Collaborative Initiative on Problem Based Learning in Music

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Awarded Grant: $10,000 Principal Investigator: Natalie Sarrazin, The College at Brockport Problem-based learning is an effective, student-centered approach in which students learn higher-order thinking skills and integrative strategies by solving real-world challenges. As one of the critical pillars in a liberal-arts educational system, music is uniquely situated to advance this new, innovative pedagogical approach. This pilot project seeks to develop models and materials for survey and topic-based music courses that integrates general education content while encouraging students to think creatively and develop flexible solutions to large-scale issues and problems – skills essential for success in the 21st century. Support materials emerging from this collaboration such as, outcomes, models, and case studies, will be made available through Open SUNY. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Tony Dumas, Assistant Professor of Music, Theatre and Music Studies/Delta College, The College at Brockport Reports and Resources: Mid-project report  

Implementing and Assessing Open Access Physiology Learning Modules

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Principal Investigator: Keith Schillo, SUNY Oneonta The major goal of this project is to use instructional technology to create and disseminate a new pedagogy for enhancing physiology education in a wide array of learning environments. The project will support implementation and evaluation of “Revolution in Physiology Education: RIPE for Change,” an NSF-funded project consisting of problem-based learning modules made available via an open-access website. NSF funds supported development of the RIPE concept, whereas the IITG funds will be used to adapt RIPE for dissemination and evaluation using instructional technology. The learning modules provide instructional tools for guiding students through active-learning exercises designed to develop higher-order thinking skills, improve mastery of difficult concepts and engage students in scientific methods. The highlights of the modules are state-of-the-art animations that illustrate important physiological concepts and high-quality videos of live experiments involving modern physiology instrumentation. The project relies heavily on student interns from graphic arts and biology and provides a platform for a unique type of experiential learning that blends art and science. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Susan MacLeod, Instructor, Fulton-Montgomery Community College Katherine Spitzhoff, Lecturer, Art Department, SUNY Oneonta John Bugyi, Adjunct Instructor, Art Department, and Web Developer, Office of Communications, SUNY Oneonta Reports and Resources:

TeachLivE from New York: It’s SUNY Wide! Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment

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Principal Investigator: Krista Vince Garland, Buffalo State This application seeks to continue work from an IITG project funded in 2013. The current proposal extends upon the last project by expanding collaboration and open sharing among SUNY colleagues to improve quality of learning experiences for students through the use of the TeachLivE (TLE) virtual classroom simulator. The TLE simulator is an immersive mixed reality environment. This setting provides pre-service and in-service teachers the opportunity to learn new skills and to craft their practice without placing “real” students at risk during the learning process. Renewal would allow for continuance in the development of a competency-based curriculum delivery model based upon research for improved mechanisms within teacher education programs. Continued funding would provide for state wide scale-up with the establishment of a SUNY TLE Consortium, faculty regional trainings, creation of a SUNY TLE Resource Manual, a Delphi Study to determine practice priorities, and assessment of TLE impact on learning outcomes. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Karen Bell, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Administration, SUNY New Paltz Sharon Raimondi, Director of the Joint Doctoral Program, University at Buffalo Reports and Resources:

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