Richard Danzig of the Rand Corp. Delivers the Fifth Sloan Foundation Lecture


Attendees at the Fifth Sloan Foundation Cyber Security Lecture at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering on December 10 were greeted by an eerie but compelling image: Projected on the screen was a robotic arm, vaguely reminiscent of the killer cyborg in the Terminator movies. Clutched in its skeletal metallic fingers was a tempting apple. That image was from the cover of the report “Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies” by Richard Danzig, vice chair of the Rand Corporation. (See below to watch recording of lecture.)  Continue Reading

Why are Cyber Technologies Fundamentally Insecure?

5th Cyber Lecture

Brooklyn, N.Y.—The latest in a series of open lectures on cyber security and privacy at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will probe the inherent vulnerabilities that weaken the nation’s cyber security systems, and its keynote speaker will call for comprehensive changes to boost the safety of vital information stores.  The conference, entitled “Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies,” will take place in Downtown Brooklyn on December 10, 2014. Continue Reading

The Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics Symposium


On Wednesday, December 3rd the Department of Technology Management and Innovation hosted a Symposium commemorating the inauguration of the Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics. The event titled “Preparing the HR World for People Analytics and Big Data” featured presentations from Google, JetBlue, Applied Skills & Knowledge and Work/life.

To view the program brochure, please click here.

About the Department of Technology Management and Innovation & the new MS degree in Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics Program

The Department of Technology Management and Innovation is the premier learning, research, and development hub in the New York City/Tri-State region explicitly devoted to the increasingly critical arenas of innovation, information, and technology management. The Department is an interdisciplinary faculty that studies various aspects of technology and innovation – strategic, behavioral, organizational and social. The Department offers several degrees including the new MS in Organizational Behavior, Systems and Analytics (OBSA), a unique program that integrates the management of people, organizations and technology. The OBSA degree has cutting-edge concentrations in HRIS and Human Capital Engineering and Analytics as well as the more traditional human resource management, change management and training specialties.

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Enterprise Learning Staff to Deliver Talks at Online Learning Consortium Conference

Premier Virtual Education Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary


At its annual international Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium) Conference this October (, Enterprise Learning staff Robert Ubell, John Vivolo, and Jessie Guy-Ryan will deliver talks to more than 1,000 attendees, representing virtual education experts across the nation and abroad. Vice dean; Ubell, and online learning director; Vivolo, will jointly give a presentation on “Fighting the Tide: Understanding and Combating Resistance to Online Learning,” exploring strategies for addressing institutional and faculty resistance to online education. Instructional designer; Guy-Ryan, will offer insights into Active Learning Modules in “But How Do We Know They’re Paying Attention?” She will review student engagement in the school’s online Professional Learning joint venture with Scientific American ( The Online Learning Consortium is the premier professional society in virtual education, launched at the dawn of online learning, 20 years ago.

Next Practices for Online Learning

Let’s start the conversation about the next generation of online learning.

We often talk about Best Practices, but what about Next Practices? What is the future of online learning? At NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, we are piloting a number of exciting programs to improve online learning, including: Live Virtual Learning (real-time HD video streaming of on-campus classes), Course Analytics (Pocket Data) and Active Learning (making online courses more interactive). Watch this video and learn more.

Next Practices for Online Learning


What do you see as best and next practices for online learning? Join us at Conversations about Online Learning this Thursday, May 8, 2014. To attend the event in-person or online, visit:

Let’s get the conversation started!

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Best Practices for Online Learning

Let’s start the conversation about the next generation of online learning.

As online learning grows, there is a need for quality and unique learning pedagogy. NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has been devoted to delivering Online Graduate Programs since 2006. Our knowledge about what works well in online teaching and learning grows rapidly in recent years. As the 1st Annual Conversation about Online Learning approaching, we are sharing short videos highlighting current best practices and showcasing new ideas for online learning. For more information about the event, visit:

Best Practice 1: Webinars and Writing Tablets

Our research and experience suggest that using writing tablets at webinars contribute to a successful teaching and learning experience for both faculty and students.



Best Practice 2: Discussion Board Watch

On the go? Who has the time to keep checking discussion board forums? Consider using the Watch tool in NYU Classes (called a Subscribe tool in other learning management systems). Get instant notifications about discussion board forum activity.



Best Practice 3: Online Groups Tool

Peer-to-peer learning is always important, and even online courses can have group work. Does your learning management system have a Groups tool? Faculty, consider having students creating their own work space for their group. Students, group work is much more productive when you have access to all the LMS tools.


What is your practice? Please share your thoughts in comments and keep tuned in while more videos are coming to share our pioneering Next Practices.

Also, on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, join us at our flagship event: 1st Annual Conversations About Online Learning. To attend the event in-person or online, visit:

Let’s get the conversation started!


A Conversation Focusing on the Future of Online Learning

As online learning grows, there is a need for quality and unique learning pedagogy. NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering invites you to participate in a conversation focusing on the future of online learning. This is the first of a series of discussions. There will be presentations on where we are and where we are going in online learning.



Time: Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm EDT

Location: Dibner Library Building, Pfizer Auditorium

5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY, US

To attend this event in-person or online, please visit event page here.


Cyber Security Lecture Series Recap Infographic

Our Sloan Cyber Lecture Series have walked through three years (from 2012 to 2014). Let the info-graphic below tell you the story of growth as we look back to look forward. Appreciation to all who made this tremendous lecture series possible!


You can watch all Sloan Lectures by going to the lecture series webpage at Please alert others who may be interested in viewing these informative archived lectures.

Keep posted on future events by following @cyberlecture on Twitter.

Cyber Security Lecture: Reducing the Nation’s Cyber Risk (March 10, 2014)

Reducing the Nation’s Cyber Risk: White House Insights on the President’s Critical Infrastructure Framework is the fourth Sloan Cyber Security Lecture of NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. In this event, the White House Director of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Samara Moore, together with a panel of senior Administration officials, is going to explore the wide-ranging impact the President’s new policy will have on US industry. Admission to the event is free. RSVP here

Learn more event details visit

Monday, March 10, 2014 9:00 am – 11:30 am EDT

5 MetroTech Center, Pfizer Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY, US

The event will be simulcast at 
To ask questions during the lecture, tweet @cyberlecture or e-mail