Judith Altschuler Cahn, EdD
- Stamford, CT
Dr. Judith Cahn has been in the field of educational technology for nearly 30 years. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to promote, enhance and enrich programs through e-learning initiatives and to prepare school faculty at all grade levels, K-university, through present and emerging technologies. She is known to build partnerships among academic units to work collaboratively toward achievement of institutional goals that can be addressed through distance education and online technologies. Her achievements includes faculty development programming focusing on educational technology and online learning.
At present, Dr. Cahn is Director of John Jay Online. focusing on extending the reach of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York. She is responsible for the oversight of the development, marketing, enrollment and student support of online graduate, certificate, and professional studies programs worldwide. Programs offered include Master's in Security management, Masters in Criminal Justice, Professional Certificate in Homeland security, Professional Certificate in Terrorism Studies, to name a few.
Her tenure at Yeshiva University as Director of eLearning and Distance Education included the development of e-learning initiatives including supporting the university vision for YU Global.
Dr. Cahn's efforts helped Azrieli Graduate School develop among their first online Master's program, and she served as an adjunct instructor, teaching online graduate courses in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology. She has presented and published about topics in educational technology and educational psychology, as well. Her research and dissertation examined the needs of adolescent children of newly Orthodox Jewish families.
Responsible for oversight of all aspects of John Jay Online, the online division of John Jay College of Criminal Justice; implementing the strategic vision through program development and course design, innovative use of technology in instruction, student and faculty support, and development of infrastructure to support rapid and continued growth. Organization formed to include marketing efforts - digital, print and targeted events; enrollment and student services, instructional design and multimedia development, and an academic technology group to support the LMS and integrated educational technologies and offer faculty development opportunities about online teaching and learning.
Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to promote, enhance and enrich Yeshiva University programs through e-learning initiatives and to prepare undergraduate and graduate school faculty through present and emerging technologies.
Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to promote, enhance and enrich the Azrieli Graduate School programs to prepare Jewish educators through present and emerging technologies.
Adjunct Professor: Educational Psychology
Blended (face-to-face and online) course, using the Moodle platform, addressing basic concepts in educational psychology with particular attention to theory, research and practical applications for the educator. A wide range of topics related to the application of psychology to the classroom include a review of the psychology of motivation, instilling values, and the role of educators in promoting a healthy self-concept. A basic overview of the major theories of child development is provided in the context of recent research findings, and implications for educators.
Instructor: Educational Technology Graduate Course
Online course, using the Moodle platform, addresses best practices on integrating technology into the curriculum and classroom. The course assists students in developing a working knowledge of educational technology standards and pedagogy, proficiency with fundamental technology tools and the ability to apply them to the classroom. Students have opportunity to evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning, access resources to help address instructional challenges, and evaluate the validity of those resources to meet student learning needs.
Instructor, Integrating SMART Board in Jewish Curricula Workshops for The Legacy Heritage Fund/Yeshiva University Stern College Jewish Educators Project, Spring 2010 - present.
Yeshiva University Azrieli Graduate School
Co-Chair, Community of Practice: Maximizing Technology, Spring 2010. YU Institute for University-School Partnership. Connecting school technology administrators through online meetings.
Expertise in Microsoft Office, SMART Board software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, educational software, learning management systems, contact management software, school management software, video capture, web tools and apps for education.
Cahn, J. R. (2003) Relative Stranger. 1st Books Library, Bloomington, IN. Fiction.
Using Computers in a Day School Setting, (1998), Lookstein Center http://www.lookstein.org/articles/using_computers.htm
Healthcare Management Software, Technical Writer, Software Instructor. 1991-1996
CBS, Inc., 1983-1988
Product Manager, CBS Software & CBS Interactive Learning (a division of Holt, Reinhart & Winston) Published educational software packages including titles such as Preparing for the SAT, Fraggle Rock Adventure, Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Time, Inc. 1980-1983.
Writer, Training & Development Manuals, HBO
Producer, Interactive Video, Time Life Video. Research & development for management training/educational videos for executives, Time Life Video.