Competency-Based Approaches in K-12 Schools, Part Two

In this second post on schools’ approaches to competency-based education, I’m highlighting one NGLC grantee that has committed its model to a larger goal: positive multigenerational change. Read on to learn more about how LA’s USC Hybrid High School is preparing its high school students for success in higher education and beyond.   At USC […]

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Competency-Based Education Approaches in K-12 Schools, Part One

Competency-based education (CBE) isn’t just gaining ground in higher ed: a number of K-12 educators from across the country are now embracing the approach—with promising results.   In this first post of a two-part series, you’ll learn how educators from Philadelphia’s Building 21 share some of their best CBE resources. Below is a round up […]

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For an #OpenBadges Conceptual Framework (green paper)

The objective of this document is to provide a conceptual framework for understanding what Open Badges are, where do they come from, what they could become in the future and how they relate to other concepts and initiatives. This framework does not pretend and does not intend to be neutral. It is designed within the […]

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The Evolution of SmartEvidence in Mahara

The last code update (15.01) I applied to my Mahara eportfolio site (folioz.ca) I noticed a new annotation block and wondered what the function was. It seemed devoid of a context and duplicated the function of the feedback block, so I started digging around to learn more. Reading through the change log and the tracker website […]

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Ten tips for safe and effective learning analytics

A Google search for ‘improving student experience’ brings up around 30,000 hits. When I did one recently, the front page showed items in scholarly journals and national news media, on Jisc’s own website and on those of several UK universities. This is a subject that really matters, especially as competition for students becomes more and […]

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Quick insights into xAPI for Learning and Development

It is about better suiting the needs of the modern learner – who is mobile, flexible, uses different content sources and tools, multiple devices, needs content ‘in the workflow’ and on-demand. Traditional corporate learning usually means one central formal source for staff to access learning resources – the LMS. But in reality, the modern learner […]

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Exploring the “E” in ePortfolio

In graduate school, I serendipitously learned about ePortfolios and everything came unstuck. I realized that ePortfolios – if designed and implemented in an intentional, integrative way – could be the glue I was imagining. I also started to understand the complexity of ePortfolios, which I gradually recognized can be both an asset and a limitation. […]

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Digital game-based learning levels up digital literacies

Digital literacies and digital game-based learning (DGBL) are both concepts that have emerged in the educational arena since digital technologies have become all pervasive in every aspect of society. With mobile technologies continuing to develop, games are being used more and more by people of all generations and schools are realising that there is some […]

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