Blockchain-powered Digital Credential (‘OPEN’ Digital Badges) Platform

Micro-credentials provide a way to acknowledge achievement and to recognize the acquisition of specific skills. Fresno State has established digital badges experiences in Library information literacy, trainings, and self-paced learning (MOOC) programs including integration with the campus Learning Management System (LMS). The new Digital Credential Platform supported by this grant embraced Blockchain technologies to improve […]

Communications Resiliency

A large number of escalating natural threats (earthquakes, wildfires, winter storms, Wooding, tsunamis) make our regional communication infrastructures vulnerable to outages. In support of the Climate Action Plan, CSU is being asked to look at opportunities for increased regional resiliency. This project created two proof of concept mesh networking packages and provided documentations for other […]

Diving Deeper into the Story… Much Deeper Than Just 360 Degrees

This open source project allowed multi-path 360/AR stories to be captured and then to culled for story development and collaboration with other 360/AR stories around the world. It demonstrated the ability of a viewer to explore related material inside the main 360/AR story via embedded hotspots (e.g., 2015 Nepal earthquake story – allowing the viewer […]

DIY Technology Support Using Artificial Intelligence

Articial Intelligence (AI) will soon underlie the functioning of many products and services, and will be needed to analyze the tremendous amounts of available data. Articial intelligence already surrounds us – for example in search engines, speech recognition, image classification, pathfinding, fraud detection and virtual assistants. In the future it may predict the resources students […]

Enabling the Smart Classroom of the Future

Classroom environments remain challenging for faculty to set up quickly and in ways that are conducive to today’s media-savvy students, especially when classrooms are outfitted with myriad technologies such as smart podiums, black boxes, ethernet cables, tablets, untethered teaching software, dimmable lights, projectors, screens, VGA cables, HDMI cables, and computers that can take a long […]

Mobile Student Intranet

The Mobile Student Intranet was designed to deliver mobile-first engagement across the Student Life Cycle. With our Student Experience-Based Dynamic Content Strategy, students stay informed whenever and wherever via the devices of their choice, including wearables. The Dynamic Content Strategy employed the concept of hybrid information “buckets” designed around hierarchy and priority, as well as […]

Natural Language Processing Artificial Intelligence Chatbot

The IT service helpdesk at San Francisco State University fields hundreds and thousands of service tickets every month. Many of these service requests are questions or issues that can be resolved with a mechanized or “canned” response. The obvious benefit of mechanized responses is that the service desk is able to handle more volume with […]

On-Demand System Provisioning

IT Staff at Cal State San Marcos frequently received requests from faculty and students for academic and development environments for advanced courses. These took time to configure and provision in a secure and reproducible manner. There was a believe that IT could better serve the academic function with an automated request/provisioning toolset combining disposable virtual […]

Promoting Effective Student Presentation Skills Virtually

Effective communication is a student-learning outcome found in many departments at Cal State Fullerton, and employers often report the need for college graduates to be proficient in oral presentation skills. PitchVantage is an innovative software program designed to help students practice and improve their public speaking skills. The program lets users practice presentations in front […]