About this Course
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This learning opportunity is an open-access resource for lifelong learning. The aim is to identify the value and implications of using established and emerging technology tools for personal and professional growth. Participants will acquire strategies to develop lifelong learning habits to keep pace with technology change. This project consists of two associated parts; #EmTechMOOC and EmTechWIKI. #EmTechMOOC is a Massive Open Online Course, also called a MOOC. The MOOC, hosted on the Coursera platform, provides a supportive environment for dialogue and sharing among participants. EmTechWIKI ( http://suny.edu/emtech ) has been built to complement the MOOC. It is a socially-curated discovery engine to discover tools, tutorials, and resources. The WIKI can be used as a stand-alone resource, or it can be used together with #EmTechMOOC. Anyone is welcome to add or edit WIKI resources. The MOOC learning environment is structured around 5 week-long modules. The concepts that are covered include Lifelong Learning and the 4Cs of 21st-century skills, which include Communication and Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking. Participants build a personal ePortfolio to display artifacts created through Discovery Exercises to showcase your accomplishments. The final module provides an opportunity to summarize and reflect on the learning journey. Learning activities provide accessible, curated information and application exercises pertaining to current and emerging technologies relevant to learners and professionals alike, such as audio, video, social networking, etc. Complete the MOOC requirements to earn digital badges and a Coursera Certificate of Completion. SUNY affiliates may earn a Coursera Certificate with no fees to enroll....
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Suggested: If you love to spend time exploring, you could spend a number of hours on each of the required Discovery Exercises. Alternatively, you can likely complete your selected discovering experiences by spending as little as an hour on each of the 5 required activities, completing all your requirements in as little as 5 hours. It is important that you spend regular time on these activities. "Cramming" your time will produce disappointing results in your own experience.

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Suggested: If you love to spend time exploring, you could spend a number of hours on each of the required Discovery Exercises. Alternatively, you can likely complete your selected discovering experiences by spending as little as an hour on each of the 5 required activities, completing all your requirements in as little as 5 hours. It is important that you spend regular time on these activities. "Cramming" your time will produce disappointing results in your own experience.

Approx. 8 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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2 hours to complete

Lifelong Learning (Module 1)

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Reading
12 videos (Total 37 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Optional Tutorial: Navigating #EmTechMOOC4m
Optional Tutorial: Navigating #EmTechMOOC Discussions2m
Optional Tutorial: Navigating EmTechWIKI3m
Optional Tutorial: Add Resources or Edit EmTechWIKI3m
ePortfolios2m
Lifelong Learning1m
7 ½ Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners4m
Growth vs. Fixed Mindset3m
Digital Footprint/Identity2m
Creative Commons1m
Accessibility2m
Reading7 readings
Introduction to #EmTechMOOC2m
Support Your Colleagues in the #EmTechMOOC Community2m
Important changes!1m
Learn How to use this MOOC2m
A Purposeful Digital Collection to Showcase Skills and Share Ideas5m
Embrace Learning Throughout Life2m
Optional Ungraded Activity: Growth Mindset Quizm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Have you completed all the required activities for Module 1 - Lifelong Learning?5m

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1 hour to complete

Communication and Collaboration (Module 2)

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Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Reading4 readings
Make Connections Locally and Across the Globe2m
Optional Ungraded Activity: Social Network Word Cloudm
Optional Ungraded Activity: Live Zoom Webmeeting - Wednesdays in Module 2m
Optional Ungraded Activity: Contribute to Help Improve EmTechWIKIm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Have you completed all the required activities for Module 2 - Communication & Collaboration?5m

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1 hour to complete

Creativity (Module 3)

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Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading3 readings
Experiment and Find Your Creative Voice2m
Optional Ungraded Activity: Principles of Design Quizm
Optional Ungraded Activity: Proustian Questions for Creative Stimulationm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Have you completed all the required activities for Module 3 - Creativity?5m

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1 hour to complete

Critical Thinking (Module 4)

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Reading
1 video (Total 4 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video1 video
Reading2 readings
Analyze Facts to Make Balanced Judgments2m
Optional Ungraded Activity: Detecting Fake Newsm
Quiz2 practice exercises
Optional Ungraded Activity: Digital Literacy Quizm
Have you completed all the required activities for Module 4 - Critical Thinking?5m
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Top Reviews

By CSAug 3rd 2018

This course remind me keep exploring yourself and the world all the time; you will not know how amazing the world is waiting for you !

By SAApr 16th 2018

Great experience, supportive instructors, excellent source of information.

Instructors

Roberta (Robin) Sullivan

Online Learning Specialist
Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo

Cherie van Putten

Instructional Designer
Center for Learning and Teaching, Binghamton University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • From reading eBooks for leisure to collaborating online to create group reports, we use technology daily. As a result of technology's central role in our lives, becoming comfortable with various tools is central to our continuing growth, both personally and professionally. In fact, for most of us, mastering established and emerging technology tools is an important part of being successful, whether in a classroom or on the job. However, while modern life revolves around the daily use of technology, many of us are not always adept at identifying the most useful technology tool for a particular project or situation. Then, when we come across a promising tool, we often are unsure about how to use it.

    In #EmTechMOOC, you will learn how to employ lifelong learning strategies while being introduced to both well established and emerging technology tools. You will then have the opportunity to practice with them. By the end of the course, you will have created an ePortfolio that demonstrates your competency with a variety of useful tools, which can be integrated into your personal, academic, and professional work. The criteria that your final ePortfolio will be evaluated on the peer-review activity in the final module of this course is found in the #EmTechMOOC ePortfolio rubric: http://bit.ly/EmTechMOOCRubric

    The greatest reward for participating in this course is learning more about how to be independent learner and also how to use technology tools to enhance your life.

    Remember to have fun!

  • The fee to enroll in this course to earn a Coursera Course Certificate is $29.00 USD.

    Anyone can participate fully in the course, including participating in ALL graded and non-graded course activities and earn digital badges for free.

    Course Certificates of Completion are only issued to those who pay the enrollment fee and affiliates from the State University of New York (SUNY).

  • Any State University of New York (SUNY) faculty, staff, or student may participate at no cost and earn a Coursera Certificate of Completion. SUNY-affiliates need to copy and paste the following link to their browser and register using a SUNY-based email address: https: //coursera.org/groups/emtechmooc-suny/invitation

  • You will build a personal toolbox to assist you in effectively using web-based technology tools for learning and career advancement.

    You will create an ePortfolio to serve as a digital collection to showcase your skills, experiences, and accomplishments. Your ePortfolio will be progressively built-up through the course modules. Your completed portfolio will demonstrate self-reflective practices as well as a serve as a means to showcase your acquired skills and competencies. Just as importantly, the ePortfolio will serve as evidence of your personal learning and discovery process. The final, culminating course activity includes a peer-review process, which will provide guidance about how to improve your ePortfolio as you continue on your journey of lifelong learning.

    You will earn digital badges and a Coursera Certificate of Completion to display within your personal ePortfolio and social networks to enable you to share your accomplishments with peers and prospective employers.

  • The complete title of this course is, “Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (MOOC).” An abbreviated form we will use within the course content is #EmTechMOOC. This is also our social media hashtag. A hashtag is simply a term used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and help to categorize and track topics and to search for related information.

    In this course, we highlight freely available tools and resources. To share information about the continually changing technologies that are available, we have built a socially-curated discovery engine to search for tools, websites, mobile apps, tutorials, and resources, which is called EmTechWIKI ( http://suny.edu/emtech ). We will direct you to this resource to help you find tools to complete the Discovery Activities in each of the modules.

    EmTechWIKI is a collaborative space where anyone is able to make edits and changes to help us keep the many tools and resources available current and up-to-date. Because technology changes so rapidly, we will rely on the wisdom of the crowd to share new tools and point out when a technology is no longer the recommended option. There is additional information about the ability to make changes in the help pages within the wiki.

  • An extensive list of FAQs is available at: https://emtechwiki.webapps.buffalo.edu/faq

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.