The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning

The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning from Epic Epic’s Head of Platforms Mark Aberdour presents ‘The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning’ to a packed seminar at Learning Technologies Summer Forum. Source: www.slideshare.net See on Scoop.it – 21st Century Assessment

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Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development

Some higher ed institutions are experimenting with digital badges as a way to encourage and document learning among faculty and staff. Badges are quickly becoming acceptable currency in the world of higher education. Purdue University, for example, known for developing and commercializing innovative applications such as Course Signals, has embraced badges with another Purdue Studio project: Passport, a system for […]

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Joomla Moodle Integration Guide – Super Moodle

Syncing the content of different management tools and features is one of the efficiencies that technology advancements bring and the Joomla Moodle integration is a perfect example. There are various ways in which integration can be achieved, although the most common involves a third party feature. Integration basically deals with creating an interface shared by […]

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Open badges for education: what are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging?

Badges have garnered great interest among scholars of digital media and learning. In addition, widespread initiatives such as Mozilla’s Open Badge Framework expand the potential of badging into the realm of open education. In this paper, we explicate the concept of open badges. We highlight some of the ways that researchers have examined badges as […]

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The Strategic Imperative for Schools: Technology as Connector

School would be a lot easier for administrators and teachers if technology were left outside of the classroom walls. Technology brings significant and frustrating obstacles to student learning. The range includes infrastructure issues like wireless connectivity, printing difficulties, projector failures, student behavioral challenges, and helping parents navigate the home environment with mobile technology. Teacher training […]

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Competency-Based Education: The Ripple Effects of Taking Assessment to the Next Level

The excitement about CBE is justified. CBE gives shape and direction to the long overdue need to personalize learning in higher education; it allows students to progress at their own pace; it incorporates the practice of prior learning assessment (indirectly through self-paced learning or directly through credential recognition), and offers a logical framework for aligning […]

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Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

The development of formal thinking and logical reasoning skills is necessary to achieving deeper learning. Educators should first immerse themselves in professional development focused on building inquiry skills, possibly within the field of philosophy. Learning to think deeply is a prerequisite to planning lessons with flexibility and creativity, both of which are critical aspects to […]

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Researchers Hunt for ‘Secret Sauce’ of Digital Learning Success

What makes some digital learning initiatives successful and others not? That’s the focus of a 2014 study released Wednesday by the America’s Promise Alliance’s Center for Promise. The study is titled “Wired to Learn: K-12 Students in the Digital Classroom,” and it examines how five school districts implemented digital learning strategies to help students succeed […]

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Nginx Moodle Configuration

Moodle is a free software built to help educators to create online courses and help teachers to interact with students. It’s one of the most popular e-learning platforms around the world. And of course, it runs pretty well on Nginx webserver. So, today I’m going to show you how to get the latest version of Moodle […]

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