About the EmTech Project


The State University of New York (SUNY) Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC) is an open-access resource targeted to the lifelong learning needs of faculty, staff, students, and anyone from across the globe who have a desire to keep pace with technology change.

 

Overall Goals of this project will help you to:

  • identify the value and implications of using established and emerging technology tools for personal and professional growth.
  • gain strategies to develop lifelong learning habits to keep pace with technology change.

 

EmTech consists of two associated parts; #EmTechMOOC and EmTechWIKI.

#EmTechMOOC provides a supportive environment for dialogue and sharing. This Massive Open Online Course contains 5 modules about Lifelong Learning, and the 4Cs of 21st-century skills: communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Participants build a personal ePortfolio to display artifacts created through Discovery Exercises to showcase their accomplishments and reflect on their learning. Digital badges and Coursera Certificates of Completion are awarded after completing MOOC requirements. Enroll in #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.

This website, EmTechWIKI, has been built to complement #EmTechMOOC. It is a socially-curated discovery engine to discover tools, tutorials, and resources about a variety of emerging technologies, such as audio, video, blogs, wikis, presentations, simulations, and more. This WIKI can be used as a stand-alone resource, or it can be used together with #EmTechMOOC. Everyone is welcome to add and edit WIKI resources.

This project has been created through a collaboration among many SUNY campuses. It is supported through a Professional Pathways Grant from the University at Buffalo and a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) awarded to the University at Buffalo, Binghamton UniversitySUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD). Continued support is provided through the University at Buffalo Libraries and Binghamton University’s Center for Learning and Teaching (CELT).

#EmTechMOOC is our social media hashtag. A hashtag is a term used within social media messages to identify keywords or topics to categorize and track related information. Follow us on social media.