MOOC Model for Workforce Development in High Demand Labor Industry of Home Health Aides/Personal Care Aides, Phase 2

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Awarded Grant: $20,000 Principal Investigator: Andrea Wade, Monroe Community College Erin O’Hara-Leslie, SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Broome Community College is at the forefront of community colleges implementing new technologies that support and scale-up pedagogy. Our leadership in online education is attested by our selection to offer one of the first fully-online degree programs to be powered by Open SUNY as well as our selection to develop a model Home Health Aide Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with prior IITG funding. As a continuation of the newly developed Home Health Aide MOOC (Phase 1), SUNY Broome proposes to develop a format of the Phase 1 MOOC that is compatible with Coursera’s new on-demand platform. Also integral to Phase 2 are (1) creating a companion Open Educational Resource (OER)/Open Textbook; and (2) building and implementing bookend recruitment and referral web resources that connect with regional workforce structures. Phase 2 key collaborators include Central New York’s Area Health Education Center, Mohawk Valley Community College, and the Open SUNY Textbooks project. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Erin Hildreth, Center Director/Director of Programs, Central New York Area Health Education Center Franca Armstrong, Associate Vice President of Workforce Development and Dean of Rome Campus, Mohawk Valley Community College Kate Pitcher, Interim Library Director, SUNY Geneseo Reports and Resources: Mid-project report  

Increasing Access to Online, On-Demand, Competency-Based Nonprofit Management and Leadership Education

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Principal Investigator: Yvonne Harrison, University at Albany The University at Albany’s Certificate of Nonprofit Management and Leadership (CNML) jointly sponsored by Rockefeller College’s Department of Public Administration and Policy and the School of Social Welfare, is dedicated to increasing access to leadership education that meets the needs of the nonprofit sector. Designed for working professionals and students preparing for careers in the nonprofit sector, the CMNL offers five courses jointly delivered between the two schools. In 2014, one of the five courses, The Governance of Nonprofit Organizations, was transformed into a semester-based massive open online course (MOOC) with IITG funding. In January 2015, the course launched on Coursera’s online teaching and learning platform enrolling over 12,000 learners from 179 countries. 2015 IITG funding is requested to meet the demand for nonprofit leadership and management education by: Transforming the Governance of Nonprofit Organizations MOOC into an“on demand” Coursera course- working professionals and students in the SUNY system can take for academic credit through a course waiver (SUNY students) and prior learning assessment (Public) methodology. Creating new (simulations for end-of module assessments of learning) and flipping existing MOOC content, including the online team-based learning and the externally hosted academic service learning “capstone” activities for use within Coursera’s on-demand platform. Conducting longitudinal comparative research on the impact of the MOOC on student success and nonprofit governance and organizational effectiveness (through the academic service learning project). Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Vic Murray, Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria Alena Rodick, Instructional Designer, School of Graduate Studies, Empire State College Reports and Resources:

MVCC Open Physics Lab

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Principal Investigator: Derrick Stevens, Mohawk Valley Community College This project will pilot an Open Physics Lab at MVCC for use by any institution or individual. The Open Physics Lab will provide remote access through the web to physical experiments housed at MVCC similar to those used in introductory physics courses. Students and educators will be able to control the experiments remotely and collect data for analysis. As content and courses push to be more open and accessible, laboratory sciences face the problem of bringing the laboratory experience to their students. This project aims to provide that experience in an easily accessible and flexible manner. As these experiments will be fully automated, use may occur from any location at anytime 24/7. In accessing this project, the project coordinators are interested in how the use of a remote lab in physics courses compares to a more traditional setting, and how access to a remote lab may benefit all students in physics courses of any structure. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Shahida Dar, Assistant Professor of Physics, Mohawk Valley Community College Reports and Resources:

Developing a Tech Hub to Promote the Use of Geographic Information System Technology across SUNY

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Principal Investigator: Mary Perrelli, Buffalo State Geographic Information Systems are an important emerging technology with broad application across many disciplines. SUNY has a site wide license for ESRI software, the leader in GIS technology, however these resources are currently underutilized. This project will develop a GIS Tech Hub to leverage shareable resources across campus, foster intellectual collaborations, integrate emerging technologies, and provide research support and training to students, faculty and local professionals. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Wende Mix, Associate Professor, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Geography and Planning Department, Buffalo State Kelly M. Frothingham, Chair and Associate Professor, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Geography and Planning Department, Buffalo State Reports and Resources: Mid-project report