Enterprise Learning Staff to Deliver Talks at Online Learning Consortium Conference

Premier Virtual Education Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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At its annual international Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium) Conference this October (www.onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2014/ALN/welcome), 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 (www.scientificamerican.com/professional-learning/courses/). The Online Learning Consortium is the premier professional society in virtual education, launched at the dawn of online learning, 20 years ago.

NYU-ePoly Ranked 14th Best Online Master’s in Engineering by BestColleges.com

BestColleges.com ranked NYU-ePoly, the online learning unit at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering as the 14th Best Online Master’s in Engineering Program. Rankings are compiled using the latest information from IPEDS and College Navigator databases, both of which are reputable sources maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. The most recent set of data is for the 2011-2012 school year, in which acceptance, retention, graduation and enrollment rate was used in this calculation.

BestColleges.com is that resource for any prospective college student, and we strive to help students make an educated choice about their future. Through the use of student surveys, faculty surveys, independent research, ranking systems and the input of highly credible and authoritative sources, we have created a database of schools to help students and their families learn more about their best options for higher education.

To view the full list of rankings, please click here.

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NYU Targets Fortune 500 Company Employees in New Emerging Technology Course

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Beginning in January, New York University will offer a year-long graduate-level program targeting the employees of major technology-driven companies who need to stay up to speed on the emerging issues that affect them.

The online courses will focus on upgrading employee skills in the areas of cybersecurity, mobility and big data analysis.

Taught in three trimesters over a year, upon completion the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will grant graduates a certificate and nine credits that can be applied to a qualified master’s degree program.

Robert Ubell, vice dean of the school’s online learning unit, said the impetus for the online courses came from  discussions with executives at Fortune 500 companies who told the school about the skills its employees were lacking.

“We uncovered these three hot spots where companies are being pressed to find first-class solutions,” Ubell said. “This addition to our virtual curriculum responds to the evolving needs of global companies.”

The “Mobile Security” course will home in on solutions to threats to mobile devices, networks and services, acknowledging the facts that mobile devices now outnumber computers worldwide and that smartphones and tablets can be enticing targets for criminal activity.

“Big Data Analysis” will offer some insights into the storage, organization and processing of data on the scale now available to companies that go beyond the capabilities of what once were conventional information technologies. The course will review state-of-the-art analytics and applications that can help companies both gather information on big data platforms and analyze it.

Finally, “Cloud Computing: Concepts and Practice” will help students understand how to use the cloud, write cloud applications and build their own private clouds. It will give them insight into both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technologies.

Since this past January, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has offered master’s degree programs in, among other things, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, bioinformatics and organizational behavior. That is when the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, the NYU School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute merged and began offering courses on its downtown Brooklyn campus as well as online.

To learn more about the Emerging Computing Technologies program, please visit: http://engineering.nyu.edu/enterprise-learning/programs/emerging-computing-technologies

About the Author

Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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NYU School of Engineering Online Courses Adopt NYUClasses, The School’s New Learning Management System

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NYU’s new learning management system, NYUClasses, will be fully integrated into the School of Engineering’s online learning courses this fall. With the completion of the merger this year, the School of Engineering has adopted NYU’s open-source system. In addition to offering features similar to those found on Blackboard, the school’s previous LMS, NYUClasses also provides new delivery options. With innovative customization features, the new system allows faculty to create learning spaces closely matching

their teaching styles.