OpenEd20: SUNY Global Commons: Creating an International Experience in the Time of COVID-19

The SUNY Global Commons was a direct response to the COVID-19 shutdowns during the Spring Semester and Summer of 2020. Across SUNY, many students had planned to travel abroad for the Spring Semester. SUNY OER Services, SUNY Online, and the SUNY Office of Global Affairs collaborated to create this open learning experience. My part in …

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The Semester of Living Dangerously: SUNY Oneonta’s Pandemic Diary Project

Homepage of the Pandemic Diaries Project

One of the thing that I like about having a Domains of One’s Own initiative is that when a project idea comes my way, we can quickly get it off the ground. In March of 2020, when we were just starting to understand the effect the Global Pandemic was going to have on our institution, …

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OpenEd 2020: Campus Innovation, System Support, and External Partners

Building a Sustainable Spanish Project As a portion of its 2018-2019 funding model to drive the adoption of open educational resources (OER) in SUNY’s general education, large-enrollment courses, SUNY OER Services solicited applications from SUNY campuses and faculty interested in authoring and creating OER. These applications targeted creating OER in content areas where OER was …

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Why Moodle should be the next great OER Tool

In the State University of New York, a large spotlight has been shone on the potential of Open Educational Resources (OER). Open resources can be a variety of things, from a textbook, to lecture materials, to an adaptive learning system that your students can use. SUNY is a loose federation of 64 community colleges, four-year …

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Leaving AWS Cloud for Reclaim Hosting

For the last 3-4 years, I have been maintaining several developmental servers on the Amazon Cloud. I don’t even remember what my first server was, whether it was a Moodle, a WordPress Blog, or Pressbooks. It’s sometimes interesting that one of the most formative experiences of my career may have been a job that I …

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What it’s like to influence the world’s leading open source LMS

I was interviewed by a fellow Moodle Users Association member for a feature on Moodle.com/news. I have followed to Moodle Project closely since the beginning of my education career. In fact, my first full time job in a high school was in a classroom where we had a netbook for each student. We used Moodle …

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Accessible Math: MathML, LaTeX, & Handwritten Math

For SUNY Accessibility Week, I participated by hosting a webinar on Accessible Math. I learned a lot about what makes math accessible working with the SUNY OER initiative. Often, I would be asked to convert books from format to format, and do it in a way that we did that promoted accessibility. It made me …

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Robert Hoople: SUNY Oneonta Faculty Member using OER from Carnegie Mellon OLI

Open Educational Resources (OER) Robert Hoople is an adjunct instructor for various Psychology courses offered at SUNY Oneonta. Robert has been innovating with his teaching style through the incorporation of Open Educational Resources or OER into his classes. He has always been a tech-savvy individual and he began his teaching career as an instructor for online …

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What can the OER movement learn from Open Source Software?

For the second year in a row, there was passionate debate at the SUNY OER Champions day over the role of a for-profit company serving as SUNY’s partner. Last year, in response to the debate, I published a piece called “Selling Open: The Conundrum of for-profit companies in the OER Space.” In that piece I tried …

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