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.


Overall goals of this project will help learners:

  • 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 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.


This project has been developed through a collaboration among students, faculty, and staff from many SUNY campuses. Funding has been provided through a University at Buffalo Professional Pathways Grant and the SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG). Continued support is provided through the University at Buffalo LibrariesBinghamton University’s Center for Learning and Teaching, and the SUNY Center for Professional Development.

#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.