Department of Educational Technology Summer Institute Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Etienne Wenger-Trayner

Dr. Etienne Wenger-Trayner

Dr. Etienne Wenger-Trayner is an independent thinker, researcher, consultant, author, and speaker. He is mostly known for his work on communities of practice, though he considers himself a social learning theorist more generally. Theoretically, his work focuses on social learning systems. In this discussion as keynote during the NJCU Summer Institute for the Department of Educational Technology, Dr. Wenger-Trayner expounds upon the connection between knowledge, community, learning, and identity which have a profound impact for the way we think of and attempt to support learning.

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Four Tools of Data Analysis: Qualtrics, Atlas.ti, Pivot Tables, and SPSS

Chris Shamburg Teaching

by Christopher Shamburg, Ed.D. 

August 18th 10AM-Noon

We can use technology to help draw conclusions and generate theories from large amounts of data, data in the form of numbers and text. This workshop will introduce four tools that can facilitate and extend this analysis: 1) Qualtrics—a survey creation tool; 2) Atlas.ti—a qualitative analysis software for interview transcripts,  open-ended questions, video, and other language-based documents; 3) pivot tables in Excel—an Excel feature for quickly organizing and comparing large data sets; and  4)SPSS Statistics—a tool for statistical analysis.

In this workshop we will work with a set of qualitative and quantitative data work from collection to analysis. The workshop will cover acquiring the software and licensing options, the key features of each tool for examining a data set, and working between the different tools. We will also touch on different methodological approaches to data analysis. You can participate as an observer or work hands-on during the time.

10:00-11:30--Demonstration of the four tools

11:30-Noon—Open lab Q and A. This is a time for participants to play with the software and to have individual questions answers.

You must pre-register here.

You will get an email confirmation shortly after registration.

To get the most out of the workshop, you can download the software here:

Thank you. I look forward to seeing you on August 18th.

Chris Shamburg

Master's Theses Research Symposium

Featuring the culminating research of NJCU Master of Arts in Educational Technology students for the year 2020. The symposium featured the projects of:

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Malvanie Williams, NJCU MA Student with work, "Using Mobile Devices to Engage Students in Higher Education"

Description: This presentation will focus on how students in higher education use mobile devices outside of the classroom for student activities and events. Also, the discussion will focus on why mobile devices are important for the digital native generation.

John Brown


John Brown, NJCU MA Student with work entitled, "Education Evolving: Promoting the Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning Interconnection with"

Description: The missions of UDL and Blended Learning continue to overlap as time moves on and technology use in classrooms become ubiquitous. Educators must understand what UDL and Blended Learning are and how these frameworks work together to offer the best path forward for effective educational experiences – this is the mission of









Daudi Roc, NJCU MA Student with work entitled, "Engagement Strategies in an Urban Middle School"

Description: A description of the Strategies being used by Middle School Teachers (at School 24 in Paterson NJ) to deliver high quality instruction. Particularly useful to teachers who are still early in their careers.

NJCU Spring Webinar Series

Spring Webinar Series presented by the Department of Educational Technology, Deborah Cannon Patridge Wolfe College of Education

Buzz Wood

"Effective Use of Audio & Video"

With Buzz Wood

Buzz Wood is a solutions pioneer and product evangelist. In this pre-session intro Buzz Wood will talk about the effective use of audio & video, and how it makes such a long-lasting visual impact on students. Additionally, there is a Q&A session and talk about what has worked elsewhere around the country with the application of simple techniques incorporating the use of audio & video.

List of Recommended Audio/Visual Tools:

Who Moved My School?

"Who Moved My School?"

With Dr. Laura Zieger

The zoom session will start with a 12 minute video of "Who Moved My Cheese?" Following, Dr. Z will facilitate a discussion about change in our lives professionally and personally. This webinar featured a supportive, interactive and insightful get-together.

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Alex Urrea

"The Future of Remote Learning in K-12"

With Alex Urrea, Founder and Managing Partner, Eduscape

During this webinar, learn how sound instructional design principles can be applied to remote teaching to maintain engagement and rigor. Discover how this time has underscored the fact that more than ever, teachers drive technology and not the other way around. The future is in the hands of those educators who embrace today's challenges and discover new opportunities for ongoing engagement and a forward shift in their pedagogical practice.

NJCU Spring Webinar Series

Formative Assessment

"Instant Formative Assessment Tools"

With Phillip Crisostomo, Doctoral Student, Cohort 7

This webinar focused on various tech tools that teachers can use to formatively assess students on the spot. Learn which of these tools will work best in any situation, whether it is live teaching or asynchronous learning. These tools are not just great for teachers - they are beneficial for administrators and presenters as well!


Higher Order Questions

Higher-Order Questions for the Digital Landscape

with Samantha Bahna, Doctoral Candidate, Cohort 6

Questioning is an important part of the teaching and learning process. In this webinar, participants identified the purpose of higher-order questions in the digital classroom, recognize the difference between higher-order questions and essential questions, and garner new methods for asking higher order thinking questions to students using technical mediums.

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Keeping Teachers Motivated

"Keeping Teachers Motivated During Distance Learning"

With Katie Kirby, Doctoral Student, Cohort 7

The webinar presented ways on how to keep teachers motivated while teaching from home. Information and strategies focused on helping teachers keep structure and routines as well. A discussion centering around virtual walk-throughs to provide teachers critical feedback during remote learning was included.

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NJCU Spring Webinar Series

Ashley Shanley

"Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning"

with Ashley Shanley, MA Student

Remote teaching is the new way of the world. Many teachers are thriving, while some are still unsure of how to navigate this uncertain time we are all facing. With a drastic change in education basically overnight, teachers need tips and tricks to continue to be remote learning rockstars! Join this webinar to learn tips and tools and share some of your tricks you can use as a K-12 teacher for your online classroom.

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Justine Krawiec

"Rocketbook for a Remote World"

with Justine Krawiec, Doctoral Candidate, Cohort 6

The concept of note-taking has altered in more ways than one. Throughout our current situation, note-taking, visually seeing what students are doing, and presenting step-by-step hand-written informational lectures has now become more difficult. Subjects that may benefit from hand-written exercises are now at a loss.

During this presentation-based webinar, various Rocketbook products will be presented. Such tools may include re-usable notebooks either for instructors or students that allow for online sharing as well as a way to launch your own lectures from home for a small price. Additionally, free options are also available for you and your students at home. Not only may these products be an additional option for the current online learning situation, but you may also find them helpful in the office, and when we return back into the classroom.

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Dr. Christopher Shamburg

"The Power of Words: Introduction to Atlas.ti Qualitative Analysis Software"

with Dr. Christopher Shamburg

This workshop will give an overview of the Atlas.ti qualitative data analysis (QDA) software. Atlas.ti allows a researcher to organize, code, and analyze text, images, audio, and video for qualitative and mixed methods research projects. Participants will learn how to begin and develop an Atlas.ti project, and how to use the key features of the software. Participants will be briefly introduced to the field of qualitative data analysis software. Through a demonstration of a sample project, participants will see how to work within and among a variety of textual documents and images. Participants will also learn how to export results for reports.

Participants can download and use a trial version of Atlas.ti with a sample project in either Windows or Mac. They can import new documents and experiment with coding and reports if they would like to continue with their work. There will also be a list of resources for participants to continue learning the software.

NJCU Spring Webinar Series


Designing Learning Management Spaces

with Damiano Mastrandrea, Doctoral Candidate, Cohort 6

Using two Learning Management Systems (Blackboard [College] and Schoology [K-12]) we will explore the development of remote learning spaces in terms of practical steps to create friendly and efficient instructional operations and materials, while using the Quality Matters rubric for Course Design.


Q & A About the Coronavirus for School Nurses

with Bibi Mangar, RN, Doctoral Student, Cohort 7

During this Q & A session about COVID19, participants will be able to gain understanding about COVID19 Definition: What is COVID19? Similar Viruses: SARS & MERS (what are they?) Ways of Transmission: -Why is it so rapid? Signs and Symptoms: -Respiratory -Gastro-intestinal -Neurological -Disorder of taste and smell When to seek medical attention? Measures to Prevent the spread of COVID19


Google's Applied Digital Literacy Skills

with Susan Tranchina, MA Student

There is such a high demand for quality remote learning resources. Join us for a free webinar as we explore Google for Education and Grow With Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum, a FREE instructor-led, video based curriculum with 109+ lessons for upper elementary to adult learners. Each lesson includes videos, lessons, rubrics, certificates of completion, and more! Join us to learn how you can use the free Applied Digital Skills G Suite curriculum to help your students develop critical, job-ready digital skills that meet state standards and puts them in the center of their own learning.

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NJCU Spring Webinar Series


Creating Digital Learning Environments to Support All Learners

with Katie Nieves, Doctoral Student Cohort 7

As we continue in the journey of remote learning, it is important to ensure the needs of all learners are considered when distributing assignments. This webinar focused on techniques for designing digital activities and lessons that are accessible for all learners. Free tools for supporting the needs of students are also discussed. The strategies will be applicable to a variety of education levels.

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Michael Bino

The Wizards of Webinar Place: Conjuring Meeting Space Without Place

with Michael Bino, Doctoral Student, Cohort 8

Michael Bino, M.Ed, is the Manager of Information Technology for the department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) at Princeton University. For 20 of the 21-year history of ORFE, Michael has steered the technological direction of the department, serving as research systems administrator, resident consulting programmer and developer, multimedia specialist, instructor, and instructional assistant to faculty, students, and staff alike. As an accessible, friendly, and knowledgeable technological generalist with training in and love of education, Michael's cross-disciplinary skills and talents have been challenged, tested, and highly sought after in the current moment of upheaval.

Join Michael Bino for a talk and Q&A about his early experiences, successes, and failures assisting faculty and graduates with the sudden move to remote teaching, facilitating student events, organizing virtual conferences, and why the current moment may force hard choices around surveillance and privacy.

Dr. Hayet Bensetti-Benbader

Digital PBL for Classroom Implementation Webinar

with Dr. Hayet Bensetti-Benbader, NJCU Ed.D Doctoral Alumni

This webinar was designed for teachers, instructors, school and district leaders, and instructional coaches. Participants will learn the principles of PBL, a research-informed model for measuring, calibrating, and improving their practice. Participants will learn how to design and plan quality PBL, build in meaningful assessment, and employ strategies for managing the process. Participants will walk away with a draft of a Digital PBL project unit, ready to finish and implement in your classroom.

PBL Google Drive Folder with Resources

PBL Website

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Everything You Need to Know about ISTE Certification

To access a recording of the webinar, you must first register to enter and you will immediately be able to view:

This webinar is sponsored by the Educational Technology Department at New Jersey City University, and presented by Erin Hommeland of Eduscape and Dr. Laura Zieger of NJCU. 

ISTE certification is a new digital credential designed for ambitious educators who use technology for teaching and learning in meaningful and transformative ways. After competing the training with Eduscape, educators submit a portfolio as a reflection of their learning and practice to become an ISTE Certified Educator as well as qualify for three (3) graduate credits with New Jersey City University (restrictions and fees apply). This webinar will clarify the registration process, describe the curriculum, and explain the steps to earning graduate credit. 

Additional questions? Email


Eduscape and NJCU ISTE Certification