SUNY Team, Let By UAlbany Researcher, Investigates Games for Enhanced STEM Education in K-12 Environment
A University at Albany researcher is leading a team of SUNY researchers in a study of using games to promote learning STEM content in grade school. “SUNY Games II” will explore how interactive and immersive activities may help the critical subject areas. The SUNY project will foster the research and development of games for learning through the Open SUNY framework, whose goal is to bring all online courses offered at each of SUNY’s 64 campuses onto a shared and comprehensive online environment.
> Read about the SUNY study at the University at Albany NewsCenter.
Chancellor Zimpher today announced that the SUNY System is one of 10 public university systems nationally to partner with Coursera to develop a common platform for the delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The partnership will provide all SUNY campuses with an avenue to offer and use MOOCs on the Coursera platform as part of Open SUNY.
Coursera, the world’s largest MOOC platform provider, has more than 3.5 million learners enrolled in 374 courses to date. As coordination of SUNY MOOC activity on the Coursera platform will be formalized this summer, it will complement the Open SUNY vision that students could earn up to one-third of their college credits from sources outside their home campus.