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 Nonprofit Management and Leadership Education

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Principal Investigator: Yvonne Harrison, University at Albany The 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 education that meets the needs of the nonprofit sector. Designed for students and working professionals who wish to develop leadership competency or become more effective in their leadership roles, the CMNL offers five courses jointly delivered between the two schools. While the courses and program have received positive evaluations, enrolment is down and numerous requests have come from the local nonprofit community to increase access to University at Albany, SUNY nonprofit academic programming, research and professional learning initiatives. We believe that open learning is one way to increase enrollment and meet sector demand. The funding requested through the IITG tier 1 program will: Reduce barriers to nonprofit education and research by increasing access to those who need it through a Massive Open Online Course, specialty course publication (Open Textbook), and research/development initiative. Increase enrolment in University at Albany, SUNY CNML courses by targeting a new supply of students looking for accessible professional learning opportunities (i.e. within the professional nonprofit community such as managers and board members). Facilitate research on the impact of online teaching and learning effectiveness in the CNML program through the Nonprofit Governance course (e.g. Coursera MOOC, blended learning environment, flipped classroom, integration of Nonprofit Governance Open Textbook and Sponsored Research). Engage in meaningful nonprofit sector activities which will lead to improvements in the human condition, at the local and state, nationally and global levels. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Vic Murray, Adjunct Professor and Professor Emeritus, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Cyril Oberlander, Director, Milne Library, Geneseo Reports and Resources: Mid-project report

Integrating Mobile Technology to Enhance Geriatric Social Work Training

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Awarded Grant: $18,000 Principal Investigator: Paul R. Gould, Binghamton University This mobile technology initiative will provide a platform for enhanced student learning and evaluation through a three-tier training experience related to Depression, Dementia & Delirium in geriatric patients. The project will develop a cohesive series of learning modules, a simulated patient experience, and field-related patient encounter. Web-based learning modules will expose students to a broader understanding of the complex and interrelated physiological, neurological, psychological and social factors associated with depression, dementia & delirium, as how to utilize a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in practice. Modules will also include best practices related to therapeutic interventions with geriatric populations. Simulated patients and field-related encounters allow students to practice clinical skills with older adults and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds; mobile devices and digital recordings will allow students and faculty supervisors to evaluate students’ skill application in encounters in simulation labs and field practicum sites across the Southern Tier. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Shawn A. Berkowitz, MD, CMD, Director, UHS Geriatrics, Director Geriatric Clerkship, Upstate Medical University Suk-Young Kang, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Binghamton University Reports and Resources: Mid-project report Project outcomes report