About the EmTech Project

The State University of New York (SUNY) Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success 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.


This project consists of two associated parts; #EmTechMOOC and EmTechWIKI.

#EmTechMOOC is a Massive Open Online Course, also called a MOOC. The MOOC, hosted on the Coursera platform, provides a supportive environment for dialogue and sharing among participants.

This site, EmTechWIKI, has been built to complement the MOOC. It is a socially-curated discovery engine to discover tools, tutorials, and resources. The WIKI can be used as a stand-alone resource, or it can be used together with #EmTechMOOC. Anyone is welcome to add or edit WIKI resources.

The MOOC learning environment is structured around 5 week-long modules. The concepts that are covered include Lifelong Learning and the 4Cs of 21st-century skills, which include Communication and Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking. Participants build a personal ePortfolio to display artifacts created through Discovery Exercises to showcase your accomplishments. The final module provides an opportunity to summarize and reflect on the learning journey.

Click here to enroll in #EmTechMOOC in Coursera. 

Learning activities provide accessible, curated information and application exercises pertaining to current and emerging technologies relevant to learners and professionals alike, such as audio, video, social networking, etc.

Complete the MOOC requirements to earn digital badges and a Coursera Certificate of Completion. SUNY affiliates may earn a Coursera Certificate with no fees to enroll.

#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.

This project is funded through a SUNY Provost’s Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) awarded to the University at Buffalo, Binghamton UniversitySUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD), and additional partner campuses. #EmTechMOOC has also been made possible through a Professional Pathways Grant and additional support through the University at Buffalo.