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Scaling the Metaliteracy Badging System for Open SUNY: Collaborative Customization for Teacher Education Programs

Stephanie Affinito

Project Team
  • Kelsey O’Brien, University at Albany
  • Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany
  • Michele Forte, Empire State College
  • Donna Mahar, Empire State College
  • Karen Gardner-Athey, SUNY OLIS

University at Albany


Tier Three

Project Abstract:

This collaborative project between faculty at the University at Albany and Empire State College will scale and refine the existing Metaliteracy Badging System for Open SUNY, and produce a collaborative, customized badge for teacher education programs. Included will be a suite of resources for higher education faculty and K-12 educators interested in metaliteracy and digital badging. These newly created educator preparation resources will ultimately enhance students’ ability to participate successfully and responsibly in today’s online living and learning environment. The project will build upon links and collaborations between departments within and across SUNY institutions and will foreground the exciting disciplinary overlaps between literacy studies and metaliteracy. Working together, experts from the two fields envision creating a robust resource that will be available to every SUNY institution.

Project Outcome:

This project supports non-traditional students who have come into graduate teaching programs as a second career by increasing their awareness of 21st century metaliteracy skills, particularly digital citizenship.

Project Outcome Report