A face to face workshop of the full team was held on June 6, from 10:00-3:00 in Albany. An agenda is posted below under Meetings / Materials. The primary purpose of the meeting was to engage in further System-level visioning and brainstorming around online learning environments to benefit SUNY students and New York. Every team member was given the opportunity to contribute their ideas and react to the ideas of others.
The System Administration staff will work on organizing the ideas discussed at the June 6th meeting into a document to be shared with Team members by the end of July. Team members will be given time to react to the document. It will then be shared broadly with the SUNY community for additional input and comment.
Open SUNY has the potential to be the nation's most extensive distance learning environment, connecting students with faculty and peers from across the state and throughout the world and giving them access to the best in open educational resources. Using a combination of online courses, an expanded YouTube channel, and a new presence on iTunes U, Open SUNY will be launched in time for the Fall 2013 semester.
A) Establish common understanding of SUNY's current online learning environments and the online learning market
B) Develop a shared vision for scaled up, high quality, online learning environment to better align, integrate and represent online teaching and learning among our campuses to improve student access, success, retention, time to degree and degree completion.
C) Recommend an implementation strategy to deliver, grow and govern a more cohesive, scaled up, high quality SUNY distance learning environment that demonstrates the strength of the SUNY System.
For a full listing of team membership, please click here.