About EmTech

SUNY’s Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (EmTech) is a free online learning opportunity targeted to college students, faculty, current and career-seeking professionals, and anyone who wants to effectively use technology in today’s rapidly changing world.


#EmTechMOOC & EmTechWIKI assist educators and learners to identify the value and implications of using emerging technologies for professional and personal growth.


Digital & Media Literacy Objectives

  1. Build lifelong learning habits to develop initiative, self-direction, agency, and a growth mindset.
  2. Develop 21st-century skills: Collaboration, Creativity, & Critical Thinking.
  3. Demonstrate media literacy by effectively using media creation tools.
  4. Analyze your digital footprint to display a professional online identity.
  5. Practice safe and secure practices in digital environments.
  6. Analyze and evaluate information to identify truthful, unbiased points of view.
  7. Evaluate the quality and applicability of established and emerging technologies.
  8. Apply Creative Commons guidelines to ethically use text and media.
  9. Apply accessibility principles and strategies to achieve digital equity.
  10. Create an ePortfolio or personal learning journal to reflect on your evolving learning journey.


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

#EmTechMOOC includes modules on Lifelong Learning as well as the 4Cs of 21st-Century Skills: communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Artifacts created through hands-on Discovery Exercises can be shared and used to create an ePortfolio or a private learning journal to reflect on the learning journey. Coursera certificates of completion and SUNY digital badges are also awarded. Enroll in #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.
EmTechWIKI is a socially-curated search engine for discovering free tools, tutorials, and resources such as audio, video, blogs, wikis, presentations, simulations, and more. The WIKI can be used as a stand-alone resource and 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 campuses throughout the State University of New York (SUNY), the largest comprehensive university system in the United States.

Funding has been provided through a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG), a University at Buffalo Professional Pathways Grant, and a National Education Association (NEA) – Learning and Leadership Grant.

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