This year’s SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT), hosted by Cornell University, May 27-30, featured a full schedule of interesting presentations and thought-provoking speakers. The Center for Distance Learning’s Curriculum and Instructional Design Team was well represented with six sessions.
A six-member panel presented on “Conquering a Large-Scale Course Conversion,” that addressed some of the challenges and lessons learned during the clean-up of more than 500 online courses, converted in 2013 from the Angel LMS to Moodlerooms, Joule 2. The panel included Kathleen Stone, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Design (CID), as well as CID team members Bob Kester, Bonnie Farrell, Tonka Jokelova, Betsy Braun, and Hui-Ya (Laura) Chuang. Audience members from SUNY campuses considering a similar change expressed appreciation for the group’s insights regarding design issues, team work, goal setting and lessons learned.
Hui-Ya Chuang also presented a well-received and detailed overview of “How to Translate an Online Course into Another Language” in one of the poster sessions. And Kathleen Stone joined fellow members of the Online Accessibility SUNY FACT2 task group to share guidelines and criteria for software and educational resources established to assist campuses in becoming ADA Section 508 compliant. (Co-presenters: Meghan Pereira and Ginger Bidell, Buffalo State College; and Deborah Spiro, Nassau Community College).
Instructional designer Chi-Hua Tseng presented two different Ignite Sessions: “MOOCS: What they are, and what they are not” and “ADA Section 508 Compliance Cheat Sheet.” She also presented an informative poster titled “Mahara 1-2-3: Introducing an e-portfolio platform.”