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Ed Tech in the News

Please explore the exciting work that our students, alum, and faculty are doing.  To keep up to date, like our Facebook Page and subscribe to our NJCU Ed Tech Newsletter

Educational Technology News and Media

  • 3D Printer

    3D Printing Blueprint for Educators Webinar

    Fri, Dec 13, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

    As a tool for the classroom of the future, 3D printers are becoming more common and easier to use by students of every level. When fully realized, 3D printers are powerful learning engines that can enable educators to bring NGSS/Common Core standards to life as well as promote project based learning and entrepreneurship skills in a way that few other learning tools can.

    In this webinar, Robo will be covering the basics of 3D printing, through to how 3D printers are being utilized to accelerate learning in the classroom in expected and unexpected ways, and provide information on ready-to-go resources that integrate 3D thinking into your lesson plans. Click here to register.

  • Screen shot of video Iveth Mollinedo "Why am I a public school librarian"

    School Library MA Alum Featured in TV Commercial

    Congratulations to Iveth Mollinedo (Ed Tech, MA-SLMS '18) who is featured in an NJEA Commercial.  Check out the Spanish version too.

  • Dr. Zieger and Award

    Dr. Zieger Receives Educational Technology Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Laura Zieger.  She received the Edge Educational Technology Innovation Award at the Edge Member & Partner Appreciation Day. This award recognizes the achievement of an individual, program, or organization that has demonstrated outstanding creativity, innovation, or risk-taking in the use of educational technology as applied to their field (K-12, libraries, higher education institutions) to advance teaching, learning, research, institutional effectiveness and student success.

  • ITC logo  Instructional Technology Council

    NJCU Educational Technology Department Editing Academic Journal

    The NJCU Educational Technology Department is partnering with the Instructional Technology Council and is editing its journal, The Journal of the Instructional Technology Council (JITC).   JITC is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal focusing on topics related to academic technology in community colleges, distance and online education, and innovative approaches to higher education delivery modes.   The inaugural issue is edited by Department Chairperson Dr. Laura Zieger and has articles by Alum Dr. Remberto Jimenez and Doctoral Candidate Daniel Ward.   If you have ideas or questions about submissions, please contact    Click here for the full press release.

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    Ed.D. Summer Institute 2019

    From July 15th-19th Cohorts 5, 6, and 7 worked, studied, collaborated, and participated in the "Hard Fun" of Summer Institute.  The week included guest speakers, off-site visits, lectures, poster sessions, and qualifying experiences.  For pictures of the week, go to our Facebook Album--Summer Institute 2019.

  • Student and Faculty with College Presidents from China

    Ed Tech Students Present to College Presidents Visiting from China

    Dr. Shamburg and doctoral students Barbara McCarty and Samantha Bahna give a presentation on “Shifts in Higher Education” to a delegation of visiting college presidents from Heibei Province, China.

  • Shamburg leading graduation with mace and graduates on steps

    Graduation 2019

    Congratulations to the 53 graduates of our MA in Ed Tech, MA in Ed Tech with School Library Specialization, and our Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership who graduated on May 16th at the Prudential Center.

  • Students in Regalia

    Hooding and Honors 2019

    On May 15 the NJCU Ed Tech Department had our Annual Doctoral Hooding and Masters Honors Ceremony.  It was quite an event for family and friends.  Check here for more images.

  • Award: Best Online Master's in Educational Technology 2018

    NJCU Ed Tech Ranked #3 in the Nation

    We are honored to be recognized as the 3rd best Online Educational Technology Program in the US by the Center for Online Education for 2018.   The methodology for ranking includes academic quality, online offerings, cost and student aid. 


  • Book Cover: Building a K-12 STEM Lab

    Alum Book: Building a K-12 STEM Lab

    Deborah Kantor Nagler (Cohort 3) and Dr. Martha Osei-Yaw (Cohort 2) coauthored Building a K-12 STEM Lab  (ISTE Publisher).   "The comprehensive and flexible approach outlined in this book will help school and district leaders develop productive community partnerships in support of STEM education within the STEM lab and throughout the school." 

  • Kerry Magro on NBC Today Show

    Doctoral Student Interviewed on NBC Today Show

    Kerry Magro, an Ed.D. candidate and member of Cohort 4, was interviewed by Megan Kelly on the July 27th Today Show.   Kerry is an internationally renowned speaker and thought leader on Autism.  His doctoral dissertation focuses on the online communities that educate parents of children with autism.


  • Book Cover: Game-based Learning in Action

    Alum Book: Game-Based Learning in Action

    Dr. Mathew Farber (Cohort 1) published Game-Based Learning in Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games (Peter Lang Publisher).  This is Dr. Farber's second book and is based on his dissertation research. 

    The book addresses the question "How are expert educators using games in their classrooms to give students agency, while also teaching 21st century skills, like empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking?"  Dr. Farber is an Associate Professor Innovation and Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado.


  • Affordable College Award for Instructional Technology

    NJCU Ed Tech Ranked #1

    The 2017 Edition of the College Affordability Guide rated the Educational Technology Program at NJCU #1 for Instructional Technology Programs for 2016. We edged out programs from schools such as Buffalo State SUNY, Texas A &M, and Michigan State for the #1 spot in the Top 10. The ranking formula does not simply measure cost; it includes measurements in "Institutional Fit", "Getting In", and "Getting Out". We are honored to be recognized for providing a quality and affordable education in this cutting edge field.


  • Dr. Katy Blatnick-Gagne

    Alum Leading Career and Technical Education in Iowa

    Dr. Katy Blatnick-Gagne (Cohort 2) recently move to Des Moines, Iowa where she will work at the Iowa Department of Education. Katy will be an Education Program Generalist with the Bureau of Career and Technical Education. In this position, she will oversee Health Sciences programs at the secondary and community college levels, along with work on career and technical education initiatives in Iowa and across the nation

  • Daun Ward

    Alum Starts Job in Higher Ed

    We would like to congratulate  Dr. Daun Ward (Cohort 3).

    Dr. Daun Ward (Cohort 3)  is now a full-time faculty member at Kean University. She is a 12-month lecturer for the School of Education, working at the Kean Ocean University location.  Daun's background is in K-12 education, and the focus of her dissertation was on technology and teacher certification. 

  • Malissa Yabut

    Alum Wins Eco Challenge Award

    Ms. Malissa Yabut (MA SLMS) coached two teams to a national science award. Two teams of students from Christa McAuliffe School 28 in Jersey City have been named winners of this year's Lexus Eco Challenge, earning a total sum of $20,000.  This is the latest in a long line of state and national awards Malissa has earned with her students.   Check here for the full story of the PS 28 and the Eco Challenge.

  • Group of students with Dr. Cresswell

    Vision 2050 Lecture Series

    In 2018 NJCU Ed Tech was honored to host three internationally renowned researchers as part of our Vision 2050 Lecture Series--Dr. Etienne Wenger, an international thought leader on communities of practice; Dr. Kathy Charmaz, a pioneer of qualitative research and grounded theory; Dr. John Creswell, an international expert on mixed methods research.   All of these scholars gave workshops to the NJCU doctoral faculty and students as well as a special lecture for the NJCU Community.  Subscribe to our NJCU Ed Tech Newsletter for upcoming speakers.

  • Dr Carnahan, Dr Zieger, and doctoral student Kimberly Crowley

    Faculty and Student Publish Book

    The department is honored to announce the publication of Drones in Education: Let Your Students' Imaginations Soar by Dr. Christopher Carnahan, Dr. Laura Zieger, and doctoral student Kimberly Crowley. Though just off the presses in June, the reviews are already in, and overwhelmingly awesome; the review raves that it is "an excellent primer on drones and how to safely and effectively implement their use in the classroom." This is a groundbreaking work--one of the first to boldly and intelligently explore the applications of drones in education.


  • Shamburg Teaching

    Faculty Member Appointed to State Board

    On June 1st Dr. Christopher Shamburg, faculty member in the Educational Technology Department, was appointed by to the New Jersey State Special Education Advisory Council (NJ SSEAC) by the New Jersey Board of Education. The NJ SSEAC's is responsible for advising the NJ Commissioner of Education on policies, action plans, and the needs of students with disabilities in the State of New Jersey. Dr. Shamburg's research has focused on new literacies, universal design for learning, and inclusive educational practices. 


  • Dr. Gigi Mohamand

    Alum Starting New Faculty Position

    Dr. Gigi Mohamand (Cohort 2) will be beginning her position as an Assistant Professor for the School Library Media Program at William Paterson University this fall.  Gigi has over 15 years of experience as a K-12  librarian and is an active member of the New Jersey School Association of School Librarians.

  • Barbara McCarty holding large check

    Ed Tech Student Wins All Pro-Teacher Award

    Barbara McCarty (Doctoral Student in Cohort 5 and a Library Media Specialist in Pennington NJ) was honored by Axalta and The Philadelphia Eagles as an All Pro-Teacher for 2018.  The Axalta-Eagles All-Pro Teacher program recognizes outstanding 6th through 12th grade teachers in the tri-state area for their contribution to their students, school and community. As one of ten teachers chosen from hundreds of applicants, Barbara received a $2,000 donation for supplies and programming at her school.


  • Etienne Wenger Speaking

    International Thought Leader Visits NJCU

    The Ed.D. in Ed Tech Leadership hosted a talk and workshop by Etienne Wenger.

    Etienne Wenger is a globally recognized thought leader in the field of communities of practice, who was featured by Training Magazine in their “A new Breed of Visionaries” series. A pioneer of the “communities of practice” research, he is author and co-author of seminal articles and books on the topic. His work as researcher, author, and consultant has influenced both thinking and practice in a wide variety of fields, including business, education, government, and social theory.


  • Two gentlemen in front of TEDx sign

    TED Talkers

    On Thursday April 5th NJCU hosted its first TEDx event and two Ed Tech doctoral students presented.  The theme of the event was "The Past, the Present, and the Unknown."   Remberto Jimenez of Cohort 3 presented " The Missing Element of Online Course Success is a Learning Community of Practice", and Adnan Ezad of Cohort 5 presented "Making Math Tangible with Technology".


  • Krista Welz

    Doctoral Student Earns Executive Women of New Jersey Presidential Scholarship

    Doctoral student Krista Welz (Doctoral Student in Cohort 4 and a School Librarian Media Specialist in North Bergen) has earned the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) Presidential Scholarship Award.  EWNJ has awarded Krista $10,000 to assist her in achieving her scholastic goals.  Krista is currently working on her dissertation, which focuses on school librarians’ practices and identities on Twitter.

  • Students at STEM Event

    Ed Tech Department Develops Gamified Orientation for NJCU STEM Students

    In an initiative to increase the retention of under-represented STEM students, Dr. Laura Zieger and doctoral students have developed and implemented a gamified orientation program for the Proyecto STEM program, led by Dr. John Grew of the Biology Department.  This innovative program is going into its third year, and its success has attracted national interest.

  • October Hudley

    Alum Recognized as Irvington NJ "Outstanding Woman"

    In March 2018 Irvington's Councilmember-at-Large Dr. October Hudley (Cohort 1) was recognized at an Outstanding Women's Award Brunch honoring "Professional Women in Our Community".  Dr. Hudley received her MA in Educational Technology, her School Library Media Specialist Certification, and her Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership from NJCU.

  • Michael Bermudez

    Alum Gets Faculty Position

    Dr. Michael Bermudez (Cohort 4) will begin an assistant professor faculty position at the University of Scranton's Occupational Therapy Department starting August 2019.  Michael was an Occupational Therapist and his research interest are in bringing technology into the field of Occupational Therapy.  His doctoral dissertation focused on the application of wearable technology.  

  • Dowayne Davis

    Alum Leading Youth Programs in Newark

    Dr. Dowayne Davis is currently the Executive Director of Finance & Operations for The Newark Opportunity Youth Network (NOYN) where he oversees the operation and finance for various educational programs across the city of Newark, NJ.  NOYN is a citywide, community-based strategy set to improve life outcomes of over-aged (16-24), under-credited, and disengaged students in Newark, NJ. Dowayne oversees a cross-functional team that supports the implementation of a common program model, operational systems, research-based best practices, and quality assurance to drive outcomes and promote sustainability.

  • Cover of AV Technology Magazine

    Program Featured in AV Technology

    The entire Ed Tech Department was recognized as innovation leaders in the field of educational technology by AV Technology. The May 2015 Issue of AV Technology profiled our MA and Ed.D. programs as well as some of the initiatives of our Innovation Lab. Read the Web version of "A Lesson in Innovation: How NJCU is Helping to Shape the Ed Tech Discipline".

  • Dr. Yalitza Vega-Bajana

    Alum Wins Grant for School's STEAM Lab

    Dr. Yalitza Vega-Bajana, a recent Ed.D. graduate and a mathematics teacher at Michael Conti School in Jersey City, was instrumental in getting an $11,000 award for her school's STEAM Lab through the PIX11's Fuel My School Program.  Congratulations Yalitza and all of the faculty and students at Michael Conti School.

  • E-Textile Working Group

    E-Textile Working Group

    This group explores the educational applications of e-textiles and soft circuits. It is lead by the Wearable/E-Textile Working Group from the Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership at NJCU. See our E-Textile Working Group page for more information.




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    Virtual Information Session for Ed.D. in Ed Tech Leadership (video archive)

    Full Presentation

    See the Recording of the March 8th Webinar.

    This three-year, cohort-based doctoral program prepares you to be an education leader in a variety of fields - K-12 education, higher education, community college, nonprofit organizations, and business. Our unique program offers the convenience of online education with a one-week summer institute for hands-on exploration, lectures, guest speakers, and collaborative projects.


  • Education and Entrepreneurship Conference

    Education and Entrepreneurship Conference

    In Summer of 2016, we held our first Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Education Summit (TEES). TEES is an initiative of the Educational Technology Doctoral Program at New Jersey City University. The conference is designed to bring together innovative educational leaders with entrepreneurs in educational-related ventures. More information.


Introduction to the Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership

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Doctorate in Educational Technology Course Overview

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