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When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
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.
What will I get if I pay for this course?
If you pay for this course, you will have access to all of the features and content you need to earn a Course Certificate. If you complete the course successfully, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. Note that the Course Certificate does not represent official academic credit from the partner institution offering the course.
What is the refund policy?
Is financial aid available?
Yes! Coursera provides financial aid to learners who would like to complete a course but cannot afford the course fee. To apply for aid, select "Learn more and apply" in the Financial Aid section below the "Enroll" button. You'll be prompted to complete a simple application; no other paperwork is required.
How much does it cost to enroll in the course and also be eligible to earn a Coursera Completion Certificate?
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).
How do participants from SUNY register at no cost?
Any State University of New York (SUNY) faculty, staff, or student may participate at no cost and earn a Coursera Certificate of Completion must copy and paste the following link into their browser and need to register using a SUNY-based email address: https://coursera.org/groups/emtechmooc-suny/invitation
Where can I learn more about #EmTechMOOC and #EmTechWIKI?
Additional information about #EmTechMOOC is available at: http://suny.edu/emtech
#EmTechMOOC is modeled after the SUNY Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP) < http://suny.edu/toep > which successfully ran for 5 years as system-wide professional development for faculty and staff to explore and reflect on the use of emerging technology tools to expand tech-infused pedagogy.
Why enroll in #EmTechMOOC?
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 often 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 do 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 using a variety of useful tools, tools which can then be integrated into your personal, academic, and professional work. The criteria that your final ePortfolio will be evaluated on in 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 an independent learner and also how to use technology tools to enhance your life.
Through your explorations and reflections in this MOOC, you will be able to earn digital badges and a Coursera Certificate of Completion. Additional information is available later in this module and on the FAQ page in #EmTechWIKI ( https://www.emtechwiki-devel.com/faq ), which is a related resource you will use throughout this course.
Remember to have fun!
What will you accomplish through #EmTechMOOC?
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.
What is the difference between #EmTechMOOC & EmTechWIKI?
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.
More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center