Principal Investigator: Randy Yerrick, University at Buffalo Abstract: Using advanced statistical analyses of existing online learning data from the SUNY Learning Network, UA/UB will draw insights to develop a new introductory course for Teaching Online in three research-based online modules. We will collect and analyze data evaluating their learning and following enrollees into their first online teaching, supporting them and measuring course effectiveness. This longitudinal study of SUNY online learning will create evidence-based feedback for improving module quality, leading to signature Models of Online SUNY Teaching (MOST!). This evaluation process will be used in additional 1-cr-hr research-based modules created and offered by UA/UB, targeting emerging needs of SUNY online teaching faculty. SUNY faculty taking the initial module will receive a 3-cr-hr head start for UA/UB online certificates in online education. The required capstone inquiry project would direct research on the impact of SUNY MOST on subsequent students, creating sustainable inquiry to generate ongoing improvements. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Robert Bangert Drowns, Dean, School of Education, University of Albany Ming Chiu, Professor and Associate Chair, Learning and Instruction, University at Buffalo Christine Kroll, Director, Online Education, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo Suzanne Miller, Professor and Chair, Learning and Instruction, University at Buffalo Peter Shea, Associate Professor and Vice Provost, Educational Theory and Practice, University of Albany Yik Ting Choi, Statistician, University of Hong Kong Reports and Resources: Mid-project report Project website