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Virtual Reality Training Program: Using 360 Degree Videos to create an Immersive Learning Environment

Ms. Julie Ramnarais

Project Team

Maritime College

2018

Tier Two

$20,000.00

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Project Summary:

SUNY Maritime College will explore the use of 360 Degree Videos incorporated with Virtual Reality Technology as an experiential learning platform, allowing them to developing a structured methodology to support the learning process created through the use of the 360 Degree Videos which utilizes the incorporation of a structured assessment process to guide the students towards established learning outcomes.

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MOOC Model for New Care Coordination Competencies Training

Dr. Terrance Keys

Project Team
  • Dr. Lawrence Dugan

Monroe Community College

2018

Tier Two

$18,000.00

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Project Summary:

This project will create a system of courses to teach the five new coordination competencies and address the talent gap that currently exists in the Health Care Coordination field throughout New York State and beyond.

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TimeStitch Database: Crowdsourcing and Community Engagement

Dr. Alla Myzelev

Project Team

Geneseo

2018

Tier Two

$16,800.00

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Project Summary:

TimeStitch (http://timestitch.geneseo.edu/items/browse) is a database that was developed and populated with the help of the IITG Tier 1 Grant. In this next stage we would like to develop the following: 1) crowdsourcing plugin that will help to digitize objects such as antiques that are in the possession of general public to create a 3-dimensional component that will help students in planning virtual and real exhibitions and offer the TimeStitch package to museums as a tool of making their collections available online.

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Developing an Immersive Video Production of a Cadaver-Based Human Anatomy Review

Dr. Stuart Inglis

Project Team
  • Armin St. George

University at Buffalo

2018

Tier Two

$16,000.00

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Project Summary:

A pilot project in the development of 360-degree educational video, in which the student is immersed in a virtual review of the anatomy of the human body, using an actual cadaver as the demonstration model.

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Open edX Pilot

Mr. Joseph Kerr

Project Team
  • Dr. Lisa Stephens
  • Kevin Cleary
  • Miguel Amigot II
  • J. Brice Bible

University at Buffalo

2018

Tier Two

$20,000.00

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Project Summary:

The University at Buffalo (UB) College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with campus partners, proposes to explore Open edX as a traditional and post-traditional education delivery platform to students on a global scale.

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Keeping Pace with Web-based Technology: A MOOC for Lifelong Learning in a Digital Age

Ms. Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, Online Learning Specialist

Project Team
  • Cherie van Putten, Instructional Designer, Center for Learning and Teaching-Binghamton University
  • Christopher Price, SUNY CPD Project Liaison and Academic Programs Manager

University at Buffalo

2017

Tier Three

$46,500.00

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Project Summary:

This MOOC will focus on advancing learning and optimizing career opportunities by offering accessible, curated information and application exercises that improve participants’ confidence, knowledge, and skills and encourage participants to construct a schema upon which to continue lifelong exploration regarding the effective implementation of emerging technology tools.

Project Outcome:

This MOOC brings digital literacy and lifelong learning skills to faculty, staff, students, and anyone in the world interested in learning more about the 4Cs of 21st century learners, including communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. The material in the MOOC, and the complementary crowdsourced EmTechWIKI, are available free of charge and open to everyone. SUNY affiliated participants earn a Coursera Certificate of Completion at no cost, and everyone may earn a Mastery Badge, while others pay a small fee if they want a Coursera certificate. This project supports progress towards a degree by helping participants master technical skills such as video, blogs, and infographic creation to be able to effectively apply the 21st century skills described above. It also helps them learn how to be a savvy consumer of information on the web. The project helps build career skills that employers are looking for in today’s job market. Some of these skills are critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communication, teamwork/collaboration, and information technology application.

Project Outcome Report

Reducing Student Isolation: The Development of a Campus Life Model to Improve Retention Rates of Students in Online Degree Programs

Ms. JoAnne Fassinger, Grants Coordinator

Project Team
  • Dr. Molly Mott
  • Ms. Courtney Bish, Vice-President, Student Affairs

Canton, College of Technology

2017

Tier Three

$33,000.00

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Project Summary:

The Campus Life Model for Reducing Student Isolation is an innovative, cross campus retention effort to increase the success and retention rate of online students by creating community and connectedness in a virtual environment.

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Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom

Dr. Kyunghee Pyun

Project Team
  • Elaine Maldonado, Professor and Director of Faculty Development and the Center for Excellence in Teaching
  • Jinyoung Jin, Director of Cultural Programs
  • Hyewon Yi, Director of the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery and Department of Visual Arts

Fashion Institute of Technology

2017

Tier Three

$50,000.00

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Project Summary:

Do you want to engage your students with hands-on projects; provide a global learning experience on your home campus; or generate a deeper understanding of the craft and culture of other societies, in order to enrich the classroom, as well as contribute to global citizenry?

Project Outcome:

This project aimed to develop a website dedicated to Asian art techniques. During the grant period of 2016-2017, a website called “Bamboo Canvas” was successfully developed at Fashion Institute of Technology, and it was offered to visitors at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center and SUNY Old Westbury's Amelie A. Wallace Gallery using hand-held devices or interactive monitors. The website increased diversity and access to a limited source of materials, demonstrating diverse techniques of art and craft in East Asia. It acts as an egalitarian and affordable way of providing a globalized learning environment and creating a curriculum for diversity. The website also increased connectivity among SUNY campuses and local art museums through use at conferences and exhibitions. Students who participated in this project benefitted from applied learning by utilizing their skills acquired in the program of Art History and Museum Professions at FIT and by pursuing career success in galleries. Some of them got a full-time job as a result of their experience with this project. Overall, Bamboo Canvas has led to improved student learning ability and performance.

Project Outcome Report

TimeStitch: Digital Prototype of a Virtual Museum as a Leaning Tool

Dr. Alla Myzelev, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Museum Studies Minor

Project Team

Geneseo

2017

Tier One

$9,200.00

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Project Summary:

TimeStitch is an experimental platform that allows the creation of digital customized narrative based on the content entered. It is primarily used to generate virtual exhibitions and displays and for training students to become curators of digital content.

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Interactive Program Design Website: Supporting Innovations, Technologies and Professional Development

Dr. Nan Travers, Director, Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning

Project Team

Empire State College

2017

Tier One

$10,000.00

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Project Summary:

This project will create an interactive academic program design website to build SUNY-wide strategic direction in programmatic offerings, while bolstering campus constituents’ knowledge, skills and confidence in design, implementation, and sustainability of new initiatives to meet higher educational demands of the 21st century.

Project Outcome:

This project planned an interactive web-based portal to house innovation projects across SUNY. As a result, existing projects that impact access will be more accessible to others for expanding capabilities, dissemination and scaling. We have also been accepted as a Tier 3 IITG project for 2018-19 to implement the plans for an interactive portal and open resource repository on innovative projects across SUNY: Academic Sharing Community: A SUNY Catalog of Educational Projects and Innovative Initiatives (ASC SUNY). This should provide us with the ability to take the plans into a scalable project. Ongoing support of the project still needs to be determined.

Project Outcome Report

Increasing on-line, on-demand, core competency education materials for the development of the next generation energy professional utilizing the MOOC concept.

Jennifer Zirnheld

Project Team
  • Kevin Burke, University at Buffalo
  • Martha Greatrix, University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

2016

Tier Two

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Project Summary:

This project will build and expand upon current efforts to take available resources to the next level both in terms of leveraging existing best practices and looking beyond to develop a MOOC model for workforce development in a high demand specialization area such as energy.

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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.

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Project Outcome Report

Diverse Techniques of Asian Art and Craft

Kyunghee Pyun

Project Team
  • Jinyoung Jin, Stony Brook

Fashion Institute of Technology

2016

Tier One

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Project Summary:

The project aims to develop a workshop with experts of Asian art techniques along with a website dedicated for it. During the grant period of 2016-2017, a website with video links, podcasts, online lectures, or database of practitioners is developed at Fashion Institute of Technology and offered for visitors at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center and SUNY Old Westbury's Amelie A. Wallace Gallery using hand-held devices or interactive monitors.

Project Outcome:

A website called “Bamboo Canvas” was successfully developed at Fashion Institute of Technology, and it was offered to many students using hand-held devices or interactive monitors. The website increased diversity and access to a limited source of materials, demonstrating diverse techniques of art and craft in East Asia. The website also increased connectivity among SUNY campuses and local art museums through use at conferences and exhibitions.

Students who participated in this project benefited from applied learning by utilizing their skills acquired in the program of Art History and Museum Professions at FIT and by pursuing career success in galleries. Some of them got full-time jobs as a result of their experience with this project. Overall, Bamboo Canvas has led to improved student learning ability and performance.

Project Outcomes Report

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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.

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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

Ecology and Earth Science Virtual Field Experiences OERs: Expanding Access to Field-Based Research Techniques for Students at a Distance

Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Project Team
  • Audeliz Matias, Empire State College
  • Kevin Woo, Empire State Colleges

Empire State College

2014

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Creates open education materials that will be made freely available to support virtual science field experiences.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD

DCrit: Digital Critiquing Platform

Steven Schneider

Project Team

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2012

Tier One

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Project Summary:

Rubric development for a Digital Critique Platform (Dcrit) to facilitate program level review and assessment with content at the project level. Captures/archives both student work and critical assessments in a database for individual or aggregate level objectives.

Project Outcome:

A complete set of tools including the rubric and processes is available on the project website.

Project Outcome Report

Digital Thoreau: Crowdsourcing Commentary

Paul Schacht

Project Team
  • Joe Easterly, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo

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.

Project Outcome Report