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

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

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