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Mission of Innovative Instruction Technology Grants

The Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) program promotes research and fosters understanding of how new technologies support academic excellence and student success. IITG leverages a “network of networks”, including tools and practices that will collaboratively increase efficiency and capacity for SUNY-wide delivery of high quality instruction.

2021-22 Update

IITG is funding two projects will focus investigation on software tools that enable flexible instruction at scale and help inform the new SUNY Digital Learning Environment. True to the spirit of the IITG program, the 2021-2022 projects will be faculty-guided efforts.

  1. Tools for HyFlex Course Delivery

This project will examine the efficacy of online tools that support HyFlex learning models valued by non-traditional and adult students with multiple demands on their time. SUNY defines HyFlex as instruction that simultaneously combines online and face-to-face instruction into a single course section, with the mode of direct instruction determined by each individual student (e.g., choice of seated-in-class, connected remotely, or attended at a later time via recording).

  1. Tools to Teach Large Courses

Faculty will explore instructional technology tools that help facilitate feedback, assessment, and interaction in large enrollment (>50 students) courses. The goal of this project is to guide professional development and investment in the tools that prove suitable for teaching larger courses.

The deadline to apply to be a participant in either project is Monday, April 25, 2022. For the HyFlex project, go to https://bit.ly/HyFlexIITG. For the Large Courses project, go to https://bit.ly/LargeCoursesIITG. There are links to short application forms at the end of each document. Those who apply will be informed no later than May 6th if they will be invited to participate.