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Learn about your colleague’s projects, innovations and effective approaches used across the Areas of Study and our diverse centers and programs.

We invite all faculty to share innovations, models, and effective practices in online and blended mentoring and teaching models.

To share what you are doing with others, please email and we will post your work.

Thank you!

Online Models




2012 Fall Academic ConferenceFeatures presentations by:
  • Day 1
    Deb Amory - Vision of higher education for our college and for the 21st century, and relating this to the academic plan
    Robert Clougherty - Open Education at Empire State College
  • Day 2
    Frances Boyce & Cathy Leaker - PLA and Women of Color: Sharing Learning, Sharing Strength
    Betty Hurley-Dasgupta - Definition of "open"; MOOCs
    Rhianna Rogers - Strategies for Open Learning: Examples from an NFC Mentor
Empire State College

Educational Planning and Nursing Blog
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The nursing faculty and staff have constructed this blog to serve as a mentoring tool that will exist beyond the beginning course Educational Planning: Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing to serve students and mentors.

Nursing Faculty and Staff

ePortfolios Blog

This blog is being used as resource material for courses and mentoring of students as they move along in their lifelong learning.  The site contains a presentation, samples and tools.

Mara Kaufmann, Nursing Program

Innovations in Online Learning BlogCurriculum and instructional design highlights.Center for Distance Learning

New Freedom Project/
Into the Pool: A Project for Online Open Learning

For the 2010-2011 academic year, students are invited to participate in a new online learning environment, the New Freedom Project, as part of the College’s Project for Online Open Learning (POOL), which Frank Vander Valk is carrying out with the support of a Center for Mentoring and Learning reassignment.  Think of the New Freedom Project as a combination of a blog, a Facebook page, and a virtual lecture hall.  It is designed to capture the learning that goes on when intelligent people passionately discuss topics of great personal interest.

Frank VanderValk, Center for Distance Learning

Nursing Ed Planning and ePortfolios

A PowerPoint presentation about eDP and ePortfolio.

Mara Kaufmann, Nursing Program

Web 2.0 Technologies Explored as Teaching Media

Using a wide range of tools, John Beckem shares how he engages a population of adult learners – military, educators, business professionals and domestic engineers, among others – through Web 2.0.  He recently shared his work in a presentation at the Adult Higher Education Alliance conference.

John Beckem, Center for Distance Learning

Reflections on Service Learning in Blended and Online Environments

Presented at the Center for Distance Learning 2012 Mentor Retreat.Tom Mackey, Center for Distance Learning