Scholarly Publications, Presentations & Awards

Intro to SUNY Exploring Emerging Technologies:
for Lifelong Learning and Success
#EmTechMOOC and EmTechWIKI

From the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT Group)
FridayLive online webinar hosted by Steve Gilbert. (Dec. 7, 2018)

Presentation Slides | Chat Transcript | TLT Session Website | TLT Permissions
Watch the 15-minute excerpt above, or view the complete (1 1/2 hour) video. 


Open SUNY Effective Practice Award Program – Honorable Mention 2019 – This award acknowledges best practices, strategies, and innovative online teaching and learning activities, initiatives or programs with the Open SUNY community of online practitioners.

Educause 2019 Horizon Report > Higher Education Edition – The #EmTechMOOC Project Director, Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, served as a member of the 2019 EDUCAUSE Higher Ed Expert Panel to guide the discovery and selection process of the 2019 Horizon Project > Higher Ed Edition. The Horizon Project is a global ongoing research initiative that explores the trends, challenges, and technology developments likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Results released in April 2019.

Scholarly Publications

Sullivan, R., van Putten, C., Cole, E., Fulcher, K., Kruger, J., Sipley, G., Rigolino, R., Herman, J. (Pending 2020). Empowering Faculty to Design Technology-Enriched Student Learning: a Constructivist and Connectivist Hybrid MOOC. In P. Maki & P. Shea (Eds.), Using Context-based Technology-enabled Assessment. (pp. TBD). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Sullivan, R., Fulcher, K., Kruger, J., Sipley, G., van Putten, C. (2019). Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success: A MOOC for Everyone. Journal of Educational Technology Systems. 47(2). 

Sullivan, R., Neu, V., Yang, F. (2018). Faculty Development to Promote Effective Instructional Technology Integration: A Qualitative Examination of Reflections in an Online CommunityOnline Learning Journal (OLJ). (22)4.

Sullivan, R., Neu, V., Yang, F. (pending). Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): Equipping All Learners with 21st-Century Skills. ePortfolio and Identity Conference (ePIC) Proceedings.


A variety of presentations about #EmTechMOOC have been shared with the wider education community.

Rochester Regional Library Council. Rochester Librarian Tech Camp, Spencerport, NY. (August 21, 2019)

SUNY Fredonia. Teaching & Learning Conference. “Interacting & Engaging with Students using Accessible Apps.” Fredonia, NY. (August 19, 2019)

UB Alumni Webinar Wednesdays. Online. (August 14, 2019)
Presentation, Recording

Learning with Innovative Technology Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, “Techniques for Engaging Students:Exploring Emerging Technologies with #EmTechMOOC”. L. Aaron, A. Butler, M. Matcovich. (July 12, 2019)

SUNY Librarians Association (SUNYLA). Onondaga Community College, “The Great Migration.” (June 13, 2019)

Rochester Regional Library Council, “High School to College: Supporting Student Success,” Brockport, NY (May 22, 2019)

High School to College RRLC

SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT). Transforming Challenges into Solutions. R. Sullivan, C. van Putten. SUNY Purchase. (May 28, 2019)

SUNY Faculty Development Conference: Answering the Chancellor’s Call. R. Rigolino. SUNY New Paltz. (April 4, 2019)

International Open Badge Night. Jointly organized by the Association Reconnaitre – ORA, the Ligue de l’enseignement and Let’s Hub. Online. (March 20, 2019)
Presentation slides | Video

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate. Denver, CO. (April 5, 2019)
Presentation | Recording (login needed)

Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting. Online and Blended Learning Community Group, Using Freely Available Emerging Technologies to Engage Learners. Anaheim, CA.

Written Communication (COM 300), University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (March 4, 2019)
Presentation slides

Ontario Open Badges Forum. Systemwide Badging and Campus-Based Strategies at SUNY, eCampus Ontario. Toronto, ON, Canada. (March 1, 2019)
Presentation | Recording (coming soon)

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL Network). Teaching with Technology. Online. (Feb. 28, 2019)

Western New York Blackboard Usergroup (WNYBUG) Conference, Hamburg, NY. (Nov. 9, 2018)

SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD). Professional Development Week. Digital Badges and Other Ways to Document Faculty Development Activities. Online. (Nov.13, 2018)
Presentation slides | Recording

Helping STEM Students Thrive: Course Design for Inclusion in STEM. Practical Applications to Support Diversity & Inclusivity. Harvard Graduate School of Education & University at Buffalo. Online. (Nov. 7, 2018)
Presentation slides | Recording

Digital Badges Interest Group Fall Meeting. Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL). With A. Ecklund; Hunter College, J. Ward; Canvas. Online. (Nov. 6, 2018)
Presentation slides | Recording | LibGuide

Inclusive Excellence Summit. University at Buffalo. AMOOC for ALL learners: Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success. With K. Behun. Buffalo, NY. (May 3, 2018)
Presentation slides

The State University of New York (SUNY) announces: Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success MOOC. Shindig webinar. (March 27, 2018)
Presentation Slides | Recording | Transcript

Conference on Teaching and Learning (CCTL). Niagara University. Transitioning the Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) to a MOOC for ALL Learners. (Jan. 9, 2018)
Presentation slides

Learning with Innovative Technology Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, “Exploring Emerging Technologies (#EmTechMOOC) for Student Success”. L. Aaron, K. Copp Brown, A. Butler, M. Matcovich. (June 29, 2018)

Moodlepalooza, How Can #EmTechMOOC Benefit Your Campus Community? Virtual session for SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY. (June 6, 2018)
Presentation slidesVideo (45 min.)

Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo. Analyzing 4 Years of Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) Data & Providing Recommendations as the Project Transitions into a MOOC. V. Neu.[University at Buffalo]. Buffalo, NY. Online presentation. (Dec. 12, 2017)
Presentation | Recording (20 min.)

Directors of Online and Distance Learning (DOODLE) Days, Syracuse, NY. (Nov. 30, 2017)
Presentation slides

Open SUNY COTE, National Distance Learning Wee sponsored by the USDLA, “Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success MOOC.” Online. (Nov. 10, 2017)
Presentation slides | Webinar (30 min.)

Conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Open Recognition, Identities (ePIC), “Equipping All Learners with 21st-Century Skills,” Bologna, Italy (Oct. 25, 2017)
Presentation | Video (17 min.) | Publication in conference proceeding is pending.

Western New York Blackboard Usergroup (WNYBUG) Conference, Hamburg, NY. (Oct. 6, 2017)
Presentation | Audio (45 min.)

SUNY Technology Conference. Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success: Transitioning a successful SUNY-wide faculty development platform into a MOOC for ALL learners to gain essential 21st-century skills. With Jim Whitlock. Saratoga Springs, NY. (2018)
Presentation slides

Directors of Online and Distance Learning (DOODLE) Days, Syracuse, NY (Nov. 30, 2017)

Open SUNY COTE, National Distance Learning Week sponsored by the USDLA, “Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success MOOC.” Online. (Nov. 10, 2017)
Presentation | Webinar (30 min.)

Open SUNY National Distance Learning Week

Learning with Innovative Technology Conference, SUNY Empire State College and the Saratoga Springs City School District, “Retention of STEM Students: SUNY’s Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP),” L. Aaron, A. Butler, M. Matcovich, [Rockland Community College], Saratoga Springs, NY.  (July 07, 2017)
Presentation slides

SUNY 2017 Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT), “Scaling-Up On-demand, Online Faculty Development: Three Different Approaches,” R. Sullivan [University at Buffalo], C. van Putten [Binghamton University], L. Aaron, T. Lipton [Rockland Community College], R. Rigolino [SUNY New Paltz], Gina Sipley [Nassau Community College], Oneonta, NY. (June 1, 2017)
PDF of poster | Presentation slides | Video of panel session