Digital literacy is about asking the right questions

Being digitally literate is not just about knowing how to use programs or being aware of copyright law. It’s also about being able to ask the right questions. This is another reason to have a news section in your Computing lessons, in addition to the 5 reasons to have a Computing news section of your […]

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Moodle Tin Can Launch Plugin

The Tin Can Launch plugin for Moodle(https://github.com/garemoko/moodle-mo…) allows you to launch Tin Can content and track that content to an external LRS configured in Moodle. The plugin then pulls data from the LRS back into Moodle to feed Moodle’s completion tracking and give the learner that little green tick! This short video gives an overview […]

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Mahara 15.04 update brings improved functionality

My recent update of my eportfolio site, Folioz, went without a hitch and the Mahara update brings many new improvements. The ability to choose/upload images from the editor is long overdue and has always been a glaring limitation of the TinyMCE editor. A new annotation block allows for feedback in any context. Only time will tell […]

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Empowering Student Relationships With Media

Debates over children and media use are nothing new, but the technologies by which children primarily interact with media have changed significantly. Most guidelines related to “screen time” were developed when television was the dominant media, but new technologies are making us question the value of older research. In its most recent report on the […]

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Students want better digital credentials

As it stands, diplomas represent degree completion and achievement, while transcripts provide a deeper level of detail as to how someone earned their degree. However, transcripts are more focused on student mobility within or between schools, and do not show a complete stock of experience gained. In fact, 46 percent of learners polled feel that […]

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IMS Global getting into Badges!

MS thinks that CBE and Badges are probably going to become intertwined as both progress into the future. CBE, at its most broad interpretation, is about relaying information about what a person is capable of doing, ideally including evidence. The current Mozilla Open Badges specification is, in our opinion, the best work so far in […]

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Open Badges in Professional Development: A Framework

An Open Badge is a digital representation of a skill or achievement earned from a creditable organization. This session presents a framework for how school districts can leverage open badges to encourage and reward professional growth through non-traditional means. Earned badges can be displayed in professional portfolios, Linkedin profiles, and various social networks like Facebook […]

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Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses

The emergence of open online learning courses brings in to sharp relief the viability of existing forms of teacher provided formative and summative assessment. For such courses that carry no charge for participation alternative structures for engaging, motivating and sustaining study need to be sought. Badges or similar such visual public symbols that communicate to […]

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Digital Badges / Open Badges Taxonomy

Working on the taxonomy of digital badges / open badges is an interesting empirical and conceptual endeavour. I have been looking into different types of badges as part of the “Discussion Paper on Open Badges and Quality Assurance” on which I have been recently working in context of the European Project “Badge Europe” (Erasmus+, Strategic Partnership). Before the […]

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