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Thursday, November 12 • 2:30pm - 2:55pm
SUNY Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning & Success (#EmTechMOOC)

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Participants will test drive the State University of New York’s “Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success.” This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an open-access resource targeted toward a diverse group of learners, including students, faculty, and anyone from across the globe with an interest to learn how to use freely-available established and emerging technologies to succeed in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Learners in this MOOC gain an understanding of the value and implications of using technology tools for career and personal advancement in a framework of lifelong learning strategies and the 4Cs of 21st-century skills; communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. The modules feature Discovery Learning Exercises for hands-on learning about a variety of available technology tools and resources. The final module involves a peer-review activity of the ePortfolio that participants develop that highlights the artifacts created in the first four modules. The MOOC’s complementary EmTechWIKI is a socially curated collection of technology tools and resources is also available as a stand-alone open educational resource.

This session introduces #EmTechMOOC which provides participants with opportunities for hands-on experimentation and play. Participants explore the MOOC for personal and professional growth as they build a personal toolbox and learn about freely-available technology tools. 

We also highlight how EmTech is able to be adopted as an OER by a campus or organization to adapt and remix. In addition, we will share how participants can use emerging technologies to create and enhance their own OER materials.

#EmTechMOOC is ideal for diverse participants, including international groups, and those from diverse backgrounds and abilities. The need to use technology tools does not diminish when considering international perspectives. In fact, needs are heightened and highlighted. An originating purpose of the concept of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is to democratize learning and make high-quality learning opportunities available to anyone, no matter where in the world they are located. #EmTechMOOC is a valuable asset for any international collaborative partnership.

Visit the project website to learn more: http://suny.edu/emtech

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will increase their ability to successfully engage with and implement freely-available established and emerging technologies.
  • Participants will gain a greater understanding of the SUNY #EmTechMOOC to potentially implement this free learning opportunity within their own campus or another learning context.
  • Tools and resources available through the EmTechWIKI are excellent sources to help build and create OER through a variety of media-rich modalities.
We are actively seeking additional partners and collaborators - please contact us if you would like to connect to discuss possible opportunities: emtechmooc@gmail.com

Slides for this session are available at: http://bit.ly/emtech-opened20

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Roberta (Robin) Sullivan

Teaching & Learning Strategist and Director of SUNY EmTech, University at Buffalo
I am a connector of people and ideas. My role within the University at Buffalo Libraries is as a Teaching and Learning Strategist. I conduct research regarding innovative digital pedagogy to assist students, faculty, and other stakeholders to explore and implement established and... Read More →
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Cherie van Putten

Instructional Designer, Binghamton University
Cherie van Putten is an Instructional Designer in the Center for Learning and Teaching at Binghamton University, State University of New York. She is also the Assistant Director for the Tools of Engagement Project. Cherie holds a master's in Adult Education from Penn State University... Read More →

Thursday November 12, 2020 2:30pm - 2:55pm EST
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