$100 Million Gift Transforms Engineering School and the Online Learning Unit

$100 Million Gift Transforms Engineering School and the Online Learning Unit

Thanks to the generosity of Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon in support of engineering at NYU, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has been renamed in their honor. Their remarkable gift of $100 million will support faculty hiring and academic programs, enabling us to invest even more in our high-quality curriculum and innovative learning platforms—and achieve new levels of academic excellence in engineering.

In a move to align with the recent name change to NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the school’s
digital education unit will now be known as NYU Tandon Online.

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Entering its second decade, NYU Tandon Online expects to grow from about 100 unique online courses today to more than 300 in the next 5 years, introducing 10 new online graduate degrees, as well as its first online undergraduate degree in computer science. Initially launched with a modest staff of merely 3 professionals, the unit now employs 26 education technologists, videographers, media specialists, and other experts anticipating the needs of next-generation digital learners engaged in active online learning.

The Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics Symposium

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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.

For more information: http://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/programs/organizational-behavior-ms.

NYU-ePoly Ranked as one of the Best Colleges for an Online MS Degree in Computer Science

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Computer Science Online ranked NYU-ePoly as one of the 2014-2015 Best Colleges for an Online Master’s Degree in Computer Science. Rankings based on our Computer Engineering and Cybersecurity MS Degrees. ComputerScienceOnline.org is an in-depth website for potential and current students considering a career with computers, software engineering, and more. Criteria used for rankings included online tuition costs, student to facutly ratio, 6-year graduation rates, financial aid data, career counseling services and the count of online computer science related bachelor’s programs offered by the university.

For more information or to view the full list, please click here.

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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