Supporting the needs of 21st Century Learners: Faculty Development with Tools of Engagement

Awarded Grant: $10,000

Principal Investigator:

Nathan Whitley-Grassi, Empire State College

Faculty Instructional Technologists at SUNY Empire State College are now in the process of creating a Faculty Development Program to be rolled out to ESC’s seven regional centers in the Spring of 2013. The program will consist of four module-based blended training units which will be designed to introduce ESC faculty and staff to several types of Web 2.0 technology tools (social media, document sharing, etc…) that have been shown to increase student learning and engagement in blended studies. Participants will engage in pre-assessment and post-assessment dialogue to allow researchers to determine the value of engagement.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Patricia Hoefler, Empire State College
Mark Lewis, Empire State College
Jase Teoh, Empire State College
Michael Fortune, Empire State College
Evren Eryilmaz, Empire State College
Sheryl Coleman, Empire State College

Reports and Resources:


In 2013 the team will be joining with the SUNY TOEP project to further expand the offerings of faculty and staff online development and introduce technology tools for teaching and learning to several SUNY campuses.

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