Track Session Type

Teaching and Learning with Free and Open Educational Resources

Presentation Type

Workshop

OER Level of Expertise

Beginner, Intermediate

Audience

Faculty, Librarian, instructional designer, Administrator, Staff, Other

Session Abstract

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

Objectives of the Session

  1. Tools and resources available through the EmTechWIKI are excellent sources to help find and create OER resources using a variety of media-rich modalities. Participants will increase their ability to successfully engage with and implement freely available established and emerging technologies.

  2. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the SUNY #EmTechMOOC open educational resource to potentially implement this free learning opportunity within their own campus or another learning context.

Full Description of the Session

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 that is also available as a stand-alone open educational resource.

This session begins with an introduction about #EmTechMOOC followed by hands-on experimentation and play in the actual MOOC. Participants build a personal toolbox and learn about web-based technology tools and explore the continued use of the MOOC in their own lives for personal and professional growth.

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

Special Zoom Requests

Breakout Rooms

Presenter Bios

Nicole Simon, PhD, is a STEM Professor in the Engineering/Physics/Technology Department at Nassau Community College. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology Management and Instructional Design. Her research has focused on the uses of technology within the scientific disciplines and the use of virtual experimentation in laboratory settings. Nicole has been a mentor and participant in TOEP and #EmTechMOOC.

Roberta (Robin) Sullivan is a Teaching & Learning Strategist with Educational Services with the University at Buffalo Libraries who conducts research regarding innovative digital pedagogy. She is also the Director of the State University of New York (SUNY) Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC; http://suny.edu/emtech).

Christine Marchese, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Business at Nassau Community College. She holds a doctorate in Information Studies from Long Island University, an MBA in Organizational Management from Adelphi University, and a BBA in Business Computer Information Systems from Hofstra University. Christine has been a mentor and participant in TOEP and #EmTechMOOC. Her research interests include knowledge creation, knowledge representation, and Cognitive Work Analysis and how they relate in organizational environments.

Cherie van Putten, MEd, Adult Education from Penn State University, is an Instructional Designer for the Center for Learning and Teaching at Binghamton University. She facilitates workshops for faculty and serves as a resource for faculty who want to pursue online and hybrid courses. Cherie holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education from Penn State University. Her areas of interest include faculty development, creating learning communities, non-traditional learners, and distance education delivery. Cherie has served as co-PI on both the Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): On-demand Discovery Learning Professional Development and #EmTechMOOC (Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success). Cherie is the recipient of two SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) Excellence in Instructional Support awards and two Open SUNY Effective Practice Awards.

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Start Date

26-5-2022 10:00 AM

End Date

26-5-2022 12:00 PM

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May 26th, 10:00 AM May 26th, 12:00 PM

SUNY Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning & Success (#EmTechMOOC): a Globally Accessible OER Resource

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 that is also available as a stand-alone open educational resource.

This session begins with an introduction about #EmTechMOOC followed by hands-on experimentation and play in the actual MOOC. Participants build a personal toolbox and learn about web-based technology tools and explore the continued use of the MOOC in their own lives for personal and professional growth.

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