About EmTech


The State University of New York (SUNY) Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC) is an online learning opportunity targeted to college students, faculty, current and career-seeking professionals, and anyone from across the globe with a desire to learn how to use emerging technologies to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world.

 

The project’s goals are to help learners:

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

 

Information & Digital Literacy Objectives

  1. Establish lifelong learning habits to develop self-direction, agency, and a growth mindset.
  2. Enhance 21st-century skills: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, & Critical Thinking.
  3. Describe why it is important to be a digitally literate citizen.
  4. Evaluate your digital footprint and portray a professional online identity.
  5. Practice safe and secure habits to protect yourself in digital environments.
  6. Locate and evaluate information using basic and advanced search strategies.
  7. Analyze & evaluate information to identify truthful, unbiased points of view.
  8. Demonstrate media literacy through the effective use of media creation tools.
  9. Apply Creative Commons guidelines to ethically use text and media.
  10. Apply accessibility principles and strategies to achieve digital equity.
  11. Evaluate the quality and applicability of established and emerging technologies.
  12. Create an ePortfolio or journal and reflect on your evolving learning journey.

 

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 create a personal ePortfolio or a private learning journal to share artifacts created through hands-on Discovery Exercises and reflect on the learning journey. Digital badges and Coursera Certificates of Completion are also awarded. 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 freely-available established and 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.

 

EmTech has been developed through a collaboration among students, faculty, and staff from many SUNY campuses. Support is provided through the University at BuffaloBinghamton University, and the SUNY Center for Professional Development. Funding has been provided through the following grant awards:

  • SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG);
  • University at Buffalo Professional Pathways Grant, and; 
  • National Education Association (NEA) – Learning and Leadership Grant.

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