April – May 2014
The New York State Engineering Technology Association (NYSETA) is the professional organization representing the faculty and institutions in New York who teach engineering technology and technology. This year’s conference is being hosted by Excelsior College.
April 3-4, 2014
Albany, New York
The conference website contains information about registration, lodging, call for papers, schedule, etc.
Initiated in 2008, Excelsior’s Partners in Lifelong Learning Award allows the College to draw attention to the importance of lifelong learning while funding scholarships for students in need of financial support to complete their degrees.
The event has raised more than $430,000, benefitting nearly 400 students from the Capital Region and its surrounding areas. In its history, the event has recognized the achievements of 45 individuals and organizations.
This year’s event on Wednesday, April 23 at the New York State Museum recognizes the
In 2012, Dr. Gerol Petruzella, Coordinator of Academic Technologies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, redeveloped an existing freshman philosophy course into a complete semester-long immersive role-playing game, Dungeons & Discourse.
Although offered as a fact-to-face course at a small liberal arts college, the course is in fact natively hybrid, with most course activities and frameworks offered online, in a robustly integrated game environment. The course has run twice since its development and already been awarded grants from NEA/Microsoft and the Awesome Foundation.
This presentation will show how game theory and principles inform the design and implementation of an engaging blended learning, primarily online undergraduate course.
April 28, 2014, 11 am – 12 pm eastern.
Want to attend this event in-person at Excelsior’s campus in Albany, New York? Email David Seelow, director of writing programs, at Excelsior College at dseelow [at] excelsior.edu.
Please join our LinkedIn group, Games in Education (Excelsior College).
Dr. Gerol Petruzella Biography
Dr. Gerol Petruzella is Coordinator of Academic Technology, and adjunct philosophy instructor, at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts. He holds a PhD in Philosophy, specializing in ethics and ancient Greek literature.
A digital humanist, his current research interests include game design and the ethics of open-source frameworks in higher education. His book, Durable Goods (2013), investigates paradoxes in virtue ethics, a method of moral-decision-making dating back to the fourth century BCE.
Dr. Petruzella teaches a range of courses, including seminars in personal identity, ancient Greek language, logic, and Aristotle.
NYBA’s Annual Technology, Compliance & Risk Management Forum offers IT, compliance, risk management, information security, audit and fraud professionals the latest on industry trends, best practices, regulatory guidance and state-of-the-art technology. In 2013, over 35 vendors displayed products and services providing technology, compliance and risk management solutions.
The National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College will exhibit at the event.