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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Step By Step, the Journey Towards Freedom From Grade Levels

While the competency-base system measures learning and progression very differently from traditional models based on time, classrooms at Sanborn don’t look as different as one might think. A lot of instruction is project-based because teachers are no longer trying to get students to warehouse knowledge — they want them to learn how to think critically […]

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Scaffolding ePortfolio use

Presentation by Kristina Hoeppner (Catalyst IT) at Mahara Hui in Auckland, New Zealand, on 9 April 2015. Scaffolding ePortfolio use from Kristina D.C. Hoeppner   Slides are available at http://slides.com/anitsirk/scaffoldin… and http://www.slideshare.net/4nitsirk/sc… (download) Licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0

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Information Literacy Digital Badges Mapped to Bloom’s Taxonomy

In today’s society, visual representation of information is highly valued. Images present a significant amount of information in a faster time. We created information literacy digital badge infographics to visually convey the cognitive processes embedded in the badge steps. This page is intended to show these infographics.   Bloom’s Taxonomy   Bloom’s Taxonomy is frequently […]

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Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise

Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course.   In some respects, instructional designers have already been doing this for years through “chunking” of course content. Micro-learning is similar but often includes smaller (micro) segments.   There are a variety of reasons why demand has increased for […]

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First I Discovered Fire and then I Discovered ePortfolios

One important aspect of eportfolio that is often overlooked and rarely used well is showing change over time.  An eportfolio can produce a website to showcase work, but it can also show the changes behind the work. Sometimes, people want to see what kind of learner you are.  It’s important to show your own learning […]

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Are Digital Badges a New Measurement of Mastery?

Across the globe, higher ed institutions and professional organizations are harnessing the power of digital badges to motivate, demonstrate, and validate learning and development (L&D). Digital badges are currently in use at postsecondary institutions such as MIT and Yale University and organizations such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Smithsonian.   Our […]

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