$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.

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 (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 Targets Fortune 500 Company Employees in New Emerging Technology Course


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


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.

NYU-ePoly Ranked #4 in OnlineSchoolsCenter.com List of 30 Most Tech Savvy Online Schools




This July, NYU-ePoly was ranked fourth place as the Top Most Technologically Savvy Online Schools by onlineschoolscenter.com. The goal at Online Schools Center is to help students look for the latest, most useful information geared towards business professionals who prefer online education. Information and data used in rankings included web statistics, previous school rankings and data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

View the full list here.

Stream of Fortune 500 Companies Join NYU Engineering to Offer Master’s to High-Tech Personnel

IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton, ManTech and BNY Mellon follow a string of other Fortune 500 companies this year who have partnered with NYU School of Engineering in efforts to heighten the skills of their technical and management employees. NYU-ePoly, the school’s online learning unit, now serves more than 1,500 graduate students in advanced studies in Cybersecurity, Management of Technology and other in-demand fields.

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Corporate students must leap the same academic bar as others to qualify for admittance into the school’s rigorous master’s program. To ensure remote students receive the same curriculum as those on campus, the school created a virtual cyber laboratory, known as VITAL, where students perform virtual hands-on experiments to reinforce concepts delivered in online lectures. Online students participate in real-time and e-discussions, stimulated by chat, texting, forums and other methods.

For more information regarding our Corporate Sponsorships, please visit http://engineering.nyu.edu/enterprise-learning

Biggest Online Graduating Class Meets For First Time at NYU-Poly

This spring, NYU-Poly awarded more than 40 Master’s to students in the online graduate program. Almost all students received their Master’s in Cybersecurity, while participating in our corporate cohort program along with employees from Goldman Sachs and SAIC. Graduating employees met for the first time during commencement week, after collaborating with colleagues from far-flung locations across the globe over the last several years. On May 23, 2013, they joined NYU-Poly’s largest commencement in recent history, with more than 1,000 graduates and 5,800 attendees at the Barclays Center.

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