Projects Underway

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Advancing Metaliteracy in a Post-Truth World through the Design of a Global MOOC

Dr. Thomas Mackey

Project Team
  • Trudi Jacobson, MLS, MA
  • Kelsey O’Brien
  • Christine Paige

Empire State College

2018

Tier Three

$60,000.00

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This global MOOC entitled Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World will prepare learners to be reflective, critical consumers and active, well-informed producers and participants in today’s connected yet divisive digital information environment.

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Blockchain Badging - Coursera-to-Credit

Ms. Amy Moore

Project Team
  • Dr. Bina Ramamurthy
  • Dr. Shambhu Upadhyaya
  • Dr. Nan Travers
  • Dr. Lisa Stephens
  • Anne Reed
  • Tracy Puckett
  • Timothy Leyh

University at Buffalo

2018

Tier Three

$60,000.00

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Leveraging a highly anticipated Coursera Blockchain Specialization, UB computer science faculty propose piloting a new process to transform Coursera-issued Verified Certificates into a UB Digital Badge, which for some learners, when coupled to their professional background, may lead to academic credit through a prior learning assessment (PLA) process to further a micro-credentialing or degree program effort.

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Academic Sharing Community: A SUNY Catalog of Educational Projects and Innovative Initiatives (ASC SUNY)

Dr. Nan Travers

Project Team
  • Michael Forte, PhD
  • Susan Deer, PhD
  • Kathleen Schiefen, PhD
  • Jill Pippin
  • Lisa Raposo
  • Chris Price

Empire State College

2018

Tier Three

$60,000.00

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Project Summary:

The Academic Sharing Community: A SUNY Catalog of Educational Projects and Innovative Initiatives (ASC SUNY) serves as a repository for campus initiatives, while providing guidance for project development and assessment and ways to network and partner across SUNY to help institutions meet demands of the 21st century.

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Displaying Transformation to the World: Global Learning Micro-credentials and Digital Badges

Dr. Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski

Project Team

Cobleskill, College of Agriculture & Technology

2018

Tier Three

$40,000.00

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A consortium of SUNY universities and colleges, led by SUNY Cobleskill, and with the support of the SUNY Office of Global Affairs and the COIL Center, seek to produce the infrastructure to assess and credential competencies that students attain in global learning programs.

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Interactive Video Systems: Improving the Communication Skills of a Range of Medical Professionals.

Professor Damian Schofield

Project Team
  • Caglar Yildirim
  • Amy Brandt
  • Erin O'Hara-Leslie
  • Kim McLain

Oswego

2018

Tier Three

$40,000.00

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Over the life of the project a series of interactive video training tools will be created for students intending to enter a range of medical professions; the tools will focus on improving communication skills (and other soft skills), an essential area where a lack of resources has been identified.

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DIY Hands-on Biotechnology Video Games with Lab Simulation Builder

Dr. M. Ete Chan

Project Team
  • Richard McKenna
  • Paul St. Denis

Stony Brook University

2018

Tier Three

$45,000.00

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Development of a "Lab Simulation Builder" to allow instructors to create, without any computer programming requirement, a variety of hands-on lab video games that can be controlled by our custom electronic controller that emulate actual lab tool's appearance and operation to improve students' tactile wet-lab skill and STEM learning experience even outside of the lab.

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ePATIENT: Educational Program Advancing Training in Interprofessional Networked Treatment

Dr. Sarah Lynch

Project Team

Binghamton University

2018

Tier Three

$20,000.00

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This educational electronic medical record will be used by a group of interprofessional students to work as a patient care team, effectively simulating modern healthcare workflow and communication, and preparing students to succeed in real-world environments.

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Expanding Campus-Wide Digital Scholarship Collaboration at Maritime: Building Bridges Across Disciplines for a SUNY-Wide Digital Scholarship Initiative is our title and our overarching goal. Our new Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) will become the center for DS at Maritime and provide for a SUNY-wide 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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Virtual Reality as a Means to Prepare Preservice Teachers

Dr. Richard Lamb

Project Team
  • Elisabeth Etopio

University at Buffalo

2018

Tier Two

$20,000.00

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Project Summary:

Accurately representing common challenges novice teachers face in the urban classroom is a difficult and demanding challenge; the classroom VR environment proposed in this project was developed in collaboration with administrators and teachers from a large urban school district with a large population of minoritized students.

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Open Cyber Arena: Replicable, scalable and flexible hands-on cybersecurity learning environment

Mr. David Murray

Project Team
  • Kevin Cleary
  • Damira Pon
  • Jennifer Huber

University at Buffalo

2018

Tier Two

$20,000.00

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Project Summary:

The Open Cyber Arena supports hands-on cybersecurity education and outreach efforts, providing ease of use to instructors and streamlined ease of access to students.

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The proposed project is to develop collaborative content for a Micro-Credential (for academic credit) and a Digital Badge (for non-degree students) consisting of stackable modules on the elements of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) for use across pharmacy and health education professional and post-graduate programs.

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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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SUNY Immersive Augmented Reality Classroom Development and Deployment

Dr. Ibrahim Yucel

Project Team

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

2018

Tier Two

$20,000.00

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Based on our previous IITG project, we are further developing and evaluating a shared virtual and augmented reality learning environment called the “SUNY Immersive Augmented Reality Classroom” to enhance and transform the pedagogical impact in multiple disciplines and better support learning objectives taught throughout SUNY.

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Alfred State Micro Credentialing Project For Sustainability

Ms. Danyelle O'Brien

Project Team
  • Elaine Morsman
  • Danyelle O'Brien
  • Troy Morehouse

Alfred State College

2018

Tier Two

$19,000.00

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Project Summary:

The Alfred State Micro Credentialing Project employs the NACE competencies for career readiness to promote all aspects of the SUNY Excels performance framework by challenging students to participate in activities, online coursework, and projects that demonstrate their ability to grow and positively impact their academic and professional success.

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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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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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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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Music and Technology in the Community College Music Theory Classroom

Ms. Shelli Cordisco

Project Team
  • Brenda Dawe

Broome Community College

2018

Tier Two

$16,000.00

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By infusing affordable digital notation technologies into Broome CC’s Music Theory classrooms, this pilot project will: (1) promote creativity, intuitive learning, and accessibility for participating students; (2) help them understand complex concepts faster, and train them to hear different chord qualities, intervals, and instrument timbres; and (3) serve as a model for other community college music programs where technology-based pedagogical solutions are often outpaced by local high schools.

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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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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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MOOC for Myanmar: Creativity in Context

Dr. John Cabra

Project Team
  • Carol Julian
  • Dr. Melanie Perreault

Buffalo State College

2018

Tier Two

$15,000.00

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This is an adaptation of Buffalo State's "Ignite Your Everyday Creativity" MOOC that will serve the people of Myanmar (and potentially the Burmese refugees around the world) to support their efforts to solve vexing problems by engaging their creative thinking skills, even when resources are limited.

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Understanding Collegiate Varsity eSports: Team Culture and Biopsychosocial Health

Dr. Barat Wolfe

Project Team
  • Dr. Chris Sweeney
  • Dr. Janet Parcel-Mitchell

Canton, College of Technology

2018

Tier Two

$15,000.00

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This study explores the health, campus engagement, academic performance, and culture of collegiate varsity eSports athletes, with the goal of understanding this new and unique population of students for recruitment and retention purposes.

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Using Excelsior's OER OWL to Promote Writing in the Disciplines

Professor Stephen Burke

Project Team
  • Dr. Katherine Lynch
  • Dr. Elizabeth Johnston
  • Professor Vicky Sloan
  • Dr. Francesco Crocco

Rockland Community College

2018

Tier Two

$15,000.00

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Project Summary:

This Open Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Project will build a community of practice at Rockland, Monroe, and Clinton Community Colleges with the Excelsior OWL that will create model faculty training, curriculum development, and assessment, all of which will be openly available in collaboration with SUNY OER Services.

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STEM Job Skills Development in a Competency Based Education (CBE) Model

Dr. Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Project Team
  • Shaun Hoppel
  • Allison Moreland

Empire State College

2018

Tier One

$10,000.00

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This project will examine CBE as an instructional model to provide workforce development to STEM students, promote inclusion of students with cognitive disabilities in STEM fields, and foster collaborations on CBE projects across SUNY.

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Development and Assessment of a Tool to Track and Evaluate Experiential Education Activities

Fred Doloresco

Project Team

University at Buffalo

2018

Tier One

$10,000.00

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The goal of the proposed project is to examine the validity and reliability of a measure to track and assess experiential education activities, which has potential for use by other programs.

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Taking Laboratory Science Home

Dr. Joseph Zawicki

Project Team
  • Dr. David Abbott

Buffalo State College

2018

Tier One

$10,000.00

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The Taking Laboratory Science Home will develop laboratory activities for use in on-line courses that enable learners to plan, gather, collect, analyze and interpret real-world experimental data.

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Modular and Student-Driven Learning of Writing (MASLOW) is an online learning platform, built across Blackboard and Edublog, where international graduate students can practice foundational writing skills for developing discipline-specific communication abilities based on exploratory and gamified activities in the context of their orientation to US higher education and professional growth.

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Enhanced Student Learning Experience in Technical Drawing and 3D Modeling through Augmented and Virtual Realities

Dr. Yue Hung

Project Team
  • Mr. Daniel Weinman

Farmingdale State College

2018

Tier One

$10,000.00

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This proposal develops augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) demonstration models and stackable micro credential in CAD to enhance and encourage student learning in technical drawing and 3D modeling.

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Integrating UAS Data and GIS into STEM and Social Science Education

Dr. Christopher Badurek

Project Team

Cortland

2018

Tier One

$9,700.00

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Students in upper level GIS related courses will be trained on using UAS (drone) technology in STEM and Social Science Disciplines with emphasis on GIS data processing to meet the growing demand of UAS savvy GIS workers.

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Development of Open Sustainability Curriculum Resources

Dr. Karleen West

Project Team

Geneseo

2018

Tier One

$9,500.00

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This project recruits faculty across SUNY campuses to develop a freely-available modular curriculum on food sustainability to be applied in multiple disciplines, and distributed using the Digital Commons of SUNY platform.

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